Ricoh CX3 review

July 24, 2010

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Ricoh CX3

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Nine months on from its ‘noisy’ predecessor, the CX2, Ricoh’s CX3 turns its attention to noise reduction

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Nine months is a meagre gap between the release of the Ricoh CX2 and the latest in the series, the CX3. I found myself wondering just how much could have been achieved in this time.

One of the main downsides of the CX2 was the high level of noise, but Ricoh claims it has addressed this issue in the CX3 with the inclusion of a back-illuminated CMOS sensor.

The company has also added a selectable noise-reduction function, HD video, scene auto mode, ‘pets’ shooting mode and face-priority AF.

  • White Balance: Auto, 6 presets and manual
  • Output Size: 3648x2736 pixels
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC
  • LCD: 3in, 920,000-dot VGA
  • Exposure Modes: Program AE
  • Sensor: Approx 10-million-pixel back-illuminated CMOS
  • Weight: 206g (including battery and memory card)
  • Lens: 28-300mm (equivalent)
  • Power: Rechargeable DB-100
  • File Format: JPEG, CIPA multi-pic format, AVI movie
  • ISO: 80-3200
  • RRP: £299.99
  • Dimensions: 101.5x58.3x29.4mm
  • Focusing Modes: Manual, multi AF, spot AF, face-priority AF, continuous AF, multi-target AF
  • Metering System: Multi, centreweighted, spot

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