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?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Ricoh CX4

Overall score:88%
Image Quality:90%


  • Design, impressive LCD screen, excellent image quality


  • No Raw capture, no manual control, soft midtones


Ricoh CX4 Review


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Ricoh CX4 review – Image Quality

Ricoh CX4 review – Image Quality

The impressive image quality is another feature
thankfully inherited by the CX4 from the CX3. Colour reproduction is
excellent, with a pleasingly natural colour palette displayed. The tones
may be a touch muted for some, but a quick bit of post-processing
easily remedies this, otherwise Vivid colours can be selected using the
in-camera options.

Ricoh CX4 sample image 4 | Reviews | What Digital Camera

As was the case with previous models in the CX
series, the tonal range of the CX4 is excellent. Both shadows and
highlights are well-handled and saved from being blown out, although a
criticism can be levelled at the dull midtones. Again, however, this can
be corrected in post-production. Sharpness is pleasing throughout the
frame, although a touch soft at the edges, and image noise is well
handled throughout the ISO range.

  1. 1. Ricoh CX4 review – Features
  2. 2. Ricoh CX4 review ? Design and Performance
  3. 3. Ricoh CX4 review - Image Quality
  4. 4. Ricoh CX4 review ? Value and Verdict
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