Ricoh GR III Reviews

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★★★★ 3.8
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Based on 22 reviews.
 

Ricoh GR III

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The GR III was always going to be a tricky release for Ricoh to pull off. The GR II was so well-loved that a rushed or poorly thought-out successor might have seriously upset a core of loyal users that Ricoh can ill-afford to lose.
Pros: 
  • Street shooting and casual photography
  • or travel photography where a small and light camera
  • with a medium-wide lens is very useful
Cons: 
  • Any work that requires long shooting sessions
  • long focal lengths
  • or low light shooting
  • where the GR III's autofocus system can struggle
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III Review: Tiny camera, huge appeal

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: The smartphone may have replaced a dedicated camera for many, but the Ricoh GR III is here to remind us that's not universally the case. The latest in Ricoh's series of super-pocketable street shooters, it packs the highest resolution sensor yet – and, at $899, the highest price tag too.
Pros: 
  • APS-C sensor in a tiny form-factor
  • OIS is excellent
  • Image quality handily bests smartphone cameras
Cons: 
  • Expensive
  • Autofocus can be frustrating
  • No EVF
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III Review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Ricoh GR III will make you rethink whether a smartphone camera is ‘good enough.'
Pros: 
  • Compact and stealthy design
  • Great image quality
  • Built-in ND filter
  • Good control layout for the class
  • USB-C charging and power
Cons: 
  • Poor battery life
  • No viewfinder
  • Price may limit appeal
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III Camera

★★★★ 4.2
Verdict: The Ricoh GR line of cameras has a history dating from the film era, with several models released over the years. In the age of digital sensors, the GR line is synonym with compact, elegant bodies featuring advanced controls and, most importantly, an APS-C sensor.
Pros: 
  • 24 MP APS-C sensor meets expectations
  • In-body image stabilization and dust removal
  • Excellent fast aperture
  • wide lens
  • Superb build quality in a tiny format
  • Effective and high-quality touchscreen
  • Excellent center sharpness at all apertures
  • closely followed by edges and corners
  • Fast and...
Cons: 
  • Strong vignetting if left uncorrected (absent with in-camera correction
  • No weather resistance
  • Movie mode no more than adequate
  • Battery life underwhelming
  • Unpleasing bokeh at times
  • Immature wi-fi apps
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III Compact Camera Review: The New Street Shooting Champ

★★★★★
Verdict: Ricoh recently announced the latest in their series of high quality, ultra-portable digital cameras, the GR III. Smaller than its predecessor, this new Ricoh compact camera has a 24-megapixel APS-C format CMOS image sensor, 28mm (equivalent) prime lens and a host of features normally found on...
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III

★★★★★
Verdict: Ricoh might not be the first brand that pops to mind when thinking about photography, but its GRII camera won the hearts of photographers around the world with its excellent image quality, sturdy but stylish build, and enviously compact body.
2 years ago

Goondu review: Ricoh GR III will please avid photographers

★★★★★
Verdict: With smartphones getting better in taking snapshots of your family gatherings and travels, it is tough to look at compact cameras as an alternative. Not when you have to bring one more piece of equipment for a trip.
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III

★★★★★
Verdict: The Ricoh GR III got enhancements under the hood, but I'm not sure how that will translate into actual use and functionality. I understand the low profile look, but I think some of the functionality and practicality aren't jiving so far with how I've seen folks use the previous camera.
3 years ago

Ricoh GR III

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: The GR III is the latest premium compact camera in Ricoh's classic GR series, which dates back to 1996. It's fair to say the world has changed a bit since then, but the GR range has always been a unique, timeless breed.
Pros: 
  • APS-C sensor inside pocketable body
  • Practically no distortion from lens
  • Sharp and contrasty LCD screen
  • Very good control over noise at high ISOs
  • Great detail across frame
  • even at f/2.8
  • Effective Shake Reduction system
  • Generally fast and responsive in use
  • Touchscreen is useful and responds...
Cons: 
  • AF can be indecisive and unintuitive
  • Poor video quality and no 4K recording
  • Colours a little flat on standard settings
  • LCD screen fixed in place
  • Battery life is quite poor
  • Dynamic range could be better
  • Expensive
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III review

★★★★★
Verdict: If you're a fan of the GR line you'll love what Ricoh has done here. With fast operation, dependable image quality, a crisp and responsive touchscreen and an even smaller body than before, the GR III has masses going for it.
Pros: 
  • Very good detail in images
  • Effective Shake Reduction system
  • Very fast operation
  • Tiny
  • rugged body
  • Low image noise at moderate ISOs
Cons: 
  • Terrible battery life
  • Autofocus could be better
  • Vignetting even at smaller apertures
  • LCD screen doesn't tilt
  • Relatively poor video recording
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III Review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Ricoh GR III is a new high-end premium compact camera with a large sensor and fast lens that's aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers alike. At the heart of the Ricoh GR III is an APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with 24.23 megapixels and no low-pass anti-aliasing filter.
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I got into a lot of trouble in an internet camera chat group by stating that if you are a photographer then you need a Ricoh GR. I stand by that statement and now amend it to, 'you need a Ricoh GR III'.
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Hello I had the Ricoh GRIII since May and this I want I think so far: What I like very much: This camera works better for street photography than anything I have tried before. It draws almost no attention. It is so small, easy to use and discrete.
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III review

