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Ricoh GR III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Ricoh GR III. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and usability. The image quality and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the flash and image stabilizer. Opinions are divided on the shutter.

portability, performance, image quality, usability, lens

price, zoom, viewfinder, stabilizer , flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh GR III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Ricoh GR III


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Ricoh GR III from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the performance and image quality. The lens and usability also get good views, but many are less positive about the zoom.

portability, usability, lens, image quality, performance


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Ricoh GR III


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Ricoh GR III from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the lens and image quality are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the price, while there are some critical reviews about the image stabilizer and shutter.

portability, performance, usability, image quality, lens

zoom, shutter, stabilizer

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Ricoh GR Digital III


The most expensive pocket compact on the market doesn't even have a zoom lens

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Ricoh GR III initial review: Tugging on those high-end heartstrings


The GR III is coming to Europe, priced £800/€900. We got to play with the high-end, fixed-lens, APS-C sensor compact to see if it still appeals.

Large APS-C sensor means great quality ; Fast aperture with high-quality fixed lens further assures quality ; Close-up macro without accessory ; Touchscreen controls bring the GR into a far more usable and modern state

Screen gets overly hot in use ; No vari-angle LCD screen ; Lacks viewfinder ; No weather-sealing ; Autofocus not fastest on market ; New high ISO sensitivities are pointless - far too much image noise!

A fixed-lens compact camera (no zoom, if you're unfamiliar) won't be for everyone. But for those in the know, the GR III's fast aperture and new optic combined with three-axis stabilisation open the door to great image quality potential. Shame there's...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Ricoh GR Digital Mk III digital camera


The new Ricoh GR Digital Mk III marks a big step-up from the Mk II, previously the company's quality compact for the enthusiast or professional needing a decent and pocketable back-up camera. Fittingly, it's third time lucky for Ricoh's GR Digital Mk...

Superb magnesium-alloy build, compact and lightweight, excellent handling, great image quality, excellent lens, comprehensive level of specification

Large screen hampered in brighter conditions - viewing becomes difficult, no built-in optical viewfinder, pop-up flash position means errant fingers can inadvertently hinder it, Mode dial’s lock fiddly to use

Fittingly, it’s third time lucky for Ricoh’s GR Digital Mk III. The Mk I was good but had issues over noise, the Mk II was better but still was not quite there. But here at last the promise shown by those forbears has born fruit; the GR Digital Mk III...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Ricoh GR III review


The street photographer's dream?

Very good detail in images ; Effective Shake Reduction system ; Very fast operation ; Tiny, rugged body ; Low image noise at moderate ISOs

Terrible battery life ; Autofocus could be better ; Vignetting even at smaller apertures ; LCD screen doesn't tilt ; Relatively poor video recording

If you're a fan of the GR line you'll love what Ricoh has done here. With fast operation, dependable image quality, a crisp and responsive touchscreen and an even smaller body than before, the GR III has masses going for it. It's not cheap, though, and...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Ricoh GR Digital III review


The Ricoh GR Digital III shows off its digital SLR substitute credentials by being made of the same stuff: the shock-resistant magnesium-alloy body has rubber padding at the front and back, enabling an impressively firm one-handed grip. It even has a...

The Ricoh GR Digital III is sturdy enough build to withstand everyday knocks, boasts an impressive lens and a speedy image processor. We like that its unusual and useful spirit-level feature ensures straight horizons. The Ricoh GR Digital III suffers...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Ricoh GR Digital III review


A true enthusiast's camera that prioritises image quality and ergonomics over fancy features. Stiff competition is its only stumbling block.

Nov, 2009


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Ricoh GR III Full Review


Ricoh GR III - Read our full review of the new Ricoh GR III, the compact camera with a 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, and a wide-angle 28mm equivalent lens.

The Ricoh GR III gives high image quality, with sharp detailed images, whilst also giving ample customisation of the output. There are a number of colour presets available, and each of these can be customised with options for saturation, contrast,...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Ricoh GR III Hands-On Review


We go shooting with the new 24mp Ricoh GR III, giving our first impressions and sharing sample photos from a production version of the compact camera with an APS-C CMOS sensor.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (

Ricoh GR Digital III


Ricoh is well-known in Japan for its high-end digital compacts and it has been making a name for itself here. The original 8-megapixel G Digital garnered four mice when we reviewed it (see MacUser, 3 March 2006, p34), and this, the third iteration, has...

If we've a niggle it's that the auto white balance tends to produce slightly cool Jpegs, but shoot Raw and it's immaterial. Handling is excellent, thanks to the large rubber-covered grip and well-spaced, logically placed controls. We've even good...

Jan, 2010

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Ricoh has been making a name for itself by exploring the digital camera market in the last few years, both with its CX range and more especially with the GR DIGITAL series which is now in ...

The latest in Ricoh's GR DIGITAL range of superior compact digital cameras is its finest achievement yet with exceptional picture quality, a wide range of manual settings, RAW capability and plenty of scope for customisation... but all at an...

Nov, 2009

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