Because of the corona virus, my summer vacation was mainly one in my own home, in my own city. One of tidying up and disposing of things I don’t use (anymore), most of it to the recycling store, some more expensive photo stuff directly to a new owner.
Coincidentally at that moment I also came across a message about the new ‘street edition’ of a camera I didn’t really know yet: the Ricoh GR III. A short search for reviews and pictures turned out that this really is a unique thing: it fits in your pocket (literally!), it has a large, capable sensor (APS-C format) and a good lens, although with a fixed focal length. After reading some more reviews and also looking at a lot of pictures taken with it, I took the plunge, with the budget of the sold stuff. And I haven’t regretted it yet… It’s a camera I carry with me very often now, for example when I go for a walk or bike ride. And the results are great. Judge for yourself.
For the sake of completeness: I use the ‘cross-over’ filter in the camera and edit that image afterwards in DxO PhotoLab.
PS: there is also a bit of a cult around those GR cameras. This is the official website, with a lot of pictures of GRists (photographers who work with a GR camera).