Ricoh GR IIIx review

A powerful pocket-sized camera with built-in editing tools, ND filter, 2GB of internal storage and a choice of focal lengths

Ricoh GR IIIx
(Image: © Liam Dunkley)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Ricoh GR IIIx is a street-savvy version of the Ricoh GR III with a better-suited 40mm lens instead of the original 28mm. It has a few other benefits, including an optional 1.5x teleconverter lens which can be attached to the fixed lens for a more zoomed-in view. For an APS-C camera, it's incredibly compact making it ideal for street or travel photography, and with a wide f/2.8 lens, super fast eye AF plus sensor-shift stabilization it's great for portraits too. It's pocket-sized but it's big on features boasting 2GB internal storage and built-in NDs. It truly is a compact camera aimed at photographers who want to have total control.


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    Big APS-C sensor

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    Built-in ND filter

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    40mm f/2.8 lens


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    Eyelevel viewfinder costs extra

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    Only 1080p video

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    Luxury price tag

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Designed with the street photographer in mind, the Ricoh GR IIIx is a remarkable little (and I mean that literally) camera that's enjoyable to use and achieves amazing results. It's a one-stop solution for all your travel or street photography needs thanks to its range of advanced, helpful features that many compact cameras don't include.

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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.