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The Ricoh CX5 series models are available in several varying colors which are black, silver and pink.

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Pros

cheaper than the CX4 at launch

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solid build quality

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10MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor

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records video in 720p high definition

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10.7x optical zoom (28-300mm equivalent)

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now includes a faster hybrid AF system - dedicated passive AF sensor used in conjunction with a standard sensor based contrast AF system

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records to easy to find, capacious and affordable SD/SDHC flash memory cards

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3" high resolution HVGA display (920K dot)

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responsive - fast to turn on, zoom, focus

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Cons

annoying for CX4 buyers - comes only 6 months after the launch of the previous generation camera

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long lens limits the aperture size - F/3.5-5.6, poorer for low light shooting, difficult to isolate a subject

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The Ricoh CX5 is a mid-grade compact digital camera series, which is a continuation of Ricoh's previous CX series models (CX4 most recent). The Ricoh CX5 digital cameras include a 10.0 effective pixel rating, a 10.7x optical zoom ratio, a 1cm total macro rating, and a 28-300mm wide angle lens.

The Ricoh CX5 series models are available in several varying colors which are black, silver and pink. Additional CX5 series options include multiple focus modes, an integrated image stabilization sensor, SD and SDHC memory card support up to 32GB, JPEG photo capture with AVI video capture support, and a fully rechargeable battery which is of course included. For image viewing and review the Ricoh CX5 also includes a 3.0" transparent LCD monitor. For a more extensive list of features and specifications see the related section below.

Features
  • Mid-grade Digital Compact Camera
  • Ricoh CX Series Design and Features
  • 10.0 Megapixel Rating
  • 10.7x Optical Zoom and 4.8x (Up to 103x) Digital Zoom Ratio
  • 1cm Total Macro Rating
  • 28-300mm Wide Angle Lens
  • Multiple Aperture Focus Modes
  • Integrated Image Stabilization Sensor
  • SD and SDHC Memory Card Support (Up to 32GB)
  • Available in various colors: Black, Silver and Pink
Specifications
  •  Effective Pixels: 10.0 Million
  • Image Sensor: 1-2.3" CMOS
  • Lens
    • Focal Length: f= 4.9-52.5mm
    • F-Aperture: F 3.5 (Wide)- F 5.6 (Telephoto)
  • Zoom Magnification:
    • Optical Zoom: 10.7x
    • Digital Zoom: 4.8x- 103x
  • Aperture Focus Modes
    • Multi AF
    • Spot AF
    • Face-Priority Multi AF
    • Subject Tracking AF
    • Multi-Target AF
    • Manual Focus
    • Snap
  • Shutter Speed:
    • Still Image: 1/2000- 1, 2, 4, 8 seconds
    • Movie: 1/2000- 1/30 seconds
  • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Speed: 5 Frames Per Second
    • Capacity: 999 total images
  • Exposure Control:
    • Metering Mode: Multi/ Center Weighted Metering/ Spot Metering
    • Exposure Mode: Programme AE
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO1600, ISO3200
  • White Balance Modes
    • Auto
    • Multi-Pattern Auto
    • Outdoors
    • Cloudy
    • Incandescent 1
    • Incandescent 2
    • Fluorescent
    • Manual
  • Monitor: 3.0" Transparent LCD Screen
  • Recording Media: SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB
    • Also compatible with Eye-Fi Cards (X2 Series)
  • Working Formats
    • Still Image: JPEG
    • Movie: AVI
  • Dimensions
    • 101.5mm (W) x 58.6mm (H) x 29.4mm (D)
    • Weight: 197g total (with battery and SD card)
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