Ricoh CX5 review

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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.

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Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 100

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

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Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 18 (see full image)

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Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 16 (see full image)

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Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 16 (see full image)

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Ricoh cx5 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 14 (see full image)

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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.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom10.7x
Digital Zoom4.8x
Brand NameRicoh
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Weight (Approximate)176 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.6 mm
Width101.5 mm
Depth29.4 mm
Product SeriesCX
Focal Length4.90 mm to 52.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product ModelCX5
Product NameCX5 Compact Camera
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number175629
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

I wonder what fun little surprises are out there waiting for me today. If I take my camera out with that kind of attitude, I know the way I look at the things around me will change somehow. I relax, loosen up, and let my heart take over as I press the shutter. And the picture that emerges is sure to capture the scene that moved me. Casual, creative, compact-the CX5. Good opportunities don't just sit around waiting for you. That's why you have to grab onto those special moments whenever they come along.

Package Contents
  • CX5 Compact Camera
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card