Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh CX4 – an update to the CX3 (read our review here) – it features improved battery life (330 vs 310), redesigned grip at the front, and redesigned buttons at the back (same position, just slightly larger), ISO100 – 3200 (compared to ISO80 – 3200 on the CX3), a new creative shooting mode (moves some of the scene modes to the C dial position, and adds Soft Focus, Cross Process, Toy Camera), Night Landscape Multi-shot, subject tracking AF, and is available in black, “champagne silver” and “purple pink”.
Apart from also offering improved anti-shake sensor performance the rest of the specifications are the same, including the 10 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, wide-angle 10.7x optical zoom lens (28-300mm), 5fps shooting, Dynamic Range mode (multi-shot), 720p video recording, 1cm macro mode, 3″ 920k pixel screen, electronic level, and multiple aspect ratio shooting (16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 4:3). Official Ricoh CX4 Sample Photos.
“The CX4 boasts a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor combined with advanced Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing. Poorly-lit indoor or night scenes are rendered in pure, unblemished quality, as of course are brightly-lit subjects. An output pixel interpolation algorithm residing in dedicated logic circuits in the imaging engine reduces loss of detail in highlights to faithfully recreate high-contrast scenes exactly as they appear to the naked eye.”