Ricoh CX4 Review

4.0
September 3, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Items Specifications
No. of Effective Pixels (Camera) Approximately 10.00 million pixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS (total pixels: approx. 10.60 million pixels)
Lens Focal length f=4.9-52.5mm (Equivalent to 28-300 mm for 35 mm film cameras. With Step Zoom set, focal lengths can be fixed at eight steps: 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, 200 mm, and 300 mm)
F-aperture F3.5 (Wide) - F5.6 (Telephoto)
Shooting
Distance
Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 1.5 m - infinity (Telephoto) (from the front of the lens)
Macro: Approx. 1 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 28 cm - infinity (Telephoto), approx. 1 cm - infinity (Zoom Macro) (from the front of the lens)
Lens Construction 10 elements in 7 groups (aspheric lens: 4 elements and 5 surfaces)
Zoom Magnification Optical: 10.7x zoom (equivalent to 28-300 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras)
Digital: 4.8x up to 51.4x (equivalent to 1440 mm) when used with optical zoom
Auto Resize: 5.7x*1 up to 61.0x*1 (equivalent to 1710 mm) when used with optical zoom
Focus Mode Multi AF (contrast AF method) / Spot AF (contrast AF method) / Face-priority multi-AF / Subject-tracking AF / Multi-Target AF / Manual Focus / Fixed Focus (Snap) / Infinity (AF auxiliary light)
Motion Blur Reduction Image sensor shift method image stabilizer
Shutter Speed*2 Still image 8, 4, 2, 1 - 1/2000 sec.
Movie 1/30 - 1/2000 sec.
Continuous Shooting Continuous shooting speed*3 Approx.5 frames/sec. (10M 4:3F shooting time; shooting speed after 12 pictures is approx. 3 frames/sec.)
Continuous shooting capacity 999 pictures
Exposure Control Exposure
Metering Mode
Multi (256 segments) / Center Weighted Light Metering / Spot Metering
Exposure Mode Programme AE
Exposure
Compensation
Manual Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (-0.5EV, ±0, +0.5EV)
ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO, ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600 / ISO3200
White Balance Mode AUTO / Multi-Pattern AUTO / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent 1 / Incandescent 2 / Fluorescent / Manual / White Balance Bracket Function
Flash Flash Mode Auto (during low light and when the subject is backlit), Anti Red-eye, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Built-in flash range Approx. 20 cm - 4.0 m (Wide), approx. 28 cm - 3.0 m (Telephoto) (auto ISO with a maximum of ISO 1600, measured from the front of the lens)
Flash compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps)
Monitor 3.0-inch Transparent LCD (approx. 920,000 dots)
Shooting Mode Auto shooting mode / Movie mode / Scene auto mode / Scene mode (Portrait / Discreet Mode / Night. Port. / Night Landscape Multi-shot / Sports / Landscape / Zoom Macro / Pets / Skew Correct Mode / High Sens / Text Mode) / My settings mode / Continuous mode / Creative Shooting Mode (Dynamic Range / Miniaturize / High Contrast B&W / Soft Focus / Cross Process / Toy Camera)
Picture Quality Mode*4 F (Fine) / N (Normal)
No. of Pixels Recorded Still image/multi-picture 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3648 x 2048, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1728 x 1296 (multi-picture only), 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Movie*5 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Text 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
Recording Media SD memory card
SDHC memory card (up to 32 GB), Internal memory (approx. 86 MB)
Recording File Format Still Image JPEG(Exif ver.2.3)*6
Multi-picture CIPA DC-007-2009 Multi-Picture Format
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format compliant)
Compression method JPEG Baseline method compliant
Other Major Shooting Functions Continuous, Self-Timer (operation time: approx. 10 sec. / approx. 2 sec. / custom self-timer), Interval Timer (Shooting interval: 5 sec. - 1 hour, 5 sec. steps), Color Bracket function, Focus Bracket function, AE/AF Target Shift, Histogram, Grid Guide, Electronic Level
Other Major Playback Functions Grid View, Enlarged Display (maximum 16x), Resize, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Trim, Flag, Slideshow, DPOF Setting
Interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB) Mini-B, Mass storage compatible*7/ AV Out 1.0Vp-p (75Ω)
Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL switchable
Power Supply Rechargeable Battery: DB-100 x1
Battery Consumption*8 Based on CIPA Standard: Using the DB-100, approx. 330 pictures (when LCD Dim is on)*9
External Dimensions 101.5 mm (W) x 58.6 mm (H) x 29.4 mm (D) (24.4 mm at thinnest part)
Weight Approx. 205 g (including the supplied battery and SD memory card)
Approx. 184 g (body only)
Operating Temperature Range 0°C - 40°C
*1 VGA image size
*2 Shutter speed upper and lower limits vary depending on Shooting Mode and Flash Mode.
*3 Values measured under Ricoh measurement conditions using a Panasonic PRO HIGH SPEED 8GB SDHC memory card. The continuous shooting speed and number of pictures will vary depending on the shooting conditions, the type of recording media used, the condition of the recording media, etc.
*4 The picture quality modes which can be set vary depending on the image size.
*5 When shooting movies of 1280×720 size, the use of an SD/SDHC memory card with an SD speed class of Class 6 or higher is recommended.
*6 Compatible with DCF and DPOF. DCF is the abbreviation of the JEITA standard "Design rule for Camera File system." (Full compatibility with other devices is not guaranteed.)
*7 Mass storage driver is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OSX10.1.2-10.6.3
*8 Shooting capacity was measured using CIPA-standard parameters. This is only an estimate, and performance may vary according to usage conditions.
*9 When LCD Auto Dim is off: approx. 310 pictures

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