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09-30-2021, 06:32 PM - 4 Likes   #1

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GR III Firmware 1.50 available - GR IIIx features added!

As promised, Ricoh has released a firmware update for the GR III, adding the new features that appear on the GR IIIx.

Changes to V1.50

<Added the following enhanced features>
- “DOF Priority (Deep)" has been added to the program line of the exposure settings.
- The focus setting "Face Detection" is changed to "Face/Eye Detection".
- Added the aspect ratios "4:3" and "16:9" to “Cropping” in the image editing section of the playback settings.
- Added "Image Rotation" to "Cropping" in the image editing section of the playback settings.
- The monotone function has been added to "Base Parameter Adj" in the image editing section of the playback settings, and the filter effect function and color adjustment function have been added when monotone is selected.
- When developing RAW files, you can now select "Continue" after RAW development.
- The auto-resize (XS size) transfer function has been added when using ImageSync (version 2.1.8 or later).

<Improved Contents>
[Correct location information record]
- Shortened the screen switching time when changing image control and other settings in RAW development.
- Improved stability for general performance
*The original special power-off graphic screen remains even after a firmware update in RICOH GR III Street Edition.

Update available here.
Latest GR III Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING

Details of the new features are described here.

---------- Post added 10-01-21 at 11:05 AM ----------

I just updated successfully and it worked well. The eye-detect AF definitely works. I'm not sure how it compares to other brands, but it works as advertised. It targets the whole face from a distance and switches to the eyes once the subject comes within a certain distance. That will be handy.

I also like the function to resize shots to XS before smartphone transfer. I do wifi transfer mostly for the type of casual shots I want to share by email, so I don't want a lot of huge files clogging up my phone's memory. It's nice to have the camera take care of that.

One slight disappointment is that the 4:3 and 16:9 crop modes are not available while shooting. They are crops that you apply when editing in camera after the fact. In my case I'd want the shot from the whole sensor anyway, but I don't get the logic of allowing the 1:1 crop but not allowing the 4:3 or 16:9 crops while shooting.

Anyway, I'm happy to get the new features and look forward to getting out and using them.

Last edited by JPT; 09-30-2021 at 09:47 PM.
09-30-2021, 08:05 PM   #2

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Thanks for posting. Same here, updating went well, and i wish the crop ratios were available while shooting.
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Here's to hoping there's a similar K-3 III firmware upgrade!
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One question here

After the 1.50 upgrade, is the GRIII AF speed close or same as GRIIIx ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Hayashi Quote
One question here

After the 1.50 upgrade, is the GRIII AF speed close or same as GRIIIx ?
Are you saying there's a difference?
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QuoteOriginally posted by AgentL Quote
Are you saying there's a difference?
I suppose NOT.

Just hear some say GRIIIX is better, I do have doubt about this.

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