Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Trade in your item
Get up to a $31.65
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Ricoh CX3 10MP CMOS Digital Camera with 10.7x Wide Angle Optical Macro Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD (Black)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Ricoh CX3 10MP CMOS Digital Camera with 10.7x Wide Angle Optical Macro Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD (Black)

by Ricoh

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
  • Back-illuminated 10-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 10.7x optical wide-angle zoom lens; 28mm wide-angle to 300mm telephoto coverage
  • Shoot 1280 x 720 HD movies; 3.0-inch 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor
  • Enjoy quick and easy photography with Scene Auto Mode
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • Back-illuminated 10-megapixel CMOS sensor with 3 Inch LCD display

Today Only: Camera, Photo & Video Lightning Deals
Starting at 6:00 a.m. Pacific time there will be a series of Lightning Deals in the Amazon.com camera deals store. Limited-time offer; while supplies last. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Ricoh
  • Model: CX3 Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 10 MP
  • Optical zoom: 10.7 x
  • Display Size: 3 inches

Read about our customers' top-rated cameras on our review page: Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0036DEERI
  • Item model number: CX3 Black
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,859 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

With a back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a noise reduction function incorporating the algorithm used on the GR DIGITAL III (introduced August 2009), the new Ricoh CX3 digital camera has dramatically improved image quality performance when shooting low-light scenes.

When the camera is pointed at the subject, the new "scene auto mode" will switch to the optimum scene mode. Since the camera automatically changes to the optimum shooting settings, you can enjoy easy shooting of beautiful photographs.

Shooting has never been more enjoyable. With many other function enhancements, such as the addition of a 1280 x 720 pixel HD movie function, the addition of high & low luminance priority settings for "dynamic range double shot mode" dynamic range expansion effects, and the addition of the "pets" scene mode. The CX3 compact digital camera takes another step forward in realizing the Ricoh design concept "A tool you will want to use every day."

Ricoh CX3 Highlights

Ricoh CX3 Digital Camera highlights
Greater image quality in low-light scenes possible with a back-illuminated CMOS sensor and new noise reduction function
  • The back-illuminated 10-megapixel CMOS sensor significantly increases shooting performance in low-light scenes.
  • The CX3 uses the noise reduction algorithm introduced on the GR DIGITAL III. Performing noise reduction processing on the signal immediately after it is output by the CMOS sensor makes it possible to reduce noise while maintaining resolution, tone characteristics, and saturation.
  • The noise reduction level can be specified as Off, Auto, Weak, Strong, or MAX. By specifying MAX, it is possible to do sophisticated variance-estimation type noise reduction processing in which the sensor image data's noise variance is analyzed and the optimum processing is done for each region.
Ricoh CX3 Digital Camera highlights
28-300 mm 10.7x optical zoom mounted on a body that is easy to operate and carry
Ricoh's original retracting lens system made it possible to fit the high magnification 10.7x optical wide-angle zoom lens in a compact 29.4mm body. With 28mm wide-angle to 300mm telephoto coverage, this high magnification zoom lens can handle a wide range of shooting situations, including powerful telephoto shots as well as wide-angle shooting of both expansive landscapes and interior scenes with limited distance between camera and subject.

By just pointing the camera at the subject, "scene auto mode" will switch to the optimum shooting settings
  • With "scene auto mode," the camera identifies the type of scene being photographed (portrait, sports, night portrait, landscape, nightscape, macro mode, etc.) and automatically switches to the optimum shooting settings. Enjoy quick and easy photography of people, landscapes, nightscapes, close-ups, and much else.
Get the shot you want with high-speed continuous shooting functions capable of high image quality
  • High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 5 frames/second for still images with the maximum number of pixels.
* Continuous shooting speed will vary depending on shooting conditions, card type, card condition, etc.
  • For the M-continuous plus shooting function, which saves consecutive images shot before the finger is removed from the shutter release button, there is a mode that makes it possible to shoot at the maximum number of pixels. To fit the scene being photographed, you can select from two modes: M-Continuous Plus (10M) for 15 images taken in as little as three seconds and M-Continuous Plus (2M) for 26 images taken in about 0.9 seconds.
* M-Continuous Plus (10M) image size is fixed at 10M 4:3N.
* M-Continuous Plus (2M) image size is fixed at 2M 4:3N.
* The consecutively shot images are recorded as a single MP file (a file format with multiple still images in a single file).
  • With ultra-high-speed continuous shooting, the CX3 shoots 120 images (120 frames/sec.) during an interval of about one second after the shutter release button is pushed, or 120 images (60 frames/sec.) during an interval of about two seconds.
* Image size is fixed at VGA 4:3N.
* The consecutively shot images are recorded as a single MP file (a file format with multiple still images in a single file).

