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Ricoh’s GR III is a point-and-shoot for pros

The small camera with the big sensor
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22 February 2019 / 12:18GMT

Demanding shutterbugs have long prized Ricoh’s GR and GR II compact cameras for their unassuming looks, fast wide-angle lens and excellent image quality, which make them ideal for street photography – and now the range is getting its first new model in almost 10 years. The Ricoh GR III (available March for £799) is being pitched as “the ultimate snapshot camera” by its makers, and comes with a huge 24.24MP APS-C sensor – the same size as the sensor you’d find in a DSLR camera – and a newly-designed 28mm f/2.8 lens, as well as a hybrid autofocus system that promises to boost both AF speed and accuracy; this being 2019, the rear LCD is also now a touchscreen. Although it’s primarily a stills camera, Ricoh has included Full HD video recording at 24, 25 or 60fps, while its understated all-black design remains virtually unchanged from that of its GR predecessors.

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