Ricoh GR III summary
Ricoh GR III is Ricoh's Large Sensor Compact camera first introduced on September of 2018. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The GR III places at #11 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and over all #161 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your custom criteria.
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Ricoh GR III family
The Ricoh GR III comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can take a look at all previous and brand new models as well as main features.
Ricoh GR III Gallery
You can check the GR III from several angles in the gallery below.
Ricoh GR III Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Ricoh GR III based on factors that are normally considered essential in a camera.
Ricoh GR III Sensor specifications
The sensor dimension on the Ricoh GR III is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can capture 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1 and 3:2. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and has a native ISO range of 100 to 102400. RAW files are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
Ricoh opted to skip the anti aliasing filter with the Ricoh GR III. This could result in more sharper pictures but could introduce moire under certain situations.
The image below displays the GR III's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The GR III sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Ricoh GR III dimensions
Ricoh GR III weighs about 0.57 lbs (257 grams or 9.07 oz) and features external proportions of 109mm x 62mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 grams and the Ricoh GR III is less heavy when compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a photo of the Ricoh GR III beside a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will highlight the button layout on the GR III.
Ricoh GR III Lens specifications
The GR III includes an inbuilt lens featuring a constant focal length of 28mm which means you do not have the flexibility to zoom.
At the widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f2.8 and that's kind of slow and not very good in low light conditions and you might struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also need to up the ISO producing noisy pictures.
Ricoh GR III Connectivity
The GR III has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and sometimes change settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Some applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Ricoh GR III Video specifications
The max video quality on the Ricoh GR III is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality gives a great balance in quality vs file sizes but 1080p won't leave you with much room to crop. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone jack which means that you get little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look at a different camera if you require decent sound in your video clips.
Ricoh GR III Weather Sealing
Ricoh GR III does not include environment proofing so damp conditions may damage the camera.
Ricoh GR III Display and Viewfinder
The Ricoh GR III has a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 1,037k dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you will be able to set focus point plus adjust settings using your fingertips.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder details regarding Ricoh GR III are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (optional)
Viewfinders are rather handy in bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Ricoh GR III Shutter specifications
The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Ricoh GR III Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Ricoh GR III has got external flash support but does not include integrated flash.
Ricoh GR III Autofocusing specifications
Ricoh GR III has got both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and accurate when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which can be handy for taking photos of people.
Ricoh GR III has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust focus. It also features Tracking AF for objects on the move. Ricoh GR III includes manual focusing if required in low light scenarios or you need more accurate focusing control.
Ricoh GR III Battery life
The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U offers the maximum (450) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Large Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:
Ricoh GR III for varying forms of photography
The following illustration provides a outline of the Ricoh GR III for varying forms of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Ricoh GR III Portrait photography information
The Ricoh GR III gets a points tally of 83 which is fantastic, and means the camera is a outstanding option for portraits. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos in addition to the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.
Ricoh GR III Street photography highlights
Getting a fantastic rating of 84, the Ricoh GR III is a awesome fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Ricoh GR III Sports photography highlights
A awesome sports photography points total of 77 means the Ricoh GR III is a tremendous choice for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Ricoh GR III Travel photography info
Weight is extremely critical in buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Ricoh GR III gets a above average 70 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable option to take with you on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Ricoh GR III
For anybody planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Ricoh GR III with it's above average grade of 71 as a landscape camera is a very decent fit among it's competition.
Vlogging with Ricoh GR III
A vlogging camera should come with a moving display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Ricoh GR III is not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a awful rating of 37.
Ricoh GR III Alternatives
If you need replacements to the GR III, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall under the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The chart listed below shows you an overview of the GR III vs it's highest scoring rivals listed earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might regard as alternate options. To see a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.