Excerpt: Quote from that review: “Another busy 6 months has passed in the digital photography world, and right on cue, the Ricoh CX4 appears as the replacement for the already out-of-date CX3 compact camera . New features include a reworked body, improved image stabilisation system, subject-tracking auto-focus mode, and some creative filters . The CX4 retains the 10.7x lens , 720p HD movies, 3 inch screen , and 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor of its predecessor.
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: Ricoh's CX4 is a compact featuring their Pure Image Quality Technology. A combination of the lens, image sensor and imaging engine combine to capture what the human eye sees. They have also included a slue of advanced AF modes and burst shooting options that allow you to not only capture numerous shots quickly, but also add creative modes that combine multiple shots inside the camera.
Conclusion: As with many compact cameras, a key concern is start-up time. Shooting in Auto mode, it takes around 3 seconds to boot up and another second or two to focus and take, most of the time. Although shutter lag is thankfully virtually non-existent, in certain situations, it struggles to find a focus point and will hunt around for a few seconds before locking on. This isn't a super quick camera, but it will do for most situations.
Excerpt: It hit the doorstep, all blushing pink in colour… Ricoh’s latest entry into the compact stakes – the Ricoh CX4 . This pink is a startling colour and, just to set your mind at peace, it’s also available in a more sedate silver or black. Phew! Seemingly a run-of-the-mill digicam, the CX4 has a few tricks up its digital sleeve.
Summary: Ricoh trickles in improvements to the CX series, and the biggest enhancement to the CX4 is the improved image stabilisation.
It adds only minor refinements to what was an already solid CX3. In its own right, the CX4 is likely to please those looking for a compact camera offering fun and creative shooting with good-quality images.
Excerpt: Looking compact, discreet and not that much different from its CX3 predecessor the Ricoh CX4 is one of Ricoh’s latest offerings in their point-and-shoot compact camera range and from the outside it doesn’t look like anything special – Ricoh themselves have described it as “workmanlike”.
Summary: It hardly seems like yesterday when I took a look at the Ricoh CX3 compact digital camera. Actually it was more like four months ago but that hardly gives the company enough time to develop and manufacture a new model. Yet here we are with the latest offering from Ricoh. Not surprisingly this new product is entitles CX4.
A solidly constructed, easy to use, fast and overall awesome mega-zoom compact Ricoh camera
Good Gear Guide.au
27 February 2011
Summary: Ricoh's CX4 compact digital camera is almost identical to the CX3, but it offers a new subject-tracking focus mode and a dedicated creative mode on its dial. It's a fun camera to use and the end results are almost always pleasing. However, it doesn't have a manual mode, so you can't dial in specific aperture and shutter values. But if you want a high-quality, mega-zoom camera that can do the hard work for you, then it's perfect.
Pros: Excellent LCD screen, excellent focusing performance, speedy, takes clear and vibrant images, big zoom lens, excellent menu system
Cons: No manual mode, noisy images, some chromatic aberration