Ricoh CX4 review

Review Date : Fri, 17 Dec 2010

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The CX4 is the latest advanced compact in the CX range from Ricoh. It has an eye-catching specification, but does it offer enough to compete with the big guns?

Pros: Design, impressive LCD screen, excellent image quality
Cons: No Raw capture, no manual control, soft midtones

The CX4 is the latest advanced compact from Ricoh. It has an eye-catching specification, but does it offer enough to compete with the big guns?

Ricoh CX4 review – Features

The CX4 features the 10MP CMOS back-lit sensor that debuted in the CX3, which also offers HD video capture at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, and at a frame rate of 30fps. A 10.7x optical zoom, offering a focal range of 28-300mm in 35mm equivalent terms, is also present. One area in which the CX4 has been improved over its predecessor, however, is image stabilisation - a completely reworked sensor-shift system now offers approximately three times the stability previously offered, Ricoh claims.

A 3in, 920k-dot LCD screen remains as does, disappointingly, the lack of Raw capture and full manual control. Rather than add Raw capture, Ricoh has added a new host of ‘Creative Shooting Modes'. These modes apply filters such as Cross Process and Soft Focus to images captured.


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Price as reviewed

£250.00

Scores

Scores
Design 19/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 16/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 88%

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