★★★★★
Verdict: GR fans, or GRists as Ricoh call them, will love this update of an iconic camera. But in the world of multi-lens camera phones the wider appeal of this fixed lens compact will probably be limited.
Pros: 
  • Small size with big sensor
  • Great for one-handed shooting
Cons: 
  • A lot of money
  • No tiltable screen or eyelevel viewfinder
  • No built-in flash
2 years ago

Good quality photographs, poor battery life

★★★★ 1.0
Verdict: I have had this camera for 3 months. Picture quality is okay, however, the battery life is dismal. Lucky to get 50 shots off and when it dies, there is little warning. The Ricoh app (Image Sync) is absolutely useless. Waited for them to update the app.
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III Review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: The GR III is a considerable update on the GR II, blessed with a speedy performance and the capability to produce detailed, stabilised, distortion-free images, all from a tiny body you can get into your pocket. Low-light focusing performance, together with miserable battery life and last-resort video quality are limitations worth bearing in mind though.
Pros: 
  • APS-C sensor inside pocketable body
  • Practically no distortion from lens
  • Sharp and contrasty LCD screen
  • Very good control over noise at high ISOs
  • Great detail across frame, even at f/2.8
  • Effective Shake Reduction system
  • Generally fast and responsive in use
  • Touchscreen is useful and responds very well
Cons: 
  • AF can be indecisive and unintuitive
  • Poor video quality and no 4K recording
  • Colours a little flat on standard settings
  • LCD screen fixed in place
  • Battery life is quite poor
  • Dynamic range could be better
  • Expensive
2 years ago

Ricoh announces GR III development so you don't forget its APS-C compact

★★★★★
Verdict: Look for it in 2019.
"In development" announcements have recently become popular with camera and lens manufacturers as the way to reassure fans that they're really working on something great after long months (or years) of silence. But Ricoh's announcement that a GR III -- the update to its GR II fixed-focal-length, APS-C compact -- is "currently under development" with few details seems a little desperate for Photokina 2018, especially since it's not slated to ship until early 2019.
3 years ago

Ricoh GR III initial review: Tugging on those high-end heartstrings

★★★★★
Verdict: A fixed-lens compact camera (no zoom, if you're unfamiliar) won't be for everyone. But for those in the know, the GR III's fast aperture and new optic combined with three-axis stabilisation open the door to great image quality potential. Shame there's no vari-angle LCD screen, weather-sealing and a joystick control - but we can't have absolutely everything at this small scale, eh?
Pros: 
  • Large APS-C sensor means great quality
  • Fast aperture with high-quality fixed lens further assures quality
  • Close-up macro without accessory
  • Touchscreen controls bring the GR into a far more usable and modern state
Cons: 
  • Screen gets overly hot in use
  • No vari-angle LCD screen
  • Lacks viewfinder
  • No weather-sealing
  • Autofocus not fastest on market
  • New high ISO sensitivities are pointless - far too much image noise!
2 years ago

Ricoh GR III review

★★★★ 4.1
Verdict: The Ricoh GR III updates the GR series in some really important ways, bringing a modern high-resolution sensor and hybrid autofocus system to the lineup for the first time. Controls have been simplified, and a new touch-sensitive rear screen makes autofocus positioning and image navigation much faster. Image quality is excellent, although JPEG shooters might find that the 'Std' profile delivers rather dull results. The lack of a flash, and unimpressive battery performance are the only major black marks against this pocketable camera.
Pros: 
  • Street shooting and casual photography, or travel photography where a small and light camera, with a medium-wide lens is very useful.
Cons: 
  • Any work that requires long shooting sessions, long focal lengths, or low light shooting, where the GR III's autofocus system can struggle.
2 years ago

Ricoh GR comparative review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: DSLR image quality finally comes to Ricoh's well-respected enthusiast compact. The GR retains its predecessor's excellent and customizable user interface, making it a pleasure to use as a pocketable wide-angle photographers' camera. The JPEGs are occasionally a little muted but the raw files, feature set, and lens quality mean it's capable of outstanding results.
Pros: 
  • High quality photography in a variety of conditions, if you're after something small, wide-angle and engaging to use.
Cons: 
  • Action photography or movie shooting.
8 years ago

Ricoh GR Digital III review: Ricoh GR Digital III

★★★★ 4.2
Verdict: Two things might stop you considering the Ricoh GR Digital III: the price and its fixed-focal-length lens. If you can swallow those, you can look forward to a camera with levels of build, design and image quality that really set it apart from the rest
Would anyone in their right mind contemplate spending £530 or so on a compact camera that doesn't even have a zoom lens? Why, for that money you could buy a decent digital SLR. The Ricoh GR Digital III had better be something pretty special.
Pros: 
  • Great build quality and finish
  • excellent lens performance
  • straightforward, hands-on controls.
Cons: 
  • High price
  • fixed-focal-length lens
  • adjustment lever can be fiddly.
12 years ago

Ricoh announces GR III development so you don't forget its APS-C compact Look for it in 2019.

★★★★★
2 months ago

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