Ricoh CX3 Digital Camera highlights
High image quality that will expand your range of expression
  • Dynamic range double shot mode makes it possible to record images with an almost naked-eye impression, and new detailed settings have been added to control the dynamic range expansion effect. It is now possible to choose the tone range to be given priority using the following options: highlights, shadows, and off.
  • Residing on a customized circuit of the image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV, the pixel output interpolation algorithm reduces whiteout in high-contrast situations, thereby recreating beauty as seen.
  • Multi-pattern auto white balance makes it possible to recreate natural as-seen colors even in people-photography scenes that were difficult to shoot with past auto white balance functions, such as scenes with both shadow and sunlight and scenes mixing flash and natural light (or fluorescent light, etc.).
New modes to stimulate creative photography
  • The new "pets mode" turns off the flash, AF auxiliary light, and operation sounds to avoid startling the pet. You can easily capture the antics of your cute pet. This mode also gives priority in focusing for a cat's face when one is detected.
  • The 13 scene modes includes two popular modes introduced on the CX2: "miniaturize mode" makes it possible to shoot actual scenes but record images that recreate the impression given when photographing miniatures; "high-contrast B&W mode" makes it possible to record images with a grainy feel such as that created by using ultra-high-sensitivity film in a film camera or by push processing film at the development stage.
High-definition 3.0-inch 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor
  • The large, high-resolution LCD monitor has a wide viewing angle and high contrast. The screen has a fluorine coat to prevent soiling, a hard coat to prevent scratches, and an anti-reflection coat to give excellent visibility even outdoors in bright sunshine.
  • With sRGB comparison of 100% for color reproduction range, the monitor vividly reproduces image colors.
A wide range of functions inspired by the "A tool you will want to use every day" concept
  • It is now possible to shoot 1280 x 720 pixel HD movies.
  • With the macro photography functions you can get as close to the subject as 1 cm for wide angle* and 28 cm for telephoto.
*Equivalent to 31 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras
  • There is a function for shooting aspect ratio 16:9 still images.
  • In playback, it is now possible to display images in date of recording sequence.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 9 customer reviews
Wasn't sure what to expect for such a low…Can use it with the automatic settings for really wonderful pictures and am now anxious to learn the settings to "do it myself". Read more ›
EXCELLENT! I can put the lens touching the object and presto...a perfectly clear, absolutely beautiful picture. I am so happy with it!! Read more ›
The image stabilization, even in low lighting, is great, the scenes easily accessible, fun and functional, the auto setting yielding beautiful pictures, and the more… Read more ›
Controls easy and intuitive. Takes beautiful pictures and movies. Pictures transferred to MacBook Pro's IPhoto easily. Read more ›
Some of the extras: The special effects are fun, the bracketing of different exposures, tints, and colors while taking one photo yields interesting results, the capacity to… Read more ›
In the end, because I wanted a camera with some built-in creativity (the miniature mode and the Holga mode sold me), which worked in low lighting (I have been astounded at… Read more ›
However, I caution that you do need to read the instructions. Basic functions are intuitive, but to really make maximum use of the camera, you will have to read and study. I… Read more ›
Despite costing $300, I went ahead and ordered it and am glad I did, it's awesome! Smaller, fast lens, cool features and great quality. Read more ›
The camera is chocked full of options- hit the 'menu' button and a book of choices appear, (not good for someone who just wants to point and shoot, although there is this… Read more ›
The image stabilization, even in low lighting, is great, the scenes easily accessible, fun and functional, the auto setting yielding beautiful pictures, and the more… Read more ›
