Single yellow line adds its mark to Ricoh GR III Street Edition - UPDATE

Ricoh GR III Street Edition
(Image credit: Ricoh)

UPDATE 22 October 2020
The Ricoh GR III Street Edition is now available in a non-kit form - that just gets you the special edition of this compact camera that is much-loved by street photographers. Originally it was sold in an outfit that included a custom leather strap and a special-edition version of the hotshoe viewfinder – but this open-release standard edition means that the Ricoh GR III Street Edition is more affordable. It will be sold for $946.95. 

Pre-order the Ricoh GR III Street Edition from B&H Photo


Ricoh has introduced a limited edition of its luxury GR III compact camera. Only 3500 of the Ricoh GR III Street Edition will be made, which adds a number of design refinements to the original Ricoh GR III, which was launched just over a year ago.

"To reflect the rough asphalt of the streets", we are told, the camera body has been treated with a metallic grey finish with grained texture, which has been created "by repeatedly spraying layer of droplets when coating the camera body". The surface is said to improve the grip of the 24 megapixel, wide-angle lens compact.

Ricoh GR III Street Edition comes with the hotshoe eyelevel viewfinder and a leather strap, as well as two batteries (Image credit: Ricoh)

The most distinctive touch of the design is the orange-yellow ring around the lens (which can be replaced with supplied black ring, should you which to be more covert in your candid photography).

The limited edition APS-C-sensored camera comes in a kit that includes a bespoke leather strap, and a GV-2 slot-in eyelevel viewfinder that has 28 emblazoned on it in yellow, to signify its equivalent angle of view. The kit will also include two batteries. 

The Ricoh GR III Street Edition goes on sale from 17 July for $1,199 / £1,099.

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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 11 Pro.

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.