Excerpt: My Canon Powershot A620 broke after 6 years (I have always been very satisfied with the image quality) and thought I should be able to get a decent camera providing the same image quality (if not better) for a fair amount of money. I have been reading a lot and liked the high-res display, the number of options and settings and the possibility to upgrade the firmware.
Excerpt: Not had this long but very impressed with its images - unlike dpreviewers! Colour is nicely restrained and images sharp at max telephoto. Usual fantastic Ricoh customisability and fits neatly into crumpler bag in pocket. So far just great as a travel cam. Problems: Menus very dense - have owned A GRD3 so I know what I'm getting into but newcomers might find it a bit imtimidating.
Excerpt: Only had it a week so maybe a bit enthusiastic, but this camera is feature rich. Glad i didn't heed the dire DPreview on this machine, maybe it was done by an World Cup referee. Problems: None so far.
Excerpt: Ricoh cameras are well known for their fantastic feature set and UI and this one is no exception. The camera is a joy to use and offers a fantastic degree of control for anyone who is interested in photography. Don't just go and get a Canon or Nikon p&s camera without trying one of these out. Don't listen to the awful drivel that DPreview printed in the group test about this camera. It really stands head and shoulders above all of the others.
Excerpt: At first sceptic as competotors at same pricelevel have somewhat better spec on paper, however, once you hold the CX3 and take some pics, the cam impresses by the ease of use and intuitive settings. All pics you shoot are prolike quality by just point and shoot. amazing, i don't know anything about composing pics or so, but already made fantastic macro's, mini's, protraits, hi B/W, i dare to recommend this to anybody, btw i was a Sony owner...
Summary: The Ricoh CX3 is one of those "best kept secrets" of photography. I carry it everywhere in a 'Case 4 Life' case on my belt, and use it constantly. It gives a whole new meaning to always carrying a camera whilst having a quality and reliability about it that produce consistently good results, with 12" x 8" prints easy, and larger ones attainable.
Summary: I chose the Ricoh CX3 to replace a compact of a different make that I returned it to Amazon for a refund because it produced very poor results (amazing how many 5 star reviews of that appeared soon after my 2 star one, mostly by first-time reviewers....) I was fortunate to obtain my CX3 as the very last one that was on offer at an absolute knockdown price, so I've got a lot of specs for my money. Newer stocks are dearer.
Summary: Brilliant camera, was looking at the lumix and nikons at £200-£250 from the same launch date as this. Bought one of the CX-3s for under £150 and it is much better made and takes pictures faster and better. Really pleased.
Summary: Bought this camera not so long ago and have to say its a fantastic little camera.I have been using a little Panasonic DMC-FX150 (a great little camera in its own right with fantastic HD video and smaller size) for the last year but found it to be poor in low light without using the flash and I am not a big flash fan.I had read that this camera was good in low light and it certainly is.The build quality is solid and pictures are great (10mp are definatly all you need).The...