Ricoh GR III Gallery Images: Real-world photos from the streets of Yokohama, Japan
posted Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:51 AM EDT
Click here to see our Ricoh GR III Gallery
Just yesterday, I was only able to get a brief hands-on look at the new Ricoh GR III, and yet today, I was able to get a full-production sample to take around town here in Yokohama! Over in our Ricoh GR III Gallery, you can get a first look at real-world image quality from this upgraded compact camera. Keep in mind that this is just an initial batch of images, as I will have the camera in-hand for the next couple of days, so expect the selection of photos to grow a bit as I add more, including nighttime shots and more high ISO images.
The new Ricoh GR III sports a slightly redesigned body, one that's even smaller than its already-tiny GR II predecessor. It also features updated controls and usability features like a touchscreen display and a rear control wheel. In terms of the imaging pipeline, the big story with the GR III is its all-new 24MP APS-C sensor with on-chip phase detect AF. That's a nice bump up in resolution over the 16MP GR II. There's also a new GR Engine 6 image processor, giving the camera a wider sensitivity range than earlier models, going up to a whopping ISO 102,400. In true GR fashion, the GR III maintains the 28mm prime lens, although the optical formula has been refreshed, which should improve image quality further.
Although our time with GR III so far will be limited to just the next few days, we can't wait to get a full review sample into our testing lab! But, while we do have GR III in-hand, if you all have any burning questions about the camera, let us know in the comments below and we'll try to answer them!