Ricoh CX5 camera set to replace CX4; CX4 price to drop

New Ricoh CX5 camera to feature 10Mp sensor, 10.7x zoom and new Golf Swing mode

The CX5 will be avaliable in three colours: black, spearmint and rose.

The CX5 will be avaliable in three colours: black, spearmint and rose.

Ricoh has just announced the launch of its new CX5 compact camera, which replaces the CX4. The CX5 has a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 10.7x zoom lens with a range of 28-300mm and it includes new scene modes as well as a new 'hybrid' autofocus system. The new autofocus system attempts to make focusing operations much quicker throughout the entire zoom range of the lens. The new, quicker focusing system can also work in conjunction with the motion tracking focus that was introduced in the CX4.

Read reviews of the best mega-zoom cameras on the Australian market.

The CX5 boasts new Super-Resolution (SR) technology, which is said to analyse the details of a picture and allow the photographer to adjust the sharpness of an image. Ricoh claims that the new technology also allows telephoto shooting to be extended to 600mm (21.4x optical zoom equivalent). This is separate to the camera's digital zoom capability, which can take the camera up to a massive 2880mm.

See how the CX5 compares to the rest of the cameras in Ricoh's CX range: CX1, CX2, CX3, CX4

The new scene modes in the CX5 include Food, Fireworks and Golf Swing, which uses the CX5's high-speed shooting mode to take up to 13 continuous shots of a golf swing. Using a grid, the swing can then be analysed to that you can see what you're doing wrong.

Another new feature of the CX5 is its support of EyeFi — an SD card with built-in Wi-Fi. This should make it easier for users to share their photos online quicker while they are out and about.

The CX5 also has a 3in, 920K dot screen, Creative Shooting modes (such as Miniaturise, Soft Focus and High-Contrast Black and White) and an Advanced Macro shooting mode that can take photos from as close as 1cm to the subject.

The CX5 will be available in Australian camera stores from late February for a retail price of $499. There will be three colours to choose from: black, spearmint and rose. The CX4's price will drop to $399.

Become a fan of PC World Australia on Facebook

Follow PC World Australia on Twitter: @PCWorldAu

Stay up to date with the latest news, reviews and features. Sign up to PC World’s newsletters

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Ricohphotographydigital camerasRicoh CX

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Elias Plastiras
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?