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5 Reasons to Buy a Ricoh GRIII - The Street King Is Back!

4/07/2019 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

5 Reasons to Buy a Ricoh GRiii - The Street King Is Back!

In this video, Mattias Burling explains why he has decided to upgrade to the Ricoh GRIII. It's not a super easy decision since the GRII, one of his favorite cameras of all time, is still a very capable camera and at a third of the price.

But after a few weeks of shooting, Mattias Burling just has to have it. There are of course more reasons than this, as well as some negatives but he will get to them in the upcoming review.

For dedicated camera enthusiasts, there's an allure to small, powerful companions that can go anywhere and capture everything. The Ricoh GR series has long held a special place in this arena, and the latest iteration, the GR III, has captured the heart (and wallet) of a loyal reviewer. But why upgrade from a perfectly good camera like the GR II? Here are 5 reasons that pushed one photographer to take the plunge:

1. Size Matters (But Grip Doesn't Suffer): Smaller is better, especially when it comes to portability. The Ricoh GR III manages to shrink further without sacrificing the comfortable grip that made the Ricoh GR II a favorite. While some online chatter hinted at potential issues with the dials, the reviewer found them perfectly functional and convenient.

2. Simplicity Takes Center Stage: Not everyone craves a camera overloaded with buttons and dials. Some shooters, like the reviewer, appreciate a more streamlined experience. The Ricoh GR III caters to this preference with a cleaner design, while still offering essential controls and customization options.

3. The Power of USB-C: It's 2023, and micro-USB should be a relic of the past. Thankfully, the GR III embraces the modern standard of USB-C charging, a small change that brings big convenience.

4. Steady as She Goes: Image stabilization might seem like a luxury in a compact camera, but it can be a game-changer in low-light situations. The GR III's new stabilization offers sharper images at slower shutter speeds, even providing a handy "dust removal" function.

5. A Sensor Revelation: This is where the real magic happens. The GR III boasts a new sensor that blows the GR II out of the water in terms of sharpness, dynamic range, and low-light performance. The reviewer even finds themselves reducing sharpness in post-processing to achieve a desired aesthetic, a testament to the sensor's prowess.

Upgrading to a new camera is a personal decision, and the reasons can be as varied as the photographers themselves. For this reviewer, the Ricoh GR III's combination of portability, refined design, modern features, and a groundbreaking sensor proved irresistible. With more in-depth reviews and content promised, it's clear this new love affair is just beginning. So, are you ready to be smitten by the GR III?

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About Mattias Burling:

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