RICOH PX FAQs - By Product

[Question] What is the difference between RICOH PX and CX5 ?

See the following comparison chart.

[Image sensor / Lens]

Items RICOH PX CX5
Effective pixels (Total pixels) (approx.) 16.00 million pixels (16.40 million pixels) 10.00 million pixels (10.60 million pixels)
Image sensor 1/2.3" CCD 1/2.3" CMOS
Focal length f = 5.0 - 25.0 mm f = 4.9 - 52.5 mm
28 - 140 mm (35 mm film cameras equivalent) 28 - 300 mm (35 mm film cameras equivalent)
F-Aperture F: 3.9 (wide) - 5.4 (telephoto) F: 3.5 (wide) - 5.6 (telephoto)
Shooting distance
(From the front of the lens)
Approx. 0.03 meter - infinity (wide)
Approx. 0.5 meter - infinity (telephoto)
Approx. 0.3 meter - infinity (wide)
Approx. 1.5 meter - infinity (telephoto)
Macro range
(From the front of the lens)
Wide : approx. 0.03 meter - infinity Wide : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity
Telephoto : approx. 0.50 meter - infinity Telephoto : approx. 0.28 meter - infinity
Loupe *a1 : approx. 0.03 meter - infinity Zoom macro : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity
Display the minimum distance at Macro N/A Available
Lens construction 13 elements in 10 groups 10 elements in 7 groups
Optical zoom 5.0 x
(28 - 140 mm / 35mm filmcamera equivalent)
10.7 x
(28 - 300 mm / 35mm filmcamera equivalent)
Super Resolution zoom *a2 2 x
(140 - 280 mm / 35 mm filmcamera equivalent)
2 x
(300 - 600 mm / 35 mm filmcamera equivalent)
Digital zoom 4.8 x
(280 - 1344 mm / 35 mm filmcamera equivalent)
4.8 x
(600 - 2880 mm / 35 mm filmcamera equivalent)
Auto Resize zoom *a3 7.2 x 5.7 x
Combination with optical zoom : up to 36.0x (1000 mm / 35 mm filmcameras equivalent) Combination with optical zoom : up to 61.0x (1710 mm / 35 mm filmcameras equivalent)

[Photograph features of camera]

