Summary: The Ricoh CX1 is smart, elegant, clever and quirky, but the high-dynamic-range mode is imperfect, and, while you might swoon over many of its cleverer gadgets in the shop, you may later find you never use them -- for example, the seven-shot focus bracketing.
Pros: Attractive design and interface; excellent 4 frames per second continuous shooting at full resolution; good high-dynamic-range mode -- in the right conditions.
Cons: High-dynamic-range shots can be easily spoilt; small and fiddly joystick; fairly expensive.
Conclusion: This allows for a great amount of flexibility and experimentation and will help those less experienced to ensure the best possible outcome can constantly be produced. Within it’s price range, the Ricoh CX1 is a solid unit both literally and performance-wise that ought to be considered as a contender for your business.
Conclusion: Ricoh CX1 digital camera The minute Ricoh announces a new camera; I always get curious about the exciting novelties they will bring to the table this time. The brand time and again manages to come up with functions nobody else has thought of. And this also goes for the Ricoh CX1. It is a camera packed with new functions.
Excerpt: The Ricoh CX1 ($369) is a compact metal camera featuring a 9.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a powerful 7.1X optical zoom lens, sensor-shift image stabilization, a super-sharp 3-inch LCD, 4 frame/second continuous shooting, and a VGA movie mode (bah). Some of the CX1's more unique features include multi-segment white balance, a dynamic range double-shot mode, multiple types of bracketing, a multi-target AF feature, skew correction, and an electronic level.
A well-designed Ricoh digital camera that takes superb pictures
Good Gear Guide.au
4 December 2009
Summary: Ricoh may not come to mind when contemplating a compact camera, but the CX1 is definitely worthy of some attention. It produces superb images, feels good to use and has plenty of useful features to play with.
Pros: Comfortable to hold, easy to use, well built, clear picture quality, excellent macros, useful manual focus
Cons: Zooming could be smoother, no manual shutter or aperture settings
Excerpt: Ricoh's CX1 digital camera feels great in your hand and it's capable of taking some cracking snaps. It's a compact camera with a 9.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 7.1x zoom lens, but it has a lack of manual settings that will make it appeal only to novice camera users.
Excerpt: Ricoh's CX1 is an all-black, desirable looking compact that features a 9.2Mp CMOS sensor and a 7x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28mm at its widest point and 200mm at full telephoto. Picking it up there's a sense of deja-vu; the look and feel is very similar to the now extinct R-series models. Sharing a similar metal top-plate, built-in flash and handgrip to the Ricoh R10 the CX1 produces images in the fine sized JPEG format to a maximum size of 3456x2592 pixels.