Ricoh GR III Large-Sensor Camera Available in March

There aren’t exactly a lot of options when it comes to compact large-sensor cameras, but Ricoh is growing this sector with their latest addition, the GR III, which will go on sale in March for $899. It’s a big improvement over the GR II, with a higher resolution 24-megapixel sensor, 3-axis in-body stabilization, a rear touch screen and a fixed 28mm equivalent F/2.8 lens that can focus as close as 2.4-inches.The Ricoh GR III also has an all-new on-sensor phase-detect auto focus system that should be quicker than ever and improved low-light capability thanks to an expanded ISO range of 100-102,400. Other features include a Type-C USB-C port that can be used to charge the battery, along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t have 4K video, but you do get 1080/60p. It no longer has a built-in flash and battery life has dropped significantly, from 320 to 200 shots.Ricoh stands relatively alone in this camera category, so if you want a stellar operating large-sensor camera in a compact design, as well as image stabilization, Ricoh’s GR III is your ticket.