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.

f/2.8, 1/800s, ISO 100

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.

f/2.8, 1/40s, ISO 200

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!

f/2.8, 1/1000s, ISO 200
f/2.8, 1/500s, ISO 100

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