Ricoh CX5 review

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

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As part of our image quality testing for the Ricoh CX5, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Ricoh CX5 is capable of resolving up to around 18 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Ricoh cx5 review resolution iso 100

Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 18 (see full image)

Ricoh cx5 review resolution iso 200

Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 16 (see full image)

Ricoh cx5 review resolution iso 400

Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 16 (see full image)

Ricoh cx5 review resolution iso 800

Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 14 (see full image)

Ricoh cx5 review resolution iso 1600

Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Ricoh cx5 review resolution iso 3200

Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 14 (see full image)

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

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