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Ricoh GR III APS-C Compact Camera (2018)

MSRP 899 USDNeoscore 66%NEX score 59%

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Product Overview

Ricoh GR III is a high-end APS-C compact camera. Introduced by Ricoh in 2018, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 24 MP (6000 x 4000) resolution.
The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may be needed to get you through the day. The GR III's 4.0 fps burst rate limits its use for certain types of photography, but it is hardly something that most photographers should worry about.
Those who intend to use the Ricoh GR III for video work will be glad to find that the camera comes with 4 stops of IBIS. Last but not least, the camera can focus quite close to the subject.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • 4 stops of IBIS
  • Very light
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Very low 4.0 fps burst rate

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 59% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb image quality
  • Great dynamic range
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Lacklustre video quality
  • No optical zoom
  • No USB-C port
  • No tilting display
  • No 5K video
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
Remote Control + USB 3.0
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth

Construction

Form Factor
Compact camera with prime lens
Image Size
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
33 mm / 1.30 in
Size | Height
62 mm / 2.44 in
Size | Width
109 mm / 4.29 in
Weight
257 g / 9.08 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Fixed TFT LCD
Resolution
1,037,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Optical (optional)

Function

Angle Of View
75.4° Diagonal | 65.5° Horizontal | 46.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/16
Crop Factor
1.5
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Focal Length
18.7 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
28 mm
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
Sensor-shift, 4 stops
Intervalometer
Yes
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264

Performance

Battery Life
200 shots
Max Burst Rate
4.0 fps
Min Focus Distance
60 mm / 2.36 in
Storage
2GB built-in + Internal, SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)

Production

Battery
DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Debut
2018-09-25

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Ricoh GR III is a rare breed. It's a simple camera for photographers used to working with complex ones, or an advanced camera for people who shoot with their phones. It can't zoom, shoot great video, or last for a full day of shooting, but it can deliver a unique photography experience.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredible image quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Compact, lightweight design
Cons
  • Vignetting can be difficult to fix
  • No antialiasing filter

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score 7%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The RICOH GR III is decent for travel photography. It delivers excellent image quality and performs well even in low light. It's remarkably compact and easy to take with you on the go. Unfortunately, its battery life is poor, and its autofocus system isn't very reliable with tracking moving subjects.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Feels well-built
  • Great dynamic range
  • Very bright screen
  • Impressive autofocus performance
  • Incredibly compact and easy to take with you on the go
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Can't shoot in 4k
  • No USB-C port
  • Fixed focal length isn't well-suited to shooting at 4 fps

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Ricoh GR III shoehorns an APS-C sensor into a genuinely pocketable body. Like its forebears, it manages this feat while still delivering impressive image quality. New sensor provides a good boost in resolution over the 16.2MP we saw in the GR II, and ensures low noise levels throughout most of the range.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb image quality
  • Superb autofocus
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No 4K recording
  • No 5K video

tomsguide[4]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The 24.3-MP APS-C sensor crammed into the GR III's body produces images that are great for the camera's size. The GR III has a fixed 18.3mm lens (equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm camera) A three-axis optical image stabilization system (called Shake Reduction) lets you capture better photos in low light.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great image quality
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Compact size
Cons
  • No optical zoom
  • No tilting display

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
Fujifilm XF10 also manages to squeeze a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and a 28mm-equivalent optic into its tiny body, along with a hybrid AF system. It appears to have an upper hand in offering 4K video, though the fact that it’s almost half the price of the GR III makes it much more appealing.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No 4K video
  • Lacklustre video quality

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Ricoh GR III review. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/ricoh-gr-iii-review/. 2019-05-07. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
2. ^ RICOH GR III Camera Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/camera/reviews/ricoh/gr-iii. 2021-09-22. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
3. ^ Ricoh GR III review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/ricoh-gr-iii-review. 2019-04-04. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
4. ^ Ricoh GR III Review: Pricey, Powerful Pocket Camera. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/ricoh-gr-iii. 2019-08-06. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
5. ^ Ricoh GR III Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/ricoh-gr-iii. Retrieved 2022-02-04.

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