Ricoh GR III Firmware v1.30 Released

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Oct 10, 2019

Ricoh Imaging today released the third firmware update, v1.30, for the recently-launched GR III. This update is the second feature-enhancing update; it primarily adds cross processing functionality (similar to what is available in Pentax DSLRs) and additional button customization options.  Like all updates, it is cumulative and includes everything added in prior updated firmware versions.

Firmware Release Notes

New features added

  • [Cross Processing] has been added [Image control] of the [Image Process Setting 6] menu in the [Still Image Settings].
  • [Cross Processing] has been added to [Image control] of the [Image Process Setting 6] menu in the [Movie Settings].
  • [Crop] and [Touch AF] can be registered to [ADJ Mode Setting] of the [Customize Control 2] menu in the [Customize Settings].
  • [Touch AF] can be registered to [Fn Button Setting] of the [Customize Control 2] menu in the [Customize Settings].

    Learn more in the supplement to the GR III user manual.

Performance improvements

  • Improved the AF performance of [Macro Mode] in dark places and low contrast.
  • Changes to the [JPEG Recorded Pixels] setting in RAW development will now be remembered across multiple files.
  • When preparing to shoot with the shutter button, changed the point at which the electronic level is hidden by the guide display.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

Click here to download the update from the official Pentax firmware website.

For installation help or to discuss the update, visit our Ricoh GR forum.

Image Sync adds GR III Tethering Support

Full wi-fi functionality now available

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Aug 13, 2019

Ricoh Imaging has now released an update (v2.0.5) to the Image Sync app to finally enable the full range of wi-fi functionality with the GR III which was not available at launch.  With this update, you will now be able to shoot remotely, see live view, and change camera settings over wi-fi. 

To connect wirelessly to the GR III, download Image Sync from either Google Play or the Apple App store. You will also need to have firmware v1.10 or newer installed on your camera. More information can be found on the official Image Sync web site.

Note that Bluetooth functionality is still being worked on and should not be used with this version of the app.

To learn more about the GR III, stop by our in-depth GR III review.

Visit the GR forum to discuss this update

Pentax KP Firmware v1.11 Released

Minor stability improvements

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Jul 11, 2019

Ricoh Imaging has just released the second firmware update for the Pentax KP.  The version 1.11 update simply improves stability by addressing the usual minor bug fixes.

Although the firmware brings nothing else to the table, this makes sense given the fact that the previous KP update was released over a year ago.

Download the KP firmware from the official Pentax firmware site.

See our in-depth review for more information about the Pentax KP.

Official Release Notes - Camera Firmware

  • Improved stability for general performance.

Ricoh GR III Firmware v1.20 Released

Feature additions and performance improvements

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Jul 4, 2019

Ricoh Imaging today released the second firmware update, v1.20, for the recently-launched GR III. This update is also the first feature-enhancing update; it adds a handful of features to the camera which are not present in the original firmware.  Like all updates, it is cumulative and includes everything added in prior updated firmware versions.

Firmware Release Notes

New features added:

  • [Grain Effect] has been added to the [Monotone], [Soft Monotone], [Hard Monotone] and [Hi-Contrast B&W] still image modes as adjustment items under [Image control] of the Record 6 [Image Process Setting] menu.
  • [Horizon Correction] has been added to the Record 7 [Shooting Assist] menu in the [Still Image Setting]. For more details view the supplement to the GR III manual.
Improvements:
  • Startup time improved when starting the camera in playback mode
  • Improved release speed when shooting subjects in varying lighting conditions
  • In [Auto-area AF], improved a rare issue that occasionally caused back-focus
  • Improved stability for general performance.

Click here to download the update from the official Pentax firmware website.

For installation help or to discuss the update, visit our Ricoh GR forum.

Ricoh GR III Firmware v1.10 Released

First firmware update enhances stability and AF performance

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Apr 24, 2019

Ricoh Imaging has recently released the first firmware update for the recently-launched GR III.  The update promises to improve autofocus performance in dark lighting conditions, and enables wi-fi image transfers via the latest version of the Image Sync app.

Firmware Release Notes


  • Improved AF performance in dark places and low contrast.
  • Correspond to Image Sync connection.
    • Please use with Image Sync version (2.0.4) or later.
    • With Image Sync version (2.0.4), you can only view and transfer images via a wireless LAN connection.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

We understand that other wi-fi features of Image Sync, such as remote capture, are currently not working as intended with the GR III and will be addressed via future software updates.

Click here to download the update from the official website.

For installation help or to discuss the update, visit the firmware v1.1 thread in our Ricoh GR forum.

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