The Ricoh CX4 is mostly gets compared to boutiques and compacts. The Ricoh CX4's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix X100T) and Ricoh (such as the GR)

Competitor classes

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), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), is older (august 2010 vs september 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical).

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
4 years newer
$990

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the CX4)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the CX4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly 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"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
2 years newer
$329

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the CX4)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the CX4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the GR and CX4

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (102×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 205 g
  • Thin: 1.4" 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