Ricoh CX3

Announced Feb 3, 2010 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 300 mm (10.7×)
dpreview conclusion

The Ricoh CX3 is one of the nicest cameras in this group test to take out and use. We love the high resolution screen and well thought out interface, and the amount of control that Ricoh gives you over its large feature set is fairly comprehensive. Unfortunately, image quality is where it falls down compared to other models in this group test. But if you don't need to make large prints, the Ricoh is a good (albeit quite expensive) option.

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65%
dpreview score
Good for

Control freaks that want to be able to adjust every aspect of their camera's performance

Not so good for

Anyone that places image quality over ergonomics

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Other reviews
Ricoh CX3 review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Mar 31, 2010)

There's no doubting that the CX3 is an impressive camera. It's one of the most striking advanced compact cameras on the market, and with its 920k dot, 3in LCD, is a pleasure to use. Add to that HD video capture and an impressive backlit sensor and you think you'd be onto a winner. However, the lack of Raw capture and full manual control over images is a real loss, and mean that the CX3 cannot...

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