Preview of RICOH GR III High-end Digital Compact Camera at Photokina 2018

RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. are pleased to announce a preview showing of the RICOH GR III camera at Photokina 2018 – the world’s largest, full-scale trade fair of photographic and imaging products, to be held from September 26 to 29 in Cologne, Germany.

 

 

The new camera has been in the process of development as the latest model of the RICOH GR series, which features a lineup of high-end digital compact cameras combining exceptional image quality with a compact, lightweight body ideal for snapshot photography.

Over a history of more than 20 years, the RICOH GR series has always kept its basic concept of optimizing the essential values of a camera – high image quality and snapshot capability and portability – while at the same time making the changes and refinements needed to meet emerging needs. Because of this, GR-series models have been preferred by a great many photographers, particularly professionals and highly experienced amateurs.

Currently under development, the RICOH GR III 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 III 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.

 

Overview of the product under development
Model name Launch date
RICOH GR III Scheduled to be launched in Early, 2019

* The designs and specifications are identical to those first announced publicly about the camera’s development, and are subject to change without notice.

 
Major Specifications
Lens Construction 6 elements in 4 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)
Focal Length, Aperture 18.3mm (Approx. 28mm in 35mm equivalent focal length), F2.8~F16
Image Sensor Type: Primary color filter CMOS. Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm
Effective Pixels Approx. 24.24 megapixels
Sensitivity (Standard output) Auto (ISO Auto Lower/Upper Limit and Minimum Shutter Speed can be set), Manual: ISO100~To be finalized
Image Stabilization Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR)(3-axis)
AA Filter Simulator Moiré reduction using SR unit (Off, Low, High)
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations “DR II”
Still Image Format File Format: RAW (DNG) 14bit, JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Color Space: sRGB、AdobeRGB
Recorded Pixels:
【3:2】L(24M:6000×4000), M(15M:4800×3200), S(7M:3360×2240), XS(2M:1920×1280)
【1:1】L(16M:4000×4000), M(10M:3200×3200), S(5M:2240×2240), XS(1.6M:1280×1280)
Movie Format File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Recorded Pixels: Full HD (1920×1080, 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 Medium Internal Memory (Approx. 2GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to USH-I standards)
Focus Type Hybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and Contrast detection)
Focus Mode Auto-area AF, Zone AF, Select AF, Pinpoint AF, Tracking AF, Continuous AF, MF, Snap, ∞
Face Detection ON, Use only in Auto-area, OFF
Focus Range (From lens face) Normal: Approx. 0.1m~∞, Macro Mode: Approx. 0.06m~0.12m
Exposure Mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Metering Mode Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Highlight-weighted
Shutter Speed 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
EV Compensation Still Image: ±5EV, 1/3EV steps, Movie: ±2EV, 1/3EV steps
ND Filter (2EV) AUTO, ON, OFF
 White Balance 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
Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±14 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Drive Mode Single Frame Shooting, Continuous Shooting, Bracketing, Multi-exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite
Self-timer Mode 10 sec., 2 sec., OFF
Crop 35mm, 50mm, OFF
Image Control Standard, 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 Correction Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed Noise Reduction, High-ISO Noise Reduction
Display Display magnification (4x, 16x), Grid display (4×4 Grid, 3×3 Grid), Histogram, Bright area warning, Electronic Level
Playback View 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 (3×3 Grid, 4×4 Grid), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation,
Base Parameter Adjustment Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Contrast, Sharpness
RAW Development Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, Color Space, White Balance, Image Control, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Sensitivity, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Shadow Correction
Edit Resize, Cropping, Levels Adjustment, White Balance Adjustment, Color Moiré Correction, Movie Edit (Cut), Movie Edit (Divide)
LCD Monitor Type 3.0 inch TFT color LCD (aspect ratio 3:2)、Approx. 1037K dots, Wide viewing angle, Air-gapless tempered glass
LCD Touch Screen Capacitive sensing method
LCD Adjustments Brightness, Saturation, Blue/Amber, Green/Magenta, Outdoor View Setting: ±2 Steps
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (HT20) (Wireless LAN standard protocol)
Wi-fi Frequency (Center Frequency) 2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
Wi-fi Security Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES
USB Type-C Battery Recharge/Power Supply (Optional AC Adapter required), Data Transfer: MTP, Video output: DisplayPort over USB-C (DisplayPort Alternative Mode)
Hotshoe Compatible 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 pin Available
Battery Type Dedicated Rechargeable Battery
Battery Life To be finalized
Dimensions Approx. 109.4(W)×61.9(H)×33.2(D)mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 257g (Included dedicated battery and SD memory card), Approx. 227g (Body only)
Included Accessories Dedicated Rechargeable Battery, USB Power Adapter, Power Plug, USB Cable, Handstrap
Language 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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