Ricoh GR IIIx: Advanced digital camera with a range of new key parts, designed for top-notch snapshot photos
New Design Lens GR High Resolution
The GR III incorporates the new GR 26.1mm F2.8 lens, which brings excellent imaging performance into line with sleek design. Its ultra-thin visual parts consist of 7 elements in 5 groups, while maintaining the viewing angle of 40mm (in 35mm format) and the maximum aperture F2.8 of its predecessor. The optimal placement of the high refractive and low dispersion glass element and a formatted glass element allow the production of images with the greatest clarity and clarity in the history of the GR camera, while reducing color aberrations and alterations to a minimum. In addition, they minimize the production of flare and ghost images in backlit shots. To produce sharp, high contrast images on a variety of subjects and in a variety of photographic conditions, the camera comes equipped with macro shooting capability with a minimum focus distance of 6 centimeters and incorporates an ND (Neutral Density) filter that opens the aperture by 2 stops. The 9-blade aperture creates a natural bokeh (defocus) effect and a real sense of depth in an open aperture, while capturing beautiful rays of light in an almost closed aperture.
High Definition and Quality Images
GR IIIx incorporates a large image sensor, APS-C CMOS, with anti-aliasing filter (AA) emulator to enhance image resolution capability, as well as the new imaging engine design, GR ENGINE 6. Thanks to about 24.24 active megapixels, this image sensor ensures images with extremely high resolution and rich gradations. The sensor is also compatible with 14-bit polytonic RAW image capture. The camera also has an accelerator, which is designed to improve the image data provided by the image sensor, and to provide top-notch SO 102400 sensitivity in photoshoots that require extremely high sensitivity.
Hybrid Autofocus System for Fast AF Mode
The GR IIIx features a hybrid autofocus system that combines the AF with contrast mechanism, which excels in focus accuracy, with a phase detection mechanism that ensures fast focus mode. Thanks to the two mechanisms, the camera offers an autofocus function that responds better and faster.
Prototype SR Mechanism
Four-step vibration reduction, in 3 axes: Thanks to the original design of the SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, the GR IIIx effectively compensates for the movement of the camera at the time the shutter is released. The 3-axis mechanism compensates for the results from the camera's pitch, yaw and roll movements up to four steps of the shutter.
Prototype AA Filter Emulator: By applying microscopic vibrations with "sub-pixel" precision to the image sensor during exposure, the AA filter simulator (anti-aliasing) provides the same level of moiré reduction as an AA optical filter. This innovative simulator allows the user not only to enable or disable the effect of the AA filter, but also to select the layer that suits best, depending on its theme. This feature is available for shutter speeds of less than 1/1000 sec.
Small and Functional Design
Despite the integration of the large APS-C image sensor, the GR IIIx was designed to be extremely small and functional, almost identical in size to the GR DIGITAL IV (which has a smaller 1/1.7-inch sensor), providing excellent portability consistent with the GR series philosophy for pocket cameras. It provides such user-friendly features as the short start-up time at around 0.8 sec, the control buttons conveniently placed next to the four-way button, and the easy-to-use touchscreen to enhance functionality and allow the user to quickly access the unique shutter opportunities. Its outer housing is made of a robust magnesium alloy that improves the reliability and durability of the camera during transportation.
High-Resolution LCD display with Smart Touch Mode
The GR IIIx has a 3.0-inch, high-resolution LCD display with about 1,037,000 dots. For the first time in the history of the GR series, the touch mode of the screen provides intuitive and intuitive control for a variety of camera functions, such as the autofocus box, menu options, and image magnification during playback. In addition, it has a vacuumed construction, in which the special seal is placed between the touch screen and the reinforced glass protective cover to effectively reduce glare and light dispersion, for improved visibility in outdoor shots. The Outdoor View feature allows for instantaneous adjustment of the screen brightness for greater visibility under adverse lighting conditions.
Image Control function for The Production of Visual Effects
Gr IIIx's new function, Image Control, provides a new type of finishing control, which incorporates effect modes into the conventional image adjustment mode. Using 10 basic Image Control modes*, the user can easily adjust a variety of parameters, such as saturation, hue and contrast, to the desired level to give the finish of his choice. A set of customizable settings can be added as a custom setting in image control mode.
* This parameter will be available via firmware update.
Dual Wireless Communication Bluetooth and LAN
THE GR IIIX provides wireless LAN functions for easy connection to other mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. By installing the specialized Image Sync* application on a mobile device, the user can see a Live-View image on the screen of their device, release the shutter and send a variety of commands to the camera. Wireless LAN makes it easy to transfer downloads to SNS sites. The camera also has Bluetooth technology to facilitate the operation of the camera. Thanks to her, with the option of "Shooting Mode" from the application, the camera can be activated and build the LAN connection even in "Sleep Mode". By connecting the camera to the Sync app, the location data collected can be recorded on the photos.
* An upgrade to the application is required.
- Record movies at full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 frame rate) in H.264 format
- Crop mode for capturing images at a viewing angle of 50mm (15M) or 71mm (7M) (in 35mm format)
- Customization of functions on the specialized ADJ and Fn buttons
- Develop RAW files within the camera by providing a parameter for adjusting images in RAW formats and output of image data in JPEG formats
- Moiré color correction mode to reduce the effect of moiré on playback
- Interval Composite mode, for effective photographing of landscapes with traces of the movement of the moon and stars
- Electronic Level to control the tilt of the camera
- Teleconverter Transducer Ricoh GT-2 (sold extra) for widening the viewing angle to 75mm & 106mm
- Compatibility with flash units*
- Weight: 262g (body only)
- Dimensions: 61.9mm x 109.4mm x 35.2mm
* Compatible flash units are: AF540FGZ II, AF360FGZ II, AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ and AF201FG.
Ricoh GR IIIx
Ricoh DB-110 battery (3.6V, 1350mAh)
Ricoh I-USB166 cable
Ricoh GN-2 Ring Cap (Black)
Hot Shoe Cover
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Ricoh GR IIIx Specs
|Sensor Resolution||Effective: 24.24 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2|
|Sensor Type||APS-C CMOS|
|Image File Format||JPEG, Raw|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor-Shift (3-Axis)|
|Focal Length||26.1mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 40mm)|
7.9" to Infinity / 0.2 m to Infinity
4.72" to 4.72" / 0.12 m to 0.12 cm
|Optical Design||7 Elements in 5 Groups|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100 to 102400|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 to 30 Seconds
0.17 to 20 Minutes in Bulb Mode
0.17 to 20 Minutes in Time Mode
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Highlight, Multi, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Exposure Compensation||-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|White Balance||Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten|
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/29.97p/59.94p
|Recording Limit||Up to 25 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
|Display Type||Fixed Touchscreen LCD|
|Flash Modes||Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Media/Memory Card Slot||Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Internal Memory||2 GB|
|Connectivity||USB Type-C (USB 3.0)|
|Battery Type||1 x DB-110 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1350 mAh (Approx. 200 Shots)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4" / 109.4 x 61.9 x 35.2 mm|
|Weight||9.2 oz / 262 g (Body with Battery and Memory)|
|Package Weight||1.4 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.9 x 5.5 x 3.9"|