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Ricoh CX4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The responsiveness and screen also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the manual image adjustments. Some have doubts about the optics and flash.

portability, screen, responsiveness, usability, design

flash, optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh CX4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Ricoh CX4 Review


Ricoh's CX4 is a powerful compact digicam created with your creativityin mind. It's great quality, performance and ease-of-use leave youwanting to have it all the time. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Compact, simple design ; 10.7x optical zoom provides excellent versatility ; dSLR quality 3.0-inch LCD screen ; Great overall performance ; Excellent Image Quality ; Image Sensor Shift Image Stabilization is equivalent to 3.7 shutter speed stops ; 5fps...

Lots of modes and settings, can take a while to learn where everything is ; No dedicated video recording button ; Small, weak flash ; Video playback trouble on computer

Ricoh's CX4 is a powerful compact digicam created with your creativityin mind. It's great quality, performance and ease-of-use leave youwanting to have it all the time. Read more in our

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Ricoh CX4 Digital Camera Test & Review – Hands On


A look at the new digital camera from Ricoh, what are it's best features and what does it not do so well.

From testing the camera I would have to say the vibrancy of the pictures and the zoom are two of the most impressive features it has. The camera is feature packed and hardly makes a sound. Ricoh seem to understand that photography is an art form, and...

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Ricoh CX4 Review


Photography Blog published a Ricoh CX4 Review.


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Ricoh CX4 Review


Seemingly a run-of-the-mill digicam, the CX4 has a few tricks up its digital sleeve.

Quality: OK but not brilliant. Why would buy the CX4: you want a high quality digicam with some nice toys you can play with… like cross processing etc. Why you wouldn't: ID texts on the rear controls are near-illegible in low light; you need more...

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Amazon review summary for Ricoh CX4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Ricoh CX4 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

Expert review by:

Ricoh CX4 review


Is the CX4 an expensive point and shoot, or does it offer something extra?

Sleek design ; 10x otical zoom ; Fun filters

Lack of manual controls


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Ricoh CX4 digital camera


Ricoh's CX4 point-and-shoot digital camera is bigger than most compact cameras on the market, but it rests comfortably in your hands and it's equipped...

Excellent LCD screen, excellent focusing performance, speedy, takes clear and vibrant images, big zoom lens, excellent menu system

No manual mode, noisy images, some chromatic aberration

Ricoh's CX4 compact digital camera is almost identical to the CX3, but it offers a new subject-tracking focus mode and a dedicated creative mode on its dial. It's a fun camera to use and the end results are almost always pleasing. However, it doesn't...

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Ricoh CX4 review


Long before Panasonic ever incorporated a larger than standard-at-the-time 3x optical zoom into one of its pocket compacts, Ricoh was doing it to critical plaudits but less mainstream fanfare. The CX4, a fast off the blocks upgrade to the CX3,...

Solid feel construction, broad 28-300mm equivalent focal range (10.7x optical zoom), fairly priced, extremely high resolution LCD for this class of camera

Drab design, the CX4's zoom mechanics are noisy in operation and the facility is disabled in video mode, lack of decent handgrip

Initially uninspiring looking compact has two great features in its generously proportioned 10.7x optical zoom plus 920k-dot resolution rear LCD screen. But it's a shame the zoom is disabled when shooting video and there's not a great deal of...

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Ricoh CX4


Another tiny upgrade for Ricoh's long-zoom compact

Easy to handle ; Fast and accurate ; Good build quality

Inconsistnent exposure ; Chromatic Aberration ; Disappointing lens

In fact there are a few significant differences between the CX3 and the CX4, but you have to look pretty hard to find them. They include the addition of a subject-tracking autofocus mode, a couple of extra Creative Effects modes and “Night Landscape...

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Ricoh CX4 review


Ricoh's camera designers could never be accused of following the crowd, with just a small range of unusual cameras in stark contrast to most manufacturers' prolific output of compact snappers. The CX4 is one of its more conventional models – its slim...

A minor update over the CX3, but the lower price makes this a serious contender for the compact ultra-zoom crown.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical 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
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
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-100
Battery Type:Ricoh DB-100


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