GR DIGITAL III FAQs - By Product

[Question] What is the difference between GR DIGITAL III, and GR DIGITAL II or GX200 ?

See the following comparison chart.

[Image sensor / Lens]

Items GR DIGITAL III GR DIGITAL II GX200
Effective pixels (Total pixels) (approx.) 10.00 million pixels (10.40 million pixels) 10.01 million pixels (10.30 million pixels) 12.00 million pixels (12.40 million pixels)
Image sensor 1/1.7" primary-color CCD 1/1.75" primary-color CCD 1/1.7" primary-color CCD
Focal length (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) f = 6.0 mm
(28 mm)
f = 5.9 mm
(28 mm)
f = 5.1 mm - 15.3 mm
(24 - 72 mm)
Optical zoom N/A
(fixed focal)
N/A
(fixed focal)
3.0 x
Digital zoom 4.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 x
Lens construction 8 elements in 6 groups (2 aspherical lens elements with 2 surfaces) 6 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical lens elements with 3 surfaces) 11 elements in 7 groups
F-Aperture F: 1.9 - 9 *1 F: 2.4 - 9 *2 (W) F: 2.5 - 9.1
(T) F: 4.4 - 15.8
Imaging engine GR ENGINE III GR ENGINE II Smooth Imaging Engine III
  • *1)F8.0 - F11 displays in the Auto shooting mode : Being controlled with the combinations of exposure and ND filter.
  • *2)F7.1 - F11 displays in the Auto shooting mode : Being controlled with the combinations of exposure and ND filter.


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[Photograph features of camera]

Items GR DIGITAL III GR DIGITAL II GX200
Dynamic range double shot *3 Available N/A
Grid Guide display 3 types 1 type 1 type
Antiblur function (Image stabilizer) N/A N/A Available
Shutter release time lag (from the focus lock) Approx. 0.030 sec. *4 Approx. 0.007 sec. *4 Approx. 0.011 sec. *5
Movie size 640 x 480 (30/15 fps),
320 x 240 (30/15 fps) *6
Pre-AF *7 Available N/A N/A
Full Press Snap *8 Available N/A N/A
Image settings Vivid, Standard, B&W, B&W (TE), Setting 1 / Setting 2 Hard, Normal, Soft, B&W, B&W (TE), Setting 1 / Setting 2 Auto level, Hard, Normal, Soft, B&W, Setting 1 / Setting 2
Bracketing Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket
Multi-pattern auto white balance *9 Available (in white balance mode) N/A N/A
Target shift AE, AF, AE/AF AF *12 AE, AF, AE/AF
Shooting interval Approx. 0.78 sec. *4 Approx. 0.6 sec. *4 Approx. 0.9 sec. *5
ISO sensitivity AUTO / AUTO-HI *10/ ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 AUTO / AUTO-HI *10/ ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 AUTO / AUTO-HI *10/ ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Built-in flash range (ISO AUTO) 0.2 - 3.0 m 0.2 - 5.0 m
Flash exposure compensation +2.0EV - -2.0EV
Flash Synchro settings *11 Available Available *12 Available
Flash Manual settings *13 Available Available *12 Available
Flash GN (guide number) 5.4 (ISO 100) 6.8 (ISO 100) 7.2 (ISO 100)
Shooting distance (From the front of the lens) Approx. 0.3 m - infinity (W) Approx. 0.3 m - infinity
(T) Approx. 0.3 m - infinity
Macro range (From the front of the lens) Approx. 0.01 m - infinity Approx. 0.015 m - infinity (W) Approx. 0.01 m - infinity
(T) Approx. 0.04 m - infinity
Zoom macro range (From the front of the lens) N/A N/A Approx. 0.01 m - infinity
Auto Resize zoom *14 5.7 x 5.7 x 6.3 x
Noise reduction OFF / Strong / Weak ON / OFF ON / OFF
Noise reduction ISO Over ISO 201 / Over ISO 401 / Over ISO 801 / ISO 1600 N/A Over ISO 201 / Over ISO 401 / Over ISO 801 / ISO 1600
Shooting Info. Display frame *15 Available N/A N/A
Information Display mode *16 Available Available N/A

  • *3)Two consecutive pictures are taken with different exposures and then the areas with the appropriate exposure are combined together. For the details on the [Dynamic Range Double Shot], see the following FAQ.

  • *4)Without flash (with our own test conditions)
  • *5)Disable image stabilizer, without flash (without our test conditions)
  • *6)30/15 fps : You can choose either 30 frames or 15 frames per a second.
  • *7)The camera will do preliminaries on focus, corresponding with changes on the subject, even if you will not yet press the shutter release half way. For the details on the [Pre-AF], see the following FAQ.

  • *8)If you press the shutter release half way, the AF feature will work, but if you fully press the shutter release button at once, the camera will take a picture with a configured distance without AF work. For the details on the [Full Press Snap], see the following FAQ.

  • *9)For scenes with both sunlight and shadow, the camera automatically selects the optimal white balance to fit the light source of each segregated area of image. For the details on the [Full Press Snap], see the following FAQ.

