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


Price as reviewed:


Ricoh CX4 review ? Value and Verdict

Ricoh CX4 review – Value

The CX4’s street price is currently around £50 more than its
predecessor, the CX3. You’ll still be getting a good camera, but apart
from the extra creative shooting modes and new image stabilisation,
you’re not getting a whole lot of new features for your money.

Ricoh CX4 review – Verdict

There’s no escaping the fact that the CX4 is, on its own, a very good camera. It’s worth noting though that Ricoh has not fixed the faults of the CX3 and also not added much that’s new to the model. As an advanced compact the CX4 should really feature Raw capture or full manual control, or ideally both, as opposed to neither. Having said that, the CX4 does produce good results, it’s well designed and has a lovely LCD screen. For that reason it’s still worthy of a recommendation. Good, just not as great as it could be.


Dimensions:101.5 x 58.6 x 29.4mm
Sample Photos:
Power:Li-ion rechargable DB-100
Connectivity:USB 2, AV Out
Memory Card:SD / SDHC
Flash Modes:Auto, red-eye, off
White Balance:Auto, multi, 5 preset, manual, bracket
ISO Range:80-3200
Metering System:Evaluative, Centre-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes:Program, Smart-auto, Scene
Shutter Speeds:1/2000 - 8 seconds
File Formats:JPEG, AVI
LCD:3in, 920k-dot
Lens:28-300mm, f/3.5-5.6
Sensor:10MP, 1/2.3in back-lit CMOS sensor
  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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