Ricoh GR IIIx Officially Announced
New version of the GRIII with a longer 26.1mm lens
By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Sep 9, 2021
Ricoh Imaging has officially announced the GR IIIx: a variant of the Ricoh GR III high-performance compact APS-C camera (originally launched in 2019) featuring a lens with a longer focal length. Both models will remain available simultaneously to allow users to choose their preferred angle of view, something which has long been requested by the community. The GR IIIx also includes new in-camera post-processing features.
The GR IIIx features a 26.1mm F2.8 lens which delivers a "normal" angle of view similar to the human eye. On the other hand, with its 18.3mm F2.8 lens, the original GR III provides a much wider field of view*. When measured diagonally, these lenses cover approximately 57 and 76 degrees, respectively.
The GR IIIx is available for pre-order from Ricoh Imaging Europe for €999.00, a €100 premium over the GR III. The camera will cost $999 in the US and is expected to start shipping in early October.
To learn more about the GR III's general features and performance, please visit our in-depth GR III review.
The GR IIIx also debuts alongside the Ricoh GT-2 1.5x teleconverter adapter, which can provide more reach for added versatility.
*Editorial note: some press releases and product pages include the 35mm (full frame) equivalent focal lengths for the GR III and GR IIIx. We exclude these numbers for clarity.