Items RICOH PX CX5
AF metering method Image sensor method Hybrid AF method (Image sensor / External AF)
Shooting modes Normal (S-Auto) *b1 /
PREMIUM Shot /
Movie Movie
Auto Auto /
S-Auto /
SCENE /
Creative Creative shooting /
Movie Movie /
Continuous Continuous /
MY1, MY2
Multi Target AF *b2 N/A Available (in Focus menu)
-- 5 frames
Pre-AF *b3 Available Available
Subject Tracking AF *b4 Available Available
RICOH PX : PREMIUM Shot modes *b5
CX5* : Creative Creative shooting mode or SCENE
* (C) : Creative Shooting mode, (S) : SCENE mode
• Portrait
• Night. Port.
• Sports
• Landscape
• Hand-Held Night Scn
• Party
• Loupe
• Skew Correct Mode
• Pets
• Fireworks
• Cooking
• Sweets
• Beach
• Snow
• Auction
• Miniaturize
• High Contrast B&W
• Soft Focus
• Cross Process
• Toy Camera
• Black & White
• Sepia
• P mode
• MY (MY1 ~ MY5)
• Portrait (S)
• Night. Port. (S)
• Sports (S)
• Landscape (S)
• Night Landscape Multi-shot (S)
• High Scens (S)
• Zoom Macro (S)
• Skew Correct Mode (S)
• Text Mode (S)
• Discreet Mode (S)
• Pets (S)
• Fireworks (S)
• Cooking (S)
• Golf Swing Continuous Mode (S)
• DR (Dynamic Range) (C)
• Miniaturize (C)
• High Contrast B&W (C)
• Soft Focus (C)
• Cross Process (C)
• Toy Camera (C)
Face recognition mode • Face-Pri. Multi (Focus mode)
• Portrait mode (Premium shot mode)
* other than above, it works in Normal mode automatically.
• Face-Pri. Multi (Focus mode)
• Portrait mode (SCENE mode)
• Portrait mode (S-Auto mode)
Antiblur function (Image stabilizer) Image Sensor shift stabilizer Image Sensor shift stabilizer
Multi-pattern auto white balance *b6 Available (in white balance mode) Available (in white balance mode)
Level setting N/A Available
Image quality, color settings *b7 • Vivid
• Standard
• Natural
• Vivid
• Standard
• Custom setting
• B&W
• Sepia
Target shift N/A Available (AE, AF, AE/AF)
Bracketing N/A Focus bracket, Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket
Movies Available Available
Movie size *b8 HD 1280 x 720 (30 fps) / VGA 640 x 480 (30 fps) HD 1280 x 720 (30 fps) / VGA 640 x 480 (30 fps) / QVGA 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Continuous mode / Multi shooting Continuous, S-Cont, M-Cont Normal continuous, Speed Cont., M-Cont plus
Multi shooting speed *b9
(with a high speed SD card)
Max. 1 frame / sec. Max. 5 frames / sec.
M-Cont. *b10 16M(N4608): Max. 16 frames --
M-Cont plus *b11 -- 10M(N3648): Max. 15 frames
2M(N1728): Max. 26 frames
Self timer 10 sec., 2 sec., Group portrait *b12 10 sec., 2 sec., Custom
ISO sensitivity / selectable value ISO AUTO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 ISO AUTO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Step zoom N/A • Optical zoom 8 steps (28 / 35 / 50 / 85 / 105 / 135 / 200 / 300 mm)
• Super resolution zoom 2 steps (450 / 600 mm)
* 35 mm filmcamera equivalent
Flash control range (from the front of the lens) (W) 0.2 ~ 3.5 m
(T) 0.50 ~ 3.0 m
(W) 0.2 ~ 4.0 m
(T) 0.28 ~ 3.0 m
ISO AUTO / ISO 1600 ISO AUTO / ISO 1600
Flash mode Auto, On, Red-eye reduction *b13, Off Auto, On, Anti Red-eye, Flash Synchro., Off
Grid Guide Display options (framing grid at shooting) Available (3 options) Available (3 options)
Noise reduction options Auto *b14 Off / Auto / Weak / Strong / MAX
  • *b1) In normal shooting mode, the camera takes a picture with optimal settings according to a situation.
  • *b2) CX5 - Multi-trgt AF: Camera automatically determines multiple focus positions and takes consecutive pictures at one shutter release(5 frames at once). These multiple frames are recorded as a single MP file.
  • [CX5 FAQ - What is the Multi-target AF function? ]
  • *b3) Pre-AF: The camera will do preliminaries on focus, corresponding with changes on the subject, even if you will not yet press the shutter release half way.
  • [CX5 FAQ - About the [Pre-AF] feature.]
  • *b4) Subject Tracking AF: The camera will track the subject while the shutter release button is pressed halfway. You can take a picture in focus by pressing the shutter release button all the way.
  • *b5) PREMIUMN shot mode : You can choose a mode from various 26 modes before shooting.
  • [About the Premium Shot Modes.]
  • *b6) Camera automatically selects the optimal white balance according to the conditions of sun and shade or the flash illumination range.
  • [CX5 FAQ -What is the [Multi-P AUTO] (multi-pattern auto withe balance)?]
  • *b7) With the RICOH PX, [Black & White] and [Sepia] are available in the Premium shot modes.
  • *b8) fps stands for frame per second.
  • *b9) 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.
  • [About the Continuous mode (Normal Continuous, M-Cont and S-Cont).]
  • *b10) M-Cont (Memory reversal continuous) : The camera takes pictures while the shutter release button is pressed, but only the last 16 frames (about 2 seconds) are recorded into a single JPEG file.
  • *b11) M-Cont Plus (ex. [10M]) : The camera takes pictures while the shutter release button is pressed, but only the last 15 frames at the maximum (about 3 seconds at minimum) are recorded into a single MP file.
  • *b12) [Group portrait] : If this option is selected, the camera will take two pictures at 5 seconds interval. The self-timer lamp will blink for 2 seconds immediately before each shot. Focus is fixed at the position selected for the first shot.
  • *b13) The option for the red-eye reduction is located in the Shooting setting menu.
  • *b14) It will perform noise reduction when taking a still image. With the RICOH PX, noise reduction always works and no option is available.

[Playback features of camera]

Items RICOH PX CX5
Privacy Setting Available *c1 N/A
Favorite picture registrations Available *c2 N/A
Flag function setting N/A Available (Up to 20 files) *c3
Trimming images Available Available
Selectable the aspect ratio from [4:3] or [1:1] Selectable the aspect ratio from [4:3] or [1:1]
Resize images Available Available
Image brightness and contrast correction N/A Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual)
White balance (color tone) correction N/A Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber)
Skew Correction Available Available
Image rotation Available / automatic rotation in Playback Available / automatic rotation in Playback
Thumbnail view 20 frames or 81 frames view 20 frames or 81 frames view
Display by captured date Available (calendar view) Available (date list view)
Display of enlarged image Available in the selected image, and switching to the next image while staying enlarged Available in the selected image, and switching to the next image while staying enlarged
  • *c1) If [On] is selected for [Privacy Settings], the images selected for [Hide Images] will not be displayed in playback.
  • What are [Privacy Settings] and [Hide Images] ?
  • *c2) You can rate pictures with star(s) from one ; ★ to three ; ★★★ for your favorite pictures. Pressing the Favorites button favorites during playback will display the pictures with rating. The rating can be set up to 9999 pictures.
  • About rating pictures (favorites ★ )
  • *c3) You can set useful images to Flag function. This will allow the Fn button to display an assigned image quickly.