Low light performance might be improved but for me it was still acceptable. All in all a terrific package with a lot of unique features. Read more ›
Was very surprised at the quality and speed of focus. The Lens is incredible with no barrel distortion at wide setting and tack sharp. Have owned canon 950 elf titanium and… Read more ›
The camera itself is durable and rugged. The lens is outstanding-- and the 10x optical zoom is an incredible feature in a camera this small. The macro lens is INCREDIBLE! Read more ›
The lens is outstanding-- and the 10x optical zoom is an incredible feature in a camera this small. The macro lens is INCREDIBLE! I can't rave enough about the incredible… Read more ›
Despite costing $300, I went ahead and ordered it and am glad I did, it's awesome! Smaller, fast lens, cool features and great quality. Read more ›
The camera itself is durable and rugged. The lens is outstanding-- and the 10x optical zoom is an incredible feature in a camera this small. The macro lens is INCREDIBLE! Read more ›
As a casual photographer, I wanted a small,…My previous camera was very basic and I was looking for some upgrades including the macro feature and a functional zoom. I… Read more ›
Although you can just pick up this camera and immediately use it to good effect,…I purchased this camera for 3 main reasons- 1) good zoom, 2) good video 3) small size. I… Read more ›
Although you can just pick up this camera and immediately use it to good effect,…I purchased this camera for 3 main reasons- 1) good zoom, 2) good video 3) small size. I… Read more ›
All in all, I like the camera. For my purposes, the Ricoh meets all expectations; It takes excellent photos and videos, and is easy to stow. Would I buy it again? Read more ›
Overall, I am very happy with this camera. The price was right, the size is perfect for my small hands and the quality of the photos are superb! I am extremely happy with… Read more ›
A selector dial is conveniently placed on top, and the zoom is operated…The screen produces beautiful images at a reasonable size, (do purchase some 3" screen protectors). Read more ›
Movie avi files came in nicely to Imovie. The camera's display is lovely and the macro capability at within 1cm is terrific. Low light performance might be improved but for… Read more ›
Aside from what I like about the camera, I'll mention the dislikes: The camera is not the most comfortable to hold; small size vs. big hands. My fingers are far from nimble… Read more ›
The camera is small, light and easy to carry to any event. The texture on the handle allows for a good grip. Read more ›
I like the build quality of the camera. It is heavy for the size, and has a solid, well made feel about it. Read more ›
In the end, because I wanted a camera with some built-in creativity (the miniature mode and the Holga mode sold me), which worked in low lighting (I have been astounded at… Read more ›
The screen produces beautiful images at a reasonable size, (do purchase some…The ricoh battery has good life, and the charger, (which comes with the camera) is easy to use. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Heather Reddy on September 26, 2010
Verified Purchase
I agonized over which high-end point and shoot camera to buy (considering the usual suspects: Canon Powershot, Panasonic Lumix, etc). In the end, because I wanted a camera with some built-in creativity (the miniature mode and the Holga mode sold me), which worked in low lighting (I have been astounded at beautiful photos I get with low light and no flash) and which had an intuitive interface, I went with the unconventional, lesser known Ricoh CX3. I simply couldn't be happier with this camera. The image stabilization, even in low lighting, is great, the scenes easily accessible, fun and functional, the auto setting yielding beautiful pictures, and the more creative scenes (particularly the "miniature" mode) are great. Something to be noted particularly with this camera is that its macro setting is phenomenal; I've taken macro photos of flowers that have left my DSLR friends jealous. To me, the RIcoh CX3 was the highest priced point and shoot camera, but also the one with the features I wanted. It's been worth every penny. I haven't done much HD video recording, but it's nice to have that capability. I think this is the finest point and shoot on the market. It's met my needs for taking everyday, artistic photos of my family, surrounds and pets.

