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.
Summary: Conclusion: After several different versions of the Ricoh CX series camera (and the R series before that), I feel Ricoh have managed to improve the camera with every increment, which is no small feat, considering a number of other manufacturers fail to do this.
Pros: – Exceptional macro mode, – Good image quality – pleasing colours, lots of options, – 5fps shooting, quicker than most (all?) entry level DSLRs, – Noise reduction options, more than most entry level DSLRs, – Auto exposure bracketing, better than some entry level DSLRs, – Dynamic Range mode – lots...
Cons: – All these advanced features but no RAW support, or manual controls, – Improved front hand-grip would be nice, – Optical zoom not available while recording video, – Lacks sunset scene mode