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Ricoh GR Digital III, Elegant Point & Shoot 10mp Digital Camera, 28 F/1.9mm Lens

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About Ricoh GR III

The new GR DIGITAL III takes the GR line's traditional high image quality to an even higher level with a new image processing engine, a new CCD, and the newly developed 28 mm/F1.9 GR Lens. Performance has also been enhanced in areas such as quick shooting, operability, and power of expression.

• 1. Newly developed large-aperture lens.
The adoption of the new F1.9, f-6.0 mm (equivalent to 28 mm for 35 mm film cameras) lens for the GR DIGITAL III takes compact-body cameras into a new realm of images. This lens makes it possible to shoot with a faster shutter speed than could be used on previous models, or to shoot with the same shutter speed but at a lower setting for ISO sensitivity.

Despite the large F1.9 aperture, the new lens achieves a resolution level equivalent to that of the F2.4 GR Lens. The use of a newly developed lens drive system has made it possible to achieve greater image quality in macro photography.

• 2. Taking the GR DIGITAL concepts another step forward, the GR DIGITAL III achieves even greater image quality. The new image processing engine GR Engine III is installed. Using newly developed noise reduction technology, it enables highly sophisticated noise processing to be done while maintaining superior resolution, tone characteristics, and saturation.

The new high-sensitivity CCD (1/1.7 inch, approx. 10 megapixels) achieves high-sensitivity properties through the use of a new process. The combination of the newly developed GR Lens and GR Engine III significantly increases shooting performance in low-light scenes.

• 3. Even faster shooting capabilities for capturing fleeting shutter opportunities.
Algorithm improvements have reduced focusing time in low-light scenes. With the Pre-AF function, focusing speed is further accelerated by adjusting the focus to match the movement of the subject.

The new "full-press snap" function shoots at a preset distance for a one-push full-press of the shutter button. Up to five RAW images can be recorded in consecutive shooting* and bracketing.
*When noise reduction is OFF. When it is Weak or Strong, the maximum is four images.

• 5. Large, high-visibility 3.0-inch VGA LCD monitor.
The 3.0-inch, 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor provides high resolution, a wide viewing angle, excellent colour reproduction, good visibility outdoors, and a surface that resists soiling. The sRGB comparison for colour reproduction range is 100%.
The micro-thumbnail display function displays 81 thumbnail images on a single screen.

• 6. Operability further enhanced.
The My Settings on the mode dial have been expanded to three sets. The number of Fn (function) buttons on the back of the camera body has been expanded to two.

A function has been added for assigning names to My Settings sets and storing and retrieving them. A maximum of six sets can be defined and stored.

The Ricoh GR III is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel and more.The Ricoh GR III is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Ricoh GR III is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Ricoh GR III: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Large clear LCD, Nice body color and Short lag time

Ricoh GR III Features

  • New 28mm F/1.9 GR Lens
  • New CCD, with almost double sensitivity compared to the previous model (GR DIGITAL II).
  • Newly developed GR ENGINE III for precise noise reduction
  • Suppressing whiteout to create "high-reality" images. Pixel output interpolation algorithm
  • Effective solution for mixed light sources. Multi-pattern auto white balance
  • Smooth, quick AF is possible even in low-light scenes
  • With the expansion of buffer memory, continuous shooting of up to five images ispossible even for RAW. This facilitates bracketing as well as the shooting of quickly moving subjects. The RAW card write speed has also been accelerated (under 3 seconds per image).
  • Shutter speed priority AE newly added. Extensive exposure modes
  • New macro mode system controls field curvature
  • Images with a naked-eye impression. Dynamic range double shot
  • Aspect ratio 1:1 square format mode
  • Individual color settings have been added to the image settings.
  • Flash amount can be set at 12 levels from full flash to 1/64, enabling you to balance flash intensity for both subject and background brightness.
  • Fine tune brightness and contract, no PC required. Level compensation
  • ncrease shooting certainty. Three types of bracketing
  • Up to three "My Settings" can now be registered.
  • More efficient image checking. One-push playback enlarged view

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