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Ricoh CX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Ricoh CX5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the screen and image quality are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the flash.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh CX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Ricoh CX5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Ricoh CX5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the usability and low light performance. The zoom and performance are also appreciated.

portability, performance, zoom, low-light, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

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Ricoh CX5 review


Small camera, big zoom – but what does the Ricoh offer that rivals don't? A speedy new autofocus, that's what

A solid, dependable and versatile superzoom compact, but doesn't do enough to outshine big name rivals

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Ricoh CX5 review


Is the CX4 upgrade an expensive point and shoot camera, or does it offer something extra?

Good price ; Sleek looks ; 10x zoom

Lack of RAW shooting ; Fiddly joystick ; Difficult to navigate menu

The latest version of Ricoh's CX compact cameras was released just a few months after its predecessor, the CX4, which in turn was only released a few months after the CX3. With a new version seemingly appearing with increasing regularity, is it worth...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (

Ricoh CX5 review


Ricoh cameras are somewhat divisive. They are heavier than most of their peers, but also very solidly constructed. If you want dainty, then a Casio or a Canon Ixus is likely to appeal more than a Ricoh; if you want speed and responsive, however, the...

The Ricoh CX5 is better built than some of its rivals, and we can’t argue with the responsive focus and zoom. However, this camera is outclassed by both the Nikon Coolpix S9100 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 and can’t handle low-light situations...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Ricoh CX5 review


Having been refined, the CX5 is, of course, the strongest CX model yet.But only minor refinements over the last few versions have resulted in a camera that may just be losing some ground on the competition, particularly in regards to image quality at...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Ricoh CX5 Digital Camera


A company perhaps better known for photocopiers and large printers but they have produced digital cameras for a while. However this is the first of their units to have come my way, but all decent recent units have similar features.

The Ricoh CX5 is available from the link below for £247.95 with free delivery

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (

Ricoh CX5


Ricoh CX5: The fifth edition of the Ricoh CX range arrives

Another good compact camera from Ricoh that takes excellent images; however, the upgraded features from its predecessor aren't as great as they could have been

Apr, 2011

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Ricoh - CX5


It's like déjà vu. Just six months ago, we noted that the Ricoh CX4 compact digital camera offered few advantages over its predecessor, the CX3. Half a year later, Ricoh has released the supposedly revamped CX5 ...

Ricoh has justified the CX5 because of its undoubtedly improved AF speed and the less convincing super-resolution zoom feature. For those on the hunt for a multi-purpose, good quality camera, it's decent if unexceptional - if you already own the CX3 or...

Apr, 2011

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Ricoh CX5 Digital Camera Review


The Ricoh CX5 promises ultra fast focusing with a new Hybrid AF system, we test it to find out if it works.

Hybrid AF doubles the speed of focusing compared to the CX4; High speed 5fps continuous shooting for 10 shots; Excellent design and customizable controls; Class leading macro performance; Built in vibration reduction; Excellent features, including...

Flash position

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (

Ricoh CX5 review


Ricoh's CX5 features a specification befitting a advanced compact camera and a price-tag to match. But does it improve on the previous generation, the Ricoh CX4, enough to warrant the upgrade? We...

Good image quality, excellent LCD screen, retro design

Lack of manual mode, no Raw capture, high price tag relative to competing advanced compacts

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jennifer Allan (

Ricoh CX5: snappy shooting with superfast autofocus


Share Ricoh has announced the Ricoh CX5 today, the successor in the CX series. It's a sleek, tidy compact with a 10.7x optical zoom, 10MP sensor and ramped up autofocus speed for faster snapping.

Jan, 2011

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