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Ricoh GR III Compact Camera

Ricoh GR III Compact Camera

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The Ricoh GR III compact camera features a high resolution APS-C sensor, powerful image processor and bright f/2.8 wide angle lens for a powerful pocket-friendly camera, which captures beautiful images even in low light.


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  • Powerful compact camera with 24 megapixel APS-C format sensor and bright 28mm equivalent lens
  • Incredibly compact and portable camera, ideal for street photography, travel and day to day shooting
  • Fast GR image processor provides extremely responsive shooting, with fast start-up times to capture the moment
  • Built-in stabilisation, high ISO performance and a bright lens create formidable low light capabilities
  • Packed with user-friendly features including simulation modes and automatic features to capture beautiful images
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Ricoh GR III Compact Camera Summary

The GR III camera is incredibly compact, weighing around 257g including the Pentax DB-110 rechargeable battery, which is good for around 200 images. With such a compact size and pocket-friendly design, this is an ideal compact point and shoot for travel, street photography and general day-to-day snapshots. Ricoh has included high ISO performance of up to ISO 102400, with a bright f.2.8 wide angle lens, which are capable of gathering light during extremely low light situations. This ensures users can expect sharp results, especially when combined with the built-in sensor stabilisation, which works across three axes for up to 4-stops of shake compensation.

Key Ricoh GR III Features

  • High resolution 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor
  • Fast image processor so you always capture the moment
  • Wide ISO range of ISO100~102400 for various lighting conditions
  • Built-in 3-axis shake reduction system
  • Approx. 2GB internal memory and add SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I)
  • Hybrid AF with Phase-matching and Contrast detection
  • Face/Eye AF subject recognition
  • Lens features 6 elements in 4 groups including 2 aspherical elements
  • 3.0 inch TFT colour LCD
  • Bluetooth and WiFi

Ricoh GR III camera in more detail

Sharp wide angle lens with excellent light gathering

The GR lens has been imbued with Ricoh’s unique optical technology, which aims to provide high image quality at all times. The GR III lens employs a slim optical design consisting of 6 elements 4 groups with a focal length of 18.3 mm (which is approximately 28 mm in 35 mm full-frame equivalent focal width) and an f/2.8 aperture.

High-refractive index low-dispersion glass lenses and aspherical high-precision moulded glass lenses are optimally placed in the lens construction according to each model’s optical system to suppress optical distortion and chromatic aberration to the absolute limit, delivering a high level of sharpness. This results in images that are sharp and clear across the entire frame even from the full aperture setting.

High quality 24.2 MP APS-C image sensor

GR III is equipped with a high-resolution, wide dynamic range APS-C format CMOS image sensor with approx. 24.24 effective megapixels. The high resolution sensor can handle large sized prints and an anti-aliasing (AA) filterless construction emulates the characteristics of the high-resolution lens, which results in high-resolution detail. Both the image sensor and lens are also optimised for the best possible image quality.

Fast GR Engine 6 image processor

The imaging processor on GR III is the latest GR ENGINE 6, which serves to elevate the high image quality performance of the GR camera range, for greater detail. Faster processing enables a combination of high resolution sensor and multi-tone 14-bit RAW possible, which also contributes to improved responsiveness and functionality for autofocus and movies.

Outstanding low light and high ISO capabilities

A high-performance ‘Accelerator Unit’ is adopted on GR III, which is a powerful way to support high image quality even at ISO 102400. The image sensor signal output is sent to the image processor after being optimally handled, which reduces noise and delivers superb resolution and colour across the entire sensitivity range., right up to ISO 102400.

Built-in body image stabilisation

3-axis, 4-step camera shake is employed for crisp images, even when taking split-second snapshots. Shake Reduction(SR) is installed while making the body size of GR III and GR IIIx compact, which minimises the shake across three yaw, pitch and roll axes. Compensation effects deliver up to 4 stops of shutter speed, based on CIPA standards.

AA filter simulator for reducing false colours and moiré thanks to Shake Reduction mechanism

The effects of the optical anti-aliasing (AA) filter are obtained with Shake Reduction(SR). Moving the image sensor slightly during the exposure suppresses false colours and moiré. You can choose whether to prioritise resolution or reducing false colours and moiré depending on your subject. Choose [High] or [Low] for effect settings.

Hybrid AF which is fast and accurate

Ricoh’s AF system is a hybrid image plane phase-matching and contrast detection, combining the advantages of high-speed phase-matching AF with contrast-detection AF precision. The common contrast-detection AF issue of searching for focus peaks has been reduced to achieve quick shooting performance required on street photography and for similar moving subjects.

Always ready to capture the shot

A high output motor is used to drive the lens barrel so that it quickly moves from a retracted position to the shooting position. Also, the program process of start-up is optimised to reduce the start-up time. The built-in lens barrier also makes it unnecessary to remove the lens cap, so you will not miss a sudden photo opportunity.