[Other features of camera]

Items RICOH PX CX5
Body colors • Champagne silver
• Lime green
• Black
• Black
• Silver
• Pink
Picture display (LCD) 2.7 inch / approx. 230,000 dots 3.0 inch / approx. 920,000 dots
LCD surface treatment Hard coat, Antifouling coat, Anti reflection coat Hard coat, Antifouling coat, Anti reflection coat
Power saving setting Auto Power off, Sleep mode *d1, LCD auto dim Auto Power off, Sleep mode *d1, LCD auto dim
Shooting information display frame Available Available
My setting registrations Available (MY in Premium shot mode) Available (MY in the mode dial)
Built-in memory Approx. 40 MB Approx. 40 MB
SD memory card Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB
SDHC memory card Up to 32 GB Up to 32 GB
Eye-Fi SD card (X2 series) *d2 Supported Supported
Power source / Battery DB-100 (included) DB-100 (included)
Power source / AC adapter N/A N/A
Battery charging Charging in the camera / BJ-10 (optional) BJ-10 (included)
Shooting capacity *d3
with Sleep mode 10 sec. (with Sleep mode Off)
Approx. 320 pictures
(Approx. 300 pictures)
Approx. 280 pictures
(Approx. 260 pictures)
Weight of a camera (without batteries, an SD card, or a strap) Approx. 136 g Approx. 176 g
Waterproof / Dust proof feature *d4 Available N/A
Underwater photography Available depths of up to 3 meters / up to 60 minutes N/A
Output terminal (interface) • Common terminal for USB port / AV output x 1
• HDMI Micro output terminal (Type D) x 1
• Common terminal for USB port / AV output x 1
• HDMI Micro output terminal (Type D) x 1
Neck strap SR-2 (optional *d5) SR-2 (optional *d5)
Soft case SC-90 (optional *d5) SC-90 (optional *d5)
PictBridge printing Available Available
  • *d1) After the elapse of time set, the picture display shows 'sleeping...' message and turns into sleep mode. Selectable options are 10 sec., 1 min., 3 min. With Sleep mode is set, [LCD Auto Dim] option is not available.
  • *d2) It is X2 series of SD cards from Eye-Fi that have been confirmed to work.
  • [Can the Eye-Fi cards be used with the RICOH PX ? ]
  • *d3) With each rechargeable battery. Number of pictures measured using CIPA standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions.
  • *d4) The RICOH PX can be used for underwater photography up to 3 meters depths, up to 60 minutes.
  • Waterproof : The RICOH PX conforms to the specifications for JIS/IEC waterproof grade 8.
  • Dust proof : The RICOH PX conforms to the specifications for JIS/IEC dust proof grade 6 (IP68).
  • [About water, dust resistance.]
  • *d5) Some options may not be available in some regions. Please ask a local contact from the following FAQ.
  • [Where can I purchase a RICOH PX camera or accessories ? ]

[PC connections]

When you connect the 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.
  • For downloading pictures to a computer, supplied software is 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 mass storage compatibility chart for each operating system.

[PC connections / Mass storage compatibility]
Items RICOH PX CX5
Windows 7 (64 bit) Supported Supported
Windows 7 (32 bit) Supported Supported
Windows Vista (32 bit)
Supported Supported
Windows XP (32 bit)
Supported Supported
Windows 2000 Not supported Not supported
Windows Me Not supported Not supported
Windows 98 Not supported Not supported
Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.1.2 Supported Supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Not supported Not supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported Not supported

[Supplied software]

Supplied software and information is stored in the internal memory in the camera. There is no CD-ROM disc in the package. Chart below shows the compatibility on the supplied software for the RICOH PX.

[DL-10 / picture download software] *For Windows only

DL-10 for Windows RICOH PX
Windows 7 (64 bit / 32 bit)
Windows Vista (32 bit only)
Windows XP (32 bit only)
Supported
Windows 2000
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported

[Media Browser / picture viewing & edit software]
*For Windows only
Media Browser for Windows RICOH PX
Windows 7 (64 bit / 32 bit)
Windows Vista (32 bit only)
Windows XP (32 bit only)
Supported
Windows 2000
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported
 
Answer ID: px01000
Date created: June 10, 2011
Date modified: June 28, 2011
Product: RICOH PX
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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