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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.

Function Expand Information (GR III Version 1.50)* Equipped by default on the RICOH GR IIIx.Download

By upgrading RICOH GRIII (ver.1.50), the following functions are added.

1. Program Line “DOF Priority (Deep)”

A new Program Line [DOF Priority (Deep)] is available.
This is a Program Line that maintains priority for a smaller aperture (F8.0) when shooting in the program mode. It widens the depth of field and enables you to easily take pan-focus shots when combined with the [Snap] setting in the focus mode.

1/8 sec, F8, ISO400, 0EV, WB:Shade

2. “Face/Eye Detection” autofocus

Autofocus based on eye detection has been newly added to the conventional “Face Detection”. When focusing on a face or eyes, they will be displayed in a frame. It is enabled during shooting with [Auto-area AF], [Select AF], or [Pinpoint AF]. It is also possible to set it to function only during shooting with [Auto-area AF]. You can fix the autofocus frame depending on the subject even when prioritizing people by simply changing the focus mode without turning “Face/Eye Detection” on and off.

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3. Evolved image editing

Addition of aspect ratios 4:3 and 16:9 to “Cropping” in the playback menu. In addition to the existing aspect ratios 3:2 and 1:1, you can now crop images using the aspect ratios 4:3 and 16:9.
It is also possible to rotate images to adjust subtle tilts. You can crop images after rotating them by up to ±45° in increments of 0.1°.

Addition of monotone editing to “Base Parameter Adj” in the playback menu. You can change JPEG color images to monotone. Further adding unique adjustments to monotone images using “Filter Effect” and “Toning” allows you to also enjoy more creative expression.

4. More convenient experience with RAW Development

Selecting “Continue” after RAW Development enables you to continue developing the same RAW data after taking over the applied settings.

The preview display time of applied setting changes for such as Image Control has been reduced.

5. Transferring images with “Auto Resize”

You can now use the smart device app [Image Sync] to automatically resize the captured image size to XS and transfer it.
* Use the latest version of Image Sync.

6. Others

The stability of overall operation has been improved.

Update History

Function Expand Information (GR III Version 1.41)

By upgrading RICOH GRIII (ver.1.41), the following functions are added.

Full Press Snap enabled with touchscreen operations

Full Press Snap is a function that performs shooting with the focal distance set in advance. This function can now also be used by touching the monitor in addition to pressing the shutter release button fully and quickly.
This is a snapshot function unique to GR that will keep you from ever missing another great photo moment.

[Full Press Snap] is added to the options for [Touch AF] in the “Customize Controls” menu.

Full Press Snap shooting does not have a time lag for focusing.
The focal distance can be selected from 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 5m, and ∞.

GR official
Product planner talks about ” Full Press Snap."

*The original design displayed when the RICOH GR III Street Edition is turned off will be retained even after updating the firmware.

Function Expand Information (GR III Version 1.30)

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.

Function Expand Information (GR III 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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