Ricoh's long-awaited 24MP GR III is finally shipping, and we've been shooting with a production sample for a few days to see how it performs. The GR III is a major update to the APS-C GR series, offering a higher-resolution sensor, a redesigned 28mm equiv. lens, in-body image stabilization and a hybrid AF system, among other refinements. In the process, Ricoh has shaved off a few of the GR II's external controls and deleted the built-in flash.

The GR II was always going to be a tough act to follow. Does the Mark III version deliver the goods? Take a look through our gallery to see for yourself.

Check out our gallery of Ricoh GR III real-world samples