Ricoh brings updated shooting modes to its GR III and GR IIIx cameras via firmware update

Ricoh’s GR III compact camera. Photo via Ricoh.

Ricoh has announced a pair of firmware updates for its GR III and GR IIIx comp;act cameras that brings a number of improvements and features, including those Ricoh promised when it released it’s limited-edition ‘Urban’ GR IIIx camera earlier this year.

The GR III and GR IIIx updates, versions 1.60 and 1.10, respectively, consist of the exact same improvements for both cameras. Specifically, both cameras get a ‘Snap Distance Priority’ option in the ‘Shooting Settings’ menu as well as a dedicated ‘3.5m’ Snap Focus Distance setting. Both cameras also receive an ‘Auto-area AF (Center)’ option in the Focus Settings menu as well as an ‘Enable AF’ option for the Shutter Button Setting.

Ricoh has also improved the ‘AF/Pinpoint AF, AF operation in dark areas,’ according to the changelogs.

You can download the firmware updates for the GR III and GR IIIx using the links below:

Firmware version 1.60 for the GR III

Firmware version 1.10 for the GR IIIx


Changes to V1.60 (GR III) and V1.10 (GR IIIx)

Added the following enhanced features

  • [Snap Distance Priority] is added in the “Shooting Settings” menu.
  • [Auto-area AF (Center)] is added to the options for [Focus] in the “Focus Settings” menu.
  • “Enable AF” has been added to the Shutter Button Setting.
  • “3.5m” has been added to the Snap Focus Distance.
  • • Long tapping on the playback screen can now recall the Playback Settings.
    For more details click here

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.

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