Ricoh CX1 reviews and prices: Compact camera

28 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 28 reviews.
Ricoh CX1: 10.29 MP (Megapixels), 7x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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juergen, France-St.Genis Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
up to CX 1 + 2 are the only ones so fare I know ,wich can" fixing the minimum aperture" ( importend for macro) in this range of price.
Bad points:
the mode "dial knop" could be better protect against unforseen movements during handling .(for the new CX-series as well.)
original accessories are expensive
CX 1 no longer in production!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2011

jean, west lothian Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact, robust, easy to use and offers a great deal re' features etc, but not used them all yet and probably will never use it to it's full potential.
Bad points:
Haven't found any yet!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Aug 2010

Liz, Rochester, NY Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great camera! Easy to start up and use in the "easy" mode or other presets. I read through the user guide that came with it, and was able to figure out some cool settings pretty easily.
Nice photo output!
Oh, and it turns on really quickly, which is really nice when you want to get a picture of something before it's too late.
Bad points:
I bought an extra battery (another $40 USD) because this one only lasts a few days if you're taking lots of pics.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Jan 2011

John, Wiltshire Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good booklet for customers Good camera Ricoh are solid reliable cameras
Bad points:
Would be better if screen cover and camera case were included in the price
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2010

Dr Andrew , Elsrickle, Biggar Field Geologist

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Metering and anti-shake
Bad points:
Not durable in bad weather conditions. Didn't come with case or even basic memory card.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Oct 2010

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
So many features, I am still finding out how they all work. Thank heavens for the EASY setting which seems to do everything that I ever need.
Bad points:
The handbook is comprehensive but still could do with more explanations.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Aug 2010

Brian, Dalkeith

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It can be used by someone relatively new to photography, but they can use it to develop their skills as they become more experienced. It has a wider range of capabilities than is advertised. I wanted it for it's high speed and interval timing features. It feels very solid. Ricoh's website is very good.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Nov 2009

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3456x2592
Optical zoom ratio 7
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 5
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Colour Silver
Colour Gold
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 180
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 101.5x58.3x27.9
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.3-5.2
In-built memory (Megabytes) 88
Release date 2009/03/30
Height in mm 5.8
Width in mm 101.5
Depth in mm 2.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 200
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: CX1

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Manufacturer's Description

Beauty: Image quality at the level of art

The CX1 features the highly evolved image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV together with a CMOS sensor that enables high-speed image processing. For maximum enhancement of image beauty, the CX1 has the imaging power to brilliantly isolate one instant in time, and for high-sensitivity shooting it achieves noise reduction without compromising sharp resolution or color reproduction.

Suppress whiteout to recreate the beauty the eye sees.

Resident on a customized circuit of the image processing engine, the pixel output interpolation algorithm minimizes whiteout in high-contrast situations, thereby enabling you to faithfully capture the excitement seen by your eyes. In places where gradations have been lost because of whiteout, interpolation techniques are used to calculate pixel values from the surrounding pixels. As a result, the CX1 expands dynamic range by up to +1 EV compared to conventional methods.

An amazing transformation for people photography. Multi-pattern auto white balance

For scenes with both sunlight and shadow and scenes mixing flash and natural light (or fluorescent light, etc.) during flash photography, this function can define white balance to fit the light source of each segregated area of the image. This new capability is very powerful for people photography in scenes which could not be adequately handled by past auto white balance functions, which used an average setting for the entire image.

Powerful lens in a compact body. 28-200mm 7.1x optical zoom

Ricoh’s original (Double Retracting Lens System*) has made it possible to fit a 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens in a compact body that is both easy to carry and easy to operate. The lens can handle a wide range of shooting situations, including powerful telephoto shots as well as wide-angle shooting of both expansive landscapes and interior scenes with limited distance between camera and subject.

*Original Ricoh technology in which the lens can fit in a small space because part of it swings in a pendulum-like movement.

Ability to handle a wide range of shooting situations. 28 mm wide-angle to 200 mm telephoto

Shooting at 28 mm wide-angle enables you to emphasize image breadth and depth. Telephoto shooting at 200 mm will bring far-away subjects up close and prominent while blurring the background. The 28-200 mm 7.1x optical zoom handles a wide variety of shooting situations. The intuitive operability of the CX1 is further enhanced by the ability to vary zoom speed with the zoom lever.

Zoom position easily selected. Step zoom and auto resize zoom

The step zoom function enables you to fix the optical zoom focal length at seven steps (28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, and 200 mm equivalent). For a zoom range beyond the 7.1x optical zoom (200 mm), the auto resize zoom takes you to a maximum of 38.6x (1,080 mm equivalent)* in five steps (recorded image resized to 7M, 5M, 3M, 1M, VGA). From the wide zoom range available, you can easily select the zoom position best for the shot you want to take.

*Image size VGA (recorded pixels: 640×480)

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