The Ricoh GR III is a new high-end premium compact camera with a large sensor and fast lens that’s aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers alike.
At the heart of the Ricoh GR III is an APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with 24.23 megapixels and no low-pass anti-aliasing filter. It has a 28mm fixed focal length lens with six optical elements in four groups, fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, 3-axis image stabilisation system, a nine-blade diaphragm, macro shooting capability of 6cms, and a built-in manually adjustable ND (neutral density) filter.
Still images can be recorded either as JPEGs or 14-bit RAW files in the Adobe DNG RAW format, there’s 1080p video recording at 60fps, and an external hotshoe which can accept a flashgun or an optional optical viewfinder.
Full creative control over exposure is available, the ISO range is 100-102400, there’s a 3-inch touchscreen LCD with 1.04-million-dot resolution, contrast and phase-detection Hybrid AF system, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, single SD memory card slot and 2Gb built-in memory.