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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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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Large clear LCD (5) , Easy to use (4) , Nice features and settings (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (5) , Everyday photos (3) , Outdoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (3) , Casual photographer (1) , Photo enthusiast (1)

Key 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.

Technical Specs

CCD Approximately 9.29 million pixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD (total pixels: approx. 10.29 million pixels)
Focal length: f4.95-35.4mm (equivalent to 28-200mm for 35mm cameras. When setting Step Zoom, seven fixed possible steps: 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, and 200mm)
Aperture (F value): f/3.3 (Wide-angle) - f/5.2 (Telephoto)
Vibration Correction Function Image sensor shift method image stabilizer
Zoom Optical: 7.1x zoom (equivalent to 28-200 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras), Digital: 4.8x, Maximum: 34.1x (equivalent to 960mm) when used with optical zoomAuto Resize: 5.7x, Maximum: 40.5x (equivalent to 1130 mm) when used with optical zoom
Subject Distance Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 1.0 m - infinity (Telephoto) (From lens tip)
Macro Subject Distance Macro shooting: Approx. 1 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 25 cm - infinity (Telephoto) (From lens tip)
Shutter Still: 8, 4, 2, 1-1/2000 sec.
Movie: 1/30-1/ 2000 sec.
Continuous Shooting approx. 4 frames/sec. (F3456, F3:2, F1:1 shooting time; shooting speed after 60 pictures is approx. 3 frames/sec.)
Pixels 4:3] 3456x2592, 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1728x1296 (M-Cont Plus), 1280x960, 640x480 / [3:2] 3456x2304 / [1:1] 2592x2592
640 x 480, 320 x 240
Text 3456 x 2592, 2048 x 1536
Picture Mode Fine, Normal
ISO Sensitivity AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO80 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600
Flash Modes: Auto flash (fires automatically in low-light conditions and when the subject is backlit), Red-eye Flash, Flash On, Flash Synchro, Soft Flash, Flash Off
Built-in flash Range: Approx. 20 cm - 3.0 m (Wide-angle), approx. 25 cm - 2.0 m (Telephoto)(ISO Auto, from the front of the lens)
Focus Multi AF (contrast AF method) / Spot AF (contrast AF method) / Multi-Target AF /Manual Focus / Fixed Focus (Snap) / Infinity (AF auxiliary light)
Exposure Adjustment Multi Light Metering (256 segments), Center Weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering (TTL-CCD metering method)
Exposure Compensation Manual Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (-0.5EV, ±0, +0.5EV)
White Balance AUTO / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent / Incandescent 2 / Fluorescent / Manual,White Balance Bracket Function
Recording Media SD memory card (32, 64, 128, 256, 512 MB, 1GB, 2GB), SDHC memory card (4GB, 8GB,16GB, 32GB), Internal memory (approx. 88MB)
Recording Mode Auto Shooting Mode / Easy Shooting Mode / Dynamic Range Double Shot Mode / Continuous Shooting Modes (Continuous, M-Continuous Plus, Ultra-High-Speed Continuous) / Scene Modes (Portrait / Face / Sports / Night Portrait / Landscape / Nightscape / High Sensitivity / Zoom Macro / Skew Correction / Text) / My Setting Mode / Movie Mode
Recording Format Still Image JPEG(Exif ver.2.21) - Multi-picture CIPA DC-X007-2009 Multi-Picture Format draft compliant - Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format compliant) - Compression method JPEG Baseline method compliant
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch Transparent LCD (approx. 920,000 dots)
Self Timer approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec.
Interval Timer Shooting interval: 5 sec. - 1 hour (5 sec. steps
PC Interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB) Mini-B, Mass storage compatible
AV Interface Audio Out, Video Out
Video Signal Method NTSC, PAL switchable
Dimensions 4 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 1.02 (D) " / 101mm (W) x 58.3.0 (H) x 27.9mm (D) excluding projections
Weight Approx. 6.3 oz / 180g (without battery, SD memory card, hand strap),
Accessories approx. .81 oz / 23g (rechargeable battery, hand strap)
Power Source Rechargeable Battery (DB-70) - AC adapter (AC-4G optional)
Shooting Capacity Using DB-70: Approx. 270 pictures
Operating Temperature 0°C-40°C
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