Ricoh CX1 Review

March 23, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


The Ricoh CX1 is a brand new addition to Ricoh's range of 7x zoom point-and-shoot compact cameras. Offering the same versatile 28-200mm focal length as the R10, the most significant change to the CX1 is the new 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, which offers significant improvements in both image quality and operational speed. Ricoh are claiming that the CX1 has a dynamic range of 12 EV, producing images that are much closer to what we can see with the naked eye than most cameras. The new DR shooting mode exploits this by taking two photos at different exposures and combining them to create a single image with expanded dynamic range. The CX1's CMOS sensor also results in a faster camera, with continuous shooting available at 4 frames/sec at full resolution, 30 frames/sec at 2 megapixels, and an ultra-fast 120 frames/sec at 640x480 pixels. Multi-target Auto Focus takes seven consecutive images with different focal distances, allowing you to choose the image that you prefer, while the Multi-Pattern Auto White Balance mode detects different light sources in the scene and sets the correct white balance for each one. The Ricoh CX1 also features a 3 inch HVGA LCD screen with 920K dots, Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing engine, electronic level to help ensure straight horizons, an Easy shooting mode aimed at beginners, CCD-shift vibration correction system to help avoid camera-shake, face recognition and 1cm macro mode. Retailing for £299 in the UK, we find out if the Ricoh CX1 is worth considering.

Ease of Use

The design of the Ricoh CX1 is heavily based upon the R10 model, being slightly deeper at 27.9mm and heavier at 180g, but otherwise measuring the same (101.5 mm (W) x 58.3 mm (H)) and looking almost identical. This is a compact digital camera that easily fits in the palm of your hand, and you certainly won't notice carrying it in a trouser/shirt pocket or a handbag. The CX1 is available in either silver, bronze or black - Ricoh provided the latter for our review. It retains the rather understated, retro look of previous R-series cameras, which will appeal to fans of compact Contax film cameras, for example. The external differences between the CX1 and the R10 are subtle - there's now an all-plastic handgrip area on the front instead of the previous rubberized area (something of a backwards step) and a slightly re-organised control layout on the rear. As soon as you pick it up, the Ricoh CX1 feels as solidly made, refined and purposeful as its predecessors.

The Ricoh CX1 retains exactly the same 7x, 28-200mm zoom range, still a great feat of engineering in such a small camera, although some competitors' models now offer 10x and even 12x zooms in a similarly sized body. When the lens is fully extended, the camera measures over 7cm in depth, but thankfully it retracts fully back into the body when it is turned off. The 28-200mm range is incredibly versatile, covering everything from wide-angle landscapes to close-up action photos. The Ricoh CX1 only has 10 external controls in total, leaving plenty of room for the large 3 inch LCD screen that dominates the back of the camera. The CX1's screen has double the resolution of the R10's on paper, up from 460K dots to 920K, and it certainly shows, being noticeably sharper and brighter. Both text and images really come alive on a simply breath-taking display that's the best of any camera that we've ever reviewed, including those with 920K dot screens.

There's a DSLR-like mode dial on top of the camera which lets you select from the Camera, DR, Continuous, Easy, Scene and Movie options, plus two settings called MY1 and MY2 which allow you to configure the CX1 for different uses and provides quick access to each configuration (the camera remembers the settings when it's turned off). The Easy shooting mode is aimed at beginners. The only options that can be changed when the CX1 is set to Easy mode is the Pic Quality/Size, and by pressing the Fn button, turning backlight compensation on. Note that the camera also returns to its default settings in Easy Mode. It's especially useful for the less experienced photographers in your family, or for asking other people to take photos of you when you're on vacation.

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Front Rear

The new Dynamic Range double shot mode is one of the Ricoh CX1's star attractions, taking advantage of the CMOS sensor to record images with much greater dynamic range than most compacts. When the Ricoh CX1 is in DR mode it takes two images with different exposures, and then records a single image that combines the properly exposed parts of each one. There are four DR strengths - Very Weak, Weak, Medium and Strong. You can also choose to take a DR and Normal image at the same time (both are saved to the memory card).

