Ricoh GRIII revealed - a new classic is born, thanks to major upgrades

The classic Ricoh GRII compact camera is to get a major update next year. The development of the GRIII, announced at Photokina 2018, will increase resolution to 24 megapixels, add in-body image stabilisation, and fixed touchscreen LCD display. Video quality remains unimproved however, with no 4K capability.

Unlike the current Ricoh GRII, the new GRIII will not have a pop-up flash. However the hotshoe has been updated to allow TTL compatibility with Pentax flashguns.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.