Ricoh adds to its CX line the new CX5 model with the new Hybrid AF system and 10.7x optical zoom lens. With the new Hybrid AF system, the CX5 has a higher auto focus speed than other CX models. Its AF focusing times are decreased to as low as 0.2 sec. for both wide-angle 28 mm and telephoto 300 mm, up to half as short compared to the CX4.
The 10 Megapixel Ricoh CX5 is equipped with a 28mm wide angle 10.7x optical zoom, a back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a 3-inch LCD display, Smooth Imaging Engine IV. It features ISO up to 3200, 1280×720 HD video recording, sensor shift image stabilizer, and 5fps high-speed continous shooting. The CX5 also includes the new super-resolution technology that allows recording of images with improved resolution using the “Super-resolution” setting and telephoto shooting at up to 600 mm equivalent with minimal degradation in image quality using “Super-resolution Zoom.” It also comes with a new Golf Swing Continuous mode that displays grid lines during shooting and playback.
The Ricoh CX5 digital camera supports SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB and is compatible with Eye-Fi X2 series cards. The camera comes in black, silver and pink.