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.
Review: Ricoh CX4 Digital Camera – for the casual photographer who wants a bit extra.
2 November 2010
Summary: Averaging out at a price of £250, the Ricoh CX4 can be seen as a high priced basic camera, or a low priced sophisticated camera. It’s a fair price for a camera which will do as much or as little as you like. I felt like I actually had some degree of talent using it – of course, the fact that the auto-everything was doing most of the work is irrelevant! Don’t be put off if you’re a knowledgeable photographer though.