Ricoh GR IV: 5 things I want to see

If you want a discreet everyday camera that slips easily into a pocket, you can’t really go wrong with the Ricoh GR III series. And fans of the street photography snapper were given a big boost when Ricoh GR designer Inaba San dropped a hint during an interview – shared on Ricoh’s YouTube earlier this month – that a fourth installment is in the pipeline (see video link, below, starting at 20:58). 

With a 24MP APS-C sensor and smart features such as Snap autofocus, the GR III offers pretty much the best image quality you can get from a genuinely pocketable compact camera. It is so good, in fact, that I spent around $1,000 / £900 on the GR IIIx instead of the latest iPhone (the GR III X has a tighter 40mm focal length compared to the GR III’s 28mm lens, but is otherwise the same). And eighteen months on, I’m still loving it.