This review is devoted to GR III that Ricoh has first introduced to the public in Sep 25, 2018. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #45 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 47/100 and it takes a rank of #198 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Ricoh GR III review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Ricoh GR III. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.
Ricoh GR III has the following external dimensions 109 x 109 x 33 mm (42.91 x 24.41 x 12.99″) with the weight of 257 g.
The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Ricoh GR III, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Ricoh GR III is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 33mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Ricoh GR III with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Ricoh GR III is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Ricoh GR III compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Ricoh GR III comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Ricoh GR III comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Ricoh GR III boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
In a huge database of models that we have collected, Ricoh GR III features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Large Sensor Compact class, there is a high-resolution camera.
Ricoh GR III is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Ricoh GR III with other standard sensor sizes.
Ricoh GR III is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,037k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (optional) ViewFinder.
This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.
Some of the other highlights of Ricoh GR III are its fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, GR III unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.
One more highlight that makes Ricoh GR III stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations.
In addition, GR III has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Ricoh GR III, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Ricoh GR III allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
Ricoh GR III provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Ricoh GR III is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
One more advantage of Ricoh GR III is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, GR III is equipped with USB 1 port. that make it possible to connect GR III with suitable external devices.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Ricoh GR III’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Ricoh GR III’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the GR III to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GR III performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 93. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GR III can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
No Significant Disadvantages
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GR III performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 98. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GR III can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
No Significant Disadvantages
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GR III performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 48. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GR III can be called a 48 model for this type of photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GR III performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 2. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GR III can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GR III performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 81. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GR III can be called a 81 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Sep 25, 2018|
|Body Type||Large sensor compact|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||6|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||1,037k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Flash On, Flash On+Red-eye, Slow-speed Sync, Slow Sync+Red-eye|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.5 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||366.60 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Max Native ISO||0|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||0|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||109 x 62 x 33 mm|
|Storage Type||Internal, SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)|