Ricoh GR III high-end compact, Ricoh WG-6 and Ricoh G900 digitla cameras now officially announced.
The Ricoh GR III is a premium APS-C format compact camera aimed at enthusiast photographers. The camera has a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor on board as well as a new wide-angle 18.3mm f/2.8 GR lens, equivalent to 28mm in full frame terms.
The Ricoh GR III will start shipping in March for $899. A new 0.75x wide-angle adapter (GW-4) will also be available for $249. Check pre-orders at (B&H Photo Video/Adorama) .
Ricoh GR III Key Specifications
- APS-C sensor
- 24.23 megapixels, no low pass filter
- Magnesium alloy frame
- 14-bit RAW files
- 28mm F2.8 lens with a 9 blade aperture and integrated lens cover
- 6 elements in 4 groups to help reduce the size of the lens barrel
- 3-Axis image stabilisation, 4 stops of compensation
- Dust Removal II system
- Anti-aliasing filter simulator to eliminate moire
- 6cm macro mode
- Fixed 3-inch touchscreen LCD with 1.04-million-dot resolution, outdoor view setting
- ISO 100-102400
- Hybrid AF system that uses phase and contrast detection
- 8 types of AF, including continuous AF and Face AF modes
- 10 image filters
- HDR effect
- In-camera RAW editing
- Interval shooting
- Multi-exposure mode, up to 2000 images
- 35mm and 50mm crop modes (reduced megapixels)
- Built in ND filter
- Customisable ADJ selector and Fn button
- 3 User shooting modes
- Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity via the Ricoh ImageSync app
- 2Gb built-in memory
- USB Type C port for charging
- DCI 4K video at up to 30p, 6K sampling
- 1080p video at 60fps
- Single SD memory card slot
- USB battery charging
The WG-6 (B&H Photo Video/Adorama) US price is $399, serves as a rugged compact camera designed to survive harsh working conditions. Extending the range of its predecessor, the WG-6 has a 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) optical zoom while sporting a larger, 20MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor for high-resolution image capture. It is capable of shooting 4K video at 30 fps, is optimized for capturing underwater colors, and features an Electronic Gimbal for smooth recording. Ring lighting is possible via six variable brightness LEDs surrounding the lens, benefitting macro and close portrait images. Waterproof to 20m, shockproof to 2.1m, freeze-proof to -10°C, and crushproof to 100 kgf, it is designed to perform well nearly anywhere. Operability is streamlined and enhanced for users wearing gloves via the addition of a customizable ADJ button and raised contours on the four-way controller. The WG-6 was designed with industrial uses in mind, since its chemical resistance allows ethanol disinfection, sodium hypochlorite disinfection, and chloride dioxide. Photographers needing GPS information with image capture will note that the WG-6 corresponds to the satellite navigation augmentation system and an allocated GPS button the four-way controller. A separately available silicon jacket and soft carrying case offer additional protection if needed.
Finally, the G900 (B&H Photo Video/Adorama) US price is $799, updates the G800 compact point-and-shoot, built to endure work-site use. Its back-illuminated 20MP CMOS sensor and 28–140mm (35mm equivalent) can capture high-resolution stills and 4K video at 30 fps. A 6-LED variable brightness ring light aids in close capture. With industrial applications in mind, it is waterproof to 20m, drop-proof from 2.1m, crush-proof to 100kgf, and chemical resistant. Worksite use is further benefited via password protection, barcode scanning, note-taking, and advanced GPS.