Ricoh GR Digital III summary
Ricoh GR Digital III is Ricoh's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first launched on July of 2009. The camera has got a 10MP, CCD 1/1.7" size sensor with a full resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The GR Digital III comes in at #120 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #940 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
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Ricoh GR Digital III history
The Ricoh GR Digital III is part of a family of products. You can read the complete list underneath.
Ricoh GR Digital III Gallery
You can view the GR Digital III from various angles in the gallery here.
Ricoh GR Digital III Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Ricoh GR Digital III based on factors which are often regarded as important in a digital camera.
Ricoh GR Digital III Sensor features
The Ricoh GR Digital III is run by the GR engine III chip. The sensor specification on the Ricoh GR Digital III is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 64 to 1600. RAW files are supported which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the GR Digital III's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The GR Digital III sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Ricoh GR Digital III dimensions
Ricoh GR Digital III has a weight of 0.46 pounds (208 grams or 7.34 ounces) and features outer dimensions of 109mm x 59mm x 26mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.0"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Ricoh GR Digital III is weightier than other rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Underneath is a image of the Ricoh GR Digital III alongside a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the GR Digital III.
Ricoh GR Digital III Lens features
The GR Digital III houses a built in lens with a fixed focal length of 28mm meaning that you don't have the ability to zoom.
At it's widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f1.9 which is terrific in low light situations and getting a shallow depth of field. It would also enable you to go with a lower ISO to produce cleaner images.
Ricoh GR Digital III Connectivity
The GR Digital III has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send images and in some cases change settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Ricoh GR Digital III Video features
The highest possible video quality on the Ricoh GR Digital III is 640 x 480 and it can save in file format. 480p is low by today's requirements. You should really strive for a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not offer a mic or headphone socket which means you get zero control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at a different model in case you want decent audio in your videos.
Ricoh GR Digital III Weather Sealing
Ricoh GR Digital III does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions could ruin the camera.
Ricoh GR Digital III Screen and Viewfinder
The Ricoh GR Digital III has got a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 920k dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Ricoh GR Digital III are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (optional)
Viewfinders can be really beneficial during sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Ricoh GR Digital III Shutter features
The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Ricoh GR Digital III Flash and Hot shoe features
Ricoh GR Digital III has got both inbuilt flash and also external flash support.
Ricoh GR Digital III Autofocusing features
Ricoh GR Digital III has got only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and precise than Contrast Detect focusing.
Ricoh GR Digital III supports manual focus when needed during low light situations or you want to have more accurate control on focus.
Ricoh GR Digital III Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life within this range of cameras.
Below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:
Ricoh GR Digital III for varying categories of photography
The following graph gives a outline of the Ricoh GR Digital III for varying categories of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Ricoh GR Digital III Portrait photography info
The Ricoh GR Digital III has a score of 41 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not very good for portraits. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support in addition to the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Ricoh GR Digital III as a Street photography camera
With a moderate points tally of 55, the Ricoh GR Digital III is reasonably appropriate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Ricoh GR Digital III Sports photography highlights
A dreadful sports photography points total of 17 means the Ricoh GR Digital III is not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have great tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Ricoh GR Digital III
Weight is pretty important in getting a travel camera. Overall, the Ricoh GR Digital III gets a above average 63 for a travel camera which makes it a fine pick to take with you on your journeys.
Ricoh GR Digital III Landscape photography highlights
For those who are looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Ricoh GR Digital III at it's dreadful rating of 45 as a landscape camera is not very good in the current marketplace.
Ricoh GR Digital III as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should posses a moving display screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Ricoh GR Digital III is not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a dreadful rating of 25.
Ricoh GR Digital III Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the GR Digital III, below is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart down below provides you a bird's eye view of the GR Digital III vs it's highest scored rivals listed above.
Following are several cameras you might regard as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.