Ricoh CX4 review

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

Ricoh CX4
The CX4 has been released soon after the CX3

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)