Pentax Vision Product Announcement Video

Ricoh Imaging reveals more details about the new Pentax flagship APS-C

By Indopunk in Product Updates on Aug 17, 2020

On July 22, 2020, Ricoh Imaging premiered another Youtube video showing off its yet unnamed Pentax flagship APS-C DSLR as well as highlighting silver-colored versions of several Star-series lenses and the recently announced 21mm Limited prime lens.  The upcoming successor to the Pentax K-3 II was previously introduced back in May with limited information.

Hosted by RIcoh’s Hiraku Kawauchi, world renowned photographer and Pentax KP/K-1 user Keita Sasaki was given the opportunity to ask RIcoh’s Head of Product Planning, Shigeru Wakashiro, questions about the much-anticipated products in a talk show setting.  There were many highlights in the video interview including, which we discuss below.

Also, don't miss the forum discussion about the upcoming DSLR.

Ricoh GR III Firmware v1.41 Released

New "full press snap" option for all GR III owners

By Indopunk in Firmware Updates on Aug 5, 2020

Ricoh Imaging released the sixth firmware update, v1.41, for the recently-launched GR III. This update provides all GR III owners with the "full press snap" shooting mode from the GR III Street Edition, and fixes a GPS-related bug.  Thus, it applies to both camera models.  Like all updates, it is cumulative and includes everything added in prior updated firmware versions.

Firmware Release Notes

Enhanced feature:
The [Full Press Snap] function has been added as [Touch AF] setting in the C2 menu [Customize Controls]. By touching the LCD monitor, focus on the specified [Snap Focus Distance] then release the shutter.

  • Full Press Snap is not possible in the movie, macro, and self-timer shooting modes.
  • For more details click here
  • This function is supported on RICOH GR III Street Edition (Firmware version 1.40)

Bug fix:
[Correct location information record]
In the case of south latitude or west longitude, the location information acquired from the smartphone was not recorded accurately in the Exif GPS tag, and the GPS location display in [Playback Details] was corrected.

Note: The dedicated end screen of "RICOH GR III Street Edition" (version 1.40) will be maintained even with the new firmware version.

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.

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