CX1 FAQs - By Product

[Question] What is the difference between CX1, and R10 or R8?

See the following comparison chart.

[Image sensor / Lens]

Items CX1 R10 R8
Effective pixels (Total pixels) (approx.) 9.29 million pixels (10.29 million pixels) 10 million pixels (10.30 million pixels)
Image sensor 1/2.3" CMOS 1/2.3" CCD
Focal length f = 4.95 - 35.4 mm
28 - 200 mm (35 mm camera equivalent)
F-Aperture F: 3.3 (wide) - 5.2 (telephoto)
Shooting distance (From the front of the lens)
Approx. 0.3 meter - infinity (wide)
Approx. 1.0 meter - infinity (telephoto)
Macro range (From the front of the lens)
Wide : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity
Telephoto : approx. 0.25 meter - infinity
Zoom macro : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity
Display the minimum distance at Macro Available Available N/A
Lens construction 10 elements in 7 groups (4 aspherical lens elements with 5 surfaces)
Optical zoom 7.1 x 7.1 x 7.1 x
Digital zoom 4.8 x 4.8 x 4.8 x
Combination with optical zoom : upto 34.1 x (960 mm / 35 mm camera equivalent)
Auto Resize zoom *1 5.4 x 5.7 x 5.7 x
Combination with optical zoom : up to 38.6x (1080 mm / 35 mm camera equivalent) Combination with optical zoom : up to 40.7x (1140 mm / 35 mm camera equivalent) Combination with optical zoom : up to 40.5x (1130 mm / 35 mm camera equivalent)

*1)Auto resize zoom works with the maximum image size only.

See the following FAQ for the details (for the CX1)

CX1 FAQ - [What is the Auto resize zoom?]

[Photograph features of camera]

Items CX1 R10 R8
Image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV *2 Smooth Imaging Engine III
Reducing noise at high ISO sensitivity
Dynamic range double shot Available N/A N/A
AF method Contrast AF method *3 CCD-AF method *3
Multi Target AF *4 Available (in Focus menu) N/A N/A
Antiblur function (Image stabilizer) Image Sensor shift image stabilizer CCD shift image stabilizer
Face recognition mode Available Available Available
Easy shooting mode *5 Available (mode dial) N/A
Backlight compensation feature Available (in Easy mode*5) N/A
Multi-pattern auto white balance *6 Available (in white balance mode) N/A N/A
Level setting Available Available N/A
Target shift Available (AE, AF, AE/AF)
Image quality, color settings [Image settings] Hard, Normal, Soft, Custom setting, B&W, Sepia [Image settings] Auto level, Hard, Normal, Soft, Custom setting, B&W, Sepia [Color Depth] Strong, Normal, Neutral
Bracketing Focus bracket, Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket
Dual size recording (a still image with a sub file) N/A Available Available
Movies Available Available Available
Movie size *7 640 x 480 (30/15 fps),
320 x 240 (30/15 fps)
Continuous mode / Multi shooting Normal continuous *8, Speed Cont., M-Cont plus Continuous *8, S-Cont., M-Cont.
Multi shooting speed *8 Max. 4 frames / sec. (with a high speed SD card) Max. 1.4 frames / sec. (with a high speed SD card)
ISO sensitivity / ISO AUTO-HI *9 Available Available Available
ISO sensitivity / selectable value ISO AUTO / ISO AUTO-HI / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 ISO AUTO / ISO AUTO-HI / 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Zoom setting Step zoom ON/OFF
Step zoom 7 steps : 28 / 35 / 50 / 85 / 105 / 135 / 200
Built-in flash range *10 0.2 - 3.0 meter (wide)
0.25 - 2.0 meter (telephoto)
Flash compensation Available Available N/A
Skew correction Skew correction mode (SCENE mode) & Skew correction on a captured image

*2)It will reduce noise at high ISO sensitivity. By Pixel output interpolation algorithm, it will be able to provide dynamic range expansion (1 EV at maximum; in comparison with the previous image processing)
*3) No external AF.
*4)Camera automatically determines multiple focus positions and takes 7 consecutive pictures at one shutter release. The 7 pictures are recorded as a single MP file.

