New firmware update v1.41 released for RICOH GR III

Release of the firmware version 1.41 for RICOH GR III

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the release of the function-expansion firmware update for the RICOH GR III high-end digital camera.

The update adds new functions and increases the number of settings that can be adjusted on their treasured RICOH GR III cameras. As the result, it improves the camera’s overall performance and ease of use, while providing users with all the benefits of the latest functions.

 

Enhanced functions

  • [Full Press Snap function is possible by touching the LCD screen]

The full-press snap function can be used not only by pressing the shutter button all at once, but also by touching the LCD monitor.
With this update, it has the same functions as “RICOH GR III Street Edition” (version 1.40).

How to use details: on ricoh-imaging.co.jp

 

Function modification

  • [Correct location information record]

In the case of south latitude or west longitude, the location information acquired from the smartphone was not recorded accurately in the Exif GPS tag, and the GPS location display in [Playback Details] was corrected.

*The dedicated end screen of “RICOH GR III Street Edition” (version 1.40) will be maintained even with the new version.

 

Related Links

Firmware download page: on ricoh-imaging.co.jp
GR official (Product planner talks about ” Full Press Snap.”): on grblog.jp

 

Changes to V1.31

<Added the following enhanced features>

  • [Full Press Snap] function has been added on [Touch AF] of C [2] [Customize Controls] on [Customize Setting]

By touching the LCD monitor, focus on the specified [Snap Focus Distance] then release the shutter.
*Full Press Snap is not possible in the following setting.
mode
・Macro mode
・[Self-timer] in [Drive Mode]

*For more details click here *This function is supported on RICOH GR III Street Edition (Firmware version 1.40).

 

<Improved Contents>

  • [Correct location information record]

In the case of south latitude or west longitude, the location information acquired from the smartphone was not recorded accurately in the Exif GPS tag, and the GPS location display in [Playback Details] was corrected.

*The dedicated end screen of “RICOH GR III Street Edition” (version 1.40) will be maintained even with the new version.

 

Caution! Only GR III users are permitted to download the firmware update!

 

How to check version

  1. Turn ON the camera.
  2. Press MENU button.
  3. Operate 4-way button and display [About This Device] of [Setup menus]
  4. Operate 4-way button and select [Firmware Info / Options] then press 4-way button right.
  5. The firmware version for camera is displayed on the [Firmware Info / Options] screen.

 

Preparation of update

  • GR III camera body.
  • Blank, formatted SD card. (formatted by GR III) (32MB or more)
  • Computer with a SD card slot.
    *If the computer does not have a SD card slot, SD card reader/writer is needed.
  • Fully charged battery (DB-110) or AC adapter kit K-AC166J.
    *Be sure to use fully charged battery If the camera turns off during updating due to lack of battery power, the camera will become inoperable. If this happens, a charge will be made for repairs even if within the warranty period.

 

Updating Procedure

  1. Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.
    The download file is self-extracting. The following file is extracted.

    • fwdc239b.bin: This is the updated firmware
      Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc239b.bin] to the root directory in the SD card.
  2. Insert the battery into the camera and confirm the battery is full by battery level indicator then turn the camera off.
  3. Insert the update SD card (prepared in step 1) into the camera and close card cover.
  4. Turn the camera power on while pressing [Menu] button.
  5. [Update the camera firmware] is displayed
    Select [Execute] by 4-way button and press [OK] button.
  6. The firmware update will start and [Updating] is displayed.
    *Do not turn OFF the camera while updating.
  7. When update is completed, “Update completed” will be displayed
  8. Turn OFF the camera and remove the SD card from camera.
    *Confirm the version of firmware with above [How to check version].

 

[Caution]

When updating is finished, the update SD card still contains the Firmware file.
If you want to use this card to take pictures, format the card by the camera to delete firmware file first.

  1. This software may only be used by users who own the GR III
  2. This software is covered by a software license agreement. Please read the software license agreement before downloading the software.
  3. You will have agreed with this software license agreement when the download starts.

 

RICOH III (v1.41)

  • Direct download link for Software Updater (Windows/Machintosh) -> v1.41

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