RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD unveils it’s latest digital compact camera, featuring a newly developed GR lens for high-quality street photography at a standard viewing angle
The new RICOH GR IIIx is a high-end digital compact camera, featuring a newly developed GR lens with a 40mm angle of view in the 35mm format, while harmonizing professional-grade image quality with a compact, lightweight body
perfect for street photography. Developed in response to user requests for a new GR-series camera that will add a new perspective to the highly acclaimed RICOH GR III.
The GR III was released in March 2019, featuring a 28mm wide-angle lens and designed to further enhance the essential values of the GR-series: optimizing image quality, snapshot capabilities and portability.
The newly designed 26.1mm GR lens provides a 40mm angle of view in the 35mm format, close to the photographer’s own effective field of view. Depending on the way the lens is used, this versatile angle of view can create different
image renditions: you can capture an image similar to those taken at a 30mm semi-wide angle, or create a completely different visual expression as if taken at a 50mm standard angle. The camera also provides a range of new and
upgraded post-shooting functions to edit captured images to the photographer’s preference.
The new RICOH GR IIIx is a camera that harmonizes all the benefits of the ever-evolving RICOH GR series with a new, innovative perspective perfect for dramatic, inspiring street photography.
The RICOH GR IIIx incorporates a newly developed 26.1mm F2.8 GR lens, which harmonizes exceptional image quality with a slim design. Unlike past GR-series models which featured a 28mm wide angle of view for exaggerated
perspective, this lens provides a 40mm standard angle of view in the 35mm format, delivering images with a more natural perspective and a more truthful sense of depth for a completely different type of street photography. The
newly designed optics incorporates two aspherical optical elements at most effective positions to reduce distortion and chromatic aberration to a minimum, while effectively minimizing the generation of flare and ghost images when
shooting against backlight. In macro photography, the camera allows the user to move in on a subject to as close as 12 centimeters from the lens front end. Coupled with the standard focal length, it captures close-up images with a
natural perspective, set against a beautifully defocused background. It also comes equipped with an ND (Neutral Density) filter, which closes the aperture down by two stops to capture high-contrast, high-resolution images with a
variety of scenes and subjects and under varying shooting conditions. Its nine-blade diaphragm mechanism creates a natural bokeh (defocus) effect and a truthful sense of depth at open and larger apertures, while capturing
beautiful light beams at closed-down apertures.
The GR IIIx incorporates a large APS-C-format CMOS image sensor with an anti-aliasing (AA) filter-less design and a newly developed GR ENGINE 6 imaging engine to optimize its image resolving power. With approximately 24.24
effective megapixels, this image sensor assures super-high-resolution images rich in gradation. It is also compatible with multi-tone 14-bit RAW image recording. The camera also features the RICOH-original accelerator unit
designed to optimize the image data delivered by the image sensor, and provides a top sensitivity of ISO 102400 for super-high-sensitivity photography.
The GR IIIx features a hybrid AF system combining a contrast-type AF mechanism superior in focusing precision with a phase-detection-type AF mechanism assuring high-speed focusing operation. During autofocus shooting, this AF
system detects the subject’s face or eye with precision,* focuses on it, and indicates the in-focus position on the LCD display using the AF frame. When the camera detects multiple faces, it automatically distinguishes the main
subject from secondary ones and indicates this on the focus frame. Photographers can also change the main subject with simple touch-screen operation.
* A firmware upgrade for the existing RICOH GR III will also be provided soon. GR III users are advised to update the camera’s firmware to use this function.
Three-axis, four-step* shake reduction: The RICOH-original SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism means that the GR IIIx effectively compensates for camera shake at the time of shutter release. The three-axis mechanism minimizes the
adverse effects of camera shake caused by pitch, yaw and roll by as much as four shutter steps. Since the SR mechanism shifts the image sensor to the ideal position horizontally and vertically, the camera lets the user take
advantage of the Auto Horizon Correction function to effortlessly optimize image composition.
* Measured in conformity with CIPA standards.
RICOH-original AA Filter Simulator*: By applying microscopic vibrations with sub-pixel precision to the image sensor unit during exposure, the camera’s AA (anti-aliasing) Filter Simulator provides the same level of moiré
reduction as an optical AA filter. This innovative simulator allows the user not only to switch the AA filter effect on and off, but also to adjust the effect to the level best suited for a given subject.
* This function is available at shutter speeds slower than 1/1000 second.
