Ricoh Imaging has announced the development of a new GRIII compact camera with 24-megapixel resolution and a fixed 18.3mm lens.

Front view of the Ricoh GRIII camera. (Source: Ricoh Imaging.)

The GRIII  will be the latest addition to a series that began more than 20 years ago, based on providing compact cameras with high image quality, snapshot capability and portability. The latest model features a newly designed 18.3mm lens with a 28mm angle of view in 35mm format, in-body image stabilisation, a new 23.5 x 15.6 mm image sensor with an effective resolution of 24.2 megapixels and a new imaging engine. Shutter speeds range from 30 seconds to 1/4000 second and timer settings range from 10 seconds to 20 minutes. The new camera has no viewfinder but its fixed 3-inch TFT monitor has a resolution of 1,037,000 dots and is touch enabled. The camera offers a full range of metering and exposure modes and uses a hybrid autofocusing system. ISO support has not been announced but the camera has a built-in ND filter to provide some exposure control. It weighs only 257 grams with battery and SD card installed and is scheduled to go on sale early in 2019. The price has yet to be announced. Click here for more information.