No regrets at all in buying the Ricoh GRDIII a little over a year ago. It makes me look like an almost OK photographer. The slideshow set above was made entirely on the GRDIII. I’ve been slowly adding images to the set over the past year.
I’m only posting this now as I have been asked to supply an image for the cover of a book about Rwanda. I spent a few hours yesterday reviewing some of the photos I’ve taken with this pocket-sized wonder over the past year. They’re now at the publisher for review.
Ricoh recently announced it will be releasing an updated version, the Ricoh GRDIV. It looks pretty much the same, but the engine inside is slightly different. If you’re in the market for a compact, but powerful camera, you might want to hold off and grab a secondhand, or old stock, GRDIII. I certainly have no need to upgrade.
Meanwhile, fellow former-Saigonite Dave Hagerman has a good run through of the GRDIII. Photographer Paul Giguere has a detailed review, including all the personal settings he uses. Lastly, I found this post by Wouter Brandsma very useful when deciding to buy this camera.