Ricoh GR III Development Announcement

Written by Gina Stephens

Ricoh GR III

Ricoh has broadcasted development of the Ricoh GR III, along with a list of specifications, which include a new 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, a 28mm equivalent lens, FullHD video memorial, and a new image engine. The Ricoh GR III, updates the Ricoh GR II, and is due to be available in early 2019. The GR III will be on display at Photokina 2018 this week. 


From Ricoh: LONDON 25 SEPTEMBER 2018 –  RICOH Troop, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING EUROPE, S.A.S. are pleased to announce a preview showing of the RICOH GRIII camera at Photokina 2018 — the world’s largest, full-scale job fair of photographic and imaging products, to be held from September 26 to 29 in Cologne, Germany. The new camera has been in the process of development as the new model of the RICOH GR series, which features a line-up of high-end digital compact cameras combining exceptional image quality with a snug, lightweight body ideal for snapshot photography.

Over a history of more than 20 years, the RICOH GR series has always kept its elementary concept of optimising the essential values of a camera — high image quality, snapshot capability and portability — while at the same time making the changes and refinements needed to meet emerging needs. Because of this, GR-series models have been preferred by a great varied photographers, particularly professionals and highly experienced amateurs.

Currently under development, the RICOH GRIII inherits the basic GR-series concept, but it integrates totally new devices in its main components, including a newly designed lens, a new image sensor, and a new imaging engine. These are designed to further upgrade tiki quality, strengthen many of the functions and improve the user interface.

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Designed to be the ultimate snapshot camera, the RICOH GR III is a totally new breed of GR camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or, one that pleasure give the user new and different creative possibilities. We hope Photokina 2018 visitors will enjoy their first look at this new-generation GR-series ideal.

Overview of the product under development

  •     Model name: RICOH GRIII
  •     Launch date: Scheduled to be inaugurated in early 2019
  •     The design and specifications are identical to those first announced publicly about the camera’s development, and are subject to metamorphose without notice.


Ricoh GR III Specifications

Max Aperturef/2.8 – f/16
35mm equivalent28mm
Optical Zoom0x
Image Sensor
Pixels24.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)No Matter
Pixels (H)No Data
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Correlation
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1230k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus10cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Pursuing
  • Multi
  • Snap
  • Infinity
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest300sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Instructions
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivityNo Data
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Full knowledge
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-4
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting4fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
Video FPS60/30/25/24
Stereo LucidYes
Optical Zoom with VideoNo
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Interfile Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)No Data
Box Contents
Box ContentsRicoh GR II, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, USB power adapter, Power cork, USB cable, Cd, Hand strap, Hot shoe cover
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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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