Summary: This is the best point and shoot camera ever made for street photography. It has very little shutter lag time, and, due to it's p&s design, draws no attention to it's self, My two other cameras; a nikon F3, and a leica M4 sometimes get in the way, and draw attention to themselves. this camera was delivered on time and in the condition described . I am very satisfied with the transaction.
One of the best cams I owned, large or small. Period.
K. Rosinbum ""chickentender"", Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: I've nothing to add to the reviews here on amazon OTHER than this story: I purchased the GRDIII several months before leaving for 2 years of travels around the world (in which I also packed a Pentax K7 with a 50mm manual lens, but I used that very very infrequently simply due to weight, size and profile of using it on streets etc). I fell in love with it even well before I left the country.
Summary: love this little "PRO"camera. I love the 28mm lens f1.9. It gives me option for cropping. This is my everyday camera. Great lens from 3cm macro to beyond the infinity. Full of nice advanced features or just only basic control, you can decide. This camera can not replace DSLRs or any leica m. But It will be ready anytime when you want to record a hallmark-kodak moment. (I had Gr2 before and this Gr3 is much better. you'll love it more when use with GV2 viewfinder).
Summary: This is not a point and shoot camera. To use this camera you need a cooperative subject, good lighting and a tripod. There is no zoom feature and it is not capable of attaching any zoom lenses. The few lenses that are offered are for visual effects only, wall eye and filter type. This is a good camera for a photographer to set up his studio shots or to take in the field for some fun pictures.
Summary: The Ricoh GRD III (like the GRD I) that I owned before is a superb little camera, capable of taking excellent images in the hands of an experienced photographer. It doesn't have face-detection, scene modes, HD video, 12x zoom, etc. What is does have is a fantastic prime 28mm lens, rapid AF, RAW shooting and fully manual controls. So, if you want to take pictures, rather than letting the camera make the images for you, this is the compact for you.
Excerpt: The Ricoh GRD III (like the GRD I) that I owned before is a superb little camera, capable of taking excellent images in the hands of an experienced photographer. It doesn't have face-detection, scene modes, HD video, 12x zoom, etc. What is does have is a fantastic prime 28mm lens, rapid AF, RAW shooting and fully manual controls. So, if you want to take pictures, rather than letting the camera make the images for you, this is the compact for you. Problems: None.
Summary: Ill keep this short. There are a lot of things this camera doesnt have and if you are like me these things arent always important in a camera like movies, zoom lenses, automatic settings for photographing a flower. But if you value the things below in this camera as I do it will be right up your alley because you will recognise these things are what makes it easier to get the camera to do what you want and to get good feedback on your shots.
Summary: A lot has been said about this camera so I'll just go into the pieces that I found very interesting about it as a result. The number one reason this camera is worth its cost I'd say is the quality and size of the photos all things considered. The shots are high resolution images and really look great. One of the more annoying things as a normal consumer was the lack of a real zoom in regards to the camera.
take photo in daylight. night n indoor still need improvement
20 September 2011
Summary: GRDIII is a great camera. Offcourse, as GRDIV came out, we should go for the new model. It is way more than a compact camera. The only camera on this range is Fuji X100. it is a league of its own.
Summary: I had my hands on the new GRD3 today and it feels a little, only a little different. it is more solid and sturdy in feel somehow though only a tiny bit larger. I asked for the NR off function first of all and we played with that. Then there is the ISO which has returned to 64. Great. I took shots at 400, 800 and 1600 and on the screen the noise was almost imperceptible.... This could be very good!