In practice this new mode works really well, resulting in images that have noticeably more dynamic range that those shot in the Normal mode, and far surpassing most other compact cameras. If you want to shoot images that retain detail in both the highlight and shadow areas, then the Ricoh CX1 is a great choice. You can see the results of using the the different EXR modes for yourself on the Image Quality page. There is a side-by side comparison of the Normal and four different DR modes, with links to the original full size images and histograms. There is one main drawback though; the DR images have noticeably less saturated colours than the Normal version, which more accurately matches the scene, making the CX1 less successful than the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR that we recently reviewed.

Multi-target Auto Focusing is another intriguing new feature, which doesn't quite live up to expectations. The CX1 takes 7 consecutive images at different focal distances and allows you to choose the best one. It's quite useful for macro work when it's tricky to judge the exact focus point, although the combination of the CX1's high-res screen and manual focus mode already makes this much easier than on most other compact cameras. You can potentially also use the Multi-target Auto Focusing mode to shoot the 7 images, then combine them together in Photoshop or a similar application to create a single image with wider focus than a single image allows. In practice, however, the CX1 tends to always focus on a particular part of the scene and doesn't differentiate enough between the 7 shots to really make this technique effective.

Multi-pattern auto white balance is a new setting that is useful for scenes with mixed lighting - daylight and flash, or fluorescent and daylight, for example. Instead of just taking an average reading from the whole scene, which inevitably gets the white balance wrong for the secondary light source, the CX1 breaks the image down into small areas and analyzes and sets the white balance for each one. In practice it produces a subtle but noticeable effect that is particularly useful for capturing more natural portraits when using flash.

By default the Adjust button, or more accurately the Adjust four-way joystick, allows you to quickly adjust 5 different settings that are commonly used. Press it to alter Exposure Compensation, White Balance, ISO Speed, Quality and the AF Target, which allows you to shift the target for AF or AE or both without having to move the camera. Even better, the Adj. menu is customisable - you can choose what the first four settings do, allowing you to control exactly what you want quick access to. The Adjust button also doubles up as the OK button to select options and it sets the Macro and Flash options by pressing left and right - there's another button underneath to access the Main menu system. Ricoh have also included a customisable Function (Fn) button, which can be optionally used to control one of 7 settings - AE Lock is a good choice. In theory it all sounds like a convoluted recipe for disaster, but in practice it works well, allowing quick access to most of the major functions of the camera without having to scroll through the menu system.

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Front Main Menu

The Ricoh CX1 is a point and shoot camera with no advanced exposure controls - Ricoh don't want the CX1 to steal market-share from their more professional and more expensive cameras. Having said that, the CX1 does have a few notable tricks up its sleeve. The AF/AE Target Selection mode allows you to shift the target for both auto focus and automatic exposure without having to move the camera, useful for tripod-mounted macro subjects, but now also available in any shooting mode. The [F1:1] Picture Size, as previously seen on the GX100 and GR Digital II cameras, allows you to record your photos in square format (at 6 megapixels), similar to some medium format cameras, offering a new perspective on the world. The Fix Minimum Aperture function forces the camera to shoot at the smallest aperture available, which gives a greater depth of field in the resulting photograph.

The electronic leveler is an innovative feature borrowed from the GR Digital II and GX200. This helps to ensure level shots, both in landscape and portrait mode. You can view the horizontal indicator on the LCD monitor to ensure that shots are aligned horizontally. If you can't see the LCD screen in very bright sunlight, then the camera can also be set to make a sound to indicate a level horizon. It doesn't sound like a big deal in theory, but in practice it really helps to make the horizons in all your wide-angle shots perfectly level. Another very welcome addition is the ability to set the flash intensity, which can be adjusted in 1/3 EV steps across the -2.0EV to +2.0EV range, which gives you precise control over the flash output.

