Summary: After this test we are able to offer you our analysis’s conclusion. The CX5 is able to offer good quality pictures. The display is beautiful and impressive even from the very first use. Its real problem is the competition which offers a lot of features that the CX5 is not able to provide. The optical zoom, the full HD video format quality and the quality of images in low light conditions are better on competitors’ models.
Conclusion: As with its predecessors, the Ricoh CX5 is basically a high-end point and shoot camera that will appeal to those looking for high quality images from a pocket and budget-friendly camera. Particularly impressive are its sleek looks and the 10x zoom range.
Summary: The Ricoh CX5 is a worthy addition to the CX series, and remains strong in the core areas in which is the CX series is known to excel. However, it suffers from the same failings as previous models have, and still doesn't feature Raw capture or full manual shooting controls. Overall, once again the CX series is just a few small tweaks away from being a great advanced compact.
Summary: Having been refined, the CX5 is, of course, the strongest CX model yet.
But only minor refinements over the last few versions have resulted in a camera that may just be losing some ground on the competition, particularly in regards to image quality at ISO 400 and higher.
Excerpt: The latest version of Ricoh's CX compact cameras was released just a few months after its predecessor, the CX4 , which in turn was only released a few months after the CX3. With a new version seemingly appearing with increasing regularity, is it worth upgrading to the Ricoh CX5 or sticking it out until the next version?
Summary: A company perhaps better known for photocopiers and large printers but they have produced digital camera s for a while. However this is the first of their units to have come my way, but all decent recent units have similar features.
Ricoh CX5 camera review: A large compact camera with a 10.7x zoom lens and plenty of useful features
Good Gear Guide.au
13 June 2011
Summary: The Ricoh CX5 is a little bigger than a typical compact camera, but it packs a versatile 10.7x zoom lens that's also great for macros. We love the CX5's build quality and controls, and its 3in screen is super-sharp and bright. It can take clear and vibrant photos for the most part, but its picture quality does suffer from some noise issues. Nevertheless, we still think it's a great camera.
Excerpt: The design and feature-set of the Ricoh CX5 are virtually identical to the previous CX4 model, so a lot of comments that we made about that camera will be repeated here. It measures exactly the same at 101.5mm (W) x 58.6mm (H) x 29.4mm respectively and weighs slightly less at 176g. The CX5 is available in either silver, pink or a more serious black - Ricoh provided the latter for our review.