Is This the Best Street Photography Camera?

Ricoh's GR series of compact cameras have long been considered some of the best options for street photography, as they offer a wide angle lens paired with a large sensor for a compact body, making them discreet but powerful. This excellent video review takes a look at the latest version, the GR IIIx, and how it performs for street photography. 

Coming to you from Robin Wong, this great video review takes a look at the Ricoh GR IIIx camera. Despite its tiny footprint, the GR IIIx manages to pack a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor into its body and pairs it with a 40mm-equivalent f/2.8 lens, making it quite an intriguing option for street and walkaround work. Beyond that, it also comes with:

  • High-refractive index low-dispersion glass lenses and aspherical high-precision molded glass lenses for reduced distortion and aberrations
  • Built-in ND filter for two stops of exposure reduction
  • Nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Hybrid phase and contrast AF system with face and eye detection
  • Shake reduction system with up to four stops of compensation
  • 0.8-second start-up time for quick action
  • 3-inch touchscreen
  • In-camera raw editing
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Check out the video above for Wong's full thoughts on the GR IIIx. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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It is truly an awesome camera and is almost always in my pocket when I leave the house. You can see results like this at #kennikinscoloursofthestreet and #ricoh_gr_official