Ricoh GR III X finally announced today, the camera does have some upscaling in the photographic department. Available from October 2021.
Ricoh Imaging Co., Ltd. (President: Shinobu Takahashi) has achieved both high image quality for professional use and a compact and lightweight body that is ideal for snapshot shooting and can shoot with a new standard angle of view equivalent to 40 mm in 35 mm format. We are pleased to announce the release of the high-end compact digital camera “RICOH GR III x” equipped with a new lens that you can enjoy.
This product enhances the essential values of the camera such as high image quality, quick shooting, and portability, which are the basic concepts of the GR series, and is 35 mm of the popular “RICOH GR III” (released in March 2019). In addition to the wide-angle expression equivalent to 28mm in format, we have developed it in response to requests from users who want to enjoy shooting with a new field of view. The newly developed GR lens with a focal length of 26.1 mm has an angle of view equivalent to 40 mm in 35 mm format, which is close to the effective field of view of humans. It is a versatile angle of view that can be achieved. In addition, various functions for creating works after shooting have been strengthened, and the model is finished with the universal appeal of GR, which is constantly evolving, and the snap expression with a new angle of view that has never been seen before.
1. 1. Newly developed high-resolution GR LENS
It is equipped with the newly developed “GR LENS 26.1mm F2.8” that has both high performance and thinness. A standard angle of view equivalent to 40 mm is obtained in 35 mm format, and unlike the 28 mm equivalent angle of view that is easy to emphasize the perspective of the conventional GR series, there is less perspective and a new field of view with a natural perspective. It supports snapshot shooting with. The newly developed optical system with 7 elements in 5 groups with 2 aspherical lenses optimally arranged suppresses distortion and chromatic aberration to a level close to the limit, achieves high resolution, and also causes ghosts and flares during backlight photography. It is decreasing. Furthermore, in macro photography with a minimum of 12 cm (from the tip of the lens), it is possible to shoot with a natural perspective that makes the best use of the bokeh of the background, coupled with the focal length of the standard angle of view. In addition, it is equipped with a multi-stage aperture unit that incorporates an ND filter that is equivalent to two apertures with the amount of dimming, and provides high-contrast, high-resolution depictions for various subjects and shooting conditions, as well as 9 blades. The iris diaphragm is used to obtain a three-dimensional depiction with a natural bokeh near the maximum aperture, and it is also possible to capture a beautiful light beam by narrowing down the aperture.
2. high resolution
It is equipped with an APS-C size CMOS image sensor with low-pass filterless specifications that is optimized for GR LENS and can demonstrate resolution performance, and the latest image processing engine “GR ENGINE 6”. The number of effective pixels is approximately 24.24 million pixels, which is ultra-high definition, achieving high image quality with excellent resolution and gradation reproducibility, and also supports 14-bit RAW recording that can obtain multi-gradation images. Furthermore, it is equipped with a unique accelerator unit that optimizes the image information from the sensor, achieving excellent high-sensitivity performance with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 102400.
3. 3. High-speed, high-precision hybrid AF
For autofocus, a hybrid method using contrast AF, which has excellent focusing accuracy, and image plane phase difference AF, which realizes high-speed AF, is adopted. It is possible to detect a person’s face and eyes Note 1 during AF and display the AF frame at the focused position. When the faces of multiple people are detected, the main subject and sub subject are automatically identified and the frame is displayed, and the main subject can be easily switched by touch panel operation.
4. Equipped with an original image stabilization mechanism “SR”
3 axis four-stage Note 2 of the correction effect
by a built-in camera body our own camera-shake correction mechanism “SR” (Shake Reduction), you effectively blur caused by the camera shake when shooting. A high correction effect of 4 steps is realized for 3 axes of angle (yaw, pitch) shake and rotation shake. Furthermore, by using the “SR” mechanism that allows the image sensor to be moved freely, it also has an “automatic horizontal correction” function that helps the photographer and allows the photographer to shoot with the composition exactly as he or she imagined.
