Ricoh GR III

Ricoh GR III

Ricoh GR III
Announced: 25 Sep 2018
Sensor Resolution: 24Mp
Sensor Type: APS-C CMOS
ISO: -
Weight: 257g
Physical Dimensions: 109 x 62 x 33 mm
Viewfinder: Optical (optional)
Screen Type: 3" Fixed
Video Resolutions: 1920 x 1080
57
Overall Score
48
Image Quality
31
Speed Performance
66
Versatility
93
Comfort
Portrait

49

Portrait
Landscape

47

Landscape
Sport

49

Sport
Street

71

Street
Everyday

71

Everyday
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prospros

  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The integrated stabilizer allows you to shoot firmly even in low light conditions
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • It has fast shutter speed, ideal for action photos
  • Ricoh GR III is one of the smallest cameras in its category. This makes it very easy to handle and suitable for street photography and daily use
  • Ricoh GR III is one of the lightest cameras in its category. This makes it very well suited for street photography and daily use
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Ricoh GR III allows immediate picture sharing

conscons

  • Warning - Ricoh GR III is not a tropicalized camera. If you use it in adverse conditions, you could ruin it.

Ricoh GR III and its rivals

Review compare Ricoh GR III with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
Ricoh GR III Ricoh
GR III
57 49 47 49 71 71 buy on
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Canon
PowerShot G7 X Mark III
62 40 40 68 71 73 buy on
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Canon
PowerShot G5 X Mark II
61 41 41 69 69 71 buy on
Sony ZV-1 Sony
ZV-1
59 41 39 61 69 70 buy on
Sony ZV-1F Sony
ZV-1F
41 21 16 37 59 61 buy on

Ricoh GR III: concluding remarks and technical specifications

The Ricoh GR III is a compact camera launched on 09/25/2018.

Technically speaking, the Ricoh GR III ranks in the best 5% of its category (and in the best 86 of all cameras in our database) scoring 57 overall. The Ricoh GR III weights 257 gr and spans 109 x 62 x 33 mm. This means that it is one of the largest and heaviest cameras within its category.

Going into details, whatever the technical specification of interest, the Ricoh GR III behaves better than average in its category:

  • Image Quality - Score 48, ranks in the category best 3%.
  • Speed Performance - Score 31, ranks in the category best 21%.
  • Comfort - Score 93, ranks in the category best 11%.
  • Versatility - Score 66, ranks in the category best 10%.

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photography you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a different extent. This is the reason why we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to weight all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Great, score 49, ranks in the best 3% of its category. Ricoh GR III is perfect for Portrait photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Landscape - Great, score 47, ranks in the best 3% of its category. Ricoh GR III is perfect for Landscape photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Sport - Great, score 49, ranks in the best 9% of its category. Ricoh GR III is perfect for Sport photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Street - Great, score 71, ranks in the best 1% of its category. Ricoh GR III is perfect for Street photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Everyday - Great, score 71, ranks in the best 2% of its category. Ricoh GR III is perfect for everyday photography, one of the best in its class.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Ricoh GR III sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 920.31 USD and 1399.99 USD, well above the average for this camera type.

Overall, Ricoh GR III is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may want to take into consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

Ricoh GR III technical specs

Sensor Type

Sensor Type

CMOS

Sensor Size

APS-C

Sensor Dimensions

23.5 x 15.6 mm

Sensor Area

366.6 mm2

Sensor Resolution

24 Mp

Max Image Resolution

6000 x 4000

Max Native ISO

Min Native ISO

RAW Support

yes

Lens

Manual Focus

yes

Lens Mount

fixed lens

Lens Focal Range

28.0

Max Aperture

F2.8-16

Macro Focus Range

6 cm

Screen Type

Screen Type

Fixed

Screen Size

3.0"

Screen Resolution

1037Kdot

Live View

yes

Touch Screen

yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Optical (optional)

Viewfinder Resolution

None

Viewfinder Coverage

Viewfinder Magnification

None

Features

Min Shutter Speed

30s

Max Shutter Speed

1/4000s

Continuous Shooting

fps

Shutter Priority

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

Image Stabilization

yes

Built-in Flash

no

Flash Range

None

Max Flash Sync

-

Flash Modes

Auto
Flash On
Flash On+Red-eye
Slow-speed Sync
Slow Sync+Red-eye

External Flash

yes

AE Bracketing

yes

WB Bracketing

no

Dxo Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score

DxO Color Depth

DxO Dynamic Range

DxO Low Light ISO

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

yes

Average

yes

Spot

yes

Partial

no

AF-Area

no

Center Weighted

no

Autofocus

AF Touch

yes

AF Continuous

yes

AF Single

yes

AF Tracking

yes

AF Selective

yes

AF Center

yes

AF MultiArea

yes

AF Live View

yes

AF Face Detection

yes

AF Contrast Detection

yes

AF Phase Detection

yes

Number of Focus Points

0

Number of Cross Focus Points

0

Video Features

Video Resolutions

1920 x 1080 @ 60p MOV H.264 Linear PCM

Max Video Resolution

1920x1080

Video Formats

MPEG-4 H.264

Microphone Port

no

Headphone Port

no

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Built-in

HDMI

no

USB

Yes

Physical

Environmental Sealing

no

Water Proof

no

Dust Proof

no

Shock Proof

no

Crush Proof

no

Freeze Proof

no

Weight

257g

Physical Dimensions

109 x 62 x 33 mm

Battery Life

Battery Type

Battery Model

Other Features

Self Timer

Yes

Timelapse Recording

no

GPS

no

Storage Type

Internal, SD SDHC SDXC (UHS-I supported)

Storage Slots

1

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