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Ricoh GR IIIx

$1,699.00
  • 24.24MP APS-C sensor with no anti-aliasing filter in order to capture maximum detail
  • New 26.1mm F2.8 GR lens, equivalent to a 40mm lens on a full frame camera
  • Ricoh Shake Reduction (SR) system, 3-axis image stabilization with up to 4 stops of shake compensation
  • Hybrid contrast/phase-detect autofocus system now incorporates face and eye detection
  • Two aspherical lens elements
  • A 2-stop ND filter can be engaged for very bright conditions
  • 9-bladed diaphragm for smooth bokeh
  • 0.12m minimum focus distance for close up shots
  • 14-bit DNG raw files
  • Maximum ISO of 102,400
  • Auto Horizon Correction function
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Overview

Ricoh GR IIIx

The high-end digital compact camera Ricoh GR IIIx features a newly developed GR lens with a 40mm angle of view in the 35mm format while harmonizing professional-grade image quality with a compact, lightweight body perfect for street photography.

The newly designed 26.1mm GR lens provides a 40mm angle of view in the 35mm format, close to the photographer’s own effective field of view. Depending on the way the lens is used, this versatile angle of view can create different image renditions: you can capture an image similar to those taken at a 30mm semi-wide angle, or create a completely different visual expression as if taken at a 50mm standard angle. The camera also provides a range of new and upgraded post-shooting functions to edit captured images to the photographer’s preference.

 

Newly designed, high-resolution GR lens

The RICOH GR IIIx incorporates a newly developed 26.1mm F2.8 GR lens, which harmonizes exceptional image quality with a slim design. Unlike past GR-series models which featured a 28mm wide angle of view for exaggerated perspective, this lens provides a 40mm standard angle of view in the 35mm format, delivering images with a more natural perspective and a more truthful sense of depth for a completely different type of street photography. The newly designed optics incorporates two aspherical optical elements at the most effective positions to reduce distortion and chromatic aberration to a minimum, while effectively minimizing the generation of flare and ghost images when shooting against backlight. In macro photography, the camera allows the user to move in on a subject as close as 12 centimetres from the lens front end. Coupled with the standard focal length, it captures close-up images with a natural perspective, set against a beautifully defocused background. It also comes equipped with an ND (Neutral Density) filter, which closes the aperture down by two stops to capture high-contrast, high-resolution images with a variety of scenes and subjects and under varying shooting conditions. Its nine-blade diaphragm mechanism creates a natural bokeh (defocus) effect and a truthful sense of depth at open and larger apertures while capturing beautiful light beams at closed-down apertures.

 

High-quality, high-resolution images

The GR IIIx incorporates a large APS-C-format CMOS image sensor with an anti-aliasing (AA) filter-less design and a newly developed GR ENGINE 6 imaging engine to optimize its image resolving power. With approximately 24.24 effective megapixels, this image sensor assures super-high-resolution images rich in gradation. It is also compatible with multi-tone 14-bit RAW image recording. The camera also features the RICOH-original accelerator unit designed to optimize the image data delivered by the image sensor and provides a top sensitivity of ISO 102400 for super-high-sensitivity photography.

 

Hybrid AF system for high-speed, high-precision autofocus operation

The GR IIIx features a hybrid AF system combining a contrast-type AF mechanism superior in focusing precision with a phase-detection-type AF mechanism assuring high-speed focusing operation. During autofocus shooting, this AF system detects the subject’s face or eye with precision,* focuses on it, and indicates the in-focus position on the LCD display using the AF frame. When the camera detects multiple faces, it automatically distinguishes the main subject from secondary ones and indicates this on the focus frame. Photographers can also change the main subject with simple touch-screen operation.

 

RICOH-original SR mechanism

Three-axis, four-step* shake reduction: The RICOH-original SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism means that the GR IIIx effectively compensates for camera shake at the time of shutter release. The three-axis mechanism minimizes the adverse effects of camera shake caused by pitch, yaw and roll by as much as four shutter steps. Since the SR mechanism shifts the image sensor to the ideal position horizontally and vertically, the camera lets the user take advantage of the Auto Horizon Correction function to effortlessly optimize image composition.

