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02-21-2019, 03:00 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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RICOH GRIII Officially Announced

https://us.ricoh-imaging.com/index.php/cameras/gr-iii

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/gr-3/?utm_source=rim_top_mv_...gr3_producturl



Ricoh launches RICOH GR III high-end, compact digital camera
Newest model in the popular RICOH GR series delivers exceptional image quality in a smaller, lightweight body, making it ideal for street photography

WEST CALDWELL, NJ, February 21, 2019 - Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the launch of the highly anticipated RICOH GR III camera. The new camera is the latest model in the RICOH GR series, a lineup of high-end digital cameras providing exceptional image quality in a compact, lightweight body ideal for street photography, travel and capturing candid images.

The RICOH GR III features a newly designed lens, image sensor and imaging engine that further upgrade image quality, enhance functionality and improve usability. The 18.3mm F2.8 lens delivers exceptional imaging performance with a slim design, consisting of six optical elements in four groups, while retaining the 28mm angle of view. It produces the clearest, sharpest images in GR-series history while reducing distortion and chromatic aberration. It also comes equipped with a macro shooting capability with a minimum focusing distance of six centimeters.

In keeping with the GR-series concept of packaging high image quality in a compact design, the RICOH GR III camera body is smaller than its predecessor, and is equipped with a large APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.24 effective megapixels to produce high-resolution images. Its short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds allows for quick, responsive shooting. The camera’s high-definition LCD monitor features touchscreen operation, offering intuitive control of various camera functions right on the screen.

The camera also features a high-speed hybrid autofocus system, built-in shake reduction, in- camera image finishing options, USB Type-CTM, Bluetooth and wireless LAN connectivity options. An accessory wide-angle conversion lens designed exclusively for use with the RICOH GR III is also available. The GW-4 Wide Conversion Lens expands the angle of view to 21mm ultra-wide angle.

“The Ricoh GR III is the ultimate street camera,” said William Hereford, a Brooklyn-based pro photographer, who has been shooting with GR series cameras for years. “The image quality and ease of use are equally amazing. I literally don’t leave my house without this camera. The GR III fits perfectly both in my hand and my pocket, so it is always available to capture a moment.”
Hereford says that the image quality is so great, that photos taken with his GR cameras have the potential to be used in national ad campaigns and magazine articles.

Designed to be the ultimate street photography camera, the RICOH GR III is a totally new breed of GR camera that will give the user new and different creative possibilities.

| Pricing and Availability |

The RICOH GR III will be shipping in March 2019 and will be available at www.us.ricoh- imaging.com and retail outlets nationwide. Price is $899.95 for the camera, $249.95 for the GW-4 Wide Conversion Lens.
Ricoh GR III specifications

Price
MSRP $899 / £799
Body type
Body type Large sensor compact
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 3:2
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
CIPA image stabilization rating 4 stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
File format
JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Raw (14-bit DNG)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28 mm
Maximum aperture F2.8–16
Autofocus
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Center
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 10 cm (3.94″)
Macro focus range 6 cm (2.36″)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 1,037,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
Program
Aperture priority
Shutter priority
Manual
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes Auto, Flash On, Flash On+Red-eye, Slow-speed Sync, Slow Sync+Red-eye
Flash X sync speed 1/4000 sec
Drive modes
Single Frame
Continuous Shooting
Bracketing
Multi-exposure
Interval Shooting
Interval Composite
Continuous drive 4.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
Multi
Center-weighted
Highlight-weighted
Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types Internal, SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage included 2GB
Connectivity
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI No
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 200
Weight (inc. batteries) 257 g (0.57 lb / 9.07 oz)
Dimensions 109 x 62 x 33 mm (4.29 x 2.44 x 1.3″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None




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02-21-2019, 03:07 PM   #2
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Wow, I don't guess I realized the price was going to go up so dramatically. Stabilization was the only thing I wished my GRII had so I got my wish, but....man.
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Not a glowing review

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Not a glowing review
Did you read the same one I did, 'cause it seemed like they really liked it to me?
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price normally comes down after about 2-3 months
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What Ricoh needs is for Nikon to helpfully come out with the same camera for a few hundred dollars more, like they did when the original APS-C GR came out. That made the GR look cheap for once.

Otherwise the GR has always been a pricy item. This one is all new and $100 dollars more than its predecessor. In the context of other high end compacts from Canon and Sony, it looks like a fair price to me.
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Otherwise the GR has always been a pricy item. This one is all new and $100 dollars more than its predecessor.
No, I'm pretty sure it's $300 more than I paid for my new GRII several years ago, $400 more than it sells for now

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Not a glowing review
Not a glowing piece of journalism, Docrwm!

He admitted he had one hour with it.

I have a GR II and enjoy it, this thing's even better.
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I’m not in the pre-order que, but I think my second hand GR will be upgraded some time before summer. I need something simpler and significantly smaller than a KP and bag of lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
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Otherwise the GR has always been a pricy item. This one is all new and $100 dollars more than its predecessor. (...)
QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
No, I'm pretty sure it's $300 more than I paid for my new GRII several years ago, $400 more than it sells for now
QuoteOriginally posted by Digital Photography Review:
The Ricoh GR II will be available from July for $799
Source: Ricoh GR II adds Wi-Fi and not much else to GR feature set | Digital Photography Review

899 - 799 = ?
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I’m not in the pre-order que, but I think my second hand GR will be upgraded some time before summer. I need something simpler and significantly smaller than a KP and bag of lenses.
My Q-7 bag is significantly smaller than my KP bag.
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Canadian Price CAD $1199.

One news feed indicates a Canadian retail price of CAD $1199, which is roughly consistent with the currency exchange rate on the USD ($899).


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I wonder if Ricoh didn't purchase Pentax just to sell more GR's.
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