Ricoh’s long-awaited GR III compact digicam is lastly right here — and with a trio of massive upgrades within the sensor, lens, and processor. On Thursday, February 21, Ricoh introduced the complete particulars for the beforehand teased Ricoh GR III together with the waterproof WG-6 and a brand new industrial digicam. The three new cameras lengthen Ricoh’s line of compact shooters.
Ricoh GR III
The Ricoh GR III, introduced eventually 12 months’s Photokina, now lastly has full particulars and a March launch date. The latest within the sequence of APS-C sensor cameras, the GR III updates the three greatest indicators of a digicam’s picture high quality: the sensor, the lens, and the processor. The sensor is a 24.24-megapixel ASP-C unit.
The re-designed lens retains the 28mm equal wide-angle view with a most f/2.Eight aperture with an replace for a slimmer design. Constructed from six components in 4 teams, Ricoh says the lens can also be the sharpest in the whole GR sequence whereas additionally chopping again on distortion and chromatic aberration.
As teased within the Photokina announcement, the GR III can also be the primary within the sequence to supply stabilization by way of a three-axis sensor shift system. The digicam, designed for road pictures and different genres favoring a compact, discrete digicam, additionally makes use of a hybrid autofocus. 4K video isn’t out there, however 1080p is shot at as much as 60 fps. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can also be inbuilt.
The digicam can also be launching with a GW-Four Extensive Conversion Lens, made particularly for the GR III. The conversion lens adjusts the angle of view to a 21mm and lists for $250.
The compact digicam weighs about 9 ounces, together with a battery rated for 220 pictures. The digicam will probably be out there starting subsequent month, retailing for about $900.
Ricoh’s waterproof WG sequence flagship is now extra waterproof with an up to date sensor. The Ricoh WG-6 can head underwater all the way down to 65 ft for as much as two hours, and can even stand up to drops of as much as 6.5 ft whereas persevering with to shoot at ten levels beneath freezing. Wealthy says the up to date physique makes the WG-6 essentially the most reliable within the sequence.
The sensor is an up to date 20 megapixel 1/2.3-inch kind with a backlit design. Together with the stills, the digicam can even shoot 4K motion pictures. Stabilization is accessible for each, utilizing Pixel Observe for stills. The digicam’s numerous capturing modes embody a night-time composite that stitches collectively a number of photographs to scale back blur and a brand new Depth of Discipline Composite mode.
The WG-6 lens upgrades from a 4x optical zoom to a 5x zoom, equal to a 28-140mm vary on a 35mm digicam. The improve isn’t all optimistic although — whereas the WG-5 makes use of a vibrant f/2 lens, the longer zoom lens on the WG-6 has an f/3.5 most aperture.
The rugged physique homes a hoop of lights across the lens — helpful for the digicam’s macro mode which works all the way down to 1 centimeter from the entrance of the lens. The again homes a three-inch LCD display. Just like the WG-5, the digicam additionally homes a GPS and compass to file information to images and video. The physique weighs 8.6 ounces.
The brand new Ricoh WG-6 is accessible for pre-sale from us.ricoh-imaging.com, retailing for about $400.
Together with the GR III and WG-6, the corporate additionally introduced the Ricoh G900, an industrial digicam designed for duties like catastrophe aid, civil engineering, and development. In addition to being waterproof, the digicam can also be chemical-proof and shoots 4K video and 20-megapixel stills. The G900 has a built-in stage, memo function and extras like a bar code scanner. The G900 is accessible for pre-order for about $800.