RICOH-original AA Filter Simulator*: By applying microscopic vibrations with sub-pixel precision to the image sensor unit during exposure, the camera’s AA (anti-aliasing) Filter Simulator provides the same level of moiré reduction as an optical AA filter. This innovative simulator allows the user not only to switch the AA filter effect on and off but also to adjust the effect to the level best suited for a given subject.

 

Compact, lightweight design

Despite the incorporation of the large APS-C-format image sensor and the newly developed optics with a longer focal length, the GR IIIx is designed to be extremely compact, functional and portable, in keeping with the GR-series concept of the camera as a pocketable imaging tool or a handy picture-taking tool. It also provides a host of user-friendly features — such as a short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds, control dials conveniently positioned next to the four-way controller, and effortless touch-screen operation — to enhance operability and allow the user to swiftly react to once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities. The exterior frame is made of highly rigid magnesium alloy to improve dependability and durability while being carried or stored.

 

High-definition LCD monitor with intuitive touch-screen operation

The GR IIIx features a 3.0-inch high-definition LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots. Its touch-screen operation provides swift, intuitive control of various camera functions, such as AF frameshift, menu selection, and image advance/magnification during playback. It also features an air gapless construction, in which special resin is inserted between the LCD touchscreen monitor and a protective cover made of reinforced glass, to effectively reduce the reflection and dispersion of light for improved visibility. The Outdoor View Setting allows the user to instantly adjust the monitor’s brightness to the desired level for greater visibility in difficult lighting conditions.

 

Image Control function to produce desired visual effects

The GR IIIx features a creative Image Control function, which integrates effect modes into conventional image setting operations. Using 11 basic Image Control modes, the user can easily adjust various parameters, such as saturation, hue, key, contrast and graininess, to the desired level and create their preferred finishing touch. A set of adjusted parameters can be added as a custom setting to the Image Control function menu.

 

Advanced image editing

The GR IIIx provides in-body RAW-data development while allowing the user to edit a captured image as desired by adjusting such parameters as recoding size, aspect ratio, white balance, image Control setting, and exposure compensation factor, all without the need of a PC. Since the camera reduces the time required for preview after the user adjusts the parameters of RAW-format images, it enhances the speed of in-body RAW-data development. The camera also lets the user retain the adjusted parameters after the initial RAW-data development is completed, making it possible to make minute re-adjustment of the already-developed image with greater efficiency. The camera’s image quality adjustment function for JPEG images is also upgraded: a newly added monochrome mode allows more minute adjustment of parameters in full-colour images, such as filter effect, toning, contrast and sharpness, to create monochrome images with the desired finishing touches. The camera also provides such creative tools as a choice of aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3)* and image rotation in 0.1-degree steps* to facilitate the image editing process.

 

Bluetooth and wireless LAN dual communication

The GR IIIx provides wireless LAN functions for easy pairing with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. By installing the dedicated Image Sync application, the user can transfer captured images to a mobile device, display a Live-View image on the device’s monitor, change various settings remotely, release the shutter from a distance, and even upload captured images to various social media with ease. Even when the camera’s power is turned off, the user can browse and download the images stored on the camera to a mobile device. The user can also send a mobile device’s location data to the camera, and record the data on captured images. The Auto Resize function,* which automatically reduces the image size before transmitting an image to a mobile device, also helps improve the camera’s operability.

