Conclusion: With a full price of £250 in the UK or $219 in the US, the Ricoh CX5 isn't significantly cheaper than premium compacts such as the . But despite its sleek black appearance suggesting otherwise, the Ricoh isn't equipped with advanced features such as raw shooting.
Pros: Good price, Sleek looks, 10x zoom
Cons: Lack of RAW shooting, Fiddly joystick, Difficult to navigate menu
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: A company perhaps better known for photocopiers and large printers but they have produced digitalcameras for a while. However this is the first of their units to have come my way, but all decent recent units have similar features.