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Ricoh CX5 pocket camera,
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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.
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Initial post: Dec 25, 2011 12:20:40 AM PST
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
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
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