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    Posted: 25 September 2018 at 07:25
I probably am the only person around here interested, but Ricoh announces the development of a new GR-camera. I wanted on-sensor PDAF and WiFi, it has both. 24mp is nothing special, IBIS is nice. I was worried about the fully articulating screen, but it is about the same size as the old one: still pocketable

I am surprised at the video specs. With the fully articulating screen this could have been a good vlogging camera, but no mic in and no 4k make that a non-starter.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2018 at 20:58
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I probably am the only person around here interested
Told you so
Pentax Forums already has nine pages on this interesting camera. And is even smaller then my current GR.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tricky01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2018 at 21:21
Interesting Addy. I find the whole multiple camera thing quite difficult. I've been tempted by the RX1, and one day when I find one in a charity shop in the distant future, I might get it. But my worry is if I have a decent compact, I'll not take the full A mount gear out any more. It is big and cumbersome, but in a bag with a 35, 85 and 135 I know I will have the flexibility and the best images for any family meet or day out. It looks like a great camera, but I don't want to take any time away from my A99. I'm probably a fool...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beardedspoooon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2018 at 21:58
I had lusted after the GRII for a while, settled for the Coolpix A after having a hard time finding a GR for a price I was willing to pay. GRIII sounds great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2018 at 17:15
Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

I'm probably a fool...
Your words, not mine

The GR is great for those instances where the A99 is to big, it will fit in your pockets. Being a 28mm prime means it will never replace a DSLT.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2018 at 21:46
I know I am talking to myself, but DpReview has a piece on this camera which is looking like it might become their new favourite compact. They consider the Fuji X100 series its main competitor, but that one doesn't fit in my pockets. To me, the Fuji XF10 is its competitor, but that is a flawed camera according to the few reviews around.

One thing, the reports about the articulating screen seem to be wrong.
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Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

Interesting Addy. I find the whole multiple camera thing quite difficult. I've been tempted by the RX1, and one day when I find one in a charity shop in the distant future, I might get it. But my worry is if I have a decent compact, I'll not take the full A mount gear out any more. It is big and cumbersome, but in a bag with a 35, 85 and 135 I know I will have the flexibility and the best images for any family meet or day out. It looks like a great camera, but I don't want to take any time away from my A99. I'm probably a fool...

I've been a multiple-camera user since the late 1970s as I generally had a Rollei 35 with colour print film in it alongside the Miranda Sensorex with either Ektachrome or FP4.

And I often took the Rollei out on its own, as it would fit in a jacket pocket with a small mini-tripod and gave lovely results in 'bulb' mode in night scenes (30 seconds with one stop allowed for reciprocity failure )

I am still looking for a high-quality pocket camera with a decent VF at a price I can afford, but until then I have the little Canon S100, which (like many alternatives) means I have a camera on me when I otherwise wouldn't.

I went for a long walk along the coast today (Birthday present to myself!) and managed some nice views of the coast on an unbelievably warm, sunny, and cloudless September day. The S100 fitted into a very small shoulder bag with a drink bottle, a book, a banana and a pair of reading glasses
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 September 2018 at 14:42
The GR fits in your pants and if you want a VF just add an optical viewfinder. These are great cameras for your intended use.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 November 2018 at 16:55
Missed this one, some more (but not that much) about the GRIII on The Phoblographer interview with Ricoh. For the few people interested
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I have been toting along a Panasonic Lumix LX5 for a few years now on those occasions that my A or E mount gear may be too cumbersome, but I still want to take decent pictures if the need pops up. I like the pocket-able aspect of these sorts of cameras. The new little Ricoh just might be enough to move me along to a more modern camera for my tag-along.
Thanks for the heads-up on this release.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2019 at 17:00
It took some time, but Ricoh has launched the GR III and Dpreview has an hands on article. The price is 899,- in The Netherlands.

I moved to a Canon G1x3 for my compact needs, so, at the moment I am not in the market (but still interested )
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