It's not ultracompact, but it fits nicely in a purse or satchel pocket. Barely needed to consult the user manual to figure out the controls.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By a.walker on December 18, 2010
Verified Purchase
Although you can just pick up this camera and immediately use it to good effect, practice and reading the instructions is a must to fully appreciate all of the functions. I purchased this camera for 3 main reasons- 1) good zoom, 2) good video 3) small size. I took for granted that this camera would produce fine pictures, and that the LCD screen would portray the fine pictures well. So far, no disappointments after 2 months and well over 600 photos and video I'm happy. The camera does more than I want, so I'm still learning the "how to's", and expect that mastering all the features is likened to a full time study, (whereupon, I have no time). Some of the extras: The special effects are fun, the bracketing of different exposures, tints, and colors while taking one photo yields interesting results, the capacity to focus manually may even turn me into an artist, and yes you can zoom in and out while taking video.

I like the build quality of the camera. It is heavy for the size, and has a solid, well made feel about it. Not plasticky. For the most part, the design makes sense. There is no viewfinder, but I do not see where one is necessary. The power button is recessed so accidently turning the camera on or off is difficult to do. A selector dial is conveniently placed on top, and the zoom is operated by a toggle surrounding the shutter button, (good and bad). The screen produces beautiful images at a reasonable size, (do purchase some 3" screen protectors). The ricoh battery has good life, and the charger, (which comes with the camera) is easy to use.

Aside from what I like about the camera, I'll mention the dislikes: The camera is not the most comfortable to hold; small size vs. big hands.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Donald A. Brodzik on April 7, 2010
Verified Purchase
I'm very pleased with this camera. The form factor is terrific. Controls easy and intuitive. Takes beautiful pictures and movies. Pictures transferred to MacBook Pro's IPhoto easily. Movie avi files came in nicely to Imovie.The camera's display is lovely and the macro capability at within 1cm is terrific. Low light performance might be improved but for me it was still acceptable. All in all a terrific package with a lot of unique features.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jeanette on August 3, 2011
I bought this camera a year ago from Amazon and am only first getting to write the review for it now as my sister in law inquired of me what camera I have so that she can purchase the same one. The camera itself is durable and rugged. The lens is outstanding-- and the 10x optical zoom is an incredible feature in a camera this small. The macro lens is INCREDIBLE! I can't rave enough about the incredible macro photos I have taken-- especially of plants and small animals in Central America. The quality of the photos that you can take with this camera is really impressive. However, I caution that you do need to read the instructions. Basic functions are intuitive, but to really make maximum use of the camera, you will have to read and study. I am still learning what this camera can do a year later. Nonetheless, I recommend this camera highly without reservation. I also would mention that at this point, the CX-5 has been released. I am not sure how it compares to the CX-3, but it might be worth comparing the two models since the 5 is just the more recent version of the 3.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Z. Chatfield on June 23, 2011
Verified Purchase
As a casual photographer, I wanted a small, practical and user-friendly camera, and this is exactly what I got. My previous camera was very basic and I was looking for some upgrades including the macro feature and a functional zoom. I have been able to take terrific photos using both features. There are a generous number of modes from which to choose in attempt to capture the perfect shot, but you really do not need to use these to get a great photo. The automatic mode delivers clear, sharp photos. However, if you do want to really use all of the features this camera has to offer, your choices are great. The scene mode alone has 13 different options. I still have not used all of them but find it very helpful to be provided a summary of when to use each one when I am scrolling through the options on the menu.

The camera is small, light and easy to carry to any event. The texture on the handle allows for a good grip. I thought not having an optical viewfinder would be a negative but I don't even miss it. The screen is large and clear, & you know exactly what image you are capturing. (I did purchase the anti glare screen protector which helps when taking photos outside) The battery charges relatively quickly, and has charged long enough for me to take pictures for hours at a wedding or long hike without worrying about needing to recharge it. The charger is compact and easy to travel with, and when I have needed to recharge the battery, it occurs relatively quickly.

Deleting photos is extremely easy. You are given the choice between deleting individual photos, multiple photos or all of them.

As much as I have enjoyed this camera, there are 2 small inconveniences that I have noted.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again