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

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Ricoh CX3

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Ricoh CX3 review


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There is a lot to like about the CX3, such as its classic design, intelligent focusing and 10.7x optical zoom.

Yet despite the impressive automatic exposure modes, I was frustrated by the lack of manual exposure controls.

That said, the improvements in handling noise make this a camera that performs as handsomely as it looks.


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
Focusing Modes:Manual, multi AF, spot AF, face-priority AF, continuous AF, multi-target AF
Metering System:Multi, centreweighted, spot
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Build and handling
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Verdict
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