As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Ricoh CX4 is also often compared to pro digicams, boutiques, compacts and mirrorless. The Ricoh CX4's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X) and Fujifilm (such as the X30 and the FinePix X100T)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other travel zoom competitors the Ricoh CX4 has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs LensSensor shift).

Ricoh CX5

Ricoh CX5
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the CX5 (vs the CX4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX5 (vs the CX4)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX5 and CX4

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 920k dots
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
5 months newer
$249

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the CX4)

  • Has a GPS
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the SX230 HS and CX4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V
4 months newer
$278

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the CX4)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX7v and CX4

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×28 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 920k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX4 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is slightly less expensive ($362.72 vs $595.88).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$563 - $679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the CX4)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the CX4)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and CX4

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 years newer
$543

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the CX4)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the CX4)

  • None found

common strengths of the G7 X and CX4

  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
4 years newer
$596

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the CX4)

  • None found

common strengths of the X30 and CX4

  • Built-in flashes

Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II
2 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital II (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 8 seconds
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the GR Digital II (vs the CX4)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the GR Digital II and CX4

  • Built-in flashes

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX4 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (102×59×29 mm) vs standard size (127×74×52 mm)), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.1") and is slightly lighter (205 g vs 440 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm) and is older (august 2010 vs september 2014).

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
4 years newer
$807

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the CX4)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the CX4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Heavier: 440 g vs 205 g
  • Thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the X100T and CX4

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×52 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 440 g vs 205 g
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX4 compared to compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8).

Samsung S1030

Samsung S1030
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S1030 (vs the CX4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S1030 (vs the CX4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the S1030 and CX4

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX4 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (1.1" vs 1.6") and is slightly lighter (205 g vs 331 g).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm) and is older (august 2010 vs december 2016).

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
6 years newer
$499 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the CX4)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the CX4)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-A10 and CX4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 331 g vs 205 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.1"