This review is devoted to CX1 that Ricoh has first introduced to the public in Feb 19, 2009. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 9.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #395 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 41/100 and it takes a rank of #870 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Ricoh CX1 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Ricoh CX1. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.
Ricoh CX1 has the following external dimensions 102 x 102 x 28 mm (40.16 x 22.83 x 11.02″) with the weight of 180 g.
The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Ricoh CX1, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Ricoh CX1 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 28mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Ricoh CX1 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Ricoh CX1 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Ricoh CX1 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Ricoh CX1 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Ricoh CX1 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Ricoh CX1 comes with Smooth Imaging Engine IV processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 9.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
The base of Ricoh CX1 has the following ISO range 80 - 1600 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Ricoh CX1. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .
Ricoh CX1 features a 9.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Ricoh CX1 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Ricoh CX1 with other standard sensor sizes.
Ricoh CX1 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Ricoh CX1 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, CX1 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
As for the video quality characteristics of Ricoh CX1, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 640 x 480 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Ricoh CX1 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.
Ricoh CX1 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect CX1 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Ricoh CX1’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Ricoh CX1’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the CX1 to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX1 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 32. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX1 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX1 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 42. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX1 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX1 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 16. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX1 can be called a 16 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX1 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 16. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX1 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX1 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 18. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX1 can be called a 18 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Feb 19, 2009|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||9.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||3456 x 2592|
|Max Native ISO||1,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||80|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||640 x 480|
|Video Formats||Motion JPEG|
|Physical Dimensions||102 x 58 x 28 mm|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC card, Internal|