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Ricoh CX5 10 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 10.7x Optical Zoom (Silver)

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  • 3.2-inch LCD display
  • 10-megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor; 10.7x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-300mm for 35mm film cameras)
  • Image sensor shift image stabilizer; high-speed autofocus
  • Capture 1280x720 HD movies at 30 frames per second
  • Record images and movies to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • 10-megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 10.7x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-300mm for 35mm film cameras)

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The Ricoh CX5 digital camera features a wide-angle, high-magnification 10.7x optical zoom (28-300 mm) lens, which has a higher autofocus speed due to the use of Ricoh's new hybrid AF system. With the new CX5, AF focusing times are decreased to as low as 0.2 sec. for both wide-angle 28 mm and telephoto 300 mm, up to half as short compared to the CX4, using Ricoh's unique new hybrid AF system; this ensures that you reliably capture the image you were waiting for, and never miss another good shot again.

Using super-resolution technology, the CX5 also allows (1) recording of images with improved resolution using the "Super-resolution" setting and (2) telephoto shooting at up to 600mm equivalent with minimal degradation in image quality using "Super-resolution Zoom."

Furthermore, in addition to the new Cooking, Fireworks, and Continuous Golf Swing scene modes, the CX5 has improved features that make shooting photographs even more fun through the use of super-resolution zoom during Zoom Macro mode shooting and other functions.

Ricoh CX5 Digital Camera Highlights

High-speed autofocus using the unique hybrid AF system developed by Ricoh

  • Equipped with Ricoh's unique new hybrid AF system in combination with a passive AF sensor that continuously measures the distance between the camera and subject using an area sensor together with Contrast AF (a system in which the imaging elements search for the peak location for contrast on the subject and focus on that location).
  • Enables AF focusing times to be shortened to as low as 0.2 sec. for both wide-angle 28 mm and telephoto 300 mm, up to half as short compared to the CX4 model. Ensures that you capture the image you were waiting for over the entire zoom range so that you never miss another good shot again.
Improved image resolution through use of super-resolution technology
  • Enables amazing photographs with high resolution to be produced using the CX5's new super-resolution technology, which discerns outlines, details, and gradations in the image automatically and processes the image based on the optimal settings for each. The level of super-resolution can be set to OFF, Weak, or Strong.
Super-resolution zoom equivalent to up to 600mm in addition to the 10.7x 28-300 mm optical zoom
  • Allows a wide-angle, high-magnification 10.7x optical zoom lens to fit into a compact body with a thickness of 29.4 mm using Ricoh's unique retracting lens system.
  • Equipped with super-resolution zoom that enables magnification of up to 2.0x. Enables telephoto shooting at up to 600 mm equivalent with minimal degradation in image quality.
  • Enables even greater magnification of the subject from super-resolution zoom with use of digital zoom. Allows photographs to be taken with ultra-telephoto zoom at up to 2880 mm.
High-quality photography that widens the range of image expression
  • Offering reduced loss of detail in highlights using an output pixel interpolation algorithm residing in dedicated logic circuits in the Smooth Imaging Engine IV imaging engine to allow high-contrast scenes to be reproduced more faithfully, exactly as they appear to the naked eye.
  • Reduces noise without affecting resolution, tone characteristics, or color using a noise reduction algorithm to process the image signal as it is output from the CMOS image sensor. Enables sophisticated variance-estimation type noise reduction processing in which the sensor image data's noise variance is analyzed and the optimum processing is done for each region when the noise reduction level is set to MAX.
  • Equipped with a back-illuminated 10.00 million-pixel CMOS sensor. Ensures that beautiful images can be captured even in dark scenes.
14 different types of Scene Modes
  • Comes with a new Cooking mode that is perfect for shooting photographs of food. The new Cooking mode setting enables the brightness and color tone of the scene to be adjusted while the subject is checked.
  • Includes a new Fireworks mode that works great for taking shots of fireworks as they flash across the sky.
  • Comes with a new Golf Swing Continuous mode that displays grid lines during shooting and playback. Perfect to use for checking your golf swing.
  • Enables super-resolution zoom to be used in Zoom Macro mode, which optimizes the zoom position automatically to allow the subject to be shot even larger than with normal macro shooting. Allows the subject to be shot even larger without any degradation of image quality as with normal zoom.
Creative shooting modes
  • Comes with six different types including Soft Focus, Cross Process, Toy Camera, and Miniaturize that can be selected to fit the subject and type of scene. Allows you to enjoy shooting images with a variety of effects.
High-definition 3.0-inch, 920,000-dot LCD monitor
  • Equipped with a large, high-definition LCD monitor that has a wide viewing angle and high contrast. With a fluorine coat to prevent soiling, a hard coat to prevent scratches, and an anti-reflection (AR) coat designed to protect the screen against dirt and damage and guarantee excellent visibility even outdoors in direct sunlight.
  • Reproduces image colors vividly with sRGB comparison of 100% for the color reproduction range.
Additional Features
  • Equipped with new HDMI terminals. Allows high-definition (HD) movies with a frame size of 1280 x 720 pixels to be viewed on an HD TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately).
  • Comes equipped with macro shooting functions that allow you to get as close to the subject as 1 cm for wide-angle and 28 cm for telephoto. Equivalent to 31 mm for 35-mm film equivalents.
  • Enables high-speed continuous shooting at speeds of up to approx. 5 frames/sec.
  • Equipped with Scene Auto Mode, which automatically switches to the optimal shooting settings for the scene when the camera is merely pointed at a scene.
  • Comes with Subject-tracking AF, which continuously tracks and focuses on the subject automatically.
  • The CX5 is compatible with Eye-Fi cards (X2 Series), SD memory cards with built-in wireless LAN functionality, which enables captured images to be transferred wirelessly to a computer or online image sharing service automatically. An icon will appear while an Eye-Fi card is being used to display the communications status.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8.5 x 4.7 x 3.1 inches
Item Weight 15.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 15.2 ounces
Item model number CX5 SILVER
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #49,641 in Camera & Photo
#4,952 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at January 27, 2011

