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What to Expect from Ricoh GR III Camera?

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Here is our expectation of the popular premium series compact, Ricoh GR III camera. The GR-series Ricoh is one of the most popular compact camera in the company’s lineup.

Undoubtedly, the professionals who need a second camera with great image quality in compact sizes, the APS-C sensor based model becomes ideal for their needs.

Ricoh has been rumored to introduce a new compact camera in late 2016. The device in question were a high-end model that would be the replacement of Ricoh GR II. There is no signal of a successor model from the beginning of 2017. In this post you’ll find what we expect from Ricoh GR III camera.

Our expectations about the Ricoh GR III camera

The rumor mill didn’t provide when will be the premium fixed-lens camera become official. As a result Ricoh GR III camera price and release date information remains unknown. First let’s remember the Ricoh GR II specs and details.

What to Expect from Ricoh GR III Camera?

Ricoh GR II

The GR II comes packed with a 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with an 18.3mm f/2.8 lens that provides a full-frame equivalent of 28mm. The compact camera is powered by a GR Engine V processor and supports an autofocus system offering a 0.2-second AF speed. The ISO ranges between 100 and 25,600 along with a minimum focusing distance of 10 centimeters in macro mode. The fastest shutter speed, when using the maximum aperture of f/2.8, has been bumped to 1/25000s from 1/2000s, while the buffer supports 10 RAW frames using the 4fps continuous shooting mode.

Expectations for Ricoh GR III camera

Ricoh is rumored to announce a new premium compact camera which will be called the Ricoh GR III. Here are our thoughts and expectations for the GR III camera.

  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • High Resolution EVF
  • Better ISO performance
  • Tilt screen
  • Dustproof body (maybe weather sealed)
  • Price around $700

We hope the Ricoh GR III camera will arrive in late 2018 at the Photokina event. Please feel free to relay your comments, or suggestions.