 

Features:

Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 frame rate) in the H-264 recording format

New DOF Priority (Deep) was added to the program line to prioritize the closed aperture setting

Color Moiré Correction function to reduce the effect of moiré during playback

Interval Composite mode, effective in capturing landscapes with traces of the moon and stars

Electronic Level to check the camera’s inclination

GT-2 Tele Conversion Lens (optional) to extend the focal length to approx. 75mm telephoto in the 35mm format, usable in combination with the camera’s auto-detection and crop functions

Compatibility with accessory flash units designed for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras

Specs
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Brand Ricoh
Megapixels 24 Megapixels
Specifications
Lens
Lens Construction 7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)
Focal Length, Aperture 26.1mm (Approx. 40mm in 35mm equivalent focal length), F2.8~F16
Image Capture Unit
Image Sensor Type: Primary colour filter CMOS. Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm
Effective Pixels Approx. 24.24 megapixels
Sensitivity (Standard output) ISO100~102400: Auto (ISO Auto Lower/Upper Limit and Minimum Shutter Speed can be set), Manual
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"
File Formats
Still Image File Format: RAW (DNG) 14bit, JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant Color Space: sRGB、AdobeRGB Recorded Pixels: 【3:2】L(24M:6000x4000), M(15M:4800x3200), S(7M:3360x2240), XS(2M:1920x1280)【1:1】L(16M:4000x4000), M(10M:3200x3200), S(5M:2240x2240), XS(1.6M:1280x1280)
Movie File 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 Medium Internal Memory (Approx. 2GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to UHS-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, ∞
Full Press Snap Performs shooting by focusing at the Snap distance with a single press of the Shutter Release Button or a touch of the LCD Monitor
Face/Eye Detection ON, Use only in Auto-area, OFF
Focus Range (From lens face) Normal: Approx. 0.2m~∞, Macro Mode: Approx. 0.12m~0.24m
Exposure
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 the 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
Modes 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
Drive Single Frame Shooting, Continuous Shooting, Bracketing, Multi-exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite
Self-timer 10 sec., 2 sec., OFF
Shooting Functions
Crop 50mm, 71mm, OFF
Image Control Standard, Vivid, Monotone, Soft Monotone, Hard Monotone, Hi-Contrast B&W, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass, Retro, Cross Processing, 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, Color Tone (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
Horizon Correction SR On: correction up to 1 degree, SR Off: correction up to 1.5 degrees
Display Display magnification (4x, 16x), Grid Display (4x4 Grid, 3x3 Grid), Histogram, Bright area warning, Electronic Level
Playback Functions
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 (3x3 Grid, 4x4 Grid), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation
Base Parameter Adjustment Normal editing, Monotone editing
Parameter: Brightness, Saturation, Filter Effect, Hue, Toning, Contrast, Sharpness (Adjust parameter varies depending on the selected editing setting)
RAW Development Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, Color Space, White Balance, Image Control, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Sensitivity, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Shadow Correction
Edit Delete, Protect, Image Rotation, Image Copy, File Transfer, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), 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
Touch Screen Capacitive sensing method
Adjustments Brightness, Saturation, Blue/Amber, Green/Magenta, Outdoor View Setting: ±2 Steps
Wireless LAN
Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (HT20) (Wireless LAN standard protocol)
Frequency (Center Frequency) 2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
Security Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES
Bluetooth
Standards Bluetooth® v4.2 BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy)
Frequency (Center Frequency) 2402MHz~2480MHz (CH0~CH39)
Interfaces
USB Type-CT Battery Recharge/Power Supply (Optional AC Adapter required), Data Transfer: MTP, Video output: DisplayPort over USB-C (DisplayPort Alternate 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
Power Supply
Battery Type Rechargeable Battery DB-110
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC166(Optional)
Battery Life A number of recordable images: Approx. 200 images,
* With a fully charged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery under the temperature at 23°C. Tested in compliance with CIPA standards. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.
Playback time: Approx. 180 minutes
* The playback time is a guide based on RICOH's measurement method. The actual number differs according to usage conditions.
Physical
Dimensions Approx. 109.4(W)×61.9(H)×35.2(D)mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 262g (Included dedicated battery and SD memory card),
Approx. 232g (Body only)
Language
Language English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
What's in the box

1x Ricoh GR IIIx

1x Rechargeable Battery DB-110

1x USB Power Adapter

1x Power Plug

1x USB Cable I-USB166

1x Handstrap

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What's in the box

1x Ricoh GR IIIx

1x Rechargeable Battery DB-110

1x USB Power Adapter

1x Power Plug

1x USB Cable I-USB166

1x Handstrap

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