I always turn it off between shots, and I’m not a machine gun shooter (doesn’t suit this type of camera anyway. I dont want that either. They say the best camera is the one you have with you - should you take the GR III on your next excursion? And this is one further post after your "last" . If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. Tom Hogan says the Nikon 1 cameras are collectables, so I am buying them for cheap and hoarding them up (Only the V1 and J5). The GR3 has a smaller screen which accounts for the fewer specified screen dots in the spec listing. Tom Hardy is set to star as McCullin with Angelina Jolie directing. Oh? The fact that you probably use a camera that sells better, does not make you a better person than the Ricoh shooter. It's not like we were asking for your permission... @AlexSarbuIt’s not that I asked for your opinion or to comment under my comments , especially such a nonsense as you just wrote. Not much has changed much in … Out of all of my cameras, the GR III, has proven to be the only one mostly invisible on the street, allowing me to get the shots I want. though I've not used it, so Idon't know how feasible this is. I am waiting with the purchase because I like to learn from long time users reports. You can print your images larger or crop more freely. The GR III touchscreen interface works quite well, it's very responsive and complementing the dials-and-buttons interface nicely.I like for example how I can override the AF - if, say, it's automatically selecting the AF areas and I want it to focus on something specific. @Fox, show me a camera as small with as big a sensor and long battery life. Let's have a brief look at the main features of Ricoh GR III and Ricoh GR Digital III before getting into our more detailed comparison. I received my Ricoh GR3 six days ago and compared the body with my GR2 yesterday. I am genuinely perplexed that a person can be on a photography site and not see the benefit of a sharp fast lens and a large sensor in a tiny, tiny package that slips in a jeans pocket. For me, a street shooter, video is irrelevant. But that is not because I take portraits (which I don't). Fair point, but you were holding the GR3 up in comparison to 1" cams from Sony , for example. I was worried about battery life but luckily I also have the Olympus TG-4 with a spare which is compatible. It really is that simple, and it is why this camera remains truly pocketable. Even paid by Ricoh utube bloggers mention it in some , more hidden , way. I have a GR3. If it is the only camera I agree. There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. A fixed lens camera has its charms, but it has specific weaknesses that cannot be overcome. Go into ANY amateur or pro forum and ask "what's the best portrait lenses?" How does it stack up against modern competitors? However, the protruding 18mm with the J5 cannot be compared to GR 3. Alex SarbuAnd to prove this isn't a Sony Fan thing I feel the same way about the Sony RX1R with it's 42mp FF sensor and 35mm f 1.8 fixed Zeiss lens.. Too limiting to be a big seller. @Walker you really made me laugh, love your post lol. The type of high school or family portraits taken by mall photographers with totally blurred-away backgrounds are literally scraping the bottom of the barrel nowadays as far as portraiture is concerned. Larger sensors give photographer more control on the depth of field and blurry background compared to smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture. Does anyone else appreciate and use it for anything but 'street'? This may happen as a result of the following: Please make sure that Javascript and cookies are enabled on your browser and that you are not blocking them from loading. The price is quite "ouch"-ey though. In this section, we rank and compare Ricoh GR III and Ricoh GR Digital III for five different photography types in order to make your decision process easier in case you are specifically interested in one or more of these areas. Nikon unveiled the Z6 II last month, adding some more processing power and a few other modest upgrades to its 'multimedia' full-frame mirrorless offering. I’ve never seen so many negative reviews when the GRII was released and it is ,actually, a better camera overall in real use. I even need to wait for 2 weeks to get my purchase bonuses (blue ring cap + additional battery) because they are out of stock. "They are even smaller" - yeah, because the sensor is smaller. How many very expensive prime lenses still exist and being sold for MILC on both FF and APSC platforms? Cost aside, weather proofing would make it considerably larger and heavier, which goes against its primary design objective. The GR III might look very similar, but it's a significant update over the GR and GR II. I don't need the extra pixels, but I do need the shot to be in focus without destroying the moment with that horrible green light. In the most extreme situations, since you can use any GR single handed, you just raise your other hand to use as a sunshade instead of leaving it in your pocket. You can compare them here as well, e.g.:https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=ricoh_griii&attr13_1=ricoh_grii&attr13_2=canon_eosm50&attr13_3=fujifilm_x100f&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=200&normalization=compare&widget=673&x=-0.05905714285714298&y=0.2927931574514427. I use the GRII professionally and once I customized the vibrant filter , my jpegs were very goodas for micro 4/3 lensMaybe you got a lemon because the 20mm is a very good lens. @luck002: to be sure, there is an early adopter tax. I would use a castling... What is a castling? The GR III is available now for $899: $100 more than the introductory price of the GR II in 2015 (and $200 more after the GR II's rapid MSRP reduction three weeks after it launched). I took some photos of the Golden Gate Bridge last weekend with my GRIII, as my father was with my Nikon Z7, and I had taken photos from the other side with my old Fuji G617. It's a very specific camera for a very specific type of user. We took a look at the field and selected the Panasonic S1H and GH5 as the best cameras for serious videographers. For hiking, weather sealing should be enough. Glad you asked Mike. Canon EOS M1 with the free SMALL flash supplied : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_M. We've rounded up a collection of the best deals currently active on cameras, lenses, software and accessories. Ricoh GR Digital III has external dimensions of 109 x 59 x 26 mm (4.29 x 2.32 x 1.02″) and weighs 208 g (0.46 lb / 7.34 oz) (including batteries). Ricoh GR III: The Plastic Fantastic Featherweight. Daftpunk the problem of this video , like most reviews on this new model, is not what they are saying but rather what they are leaving outMost of the virtues that they praised on this model are already present on the previous modelyes the GRIII has slighty better resolution but for many long-time GR users they know (or will find out once the newness of it disappears)that the GRII is a better tool... and significantlly cheaper too.