[What is an MP file?]

*5)Easy shooting mode allows you simple operations, without several settings.

[What is the Easy shooting mode?]

*6)Camera automatically selects the optimal white balance according to the conditions of sun and shade or the flash illumination range.
*7)You have options of 30 fps or 15 fps in each size.
*8) Camera takes multiple pictures continuously while you are pressing a shutter release button. The maximum number of images that can be shot in continuous mode is 999.
*9)You can change the upper limit of the ISO sensitivity value for [Auto-Hi], from ISO 400, 800 or 1600. By setting the ISO upper limit it will make the shutter speed high, which will reduce camera shake or the blurring of the subject.
*10)With ISO AUTO or ISO 400 (from the front of the lens)

[Playback features of camera]

Items CX1 R10 8
Flag function setting *11 Available Available N/A
Trimming images Available Available Available
Resize images Available Available Available
Image brightness and contrast correction Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual)
White balance (color tone) correction Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber)
Image rotation Automatic rotation in Playback Set a picture to rotate to save
Thumbnail view 20 frames or 81 frames view 20 frames view
Display of enlarged image Available in the selected image, and switching to an next image with keeping enlarged Available in the selected image

*11)You can set useful images to Flag function. This will make the Fn button to display an assigned image quickly. You can assign upto 3 images.

[Other features of camera]

Items CX1 R10 R8
Picture display (LCD) 3.0 inch / approx. 920,000 dots 3.0 inch / approx. 460,000 dots 2.7 inch / approx. 460,000 dots
LCD surface treatment Hard coat, fluorinated, Anti reflection coat *12 Hard coat only
LCD auto dim Available Available N/A
Shooting information display frame *13 Available N/A N/A
Minimum shooting distance display *14 Available N/A N/A
My Setting registrations Available Available Available
Fn button *15 Available Available N/A
PC interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB)
USB communication system Mass storage *16
PictBridge printing Available Available Available
Picture transfer software (for Windows) DL-10 (DC software) RICOH Gate La (Caplio software)
Viewer software (for Windows) Irodio Photo & VideoStudio from Pixela
Built-in memory Approx. 88 MB Approx. 54 MB Approx. 24 MB
SD memory card Upto 2 GB
SDHC memory card Upto 32 GB Upto 16 GB Upto 8 GB
Battery DB-70 (included)
AC adapter AC-4g (option) AC-4g (option) AC-4f (option)
Shooting capacity *17 Approx. 270 pictures *18 Approx. 300 pictures *18 Approx. 270 pictures
Weight of a camera (without batteries, an SD card, or a strap) Approx. 180 g Approx. 168 g Approx. 168 g

*12) Fluorinated is for soil-release finishing.
*13)The shooting information is not displayed over the subject, you can more easily compose your shot.
*14)It shows the minimum shooting distance in zooming.
*15)You can switch several features with the Fn button.

*16)The following OS versions are compatible with the Mass storage connection; Windows Me, 2000, XP, Vista, and Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.1.2 - 10.5.5.
*17) With a rechargeable battery (DB-70). Number of pictures measured using CIPA standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions.
*18)At LCD Auto Dim ON (Default setting). At LCD Auto Dim OFF is as follows.
CX1: Approx. 250 pictures
R10:Approx. 270 pictures
R8:LCD Auto Dim feature is not available.

[PC connections]

When you connect a camera to a computer:
    • •Only the USB connection is available. Serial connection is not supported.
    • •It is required a computer that is pre-installed with a supported OS version in the following chart, and that has a USB port as standard.
    • •The installation CD that comes with a camera contains the software for Windows only. For Macintosh, no software from Ricoh is required to download pictures. See the FAQ here for the details.
    • •The following is the compatibility chart for each operating system.
Items CX1 R10 R8
Windows Vista Supported
Windows XP/2000/Me Supported
Windows 98 Not supported

Items CX1 R10 R8
Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.1.2 Supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported

Answer ID: EDC09000
Date created: June 18, 2009
Date modified: December 9, 2010
Product: CX1, RICOH R10, R8
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications

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