Ricoh CX1 Digital Point & Shoot Camera, 9.29mp, with 7.1x Optical Zoom, 3" LCD Display, Hi Speed Shooting - Black Finish - U.S.A. Warranty


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About Ricoh

The CX1, a new digital camera with a 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens (28-200 mm in 35 mm film equivalent focal length). The CX1'sexpanded dynamic range of 12 EV equivalent makes it possible to capture high-contrast scenes in a way not possible with earlier models.

With new image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV and a new high-speed image processing CMOS sensor installed, the CX1 achieves greater image quality while at the same time expanding dynamic range with its dynamic range double shot mode.

In addition, functions such as multi-pattern auto white balance (sets white balance based on the light sources of segregated areas of the image) and multi-target AF (shoots consecutive images at seven focal distances automatically defined by the camera) enable the new CX1 to create beautiful images giving an almost naked-eye impression.

The CX1 has a large 3.0-inch 920,000-dot VGA monitor and high-speed continuous shooting functions at approximately 4 frames/second that make it even easier to enjoy photography. This is a digital camera that takes the design concept "A tool you will want to use every day" to a new level of perfection.

The CX1 has the new image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV and a new high-speed image processing CMOS sensor. In high-sensitivity shooting conditions, these enhancements result in greater resolution than previous models and also reduce noise without compromising color reproduction.

The addition of a customized circuit to the image processing engine has made it possible to include a pixel output interpolation algorithm that expands the CX1's dynamic range by up to 1 EV compared to conventional methods. This reduces whiteout in high-contrast situations and recreates the beauty seen by the eye.

The transformation of the image processing engine and the image sensor has enabled the CX1 to do high-speed continuous shooting. This, in turn, has made it possible to create dynamic range double shot mode, which takes high-speed consecutive shots of two still images with different exposures and then records an image that combines the properly exposed portions of each. Expanding the dynamicrange up to a maximum equivalent to 12 EV, this mode makes it possible to record images that give an almost naked-eye impression.

Ricoh Features

  • Greater image quality from a new image processing engine and new image sensor
  • Dynamic range double shot mode for excellent reproduction of both light and darkareas.
  • The multi-pattern auto white balance function gives the optimum color reproduction when shooting subjects mixing different color temperatures.
  • High-definition 3.0-inch 920,000-dot VGA monitor.
  • With the multi-target AF function, the camera automatically finds seven focal distances and shoots at each one in succession.
  • Enhanced high-speed continuous shooting functions catch the decisive movement ofmoving subjects.
  • 7.1x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 28-200 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras) in a body optimized for ease of use as a photographic tool.
  • Popular macro photography functions: With the macro photography functions you can get as close to the subject as 1 cmfor wide-angle* and 25 cm for telephoto.
    *Equivalent to 32 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras
  • Electronic level utilizing an acceleration sensor
  • Image sensor shift blur reduction function to reduce hand-motion blurring.
  • Face mode that automatically identifies subject faces and optimizes face focus, exposure, and white balance.
  • Easy shooting mode for photographic fun with simple operations.
  • Minimum shooting distance display function that shows on the monitor the minimumshooting distance, which changes depending on the zoom setting.
  • Aspect ratio (vertical/horizontal ratio) 1:1 square format photography function.
  • Image flag function to enable the quick display of specific images from among those in the camera.
  • The ability to switch from frame to frame with the still image display remainingenlarged in playback mode.
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