Excerpt: I bought this camera when it was too expensive, now having said that it is the camera that really helped me learn about photography again, so it was a very good investment. It is a great camera limited only by it's very small sensor. This is my choice if I want a small zoom camera for daylight shooting. My only issue is that you cannot turn Noise Reduction down and it has no RAW.
Excerpt: Good for bright outdoors high contrast situation. Downhill in low contrast shade. Very bad for hi iso indoor no flash situation. The noise reduction blurred important details when the whole chin smeared with facial details joined to the neck. Useless for people shots. My old Fuji FD30 and FD31 beats it hands down. Listen to Ricoh fanboys at your own peril unless you are solely into B/W.
Excerpt: I've been looking for years for a good point and shoot camera, one comparable to my old digital camera from 4-5 years ago. I haven't had any luck, because the newer cameras tend to be blurry, unsaturated, noisy - too many pixels, I think. Picture quality seems to go only downhill as megapixels increase. So, looking for camera amusement, I purchased the Ricoh CX1 solely for it's two shot dynamic range mode ("DR").
Excerpt: I'm very happy with my CX1. The high quality of design and construction is obvious. Everything about it is fast and responsive. The LCD screen is super sharp and the control buttons are solid, easy to use and understand. The layout of advanced settings and menus and they way they are remembered or not remembered as appropriate is very natural.
Excerpt: I'm a Nikon DSLR user but am not impressed by their Coolpix range of cameras so when in the market for a 'point and shoot' camera I had a good look around the whole market. The CX1 had received excellent reviews (here in UK) and I was attracted by the styling and that amazing screen! RAW shooting didn't interest me with a P&S so that was not a barrier.
Excerpt: I bought the CX1 mainly for it's 120 frame per sec. speed. It had become my favourite camera, replacing the Pana LX3. The construction is excellent - would have been a 5 had the tripod socket been metal. Features, a 4.5 because I'd still wish I can set the shutter speed directly. The MY1 and MY2 are very convenient for pre-setting certain parameters - like a BW or zoomed to the long end, faster this way than holding the ring around the shutter.
Excerpt: This is the first Ricoh consumer model (previous R, now CX) that can produce consumer-good pictures with consumer-handling. Just dial in the Easy mode, press the button, and enjoy. If you don't like the always glossy well-sharpened, well-saturated, face-focused result, you can still take control over this beast and produce pictures with that little extra edge, and with this camera it is both fun and easy (if you understand what you are doing).
Excerpt: Same limitations as any small sensor camera, once you accept that though the CX1 shines. Its feature set, custimizations, and general usability are top notch. Combine that with great build, speed, and a best in class LCD its hard to beat as long as you don't want HD video. Problems: -Not great battery life but typical for this style of camera -settings aren't stored in EXIF -any other problems are shared by all small sensor cameras to one degree or another
Excerpt: Bought it to replace a R8 which was to slow focussing compared to the R3. Overall very handy, fast, interesting high iso b&w, simply fun to use. Set wheel to EASY if you give it to s/o for p&s, and be prepared that there are A LOT of things to play and try, so it will need some time to tweek all for your needs. Gigantic screen quality! Excellent manual. Problems: No- as unhappy as i was with the R8 (despite it being very well build), as happy i'm now...
Excerpt: For a compact camera, I'm really happy with my CX1 purchase. Good color, and zoom range. Can shoot 4 frames/seconds which I didn't think I'd use, but find very useful. Problems: Some image noise issues at the higher (400) iso settings, which I think most cameras in this class have.