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Ricoh CX2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the lens and usability. The image quality and performance also get good comments, but many are negative about the image stabilizer and black level. There are some mixed comments about the low light performance.

portability, performance, image quality, usability, lens

exposure, features, viewfinder, black level, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh CX2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 73 reviews)

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Ricoh CX2 and Ricoh GXR Digital Cameras - Reviewed


Ricoh CX2 and Ricoh GXR

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Ricoh CX2


After the impressive CX1 model last year, I was optimistic about the new Ricoh CX2. It offers the same body type and long-life battery, but with a few updates as well.

10.7x optical zoom; leveling indicator; battery life

Low-light exposure; mode dial

Image quality is sharp, clean, and with natural color saturation. Contrast, gray balance, and multipattern white balance are excellent but, unlike its predecessor, exposure in lower light situations isn't as accurate under similar conditions (without...

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Ricoh CX2 [Digital Camera Review]


Ricoh has a unique way of snaring attention: like the delicate lilac hue of the CX2's top panel, neatly capping the two-tone grey body. Pick it up and you immediately know which is the camera's upper level, with power button, mode dial and zoom lever...

In some ways the CX2 is a surprising camera but by adding a few features (more exposure options — shutter and aperture priority) and RAW capture it could have been an absolute winner. As it is, I figure many of the CX2's attractions, like burst...


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Ricoh CX2


Camera is very pleasing to hold it, to use it, and produces not perfect but pleasing pictures. Great improvement over cx1 regarding dr photos. Now ghosting almost gone in typical shots. What one may regard as advantage others may see it as...

Battery indicator is so poor that often camera dies with ; lens extended and without you knowing it to avoid ; Full zoom image is blurred as an impressionist painting ; Dark scenes are poor ; Big overlook by Ricoh company that it does not include ; as...

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Ricoh CX2


I have one of these rare camera, it is packed with features, has a good interface and menu system. For a point a shoot, good image quality. I like it a lot.

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Ricoh CX2


I just received the Ricoh CX2. The camera is well build, has a lot of features, the image quality is first rate, I would say excellent. The camera is very easy to use and is an excellent value. I really like the extra zoom range, it has come in handy...

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Amazon review summary for Ricoh CX2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Ricoh CX2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

build quality, portability, image quality, usability, color


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Ricoh CX2 9.29MP Digital Camera with 10.7x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3 inch High Resolution LCD (Black)

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Value for Money


I bought the Camera for my wifes Birthday and it was a complet hit, ticking all the boxes of light, compact , quality, definition, the only problem I had is that we had to buy a camera bag seperate as it didn't come with one. This is a value for money...

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Not bad but disappointing overall


I bought a CX2 hoping that, with the impressive spec., it would be the answer to all my needs of a pro-quality camera in a pocketable size. Sadly, its not!. Don't get me wrong, its not a bad camera but its really no better than the, much cheaper, Lumix...

nicely and solidly built

too complex and noisy at high iso

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Ricoh CX2 digital camera


A strong choice for the enthusiast?

LCD, low ISO image quality, easy to use, features, build, auto level indication

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Ricoh DB-70
Battery Type:Ricoh DB-70


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No