CX3

CX3 Major Specifications

Items Specifications
No. of Effective Pixels (Camera) Approximately 10.00 million pixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS (total pixels: approx. 10.60 million pixels)
Lens Focal length f=4.9-52.5mm (Equivalent to 28-300 mm for 35 mm film cameras. With Step Zoom set, focal lengths can be fixed at eight steps: 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, 200 mm, and 300 mm)
F-aperture F3.5 (Wide) - F5.6 (Telephoto)
Shooting
Distance
Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 1.5 m - infinity (Telephoto) (from the front of the lens)
Macro: Approx. 1 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 28 cm - infinity (Telephoto), approx. 1 cm - infinity (Zoom Macro) (from the front of the lens)
Lens Construction 10 elements in 7 groups (aspheric lens: 4 elements and 5 surfaces)
Zoom Magnification Optical: 10.7x zoom (equivalent to 28-300 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras)
Digital: 4.8x up to 51.4x (equivalent to 1440 mm) when used with optical zoom
Auto Resize: 5.7x *1 up to 61.0x *1 (equivalent to 1710 mm) when used with optical zoom
Focus Mode Multi AF (contrast AF method) / Spot AF (contrast AF method) / Face-Priority AF / Continuous AF / Multi-target AF / MF / Snap / ∞ (with AF Auxiliary Light)
Motion Blur Reduction Image sensor shift method image stabilizer
Shutter Speed *2 Still image 8, 4, 2, 1 - 1/2000 sec.
Movie 1/30 - 1/2000 sec.
Continuous Shooting Continuous shooting speed *3 approx.5 frames/sec. (10M 4:3F shooting time; shooting speed after 12 pictures is approx. 3 frames/sec.)
Continuous shooting capacity 999 pictures
Exposure Control Exposure
Metering Mode
Multi Light Metering (256 segments) / Center-weighted Light Metering / Spot Metering
Exposure Mode Program AE
Exposure
Compensation
Manual Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (-0.5EV, ±0, +0.5EV)
ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO, ISO80 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600 / ISO3200
White Balance Mode Auto / Multi-pattern Auto / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent Lamp / Incandescent Lamp 2 / Fluorescent Lamp / Manual Settings, White balance bracket function
Flash Flash Mode Auto flash (fires automatically in low-light conditions and when the subject is backlit) / Red-eye Flash / Flash On / Flash Synchro. / Flash Off
Built-in flash range Approx. 20 cm - 4.0 m (Wide), approx. 28 cm - 4.0 m (Telephoto) (ISO Auto/ISO Auto Maximum 1600, from the front of the lens)
Flash compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps)
Monitor 3.0-inch Transparent LCD (approx. 920,000 dots)
Shooting Mode Auto shooting mode / Scene auto mode / Dynamic range double shot mode / Continuous mode / Scene mode (Portrait / Sports / Pets / Night. Port. / Nightscape / Miniaturize / Landscape / High Sens / High Contrast B&W / Discreet Mode / Zoom Macro / Text Mode / Skew Correct Mode) / My settings mode / Movie mode
Picture Quality Mode *4 F (Fine) / N (Normal)
No. of Pixels Recorded Still image/multi-picture 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3648 x 2048, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1728 x 1296 (multi-picture only), 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Movie *5 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Text 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
Recording Media SD memory card
SDHC memory card (up to 32 GB), Internal memory (approx. 88 MB)
Recording File Format Still Image JPEG(Exif ver.2.21) *6
Multi-picture CIPA DC-007-2009 Multi-Picture Format
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format compliant)
Compression method JPEG Baseline method compliant
Other Major Shooting Functions Continuous, Self-Timer (operation time: approx. 10 sec. / approx. 2 sec. / custom self-timer), Interval Timer (Shooting interval: 5 sec. - 1 hour (5 sec. steps) *7, Color Bracket function, Focus Bracket function, AE/AF Target Shift, Histogram, Grid Guide, Electronic Level
Other Major Playback Functions Grid View, Enlarged Display (maximum 16x), Resize, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Trim, Flag, Slideshow, DPOF Setting
Interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB) Mini-B, Mass storage compatible *8/ AV Out 1.0Vp-p (75Ω)
Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL switchable
Power Supply Rechargeable Battery: DB-100 x1
Battery Consumption *9 Based on CIPA Standard: Using the DB-100, approx. 310 pictures (when LCD Dim is on) *10
External Dimensions 101.5 mm (W) x 58.3 mm (H) x 29.4 mm (D) (according to CIPA guidelines)
Weight Approx. 206 g (including the supplied battery and SD memory card)
Approx. 185 g (body only)
Operating Temperature Range 0°C - 40°C

  • *1VGA image size
  • *2Shutter speed upper and lower limits vary depending on Shooting Mode and Flash Mode.
  • *3Values measured under Ricoh measurement conditions using a Panasonic PRO HIGH SPEED 8GB SDHC memory card. The continuous shooting speed and number of pictures will vary depending on the shooting conditions, the type of recording media used, the condition of the recording media, etc.
  • *4The picture quality modes which can be set vary depending on the image size.
  • *5When shooting movies of 1280×720 size, the use of an SD/SDHC memory card with an SD speed class of Class 6 or higher is recommended.
  • *6Compatible with DCF and DPOF. DCF is the abbreviation of the JEITA standard "Design rule for Camera File system." (Full compatibility with other devices is not guaranteed.)
  • *7With flash off.
  • *8Mass storage driver is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS9.0-9.2.2, and Mac OSX10.1.2-10.6.1
  • *9Shooting capacity was measured using CIPA-standard parameters. This is only an estimate, and performance may vary according to usage conditions.
  • *10When LCD Auto Dim is off: approx. 290 pictures