Despite the incorporation of the large APS-C-format image sensor and the newly developed optics with a longer focal length, the GR IIIx is designed to be extremely compact, functional and portable, in keeping with the GR-series
concept of the camera as a pocketable imaging tool or a handy picture-taking tool. It also provides a host of user-friendly features — such as a short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds, control dials conveniently
positioned next to the four-way controller, and effortless touch-screen operation — to enhance operability and allow the user to swiftly react to once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities. The exterior frame is made of highly rigid
magnesium alloy to improve dependability and durability while being carried or stored.
The GR IIIx features a 3.0-inch high-definition LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots. Its touch-screen operation provides swift, intuitive control of various camera functions, such as AF frame shift, menu selection, and
image advance/magnification during playback. It also features an air gapless construction, in which special resin is inserted between the LCD touchscreen monitor and a protective cover made of reinforced glass, to effectively
reduce the reflection and dispersion of light for improved visibility. The Outdoor View Setting allows the user to instantly adjust the monitor’s brightness to the desired level for greater visibility in difficult lighting
The GR IIIx features a creative Image Control function, which integrates effect modes into conventional image setting operations. Using 11 basic Image Control modes, the user can easily adjust various parameters, such as
saturation, hue, key, contrast and graininess, to the desired level and create their preferred finishing touch. A set of adjusted parameters can be added as a custom setting to the Image Control function menu.
The GR IIIx provides in-body RAW-data development, while allowing the user to edit a captured image as desired by adjusting such parameters as recoding size, aspect ratio, white balance, Image Control setting, and exposure
compensation factor, all without the need of a PC. Since the camera reduces the time required for preview after the user adjusts the parameters of RAW-format images, it enhances the speed of in-body RAW-data development. The
camera also lets the user retain the adjusted parameters after the initial RAW-data development is completed, making it possible to make minute re-adjustment of the already-developed image with greater efficiency. The camera’s
image quality adjustment function for JPEG images is also upgraded: a newly added monochrome mode allows more minute adjustment of parameters in full-color images, such as filter effect, toning, contrast and sharpness, to create
monochrome images with the desired finishing touches. The camera also provides such creative tools as a choice of aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3)* and image rotation in 0.1-degree steps* to facilitate the image editing process.
The GR IIIx provides wireless LAN functions for easy pairing with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. By installing the dedicated Image Sync application, the user can transfer captured images to a mobile
device, display a Live-View image on the device’s monitor, change various settings remotely, release the shutter from a distance, and even upload captured images to various social media with ease. Even when the camera’s power is
turned off, the user can browse and download the images stored on the camera to a mobile device. The user can also send a mobile device’s location data to the camera, and record the data on captured images. The Auto Resize
function,* which automatically reduces the image size before transmitting an image to a mobile device, also helps improve the camera’s operability.
** The GA-2 Lens Adapter — an optional accessory designed exclusively for the GR IIIx — is required to install this lens on the GR IIIx.
*** Compatible accessory flash units are: AF540FGZ II, AF360FGZ II, AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ, AF201FG and AF200FG.
Designed for exclusive use with the RICOH GR IIIx, this tele conversion lens is mounted on the camera using the GA-2 Lens Adapter. When mounted, the camera automatically detects it as a tele conversion lens and extends the focal
length to approximately 75mm in the 35mm format with the Crop mode, or to approximately 107mm in the secondary Crop mode.
Designed for exclusive use with the RICOH GR IIIx, this external optical viewfinder features a focus frame (1:1 aspect ratio; a picture guide mark provided) indicating an image field equivalent to the 40mm angle of view in the
35mm format. Carrying case included.
Exclusively designed for use with the RICOH GR IIIx, this accessory replaces the standard ring cap to upgrade the camera’s appearance, with a choice of three colors: Dark Gray, Black, and the new GR IIIx-exclusive Bronze.
This high-grade, genuine-leather camera case provides solid protection of the RICOH GR IIIx/GR III camera body. It features a belt loop on the back and a magnetic lock on the upper cover for quick removal of the camera in
This high-grade, genuine-leather camera case protects the RICOH GR IIIx/GR III camera body when carrying it in a bag. When not in use, it can be folded for portability.