Note 2 : CIPA standard compliant
“Low-pass selector” by original technology Note 3 Function The
original function “low-pass selector” that can obtain the same moire reduction effect as the optical low-pass filter by driving the image sensor unit with sub-pixel accuracy during exposure is adopted. I am. You can turn the effect on / off and select the strength, making it easy to set the optimum shooting settings for the subject.
Note 3 : This function can be used more effectively with a shutter speed slower than 1/1000.
5. Compact design with condensed high performance
While equipped with an APS-C size sensor and a newly developed lens unit with a longer focal length, we pursued through miniaturization, and are always easy to use, suitable for the “portable tools” and “expressive tools” required for GR. It has high mobility that can be carried around. In addition, it is possible to quickly capture the moment you want to take with the high-speed startup of about 0.8 seconds, the control dial placed on the outer circumference of the cross key, and the touch panel operation. Lightweight and highly rigid magnesium alloy is used for the exterior to improve reliability when carrying.
6. High-definition LCD monitor with intuitive touch operation
It is equipped with a 3.0-inch high-definition LCD monitor with approximately 1.037 million dots. Setting operations can be performed using the touch panel, and you can intuitively and quickly move the AF frame, set menus, and enlarge or feed images during playback. In addition, the air gapless structure in which the gap between the LCD monitor, LCD panel and tempered glass protective cover is filled with special resin suppresses diffused reflection of light and enhances visibility. In addition, it also has an outdoor monitor function that allows you to quickly adjust the brightness according to the usage environment.
7. “Image control” allows you to fully enjoy the real thrill of making pictures
The finish adjustment function “Image Control” that integrates the conventional “Image Settings” and “Effects” is adopted. Based on the 11 basic images, you can adjust various parameters such as saturation, hue, key, contrast, graininess, and color tone to finish the image with your own taste. The adjustments can be added to the image control as “custom”.
8. Deeper and more discerning image finish
In-camera development of RAW data is possible. By setting the recording size, aspect ratio, white balance, image control, feeling of increase / decrease, etc., you can finish the work as you want without a PC. In addition, the preview time when setting various parameters when developing data shot in RAW format has been accelerated, enabling more comfortable in-camera RAW development. In addition, the inheritance of parameters set after development can be selected, making it possible to efficiently fine-tune the image once it has been developed. In addition, the image quality adjustment function during playback of JPEG images has been further deepened, a new monotone color image has been added, and the brightness, filter effect, toning, contrast, and sharpness parameters can be finely adjusted in the detailed settings. You can create a monochrome image that suits your taste. In addition, you can now select 16: 9 or 4: 3 aspect ratio Note 1 and rotate the image Note 1 every 0.1 degrees in the trimming settings, making it easier to create works in the camera.
9. Dual communication of Bluetooth® & wireless LAN
It is equipped with a wireless LAN communication function that can be linked wirelessly with smartphones and tablets. By using the dedicated application “Image Sync”, you can perform remote control such as transferring images to your smartphone, displaying live view, changing various settings, shooting, etc., and you can easily upload the shot images to SNS etc. In addition, you can view and transfer images on your smartphone even when the camera is turned off. Then, you can send the location information of your smartphone to the camera and record the location information on the image. It also supports the auto-resizing function Note 4 that automatically reduces the size of images to be transferred, improving convenience.
(1) Full HD movie shooting with 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 fps (frames/second) and H.264 as the recording format.
(2) Depth-first (deep) Note 1 is added to the program line.
③ Color moire correction function that can reduce moire during playback
④ “Interval composition” function that is effective when you want to record the light trails of stars and the moon together with the scenery.
⑤ Electronic level that can objectively check the inclination of the composition
⑥ With the tele- conversion lens GT-2 (sold separately) Note 5 , it is possible to shoot with an angle of view equivalent to about 75 mm in 35 mm format by combining automatic detection with a camera and cropping.
⑦ Compatible with external flash Note 6 for our digital SLR cameras