Excerpt: This ancient camera was fantastic when I got it five years back (2010), And still have a macro I have not seen surpassed on any other compact camera!! Details down to about 6390 PPI. (that is 4.0 micrometer per pixel!) If you need more than that get a microscope, not a compact camera!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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....
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.