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...
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.
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).
Excerpt: Noise Works The CX1’s CMOS sensor is matched with a new processor – called the Smooth Imaging Engine IV – to deliver a number of important capabilities, including noise reduction that’s performed on the 12-bit RAW image data (i.e.
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.