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Ricoh PX review

A water, dust and shockproof compact camera with a high-res sensor

Resolution charts

As part of our image quality testing for the Ricoh PX, 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 PX is capable of resolving up to around 20 (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 px resolution iso 100
Ricoh px resolution iso 100

Ricoh px resolution iso 100
Ricoh px resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh px resolution iso 200
Ricoh px resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh px resolution iso 400
Ricoh px resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Ricoh px resolution iso 800
Ricoh px resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Ricoh px resolution iso 1600
Ricoh px resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Ricoh px resolution iso 3200
Ricoh px resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 12 (see full image)

Noise and dynamic range

These graphs were produced using data generated by DXO Analyzer.

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO software.

Signal to noise ratio

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

Ricoh px signal to noise ratio
Ricoh px signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Ricoh PX are consistently lower than the Canon PowerShot 220 HS, Nikon Coolpix S4150 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 upto a sensitivity of ISO 3200 where it just has the edge over the Nikon Coolpix S4150. However these results show that images upto a sensitivity of ISO 3200 will still produce good images with visible but not substantial noise appearing from ISO 1600.

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

Dynamic range

Ricoh px dynamic range
Ricoh px dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Ricoh PX's JPEGs show a gradual decline of dynamic range as the sensitivity increases, and is consistently lower than the Canon PowerShot 220 HS, Nikon Coolpix S4150 and Panasonic Lumix DMX-FS37. This shows that from ISO 400 shadow and highlight detail could easily be lost from images.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedEye-Fi Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4.8x
Brand NameRicoh
DurabilityWater Proof, Dust Proof
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)136 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height55 mm
Width100 mm
Depth21.3 mm
Product SeriesPX
Focal Length5 mm to 25 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product Model175684
Product NamePX Compact Camera
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number175684
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

I took my camera and went for a walk. I cooked with my camera at my side. My camera was with me as I played with my pet. Captured through my lens, the everyday and commonplace seem to gain added life and lustre. A sudden downpour, with its promise of fascinating new sights, is welcomed with open arms. Anytime, anywhere with anyone. The camera closest to hand, connecting you to what you love most. Always together. The RICOH PX, in your pocket today and everyday.

Package Contents
  • PX Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery (DB-10)
  • USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Plug
  • AV Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Camera User Guide