Your Garage Best Books of the Month Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc PME Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Patriotic Picks Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer AllOrNothingS1 AllOrNothingS1 AllOrNothingS1  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Segway miniPro
Customer Review

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ricoh CX5 pocket camera, November 13, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Ricoh CX5 10 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 10.7x Optical Zoom (Black) (Electronics)
I titled this review "pocket camera" because it is way beyond "point-and-shoot."
The CX5 is chock full of features that would normally be found in a much more expensive SLR, and more.
Exposure bracketing, for example, although this seems to be limited to +/- 1/2 a stop (unless I didn't find the right place in the menus yet!)
The list of features is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because you will never cease to be amazed at what it can do, and a curse because it makes the menus just a little tedious to wade through and find what you are looking for.
One thing that is a constant annoyance to me is that the menus are not "sticky" - meaning that you have to start from scratch every time you enter the menu - it does not remember where you were 5 seconds ago.
As regards image quality, I would say somewhat disappointing. I have had excellent results on occasion - even in poor light, but on the whole I am disappointed. My old 3 MP Olympus point-and-shoot gives consistently better results than the CX5, in spite of the 10 MP selling point.
Still, it fits in my shirt pocket, so I can have a camera wherever I go.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail
Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 25, 2011 12:20:40 AM PST
Dave says:
In what specific ways did you find the results disappointing? Could you furnish some helpful details in that regard, please?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 8:25:19 AM PST
Eric Horner says:
I can't put my finger on it exactly. Compared to my much older Olympus Camedia, 3.2 MP point and shoot, the image quality is just not nearly as good, even though the Ricoh has much higher resolution. Having said that, I have had some surprisingly good images from the Ricoh. It must depend on some factor I haven't identified yet, such as aperture, lighting conditions, etc.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 12:21:31 AM PST
DougR says:
Hi, I have just bought a Ricoh CX5. When I switch in on, and the lens comes out - it doesn't seem to be a smooth action; slightly rough. Does your one do the same or is it very smooth when the lens protrudes. Thanks. Doug
‹ Previous 1 Next ›