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I use cameras in my work every day. I need images from projects for clients and images of products and people and job sites. I need images for fun and for my site. I'm a solar astronomer and like easy to capture images of the sun (using a special telescope). So, in all, I have a dozen digital cameras from older basic Canons to high end DSLRs. I have some exotic cameras for solar imaging too.

So why did I need, or want another camera? I wanted the camera that could do it all, easily. The CX5 from Ricoh is it.

I wish I could be there for everyone who buys this camera because it can do things you'd love but probably never discover. For example, the Ricoh CX5 will do time lapse photography. There are very few cameras with that feature and it's a feature I NEED. I use it to analyze weather patterns and efficiency of processes. You can make a cool time lapse of dinner being made or a storm rolling in...I'll help you if you can contact me.

Next. The CX5 is VERY fast with the focus. Point and shoot. Not point, hold half-way while the camera tries to focus---BAM Clear! That is so cool you won't believe it. I'll try to add am image of my dog "flying" that I took the first time I used the camera. It's an amazing shot.

So, for this price show me another camera that can take a great image by focusing in .2 seconds AND do time lapse photography!

And yes, my images of the sun rival a $1,000 camera.

The design is not real fancy. But I love the simplicity. And the colors are wonderful.

You will regret not buying this camera if they discontinue it---the CX6 is out---and you will have to $400 for the newer model. This is a steal. Steal it.

Chris Reich
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I have a food blog and I needed good, compact camera that took great macro shots. I already own a Nikon, and it was fine, but the lens got scratched and I thought I would try something new. I had never heard of Ricoh cameras before, so doing some research, I thought I would give it a try. I LOVE IT! I have been having fun experimenting with the features. The pictures so far have been to my ultimate satisfaction. It is light weight, easy to handle and even without reading the manual, you can pretty much figure it out (I hate to read manuals). I will post pictures soon.
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