  • *10)This is the option to set the upper limit of the ISO sensitivity. Yo can choose from ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, or ISO 1600. Comparing with the AUTO, the shutter speed will become faster in a dark scene, which will reduce camera shake or blurring subject.
  • *11)This is the option to choose the flash synchro timing from either [1st Curtain] or [2nd Curtain]. For the details on the [Flash Synchro Settings], see the following FAQ.


  • *14)Auto resize zoom works with the maximum image size only.
  • *15)This is the option to display shooting icons in a frame surrounding the view through the lens.
  • *16)This is the option to display shooting information in the picture display when the picture display is off.


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[Playback features of camera]

Items GR DIGITAL III GR DIGITAL II GX200
Resize images Available Available Available
Image brightness and contrast correction Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual) N/A Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual)
White balance (color tone) correction Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber) Available *17 (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber) Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber)
Image rotation Automatic rotation in Playback
Thumbnail view 20 frames or 81 frames view 12 frames view 20 frames view
Display of enlarged image Available Available Available
Display of Details + Histogram Available N/A N/A
One press zoom *18 Available Available *17 N/A

[Other features of camera]

Items GR DIGITAL III GR DIGITAL II GX200
Picture display (LCD) 3.0 " / approx. 920,000 dots 2.7 " / approx. 230,000 dots 2.7 " / approx. 460,000 dots
PC interface Mass storage / USB 2.0
Viewer software (for Windows) Irodio Photo & VideoStudio 1.1.16 from Pixela Irodio Photo & VideoStudio 1.0 from Pixela Irodio Photo & VideoStudio 1.1.3 from Pixela
My Settings 3 settings 2 settings 2 settings
My Settings Box Available (up to 6 settings) *19 N/A N/A
ADJ. lever settings 4 settings
Fn button registrations Fn1 / Fn2 Fn1 Fn1 / Fn2
PictBridge printing Available Available Available
Built-in memory Approx. 88 MB Approx. 54 MB Approx. 54 MB
SD memory card Up to 2 GB
SDHC memory card Up to 32 GB Up to 8 GB Up to 16 GB
Battery DB-65 *20 (included) DB-60 (included)
Battery charger BJ-6 (included)
AC adapter AC-4c (optional)
Dry cell battery AAA batteries x 2
Shooting capacity *21 Approx. 370 pictures *22 Approx. 370 pictures *23 Approx. 350 pictures *23
Weight of a camera (without batteries, an SD card, or a strap) Approx. 188 g Approx. 168 g Approx. 208 g
  • *19)You can save 6 My settings into the [My Settings Box] in advance, and you can recall a My setting from the box to register it to MY1, MY2, or MY3. See the following FAQ for the details.

  • *20)Also the DB-60 is compatible with the GR DIGITAL III.
  • *21)Number of pictures measured using the CIPA standard.
  • *22)It is the guideline with the rechargeable battery DB-65.
  • *23)It is the guideline with the rechargeable battery DB-60.


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[Optional accessories]

Items GR DIGITAL III GR DIGITAL II GX200
External viewfinder GV-1 (Optical) (with frames equivalent to 21mm / 28mm) *24 N/A
Mini external viewfinder GV-2 (Optical) (with a frame equivalent to 28mm) *24 N/A
Electronic viewfinder N/A N/A VF-1 (Optional / Kit) *25
Wide conversion lens GW-2 *26
21 mm (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) (approx. 0.75 magnifications)
GW-1 *27
21 mm (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) (approx. 0.75 magnifications)
DW-6 *28
19 mm (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) (approx. 0.79 magnifications)
Tele conversion lens N/A GT-1 *27
40 mm (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) (approx. 1.43 magnifications)
TC-1 *28
135 mm (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) (approx. 1.88 magnifications)
Hood & adapter GH-2 GH-1 HA-1
Adapter diameter 43 mm 37 mm 43 mm
External flash GF-1 (Optional) *29 No option *30 (commercially available) No option (commercially available)
Soft case GC-3/GC-4 GC-1/GC-2 SC-45
Neck strap GS-1/ST-2 ST-2

  • *24)It is the optical viewfinder. See the FAQs below for the details.

  • *25)This is the electronic viewfinder. See the option site.
  • *26)Required the GH-2, hood & adapter. See the FAQ below for the details on the GW-2.

  • *27)Required the GH-1, hood & adapter.
  • *28)Required the HA-2, hood & adapter.
  • *29)This can be connected to the hot shoe. See the product information site for the details.
  • *30)GR DIGITAL II : Recommended flash information is available in the FAQ below.



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[PC connections]

When you connect a camera to a computer:

Only the USB connection is available. Serial connection is not supported.
It is required a computer that is pre-installed with a supported OS version in the following chart, and that has a USB port as standard.
The installation CD that comes with a camera contains the software for Windows only. For Macintosh, no software from Ricoh is required to download pictures. See the FAQ here for the details.
The following is the compatibility chart for each operating system.

[Windows]
Items GR DIGITAL III GR DIGITAL II GX200
Windows Vista/XP/2000 Supported
Windows Me Not supported Supported Supported
Windows 98 Not supported

[Macintosh]
Items GR DIGITAL III GR DIGITAL II GX200
Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.1.2 Supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported
 

Answer ID:EDCG09300
Date created:July 27, 2009
Date modified:August 17, 2010
Product:GR DIGITAL III, GR DIGITAL II, GX200
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Category:Hardware specifications


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