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Ricoh GR Digital III

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100% of reviewers $450.00 9.00
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III
Ricoh GR Digital III

This model is doscontinued, replaced by Ricoh GR Digital IV.

Camera nameRicoh GR Digital III
Sensor10 MP 1/1.7 inch CCD
ISO range64 - 1600
Shake reductionNo
Exposure modesP, Av, Tv, Manual, Scene modes
Exposure compensation+/- 2 EV, autobracketing +/- 0.5 EV in 3 steps
Light meter256 segment, center weight, spot
Shutter speeds180 s - 1/2000 s, bulb, time
Lens6 mm (28 mm eqv. in 24 x 36 mm format), F1.9
Optics8 elements in 6 groups
Digital zoom4x
Auto focusMulti AF / Spot AF
 AF assist light
Manual focusManual Focus / Snap / Infinity
Closest focus distance30 cm, 1 cm in macro mode
FlashBuilt-in, 20 cm - 3 m, flash compensation +/-2 EV
 Hot shoe for external flash
MovieVGA 640 x 480 (30 and 15 fps), QVGA 320 x 240 (30 and 15 fps)
LCD monitor3 inch, 920,000 dots
Storage mediaSD, SDHC
File formatJPG, RAW (DNG), AVI
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 and AV out
BatteryDB-65 or 2 x AAA
Battery life370 pictures with DB-65
Special featuresSkew correction
Size (W x H x D)108.6 x 59.8 x 25.5 mm
Weight218 g incl. battery
Accessories21mm conversion lens (GW-2)
 Optical viewfinder 21/28mm (GV-1)
 Optical viewfinder 28mm (GV-2)
 External flash (GF-1)
 Hood and filter adapter (GH-2)
 Cable switch (CA-1)
 More, see system diagram
NotesHood and adapter (GH-1), 21 mm wide conversion lens (GW-1), and 40 mm teleconversion lens (GT-1) cannot be used
Megapixels: 10 MP
Movie Mode: VGA and lower
Weight: 218 g with battery
Zoom: No
LCD: 3 inch, 921,000 dots
In Production: Discontinued

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Registered: November, 2008
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 1,415
Review Date: August 9, 2013 I can recommend the Ricoh GR Digital III: Yes | Price: $450.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Small, light, excellent LCD screen, customisable
Cons: Takes a while to learn how to best customise

I bought this camera about the middle of 2011, and its the one camera which is usually with me, apart from the camera in my phone. I bought it because I fancied I might become a street photographer. That didn't happen, but I discovered that its much more than a street photographer's camera. The focal length is nearly perfect for almost anything. For landscapes, portraits, macro (it does great macro!)... but you wont be using it for wildlife Anyone buying it would not expect to.

Initially I was a little concerned about the lack of image stabilisation/shake reduction... but that turned out not to be an issue at all.

Here's a few examples:

On Brisbane Waters by kyte50, on Flickr

Yacht at Anchor by kyte50, on Flickr

GRD3 Long Exp. by kyte50, on Flickr

I know what you are doing :) by kyte50, on Flickr

Tom, Resting. by kyte50, on Flickr
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