CX3 Software


Windows
7
Windows
Vista
Windows
XP
Windows
2000
1.DL-10
2.Irodio Photo & Video Studio
3.Adobe Reader x

  • *To playback MP files and output still images from MP files on a Macintosh PC, please use the enclosed VM-1 Macintosh software for viewing MP files (compatible OS: Mac OS X 10.4-10.6.1).

CX3 System Requirements


Windows
Operating system Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 / Professional Service Pack 3
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows 7
CPU Windows 2000 / Windows XP: Pentium ®III 500MHz or more,
Windows Vista / Windows 7: Pentium ®III 1GHz or more
Memory Windows 2000 / Windows XP : 256MB or more
Windows Vista : 512MB or more
Windows 7: 1GB or more
Available disk space on hard drive at installation time 160MB or more
Display Resolution 1024 x 768 dots or greater
Display Colors 65000 colors or greater
CD-ROM Drive A CD-ROM drive compatible with the above-mentioned computer
USB Port A USB port compatible with the above-mentioned computer

  • *When the CX3 is connected to a PC, only a USB connection can be used. Serial connection is not supported.
  • *It is necessary for the above OS to be preinstalled and for the USB port to be standard equipment.
  • *The 64-bit OS version is not supported.
  • *The CX3 is compatible with Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.1.2 to 10.6.1 by mass storage connection.

SD Memory Card Storage Capacity (Number of Images and Time)

Mode Image Size Internal
Memory
(88MB)
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
SCENE 10M 4:3F 22 242 491 965 1973 3953 7930
10M 4:3N 38 414 842 1653 3379 6769 13579
9M 3:2F 25 272 553 1087 2222 4452 8930
7M 1:1F 30 323 653 1284 2624 5257 10546
7M 16:9F 30 323 653 1284 2624 5257 10546
5M 4:3F 34 373 758 1490 3045 6101 12238
3M 4:3F 54 581 1182 2321 4744 9503 19063
1M 4:3F 98 1059 2118 4160 8505 17039 34181
VGA 4:3F 402 4316 8778 17237 35231 70579 141581
(When [Focus] is set to [Multi-target AF]) 10M 4:3F 22 240 487 957 1957 3922 7867
10M 4:3N 38 408 830 1631 3333 6678 13396
9M 3:2F 25 269 548 1077 2202 4412 8851
7M 1:1F 29 319 647 1270 2596 5202 10435
7M 16:9F 29 319 647 1270 2596 5202 10435
5M 4:3F 34 368 749 1471 3008 6026 12089
3M 4:3F 53 570 1159 2277 4654 9324 18704
1M 4:3F 94 1023 2047 4022 8221 16471 33042
VGA 4:3F 352 3776 7681 15082 30828 61759 123888
SCENE (Text Mode) 10M 4:3 38 414 842 1653 3379 6769 13579
3M 4:3 99 1078 2194 4309 8809 17647 35402
Movie HD 1280 17sec
3min.
3sec.
6min.
14sec.
12min.
14sec.
25min.
1sec.
50min.
7sec.
100min.
33sec.
VGA 640 50sec 8min.
55sec.
18min.
8sec.
35min.
38sec.
72min.
50sec.
145min.
54sec.
292min.
41sec.
QVGA 320 2min.
1sec
21min.
39sec.
44min.
2sec.
86min.
28sec.
176min.
44sec.
354min.
3sec.
710min.
13sec.
(M-Cont Plus (10M)) 10M 4:3N 38 414 842 1653 3379 6769 13579
(M-Cont Plus (2M)) 2M 4:3N 133 1438 2926 5746 11745 23530 47202
(Speed Cont) VGA 4:3N 705 7553 15359 30159 61643 123489 247716

  • *The maximum recording time is the estimated total recording time. The maximum recording time per shooting is 29 minutes or the equivalent of 4 GB.
  • *The maximum number of consecutive shots that can be taken using continuous mode is 999. When the number of remaining shots is 1000 or more, "999" is displayed on the picture display.
  • *The maximum numbers of shots for M-Cont Plus (2M)/M-Cont Plus (10M) and Speed Cont are the estimated total numbers of shots that can be recorded. The maximum number of shots that can be taken consecutively at one time is 26 for M-Cont Plus (2M) and 15 for M-Cont Plus (10M) and 120 for Speed Cont.
  • *The maximum number of shots for Multi-Target AF is the estimated total number of shots that can be recorded. The number of shots that can be recorded at one time is five. When the number of remaining shots is 9999 or more, "9999" is displayed on the picture display.
  • *The number of remaining shots displayed on the picture display may differ from the actual number of shots, depending on the subject.
  • *Movie recording time and the maximum number of still pictures may vary depending on the capacity of the recording destination (internal memory or SD memory card), shooting conditions, and the type and manufacturer of the SD memory card.
  • *A high speed memory card is recommended when shooting for long periods.

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