7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)
Focal Length, Aperture
26.1mm (Approx. 40mm in 35mm equivalent focal length),
Image Capture Unit
Type: Primary color filter CMOS. Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm
Approx. 24.24 megapixels
Sensitivity (Standard output)
ISO100～102400: Auto (ISO Auto Lower/Upper Limit and Minimum
Shutter Speed can be set), Manual
Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR)(3-axis)
AA Filter Simulator
Moiré reduction using SR unit (Off, Low, High)
Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II"
File Format: RAW (DNG) 14bit, JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0
Color Space: sRGB、AdobeRGB
Recorded Pixels: 【3:2】L(24M:6000x4000), M(15M:4800x3200),
M(10M:3200x3200), S(5M:2240x2240), XS(1.6M:1280x1280)
File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Recorded Pixels: Full HD (1920x1080, 60p/30p/24p), Sound:
Built-in stereo microphone
Recording Time: Up to 25 minutes or 4GB; automatically
stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera
Internal Memory (Approx. 2GB),
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to UHS-I standards)
Hybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and Contrast
Auto-area AF, Zone AF, Select AF, Pinpoint AF, Tracking AF,
Continuous AF, MF, Snap, ∞
Full Press Snap
Performs shooting by focusing at the Snap distance with a
single press of the Shutter Release Button or a touch of
the LCD Monitor
ON, Use only in Auto-area, OFF
Focus Range (From lens face)
Normal: Approx. 0.2m～∞, Macro Mode: Approx. 0.12m～0.24m
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE,
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Highlight-weighted
1/4000 sec. - 30 sec. (Limit by aperture setting F2.8:
1/2500 sec, F5.6 or greater: 1/4000 sec.)
Timed Exposure (10sec. - 20min.), Bulb, Time
Still Image: ±5EV, 1/3EV steps, Movie: ±2EV, 1/3EV steps
ND Filter (2EV)
AUTO, ON, OFF
Auto White Balance, Multi Auto White Balance, Daylight,
Shade, Cloudy, Fl. - Daylight Color, Fl. - Daylight White,
Fl. - Cool White, Fl. - Warm White, Tungsten, CTE, Manual
White Balance, Color Temperature
Adjustable ±14 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Single Frame Shooting, Continuous Shooting, Bracketing,
Multi-exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite
10 sec., 2 sec., OFF
50mm, 71mm, OFF
Standard, Vivid, Monotone, Soft Monotone, Hard Monotone,
Hi-Contrast B&W, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass, Retro,
Cross Processing, HDR Tone, Custom1, Custom2
Adjust parameters: Saturation, Hue, High/Low Key
Adjustment, Contrast, Contrast (Highlight), Contrast
(Shadow), Sharpness, Shading, Clarity, Toning, Filter
Effect, Grain Effect, HDR Tone Level, Color Tone (Adjust
parameter varies depending on the selected image setting)
Dynamic Range Correction
Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Slow Shutter Speed Noise Reduction, High-ISO Noise
SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to
Display magnification (4x, 16x), Grid display (4x4 Grid,
3x3 Grid), Histogram, Bright area warning, Electronic Level
Single frame, Multi-image (20, 48 frames), Display
magnification (up to 16x, 100% view and Quick Zoom view
available), Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Grid
display (3x3 Grid, 4x4 Grid), Bright area warning, Auto
Base Parameter Adjustment
Normal editing, Monotone editing
Parameter: Brightness, Saturation, Filter Effect, Hue,
Toning, Contrast, Sharpness (Adjust parameter varies
depending on the selected editing setting)
Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, Color Space, White
Balance, Image Control, Peripheral Illumination Correction,
Sensitivity, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Shadow Correction
Delete, Protect, Image Rotation, Image Copy, File Transfer,
Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment
available), Levels Adjustment, White Balance Adjustment,
Color Moiré Correction, Movie Edit (Cut), Movie Edit
3.0 inch TFT color LCD (aspect ratio 3:2), Approx. 1037K
dots, Wide viewing angle, Air-gapless tempered glass
Capacitive sensing method
Brightness, Saturation, Blue/Amber, Green/Magenta, Outdoor
View Setting: ±2 Steps
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (HT20) (Wireless LAN standard protocol)
Frequency (Center Frequency)
Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES
Bluetooth® v4.2 BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy）
Battery Recharge/Power Supply (Optional AC Adapter
required), Data Transfer: MTP, Video output: DisplayPort
over USB-C (DisplayPort Alternative Mode)
Compatible with P-TTL Auto Flash
Flash Mode: Flash On, Flash On+Red-eye, Slow-speed Sync,
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2.0 -+1.0
Lens adapter pin
Rechargeable Battery DB-110
AC Adapter Kit K-AC166(Optional)
Number of recordable images: Approx. 200 images,
* With a fully-charged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
under the temperature at 23°C. Tested in compliance with
CIPA standard. Actual results may vary depending on the
Playback time: Approx. 180 minutes
* The playback time is a guide based on RICOH's measurement
method . The actual number differs according to usage
Dimensions and Weight
Approx. 109.4(W)×61.9(H)×35.2(D)mm (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 262g (Included dedicated battery and SD memory
card), Approx. 232g (Body only)
Rechargeable Battery DB-110, USB Power Adapter, Power Plug,
USB Cable I-USB166, Handstrap
English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy,
Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,
Turkey, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Japanese
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