GR III Firmware - Feature Updates

 

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

 

 

Function Expand Information:
GR III Version 1.60 - 05.04.22
GR IIIx Version 1.10 - 05.04.22

1. Snap Distance Priority

Newly added Snap Distance Priority in Exposure mode. By selecting the snap shooting distance and DOF in advance, just by selecting this mode you can instantly recall this setting. When the DOF 3 is selected, the aperture is set to nearly pan focus so you can release the shutter right away.

 

2. Auto-area AF (Center)

Newly added Auto-area AF (Center) in Focus mode. By selecting this mode, this will automatically focus mainly the center area (nine areas), which is useful not to focus the surroundings such as the ground in front.

3. Memory Lock

In shutter button setting, “Enable AF “ is added. This setting will let you lock the AF only when half pressing the shutter button.

4. Editing functions by pressing on the touch display

Long tap the monitor during playback which activates the Playback Setting Menu.

5. Improved Content

• When using the PEG image processing and editing function "Trimming", the ADJ display for aspect ratio selection is now aligned with the selected aspect ratio.

• In Select AF/Pinpoint AF, AF operation in dark areas has been improved.
 
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GR III v1.60      |     GR IIIx v.1.10

Function Expand Information (GR III Version 1.50 / 01.10.21)

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.

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.

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.


GR III Changes to V1.41

Added the following enhanced features:


• [Full Press Snap] function has been added on [Customize Setting] By touching the LCD monitor, focus on the specified [Snap Focus Distance] then release the shutter.

*Full Press Snap is not possible in the following setting.
・Video mode
・Macro mode
・[Self-timer] in [Drive Mode]

*This function is supported on RICOH GR III Street Edition (Firmware version 1.40). Improved Contents [Correct location information record]

• In the case of south latitude or west longitude, the location information acquired from the smartphone was not recorded accurately in the Exif GPS tag, and the GPS location display in [Playback Details] was corrected.

*The dedicated end screen of "RICOH GR III Street Edition" (version 1.40) will be maintained even with the new version.

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

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


GR III Changes to V1.31

Added the following enhanced features:


• [Full Press Snap] function has been added on [Customize Setting] By touching the LCD monitor, focus on the specified [Snap Focus Distance] then release the shutter.

*Full Press Snap is not possible in the following setting.
・Video mode
・Macro mode
・[Self-timer] in [Drive Mode]

*This function is supported on RICOH GR III Street Edition (Firmware version 1.40). Improved Contents [Correct location information record]

• In the case of south latitude or west longitude, the location information acquired from the smartphone was not recorded accurately in the Exif GPS tag, and the GPS location display in [Playback Details] was corrected.

*The dedicated end screen of "RICOH GR III Street Edition" (version 1.40) will be maintained even with the new version.

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.