Ricoh GR III vs GR IIIx

Ricoh GR III vs GR IIIx
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke/Digital Camera World)

If you're in the market for a Ricoh GR III or a Ricoh GR IIIx you might be unsure which to go for. In truth, both luxury APS-C compact cameras are very similar and you can't go wrong with either, they both feature in our best compact camera guide and they have a lot of similarities. 

For example, they both have the same 24.2MP CMOS sensor and 3-axis sensor-shift stabilization, and they both include handy features such as in-camera editing, face/eye detection, built-in ND filters and several preset modes – but yet these two cameras can be used very differently. 

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Header Cell - Column 0 Ricoh GR IIIRicoh GR IIIx
Sensor24.2MP CMOS24.2MP CMOS
Focal length / aperture18.3mm (Approx. 28mm in 35mm equivalent focal length), F2.8~F1626.1mm (Approx. 40mm in 35mm equivalent focal length), F2.8~F16
Lens construction 6 elements in 4 groups (2 aspherical lens elements) 7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)
Screen3.0 inch TFT color LCD3.0 inch TFT color LCD
ISO sensitivity 100 - 102,400100 - 102,400
Image StabilizationSensor-shift shake reduction (SR)(3-axis)Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR)(3-axis)
Still image formatsRAW (DNG) 14bit, JPEG RAW (DNG) 14bit, JPEG
Movie modesMPEG4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Full HD (1920x1080, 60p/30p/24p),MPEG4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Full HD (1920x1080, 60p/30p/24p),
Recording time25 mins or 4GB25 mins or 4GB
Internal memory2GB 2GB
Focus typeHybrid AFHybrid AF
Crop modes35mm, 50mm, OFF50mm, 71mm, OFF
Dimensions109.4(W)×61.9(H)×33.2(D)mm (excluding protrusions)109.4(W)×61.9(H)×35.2(D)mm
Weight (with battery and SD card)257g262g

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.