Ricoh GR III Overview
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The Ricoh GR III is a pocketable, lightweight camera with a newly designed 28mm equiv. F2.8 lens and 24MP APS-C sensor. It features a sensor-shift shake reduction system (which can also be used for simulating the effect of an anti-aliasing filter) along with a hybrid autofocus system. It has a 3" touchscreen display (with support for an optical viewfinder), hot shoe, USB-C port with video output and built-in Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth. The GR III can capture video at Full HD video at 60 fps.
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28 mm|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||Internal, SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||257 g (0.57 lb / 9.07 oz)|
|Dimensions||109 x 62 x 33 mm (4.29 x 2.44 x 1.3″)|
The Ricoh GR III updates the GR series in some really important ways, bringing a modern high-resolution sensor and hybrid autofocus system to the lineup for the first time. Controls have been simplified, and a new touch-sensitive rear screen makes autofocus positioning and image navigation much faster. Image quality is excellent, although JPEG shooters might find that the 'Std' profile delivers rather dull results. The lack of a flash, and unimpressive battery performance are the only major black marks against this pocketable camera.
Good for: Street shooting and casual photography, or travel photography where a small and light camera, with a medium-wide lens is very useful.
Not so good for: Any work that requires long shooting sessions, long focal lengths, or low light shooting, where the GR III's autofocus system can struggle.
15:28 (13 Apr, 2019)