Ricoh’s GR III Street Edition is the Camera You Never Knew You Needed

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Photo by Chris Force


December 14, 2020

The GR III Street Edition is the small camera you didn’t think you needed. I mean, you just dropped more than $1,000 on your new iPhone 12 Pro, and that’s got a 12MP f/2.2. camera smushed right into it—why bother with another pocket size camera, right? At least that’s what I wanted to think; then I got to shooting the GR III.

The GR series is possibly the best street photography camera ever made. Originally released in 1996 it quickly found a massive cult following and was famously used by Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama.

The Ricoh GR III Street Edition is a highly sought-after version limited to 3,500 units. It comes in a unique metallic gray finish with a pavement-like texture as a nod to its street photography roots. The barrel ring is finished in traffic cone orange with a matching leather hand strap. The kit includes a detachable viewfinder.

The GR III takes amazing photos, with unmatched auto-focus ability and impressive battery life. It’s a joy to use. These are just a few of the other details we love.


One-Hand Shooting

THE GR III’s natural ergonomics and reliable autofocus system makes one-hand shooting easy.


Full Press Snap

Full Press Snap focusing allows instant focus by touching the LCD panel. It’s easy to use and becomes second nature while shooting.


Incredible Image Quality

Courtesy the 24MP APS-C sensor, a 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens, the GR III takes amazing photos.


A version of this article originally appeared in Sixtysix Issue 05 with the headline “GR III Street Edition Limited Kit” Subscribe today.