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Ricoh CX3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and image quality are overall positive. The responsiveness and screen also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the zoom and viewfinder.

portability, screen, responsiveness, image quality, usability

value for money, color, exposure, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh CX3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 84 reviews)

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Ricoh CX3 Review


Just about every camera maker now has a super zoom compact out in the market, but Ricoh were one of the earlier camera companies to have longer zoom models in the shape of the ?Capilio R? models. Over time the R series turned into the ?CX? series of...

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Amazon review summary for Ricoh CX3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Ricoh CX3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, design, lens, usability, size

features, build quality, shutter

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Ricoh CX3 compact camera review


Ricoh might not make the coolest looking digital compacts - in fact, design wise, they're uniformly rather drab. But at least the manufacturer channels its efforts towards where it matters most, namely the cameras' image quality plus useful wide-angle...

Broad, creatively expansive focal range thanks to implementation of 10.7x optical zoom, excellent LCD visibility due to higher resolution screen that isn't normally found in its class

Priced at a slight premium for what it is, basically, a point and shoot camera, introduced very soon after the relatively identical CX2

Ricoh's pocket cameras have long been rated by photo enthusiasts, and this model ups the ante. The compact, with its high resolution screen and impressive results, does appear a little po-faced and serious in its utilitarian design which may put off a...


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Ricoh CX3 digital camera


Ricoh's CX3 is a compact digital camera for users who want something largely automatic and comfortable to use. It's a light camera with a big, 10.7x o...

Well built, very good picture quality, excellent manual focus, useful and fun filters

No HDMI, noticeable noise in photos at high ISO speeds, can be difficult to use in bright sunlight

Ricoh's CX3 isn't much of an upgrade over the CX2 but it does offer HD video recording, which makes it a useful hybrid for people wishing to shoot stills and video with the same camera. Its pictures are a little noisy and it can struggle in bright...

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Ricoh CX3 review


No other compact camera comes close to matching the CX3 for continuous performance. It set off at a startling 4.8fps in our tests, slowing to 3.3fps after 25 shots as our SDHC card struggled to keep up. Elsewhere, it was fast but not exceptionally so,...

The lens isn’t as sharp as on other compact ultra-zoom cameras, and the high price means it's not particularly good value, either.

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Ricoh CX3 review


The Ricoh CX3 is a very different sort of superzoom. It's aimed at keen and knowledgeable users, and packed with tools that aren't just aimed at grabbing headlines. But the gap between what the camera can do and what the sensor can do is slightly too...

Good zoom range ; 10mm macro mode ; Excellent LCD display ; High-end features

Weak 720p movie mode ; Image quality is limited by the sensor ; Utilitarian styling

Conclusion The Ricoh CX3 is a superzoom with a difference. Most decent cameras have just a couple of good features, but this one's got a dozen. The zoom range is great, the macro mode is fantastic and the LCD display is superb. But the sensor can't...

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Ricoh CX3 review


The Ricoh CX3 is a 10-megapixel compact camera with a 10.7x zoom lens - UPDATED 14-04-2010

The Ricoh CX3 is a solidly constructed digital compact with a powerful zoom and reliable imaging skills. It's also relatively easy to operate, thanks to a good layout of sufficient hard buttons to get you to the essentials, while the LCD display and...

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Stuff magazine


Ricoh's latest compact packs a new sensor promising low-light loveliness. Is it the ultimate ‘night out' compact?

A low-light maestro with plenty more besides, but may be a little too heavyweight for some


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Ricoh CX3


Ricoh's high-performance zoom compact now comes with HD video

Impeccable build quality ; Very fast ; Very fast

Low quality 3200 ISO setting ; No manual exposure controls ; Occasional over-exposure

The Ricoh CX3 is only a minor upgrade of the CX2, but the improved performance, HD video recording and marginally better image quality ensure that it can still compete with its more popular rivals. Build quality, handling and ease of use are all...

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Review: Ricoh CX3


This compact long-zoom shooter features a backlit sensor and a high-resolution display.

HD video recording; excellent LCD display; good macro mode

No manual exposure controls and RAW image capture

With the third iteration of the CX3, it seems Ricoh has finally hit the nail on the head with the right balance between features, performance and affordability. It's just a shame the company seems intent on refreshing an already decent camera just six...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Ricoh DB-100
Battery Type:Ricoh DB-100


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No