The Ricoh CX1 features an anti-shake system called Camera Shake Correction - turn it on in the Main menu and the Ricoh CX1 automatically compensates for camera shake, which is a slight blurring of the image that typically occurs at slow shutter speeds. You don't notice that the camera is actually doing anything different when anti-shake is turned on, just that you can use slower shutter speeds than normal and still take sharp photos. Ricoh seem to have realised the importance of this system, as it is turned on by default, and thankfully leaving the anti-shake system on didn't negatively affect the battery-life, with the camera managing over 275 shots before the battery needed to be recharged (comparable to the R10).

The face recognition feature offered by the Ricoh CX1 is based on a pretty simple system that only recognises a maximum of 4 faces. Ricoh have also chosen to make it a specific scene mode, rather than a general setting that applies to whichever shooting mode is currently selected, which rather limits its usefulness. Face recognition does work if the subjects are looking directly at the camera, but the CX1 takes a while to lock onto the subject, and I think that the tried and trusted method of half-pressing the shutter button to focus and then recomposing the shot is a quicker and more reliable method.

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Memory Card Slot Battery Compartment

The main menu system on the Ricoh CX1 is straight-forward to use and is accessed by pressing the Menu button on the rear of the camera. There are two main menus, Shooting and Setup. Quite a lot of the camera's main options, such as image size, sharpness, metering mode and continuous mode, are accessed here, so the Shooting menu has 17 options spread over 2 screens, and there are 26 options in the Setup menu over 3 screens. Despite increasing the number of on-screen choices from 6 to 10, the new sharper display ensures that the various options and icons are clear and legible. If you have never used a digital camera before, or you're upgrading from a more basic model, reading the comprehensive and easy-to-follow manual before you start is a must. Thankfully Ricoh have chosen to supply it in printed format, rather than as a PDF on a CD, so you can also carry it with you.

Ricoh have a long history of creating responsive cameras, and the CX1 certainly extends that tradition. The start-up time from turning the Ricoh CX1 on to being ready to take a photo is very quick at around 0.75 second, and it only takes just over 1 second to zoom from the widest focal length to the longest, impressive given the focal range. Focusing is very quick in good light and the camera happily achieves focus most of the time indoors or in low-light situations. Note that the camera does struggle to lock onto the subject sometimes at the tele-photo end of the lens. It takes about 0.5 second to store a JPEG image, allowing you to keep shooting as they are being recorded onto the memory card - there is no LCD blackout between each image. In the fastest Continuous mode the camera takes 4 frames per second for up to 60 images at the highest JPEG image quality, which is excellent for this class of camera. You can also shoot at 30 frames/sec at 2 megapixels, and an ultra-fast 120 frames/sec at 640x480 pixels. Overall the Ricoh CX1 is extremely quick in terms of operational speed.

Once you have captured a photo, the Ricoh CX1 has an above average range of options when it comes to playing, reviewing and managing your images. You can instantly scroll through the images that you have taken, view thumbnails (81 onscreen at once!), zoom in and out up to 16x magnification, view slideshows with audio, set the print order, delete, trim, rotate, protect and resize an image. There's a Recover File option which will rescue deleted images, just so long as you don't turn the camera off first. Level Compensation allows you to correct the contrast and tone of an image after it has been taken, and White Balance Compensation the white balance. The Skew Correction function alters any photo that was taken at an angle so it appears as if it were taken directly in front of you.

You can "flag" an image, which essentially allows you to choose up to three files and then immediately display them by pressing the Fn button during playback, and images are automatically rotated during playback to fit the current orientation of the camera. The Display button toggles detailed settings information about each picture on and off, such as the ISO rating and aperture / shutter speed, and there is a small histogram available during both shooting and playback. The White Saturation display mode during image playback indicates over-exposed highlights by flashing those areas on and off. When taking a photo, pressing the Display button toggles between the detailed information, the histogram and gridlines to aid composition.

Appearances can be deceptive - the Ricoh CX1 may look a lot like the R10 model, but it offers a number of quite radical new features that focus on producing better looking images. Does it succeed? Take a look at the Image Quality page to find out.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this Review were taken using the 9 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 3Mb.

The Ricoh CX1 produced images of good quality during the review period. The Ricoh CX1's main drawback in terms of image quality is noise, with ISO 400 showing some noise, blurring of detail and slight colour desauration. The noise and loss of detail get progressively worse as you go from ISO 400 to ISO 800 and finally the fastest 1600 setting. The new Dynamic Range mode works really well, resulting in images that have noticeably more dynamic range that those shot in the Normal mode, and far surpassing most other compact cameras. If you want to shoot images that retain detail in both the highlight and shadow areas, then the Ricoh CX1 is a great choice. There is one main drawback though; the DR images have noticeably less saturated colours than the Normal version, which more accurately matches the scene, which makes the CX1 less successful than the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR that we recently reviewed. The Ricoh CX1 handled chromatic aberrations very well with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. The 9 megapixel images were just a little soft straight out of the camera at the default sharpen setting of Normal and either require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop, or you should set the in-camera sharpening to Sharp. The night photograph was OK, with the maximum shutter speed of 8 seconds allowing you to capture just enough light for most situations. Macro performance is the stand-out highlight, allowing you to focus as close as 1cm away from the subject, although there is a lot of lens distortion and shadowing at such a close distance. Anti-shake is also a feature that sets this camera apart from its competitors and one that works very well when hand-holding the camera in low-light conditions or when using the telephoto end of the zoom range. The built-in flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and good overall exposure.


There are 6 ISO settings available on the Ricoh CX1. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting.

ISO 80 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)


ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)


ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

Dynamic Range

When the Ricoh CX1 is in DR mode (Dynamic Range double shot) it takes two images with different exposures, and then records a single image that combines the properly exposed parts of each one. You can also choose to take a DR and Normal image at the same time (both are saved to the memory card). Here is an example which was shot with Normal and then the four DR modes (Very Weak, Weak, Medium and Strong), with links to the original full size images and histograms.


Dynamic Range - Very Weak

Full Size Image

Full Size Image





Dynamic Range - Weak

Dynamic Range - Medium

Full Size Image

Full Size Image





Dynamic Range - Strong


Full Size Image





Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting of Normal. You can change the in-camera sharpening level to one of the preset levels (Sharp, Normal or Soft) if you don't like the default look.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)


File Quality

The Ricoh CX1 has 2 different image quality settings available, with Fine being the highest quality option. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

9M Fine (3.19Mb) (100% Crop)
9M Normal (1.84Mb) (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations

The Ricoh CX1 handled chromatic aberrations excellently during the review, with very limited purple fringing present around the edges of objects in certain high-contrast situations, as shown in the example below.

Example 1 (100% Crop)


The Ricoh CX1 offers a Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is just 1cm away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.

Macro Shot

100% Crop


The flash settings on the Ricoh CX1 are Auto flash, Red-eye Flash, Flash On, Flash Synchro and Flash Off. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Suppressed Flash - Wide Angle (28mm)

Forced Flash - Wide Angle (28mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Suppressed Flash - Telephoto (200mm)

Forced Flash - Telephoto (200mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Flash On or the Red-eye Flash settings caused any red-eye.

Forced Flash

Forced Flash (100% Crop)

Red-eye Reduction Auto

Red-eye Reduction Auto (100% Crop)


The Ricoh CX1's maximum shutter speed is 8 seconds via the Time Exposure main menu option, which is fairly good news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 8 seconds at ISO 80. I've included a 100% crop of the image to show what the quality is like.

