Ricoh GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit

Ricoh GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit


Parsippany, NJRicoh Imaging Americas Corporation will release the Ricoh GR III Street Edition special limited kit. Available in a limited quantity of 3,500 units worldwide, the kit combines the Ricoh GR III camera body, finished in a metallic gray, with a compact, detachable viewfinder and a leather hand strap.

Offering the same image quality as the standard Ricoh GR III, the small, lightweight camera body was treated with a metallic gray finish to appeal to street photographers. Ricoh says the finish evokes the asphalt pavement in the city. The finish also features a grained texture that is smooth in appearance but helps improve the grip. Moreover, an orange-yellow lens barrel ring accent the camera, “reminiscent of traffic lines painted on streets.”

Ricoh GR III Street Edition Kit

In addition to the camera, the kit bundles a pair of exclusive accessories: a compact, detachable viewfinder with the same metallic gray finish; and a genuine-leather strap. Furthermore, the viewfinder has the number 28 imprinted on its top panel to highlight the camera’s angle of view. Also, the strap’s stopper has an orange-yellow finish to match the lens barrel ring.

Ricoh GR III Street Edition

This version of the GR III camera also permits photographers to activate its full press snap function with a touch on the LCD panel. This feature shifts the lens to a preselected focal point the moment the shutter release button is fully pressed. Photographers can also assign it to the LCD screen, for point-and-shoot photography. Handy when taking snapshots on the street, this feature will be available in the standard GR III camera via a firmware update later this year.

What’s more, when users turn the camera’s power off, the special edition displays an original termination screen; it consists of an exclusive product logo and a street-view image that symbolizes the camera’s street snapshot concept. Ricoh-Gr-III-Street-LCD

The Ricoh GR III Street Edition special limited kit will ship mid-July. It will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,199.95.