Ricoh CX4 review

Is the CX4 an expensive point and shoot, or does it offer something extra?

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minature mode

Miniature mode, ISO 100, f/3.5 - the Ricoh CX4 does a decent job of recreating an expensive tilt-shift lens. (Click to view full size image)

cross process

Cross process mode, ISO 100, f/7.0 - the trendy Lomo style can be acheived with the cross-process filter. (Click to view full size image)

soft focus

Soft focus mode, ISO 100, f/7.0 - acheive a dreamy look with the soft focus filter. (Click to view full size image)

cross process

Toy camera mode, ISO 100, f/7.0 - the CX4 applies a vignette to recreate the toy camera effect. (Click to view full size image)

high contrast b and w

High contrast B&W, ISO 100, f/3.5 (Click to view full size image)

Auto mode

Auto mode, ISO 100, f/4.1 - Use the electronic level to make sure horizons always appear straight. (Click to view full size image)

macro

Macro auto mode, ISO 100, f/3.5 - The CX4 can get close to subjects, providing sharp results, but sometimes it hunts around for a focus point for a few seconds. (Click to view full size image)

auto

Auto mode, ISO 100, f/3.4 - the Ricoh CX4 features an impressive 10x zoom, compare this wide-angle shot with the next at fully zoomed. (Click to view full size image)

auto full zoom

Auto mode, ISO 100, f/5.7 - At full 10.7x zoom, the results are pretty sharp - but watch out for camera-shake when shooting. (Click to view full size image)