Night Shot

Night Shot (100% Crop)

Anti Shake

The Ricoh CX1 has an anti-shake mechanism, which allows you to take sharp photos at slower shutter speeds than other digital cameras. To test this, I took 2 handheld shots of the same subject with the same settings. The first shot was taken with anti shake turned off, the second with it turned on. Here are some 100% crops of the images to show the results. As you can see, with anti shake turned on, the images are much sharper than with anti shake turned off. This feature really does seem to make a difference and could mean capturing a successful, sharp shot or missing the opportunity altogether.

Shutter Speed / Focal Length

Anti Shake Off (100% Crop)

Anti Shake On (100% Crop)

1/45th / 28mm
1/26th / 200mm

Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Ricoh CX1 camera, which were all taken using the 9 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 640x480 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 20 second movie is 29.6Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Camera

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Front of the Camera / Lens Extended

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Isometric View

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Isometric View

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Rear of the Camera

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Rear of the Camera / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Camera / Turned On

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Rear of the Camera / Main Menu

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Rear of the Camera / Adjust Menu


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Top of the Camera

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Bottom of the Camera

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Side of the Camera

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Side of the Camera

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Front of the Camera

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Front of the Camera

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Memory Card Slot

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Battery Compartment


Ricoh have taken a big step forward with the CX1 in an area that has always been something of a thorn in their side - namely image quality. We criticized the R10 model for producing noisy images at relatively slow ISO speeds, commenting that we'd "hesitate to use ISO 400, never mind 800, making the Ricoh R10 a camera for sunny, outdoor days only". Thankfully the new 9 megapixel CMOS sensor has improved things here, with a now usable ISO range of 80-800, and even the fastest ISO 1600 setting OK for small prints and web images.

That's not the biggest story though, as Ricoh have also introduced the radical and very effective DR mode. This greatly expands the dynamic range of your images, increasing detail in the shadow and highlight areas so that the picture more accurately reflects what you can see. And unlike the pixel binning system that Fujifilm use on the F200EXR camera, the CX1 preserves its 9 megapixel resolution. There are a couple of notable downsides with the method that Ricoh use though. As the camera takes 2 photos consecutively, there is a risk of them being slightly mis-aligned and therefore appearing soft or out of of focus. In practice this only happened on a couple of occasions, but it's best to use a tripod or other camera support to be on the safe side. More worrying is the colour shift, or desaturation, that often occurs in DR mode - the CX1 may preserve more visible details, but it seems to do so at the expense of colour accuracy, with images having a slightly washed-out look when directly compared to shots taken in the Normal shooting mode.

As well as greatly improving image quality, the CX1 builds on the winning design of the R10 model by including some key new features that add up to make this the best Ricoh point-and-shoot yet. Multi-pattern auto white balance and Multi-target Auto Focusing are effective additions that join the likes of the electronic leveler, ability to change the flash intensity, customisable Function button and Easy mode for beginners in helping to make the CX1 a great camera to use. Even better is the 4fps continuous shooting speed, which is much faster than most compacts in the same price bracket, with even faster rates possible if you're happy to drop the image resolution, and the new high-res LCD screen is simply breath-taking. The 7x zoom lens is still an attraction, but less so now that competitors like the Panasonic DMC-TZ7, Canon PowerShot SX200 IS and Olympus Mju 9000 all offer 10x or even 12x zooms in a similarly sized body, and the CX1's bog-standard 640x480, 30fps video and rudimentary face detection modes are nothing to write home about either, feature that are seemingly becoming more and important in this market. Finally the CX1 is not exactly a bargain at £299 in the UK - it's a lot to ask for what is essentially a point-and-shoot camera.

Still, if image quality is of prime importance, then the Ricoh CX1 is well worth a look. It produces very good out-of-the-camera JPEG images, with excellent dynamic range as promised in the DR mode and improved noise performance. If you don't mind the lack of manual controls, the CX1 makes a great pocket camera for the keen photographer, although I'm sure we'll see the same technology appear in a future GR or GX model...

