Chris Reich "Business Physicist and Astronomer", Amazon
19 December 2011
Summary: I posted my review under the Silver model if you're looking for more input. I also posted some sample images. This camera has some unique features. #1 is the ability to shoot intervals. Very few cameras have that feature---I know of only a couple. This allows you to set the camera to take an image every 5 seconds-5 minutes-or 1 hour---etc. You set the time. This is so cool.
Summary: I did quite a bit of research before choosing the Ricoh CX5, and I was happy with my purchase. I lost my camera on a recent trip and I really miss the thing. I am considering buying another CX5, just because I liked it so much. It definitely helps that the camera is now $150 less than when I bought it. I think it's absolutely worth the money, especially considering the options for comparably priced point and shoot cameras.
Summary: Well designed and built with a good sensor. Slightly enhanced colour without flash which makes pics in poor light and dull days better than they actually are. All round a great little snapper for the money.
Summary: The camera does exactly what I want without going to a full blooded DSLR. I use it mostly for identification photographs of moths found in a moth trap (not publication pictures). It has seriously good anti vibration mechanism, and although I use the 2 sec delay and have the camera mounted on a holder, I can hold by hand if there are difficulties and I have not had to redo a picture because of movement.
Summary: Digital cameras have improved enormously since I had my Nikon 775 in 2001. I've used quite a few since then but I doubt that I'll need another one for a long time now, as this covers all the bases for me. The standard size compact sensor is a little limited when compared to a DSLR but much less so than I'd expected. The pictures certainly compare well with those from the Panasonic LX3 I used before this - there's no noticeable difference in quality in the jpegs.
Summary: I'd previously owned the Ricoh CX1 which I purchased after much deliberation and research. Sadly I lost it whilst in New York and so when I came back to London I decided there was only one suitable replacement, the updated model the Ricoh CX5. Ricoh haven't made major changes in the specification of the CX range since the inital CX1 but each time something new is added or tweaked a little to give a slowly evolved camera that is pretty much everything you need while...
Summary: bin begeistert, hatte vorher Ricoh CX2, Bedienung, Zoom und Megapixel sind zum Glück geblieben, Verbesserungen im Detail; leider paßt der Akku nur ab CX3 (hoch lebe der Müllberg), sonst nichts zu meckern; mögliche Verbesserungen: Laden über USB-Kabel, entspiegelter Monitor wäre toll; warum das Gerät in schwarz oder silber 160 Euro teurer ist???