Ricoh CX5 Review

4.0
February 4, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Ricoh CX5.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS

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The new Canon IXUS 1000 HS introduces a long zoom lens to the style-conscious IXUS range of compact cameras. Also known as the SD4500 IS, the Canon IXUS 1000 HS boasts a 10x zoom, 10 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, 3 inch LCD screen and full 1080p HD movies. Is this the right travel-zoom camera for you? Find out in our in-depth Canon IXUS 1000 HS review, complete with full-size sample images and video.

Casio EX-H15

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The EX-H15 is Casio 's second travel-zoom camera, following on from last year's EX-H10 model. Still offering a 10x, 24-240mm zoom lens, large 3 inch LCD, and 720p HD movies in a pocketable body, the new EX-H15 also has a faster processor, improved Premium Auto mode, plus creative Dynamic Photo and Art Photo functions. Gavin Stoker takes an in-depth look in our Casio EX-H15 review.

Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR is the latest travel-zoom camera, sporting a 15x lens with a versatile focal range of 24-360mm. Taking on the likes of the Panasonic TZ10 and Samsung WB650, the new 12 megapixel F300EXR features a hybrid auto-focus system that switches between traditional contrast AF and a quicker phase detection AF system, as used in DSLR cameras. But can it keep up with its main rivals too? Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR review to find out...

Nikon Coolpix S8100

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The new Nikon Coolpix S8100 is the second attempt by Nikon at a travel-zoom compact camera, following hot on the heels of last year's S8000 model. Featuring a 10x, 30-300mm lens, 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen and 1080p Full HD movies, the Nikon S8100 certainly offers a lot on paper, but how does it shape up in reality? Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S8100 review to find out.

Olympus Mju 9010

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The Olympus mju 9010 (also known as the Stylus 9010) is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera. Offering a 10x, 28-280mm lens in a pocketable body, the mju 9010 also features a 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD screen, 1cm macro mode and 720p HD movie recording. Zoltan Arva-Toth takes a look at the range-topping Olympus mju 9010 in the World's first online review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

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Travel-zoom cameras have quickly become a popular sector of the compact market, offering a compelling combination of small size and big zoom. Panasonic's new budget travel-zoom camera for 2010, the DMC-TZ8 (also known as the DMC-ZS5) is no different, offering a 25-300mm focal range in a camera that can easily fit inside a jacket pocket. Mark Goldstein puts the TZ8 / ZS5 through its paces in the World's first on-line review...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 is a brand new all-singing, all-dancing compact camera with a long list of must-have features. The TZ10 (also known as the ZS7) somehow manages to pack a 12x wide-angle zoom lens, GPS tracking, high-resolution 3 inch LCD screen, AVCHD high-definition movies with stereo sound, and even full manual controls into its slim and stylish frame. Available in silver, black, red or blue for £399 / $399, Mark Goldstein finds out if the Panasonic DMC-TZ10 / ZS7 is the best travel-zoom camera that money can buy.

Pentax Optio RZ10

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Not everyone needs a digital camera with all the latest bells and whistles. Enter stage left the new Pentax Optio RZ10, a 10x travelzoom camera with a 14 megapixel sensor, 720p HD movies and a 2.7 inch screen, all for under £175 / $200. Read our Pentax Optio RZ10 Review to find out if it has cut too many corners...

Ricoh CX4

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Another busy 6 months has passed in the digital photography world, and right on cue, the Ricoh CX4 appears as the replacement for the already out-of-date CX3 compact camera. New features include a reworked body, improved image stabilisation system, subject-tracking auto-focus mode, and some creative filters. The CX4 retains the 10.7x lens, 720p HD movies, 3 inch screen, and 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor of its predecessor. Read the World's first Ricoh CX4 review to find out if it can keep up with the travel-zoom competition.

Samsung WB600

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The Samsung WB600 (also known as the HZ30W) is the latest travel-zoom camera to hit the market, and in true Samsung style it offers a lot of features at a bargain price. The WB600 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 15x, 24-360mm lens, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p HD movies, and even manual shooting modes, all for just $279 / £249. Read our expert review to find out if the Samsung WB600 / HZ30W is too good to be true.

Samsung WB650

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The Samsung WB650 (also known as the Samsung HZ35W) is Samsung's flagship travel-zoom camera for 2010, offering a better feature-set than the market-leader, the Panasonic DMC-TZ10, at a lower price. Built-in GPS, a 3 inch AMOLED screen, 15x zoom, 12 megapixels and full manual control are just some of the highlights of the WB650, which is available in grey for £299 / $349. Read our Samsung WB650 review to find out if this is the best travel compact of the year.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera that's stuffed to the proverbial gills with all the latest must-have features. A 10x, 25-250mm Sony G lens? Check. Built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass? Check. Full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound? Check. A 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps burst mode, even SD memory card support - all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 review to find out if all of these features add up to a great camera.

Canon Digital IXUS 210

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The Canon Digital IXUS 210 (also called the Canon Powershot SD3500 IS) joins the small but growing band of cameras that offer a graceful touch-screen interface rather than a cluttered collection of external controls. Almost every aspect of the IXUS 210's operation can be controlled by interacting with the massive and high-res 3.5 inch LCD screen that dominates the rear of the camera. Other standout features include 14 megapixels, a 5x zoom with 24mm wide-angle setting, and 720p HD movie recording. Mark Goldstein gets all touchy-feely with Canon's second touch screen camera in our Canon Digital IXUS 210 review.

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