RICOH GR III and RICOH GR IIIx Firmware Informationen

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

<Added the following enhanced featurest>

  • • [Snap Distance Priority]  

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.

  •  “3.5m” has been added to the Snap Focus Distance.
  • •[Auto-area AF (Center)]

is added to the options for [Focus] in the “Focus Settings” menu. 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.

  • “Enable AF” has been added to the Shutter Button Setting.
    This setting will let you lock the AF only when half pressing the shutter button.

     
  • Long tapping on the playback screen can now recall the Playback Settings.
    Long tap the monitor during playback which activates the Playback Setting Menu.

 

<Improved Contents>

  • 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.

 

*The original special power-off graphic screen remains even after a firmware update in RICOH GR III Street Edition.

This update include also all Updates before

 

RICOH GR III and GR IIIx Firmware History

GR IIIx   Changes to  Version 1.02 - Update. 26.11.2021

Corrected:

- In Ver. 1.01, there are rare cases of unstable operation.

GR IIIx   Changes to  Version 1.01 - Update. 29.10.2021

Corrected:

- Abnormal images are rarely displayed when the power is turned on.
- When the tele conversion lens (GT-2) is attached and set to MF, the focus position shifts when the power is repeatedly turned on and off.

Improved:

- Stability for “Face/Eye Detection” autofocus performance.
- Stability for general performance

GR III   Changes to  Version 1.50 - Update. 01.10.2021

  • [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.

  • [“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.

  • [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.

  • [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.

  • [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.

[Others]

The stability of overall operation has been improved.

GR III   Changes to  Version 1.41 - Update. 01.10.2021

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] 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 III   Changes to  Version 1.31

Added the following enhanced features:
• Corrected --- When shooting with the multiple exposure, in rare cases the live view may not display correctly.
• Improved stability for general performance.

 

GR III   Changes to  Version 1.30

Added the following enhanced features:
• [Cross Processing] has been added to [Image control] menu in the [Still Image Settings].
• [Cross Processing] has been added to [Image control] menu in the [Movie Settings].
• [Crop] and [Touch AF] can be registered to [ADJ Mode Setting] menu in the [Customize Settings].
• [Touch AF] can be registered to [Fn Button Setting] menu in the [Customize Settings].

Improved Contents
• Improved the AF performance of [Macro Mode] in dark places and low contrast.
• When the [JPEG Record Size] setting is changed in RAW development, the new value will become the default JPEG setting.
• When preparing to shoot with the shutter button, change the point that the electronic level is hidden by the guide display.
• Improved stability for general performance.

 

GR III   Changes to  Version 1.20

Added the following enhanced features:
• [Grain Effect]
[Grain Effect] has been added to [Monotone], [Soft Monotone], [Hard Monotone] and [Hi-Contrast B&W] mode as adjustment items under [Image control] in [Image Process Setting] menu in the [Still Image Setting].
• [Horizon Correction]
[Horizon Correction] has been added to [Shooting Assist] menu in the [Still Image Setting].

Improved Contents
• From the power off state, the start-up time when starting by pressing and holding the Playback button has been shortened.
• Improved the response of the release when shooting subjects with different brightness continuously.
• In [Auto-area AF], improved the phenomenon that the focus on behind in rare cases.
• Improved stability for general performance.

 

GR III   Changes to  Version 1.11

Corrected:
• When playback movie on the camera, dropping frames occur in firmware version 1.10.
• The version display in the USB device tree of Mac OS is worked with the firmware version.

Improved Contents
• Improved stability for general performance.

 

GR III   Changes to  Version 1.10

Improved Contents
• Improved AF performance in dark places and low contrast.
• Correspond to Image Sync connection.
*Please use with Image Sync version (2.0.4) or later.
*With Image Sync version (2.0.4), you can only view and transfer images via a wireless LAN connection.
• Improved stability for general performance.