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This Function Expand Firmware has been designed to further enhance the performance and operability of your RICOH GR III, by adding the latest functions and new settings to the camera.

Changes in Version 1.30

By upgrading RICOH GRIII (ver.1.30), the following functions are added.

1. Cross Processing

[Cross Processing] has been added to [Image Control] of the Image Processing Setting menu with both still image and movie.
By using [Cross Processing], you can shoot images with colors that differ greatly from the actual colors. You can change the color, contrast, and the brightness of the four corners by adjusting settings in the [Image Control].


2. Function registration to ADJ/exposure compensation lever

[Crop] and [Touch AF] can be assigned to [ADJ] from the Custom Controls.
Instant access to assigned function just by pushing [ADJ]

3. Function registration to Fn button

The [Touch AF] can be registered to the [Fn Button]. Features of the [Touch AF] can be easily changed even during photo shooting.

In addition, we have improved the below functions and the stability for general performance.

4. Improved the AF performance of [Macro Mode] in dark places and low contrast.
5. When developing JPEG files from the [RAW Development] menu, the pixel count selected in [JPEG Recorded Pixels] will be retained as the default parameter. 6. Change the Electronic Level not to be hidden by the guide display when preparing to shoot with the shutter button.

Changes in Version 1.20

Function Expand Information (Version 1.20)

1. Grain Effect Setting

You can now set the [Grain Effect] setting in the monotone settings of the [Image Control].
Settable monotone settings are [Monotone], [Soft Monotone], [Hard Monotone] and [Hi-Contrast B & W].

♦Setting method
Select in order of [Still image setting] => [[6]Image Process Settings] => [Image control] => [Monotone].

Select the [Grain Effect] with the up and down keys and set the strength of the effect.

Strength of Grain Effect
-- Off
1 Weak
2 Medium
3 Strong

♦Samples of Graind Effect

Grain Effect Setting OFF

Magnified image

Grain Effect Setting 3

Magnified image

Grain Effect Setting 2

Grain Effect Setting 3

2. Horizon Correction

The automatic horizon correction is available. The camera assist you to correct the horizon.

♦Setting method
Set with [Still image setting] => [[7] Shooting Assist] => [Horizon Correction].
By turning it on, the left and right tilt during shooting is automatically corrected.

Set "On" or "Off" with the up and down keys.

< Correction range >
When SR is on: Correction up to 1.0 degree is possible
When SR is off: Correction up to 1.5 degree is possible

In addition, we have improved the below functions and the stability for general performance.

3. Shortening startup time from playback button

When startup from power-off status by holding down the playback button, startup time is shortened.

4. Improved release response

The release response is improved when continuously shoot different luminance objects.

5. Improved Auto-area AF

When Auto-area AF, focus is set to background in rare cases. This phenomenon is improved.

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