Ricoh announces RICOH GR IIIx high-end compact camera

The RICOH GR IIIx features a newly developed GR lens.

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. announced the RICOH GR IIIx high-end digital compact camera featuring a newly developed 40mm-equivalent GR lens. The RICOH GR IIIx will be available in early October 2021 at the Ricoh website and select Ricoh Imaging-authorized retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $999.95.

Unlike past GR-series models which featured a 28mm wide-angle, the newly designed 26.1mm GR lens provides a 40mm standard angle of view in the 35mm format. The RICOH GR IIIx is equipped with a 24.24 MP APS-C-size CMOS image sensor and a newly developed GR ENGINE 6 imaging engine to optimize its image resolving power, the company says. The GR IIIx has a top sensitivity of ISO 102400 for super-high-sensitivity photography and a short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds. The camera has a touchscreen LCD and is equipped with a high-speed hybrid autofocus system, built-in shake reduction, Bluetooth and wireless LAN connectivity options.

Optional accessories for the RICOH GR IIIx include a tele conversion lens and lens adapter; external mini optical viewfinder; a ring cap available in three different colors (dark gray, black, and GR IIIx-exclusive bronze); and a genuine-leather soft case.