Ricoh has updated firmware for its compact GR Digital III with new Auto-Hi ISO, contrast bracketing, more.
Ricoh GR Digital III firmware update Version 2.50 adds five new features:
1.[ISO Auto-High Settings] option
New options are added for ISO [Auto-Hi]. Now the upper limit for ISO sensitivity, and the shutter speed when to switch the ISO sensitivity can be set.
2 New option : [CONTRAST-BKT]
Contrast Bracketing is added in [Auto Bracketing] menu.
3 New ADJ. Lever Setting option : [ADJ. Lever Setting 5]
Number of items that can be assigned to ADJ. Lever is now 5 (from 4 until the previous version).
4 New option for [High-Contrast B & W] : [Vignetting]
When [High-Contrast B & W] scene mode is selected, Vignetting option is now available in the Shooting menu.
5 Supports [GL-1] (optional metal lens cap)
The power button lock function is included for the GL-1 usage. When the GL-1 is attached, the camera will not start up even if the power button is pressed. (However start-up in the Playback mode is available by holding and pressing the Playback button.)
In addition, four bugs have been fixed:
1 The displayed text for aperture / shutter speed may be lacking when auto rotating. Modified the display correctly.
2 Improved focus accuracy when Spot AF is used under brightness environment.
3 Corrected the focus-bar display under the following conditions. Aperture Priority mode or Manual Exposure mode for mode dial; [Snap] for Focus; and [1.5 m] for Snap Focus Distance.
4 White Balance Compensation in the Playback mode is now available for JPEG files that are recorded with RAW images.
Download the firmware update here.