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4

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No. of Effective Pixels (Camera) Approximately 9.29 million pixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS (total pixels: approx. 10.29 million pixels)
Lens Focal length f=4.95-35.4 mm (equivalent to 28-200 mm for 35 mm film cameras. With Step Zoom set, option of seven fixed lengths: 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, and 200 mm)
F-aperture F3.3 (Wide) - F5.2 (Telephoto)
Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 1.0 m - infinity (Telephoto) (from the front of the lens)
Macro: Approx. 1 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 25 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: 7.1x zoom (equivalent to 28-200 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras)
Digital: 4.8x up to 34.1x (equivalent to 960 mm) when used with optical zoom
Auto Resize: 5.4x*1 up to 38.6x*1 (equivalent to 1080 mm) when used with optical zoom
Focus Mode Multi AF (contrast AF method) / Spot AF (contrast AF method) / 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. 4 frames/sec. (F3456, F3:2, F1:1 shooting time; shooting speed after 60 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
Metering Exposure Mode Program AE
Manual Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (-0.5EV, ±0, +0.5EV)
ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO80 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600
White Balance Mode AUTO / Multi-Pattern AUTO / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent / Incandescent 2 / Fluorescent / Manual, White Balance Bracket Function
Flash Built-in flash mode Auto (during low light and when the subject is backlit), Red-eye-Reduction, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Built-in flash range Approx. 20 cm - 3.0 m (Wide), approx. 25 cm - 2.0 m (Telephoto) (ISO Auto/ISO 400, 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 / Easy Shooting Mode / Dynamic Range Double Shot Mode / Continuous Shooting Modes (Continuous, M-Continuous Plus, Ultra-High-Speed Continuous) / Scene Modes (Portrait / Face / Sports / Night Portrait / Landscape / Nightscape / High Sensitivity / Zoom Macro / Skew Correction / Text) / My Setting Mode / Movie Mode
Picture Quality Mode*4 F(Fine) / N(Normal)
No. of Pixels Recorded Still image/multi-picture [4:3] 3456x2592, 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1728x1296 (M-Cont Plus), 1280x960, 640x480 /
[3:2] 3456x2304 /
[1:1] 2592x2592
Movie 640x480, 320x240
Text 3456 x 2592, 2048 x1536
Recording Media SD memory card (32, 64, 128, 256, 512 MB, 1GB, 2GB), SDHC memory card (4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB), Internal memory (approx. 88MB)
Storage Capacity (Pictures/ Time):*5 (internal memory 88MB) Still image/multi-picture 3456x2592 (F: 24, N: 43) / 3456x2304 (F: 28) / 2592x2592 (F: 33) / 3072x2304 (N: 53) / 2592x1944 (N: 73) / 2048x1536 (N: 109) / 1728x1296 (N: 143)(M-Cont Plus) / 1280x960 (N: 181) / 640x480 (N: 705)
Movie*6 640x480: 15 frames/sec. (1 min. 42 sec.), 320x240: 15 frames/sec. (4 min. 19 sec.) / 640x480: 30 frames/sec. (51 sec.), 320x240: 30 frames/sec. (2 min. 12 sec.)
Recording File Format Still Image JPEG(Exif ver.2.21)*7
Multi-picture CIPA DC-X007-2009 Multi-Picture Format draft compliant
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)*8, Color Bracket function, Focus Bracket function, Fix Min. Aperture, 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*9 / AV Out 1.0Vp-p (75Ω)
Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL switchable
Power Supply Rechargeable Battery: DB-70 x1, AC adapter (AC-4g optional)
Battery Consumption*10 Based on CIPA Standard: Using the DB-70, approx. 270 pictures (when LCD Dim is on)*11
External Dimensions 101.5 mm (W) x 58.3 mm (H) x 27.9 mm (D) (excluding projecting parts)
Weight Approx. 180 g (excluding battery, SD memory card, strap), Accessories approx. 23 g (battery, strap)
Operating Temperature Range 0°C - 40°C

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