Various focus modes for different subjects

Eight focus modes are available including Continuous AF for versatile shooting styles. LCD monitor that supports touch operations is also adopted for direct control over the AF frame using touch and slide gestures. You can also focus (Touch AF) and shoot while moving the AF frame for quick shooting in any type of composition.

Face/Eye Subject Detection

The camera detects faces or eyes* and focuses. This feature is enabled in [Auto Area AF], [Select AF], and [Pinpoint AF]. When the face or eye is detected and in-focused, the focusing point is framed. It is also possible to enable this feature only in [Auto Area AF]. By using this setting, when you want to focus on a subject instead of faces, simply switch the focus mode without turning face/eye detect off.

*The latest GR III firmware is required

Intuitive camera control

The LCD monitor features a touch panel. Simply touch and slide to move the AF frame or access the menu. You can also pinch in and out during playback to change the magnification, flick to view the previous and next images or even go back to the centre of the image by double tapping the monitor. A control dial is also positioned around the four-way button. This layout makes it possible to quickly operate the camera with a simple action while maintaining a secure grip on the camera.

ADJ. mode and Fn button functions are customisable. You can also save the camera settings that best match your shooting intentions or the subject to U1/U2/U3 on the mode dial, making controls more convenient to match your shooting style.

Image control modes

  • Standard
  • Vivid
  • Positive Film
  • Monotone
  • Soft Monotone
  • Hard Monotone
  • Hi-Contrast B&H
  • Bleach Bypass
  • Retro
  • HDR Tone
  • Cross Processing*

What’s in the box

  • Ricoh GR III Compact Camera
  • Ring Cap (Black)
  • Rechargeable Battery DB-110
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Power Plug
  • USB Cable I-USB166
  • Handstrap

Special edition GR variations

Ricoh has created several special edition GR III variations including the Ricoh GR III Street Edition Kit and most recent GR III Diary Edition, both of which offer unique designs and features. A more standard 40mm equivalent lens is also found in the GR IIIx, which is preferred by some content creators over the 28mm equivalent lens, in this GR III.

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Model: Ricoh GR
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: N/A
Articulated Screen: N/A
Aperture priority: N/A
Battery: N/A
Built-in flash: N/A
Battery Life (CIPA): N/A
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): N/A
Custom white balance: N/A
Digital zoom: N/A
Effective pixels (megapixels): N/A
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: N/A
External flash: N/A
Flash range (metres): N/A
Focal length (equiv.): N/A
Focal length multiplier: N/A
Flash modes: N/A
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: N/A
Height (mm): 216
Length (mm): N/A
Width (mm): 686
Weight (g): 19595
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): N/A
Image ratio w:h: N/A
Camera Image stabilization: N/A
JPEG quality levels: N/A
Live view: N/A
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: N/A
Maximum ISO (boosted): N/A
Max resolution: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: N/A
Manual focus: N/A
Microphone: N/A
Microphone port: N/A
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum ISO: N/A
Minimum ISO (boosted): N/A
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: N/A
Number of focus points: N/A
Number of white balance presets: N/A
Optical zoom multiplier: N/A
Orientation sensor: N/A
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: N/A
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: N/A
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: N/A
Shutter priority: N/A
Speaker: N/A
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): N/A
Sensor size: N/A
Sensor type: N/A
Storage types: N/A
Subject / scene modes: N/A
Timelapse recording: N/A
Touchscreen: N/A
Camera Type: N/A
Uncompressed format: N/A
Camera USB: N/A
USB charging: N/A
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: N/A
Viewfinder type: N/A
Video formats: N/A
Video Mode Categories: N/A
Video Modes: N/A
WB Bracketing: N/A
Wireless: N/A
Notes: N/A

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Our Verdict

The Ricoh GR III compact camera launched back in March 2019 and still outperforms many of its rivals through a combination of responsiveness, high image quality and pocket-friendly portability. The compact point-and-shoot boasts a 24 megapixel APS-C format sensor, which is larger than many other compact cameras, enabling you to print large format images whenever you want to. The sensor is paired with Ricoh’s fast GR 6 image processor, which draws out incredible detail from the images, as well as providing an extremely response shooting experience.

One of the defining features of the GR III is the ability to shoot in low light situations, thanks to a combination of high ISO performance, bright aperture lens and built-in body stabilisation. This allows the content creator to capture beautiful images even as light fades, or on the streets where light and dark forms part of the image description.

There are plenty of user-friendly features and shooting modes to help you capture outstanding images straight out of camera too, from external ergonomics with a comfortable grip and bright LCD control, to colour modes and simulations. Ricoh has also developed hybrid AF with Face/Eye detection to help capture pin sharp results of human subjects, no matter where they are or how fast they are moving. The result of these features is a powerful compact camera, which fits into a pocket yet is capable of achieving beautiful image quality in a variety of lighting conditions.

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Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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