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

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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 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 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)

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.