The Ricoh CX4 is mostly gets compared to digicams. The Ricoh CX4's top rivals come from Toshiba (such as the PDR-4300)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX4 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.6"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.8 MP) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.9) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Toshiba PDR-4300

Toshiba PDR-4300
7 years older

Significant advantages of the PDR-4300 (vs the CX4)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PDR-4300 (vs the CX4)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 3"

common strengths of the PDR-4300 and CX4

  • Each has a built-in flash