By Cliff Smith
Reviewed: 23 Feb 2010
I'm very tempted to upgrade from my Ricoh R10 to the CX3, if only it had RAW I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Noise at 400 ISO but still gets 9/10 for image quality?
@Ed: Noise at 400Yeah, to be honest I was expecting a really good ISO with what is meant to be a new super low light CCD. Surely the biggest problems with compacts is bad ISO, not getting this right really makes the camera stink, OK for outdoor shots but useless for party's etc.Compare the ISO shots to the Fuji, it's a world apart.http://www.trustedreviews.com/...
Almost all compact cameras show image noise at 400 ISO. It's how well that noise is controlled, and its effect on overall image quality that counts. Also there's more to image quality than noise.
As an ex-Sony HX1 owner, eagerly looking for a lens-capless alternative, the big downside of the HX1's 10fps was the 17 seconds it took to write to memory. How long is the write-time for the CX3
HD video on a cmos sensor, i cant stand the jelly effect. what a pointless add-on
Interesting... pretty much down to this Camera and the incoming Panasonic TZ10. Looking forward to it's review.
First reviews of TZ10 are worse than TZ7.Still a CCD, CX3 is CMOS, whitnest the difference in speed, it's like using a pentium 3 vs a Icore...I'm interested in Sony HX5 and Casio FH100, the latter one has very promissing specs, but never have seen a Casio life.
BG - I too am interested in the TZ10 (and 8), HX5 and FH100, also the Fuji F80. The Samsung TL350 also has an interesting spec., although only a 5x zoom. Then there's rumours of an LX3 replacement. One of these will be my next carry-round so please Cliff get busy whizzing round Exeter with all of these. (What are you doing down there - thought you were a Brighton man like me !)
Dodger - I am beginning to think that the CX3 is closing in on the Panasonic TZ series in terms of quality. Especially after the slightly disappointing TZ10 review.
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