As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Ricoh CX4 is also often compared to pro digicams, compacts and digicams. The Ricoh CX4's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR Digital II and the Caplio GX100) and Canon (such as the IXUS 255 HS and the PowerShot G7 X)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX4 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (august 2010 vs march 2013).

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
2 years newer
$396

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the CX4)

  • Lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and CX4

  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F305EXR
similar age

Significant advantages of the F305EXR (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the F305EXR (vs the CX4)

  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the F305EXR and CX4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 920k 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 significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (august 2010 vs september 2008).

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 significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 8 seconds

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

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

common strengths of the GR Digital II and CX4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very small: Compact (107×25×58 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 205 g

Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100
3 years older

Significant advantages of the GX100 (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the GX100 (vs the CX4)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the GX100 and CX4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very small: Compact (112×58×25 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4
1 year older
$899

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the CX4)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the CX4)

  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the D-LUX 4 and CX4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very small: Compact (109×56×27 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the CX4)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 304 g vs 205 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the G7 X and CX4

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" 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) and is newer (august 2010 vs february 2009).

Ricoh CX1

Ricoh CX1
1 year older
$362

Significant advantages of the CX1 (vs the CX4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX1 (vs the CX4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the CX1 and CX4

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 920k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX4 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly 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 smaller screen: 1.6" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PDR-4300 and CX4

  • None found