Ricoh GRIII specs, release date announced at Photokina

Ricoh GRIII specs, release date announced at Photokina

Ricoh has announced the development of the GRIII, with a release date set for early 2019, and a host of newly designed features and specifications.

The latest addition to the GR series, the Ricoh GRIII maintains the classic GR-series concept but introduces a newly designed 18.3mm (28mm equivalent) lens, new 24.24-megapixel sensor, as well as a new imaging engine.

The Ricoh GRIII also benefits from 3-axis image stabilisation, raw shooting and is sensitive down to +/- 5EV.

As for video, the Ricoh GRIII will shoot Full HD at 60p, 30p and 24p, with a built-in stereo microphone. Ricoh says:

Currently under development, the RICOH GRIII inherits the basic GR-series concept, but it incorporates 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 image quality, strengthen many of the functions and improve the user interface.

Designed to be the ultimate snapshot camera, the RICOH GR II is a totally new breed of GR camera, one that will give the user new and different creative possibilities. We hope Photokina 2018 visitors will enjoy their first look at this new-generation GR-series model.

Ricoh GRIII Price & Release Date

The Ricoh GRIII will have a release date sometime in early 2019. A Ricoh GRIII price tag is to be finalised, the company says.

LensLens Construction6 elements in 4 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)
Focal Length, Aperture18.3mmu3000(Approx. 28mm in 35mm equivalent focal length), F2.8uff5eF16
Image Capture UnitImage SensorType: Primary colour filter CMOS. u00a0Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm
Effective PixelsApprox. 24.24 megapixels
Sensitivity (Standard output)Auto (ISO Auto Lower/Upper Limit and Minimum Shutter Speed can be set), Manual: ISO100uff5eTo be finalised
Image StabilisationSensor shift shake reduction (SR) (3-axis)
AA Filter SimulatorMoiru00e9 reduction using SR unit (Off, Low, High)
Dust RemovalImage sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations DR II
File FormatsStill ImageFile Format: RAW (DNG) 14bit, u00a0JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Colour Space: sRGBu3001AdobeRGB
Recorded Pixels: u30103:2u3011L(24M:6000x4000), M(15M:4800x3200), S(7M:3360x2240), XS(2M:1920x1280)
u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0 u00a0u30101:1u3011L(16M:4000x4000), M(10M:3200x3200), S(5M:2240x2240), XS(1.6M:1280x1280)
MovieFile 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 becomes high.
Storage MediumInternal Memory (Approx. 2GB), u00a0SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to USH-I standards)
FocusTypeHybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and Contrast detection)
Focus ModeAuto-area AF, Zone AF, Select AF, Pinpoint AF, Tracking AF, Continuous AF, MF, Snap, u221e
Face DetectionON, Use only in Auto-area, OFF
Focus Range (From lens face) Normal: Approx. 0.1muff5eu221e, Macro Mode: Approx. 0.06muff5e0.12m
ExposureExposure ModeProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Metering ModeMulti-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot, Highlight-weighted
Shutter Speed1/4000 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
EV CompensationStill Image: u00b15EV, 1/3EV steps, Movie: u00b12EV, 1/3EV steps
ND Filter (2EV)AUTO, ON, OFF
White BalanceAuto White Balance, Multi Auto White Balance, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fl. - Daylight Colour, Fl. - Daylight White, Fl. - Cool White, Fl. - Warm White, Tungsten, CTE, Manual White Balance, Colour Temperature
Fine AdjustmentAdjustable u00b114 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Drive ModeDriveSingle Frame Shooting, Continuous Shooting, Bracketing, Multi-exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite
Self-timer10 sec., 2 sec., OFF
Shooting FunctionsCrop35mm, 50mm, OFF
Image ControlStandard, Vivid, Monotone, Soft Monotone, Hard Monotone, Hi-Contrast B&W, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass, Retro, 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 (Adjust parameter varies depending on the selected image setting)
Dynamic Range CorrectionHighlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise ReductionSlow Shutter Speed Noise Reduction, High-ISO Noise Reduction
DisplayDisplay magnification (4x, 16x), Grid display (4x4 Grid, 3x3 Grid), Histogram, Bright area warning, Electronic Level
Playback FunctionsPlayback ViewSingle frame, u00a0Multi-image (20, 48 frames), Display magnification (up to 16x, 100% view and Quick Zoom view u00a0available), Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Grid display (3x3 Grid, 4x4 Grid), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation,
Base Parameter AdjustmentBrightness, Saturation, Hue, Contrast, Sharpness
RAW DevelopmentAspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, Colour Space, White Balance, Image Control, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Sensitivity,u3000High-ISO Noise Reduction, Shadow Correction
EditResize, Cropping, Levels Adjustment, White Balance Adjustment, Colour Moiru00e9 Correction, Movie Edit (Cut), Movie Edit (Divide)
LCD MonitorType3.0 inch TFT colour LCD (aspect ratio 3:2)u3001Approx. 1037K dots, Wide viewing angle, Air-gapless tempered glass
Touch ScreenCapacitive sensing method
AdjustmentsBrightness, Saturation, Blue/Amber, Green/Magenta, Outdoor View Setting: u00b12 Steps
Wireless LANStandardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n (HT20) (Wireless LAN standard protocol)
Frequency (Centre Frequency)2412MHzuff5e2462MHz (1chuff5e11ch)
SecurityAuthentication: u00a0WPA2, Encryption: u00a0AES
InterfacesUSB Type-Cu00a0Battery Recharge/Power Supply (Optional AC Adapter required), Data Transfer: MTP, Video output: DisplayPort over USB-C (DisplayPort Alternative Mode) u00a0
HotshoeCompatible with P-TTL Auto Flash
Flash Mode: Flash On, Flash On+Red-eye, Slow-speed Sync, Slow Sync+Red-eye
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2.0 -+1.0
Lens adapter pinAvailable
Power SupplyBattery TypeDedicated Rechargeable Battery
Battery LifeTo be finalised
Dimensions and WeightDimensionsApprox. 109.4(W)u00d761.9(H)u00d733.2(D)mm (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 257g (included dedicated battery and SD memory card), Approx. 227g (Body only)
Included AccessoriesDedicated Rechargeable Battery, USB Power Adapter, Power Plug, USB Cable, Handstrap
LanguageEnglish, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese