Ricoh CX1 Review
By Mike Flacy
Playback Screens & Menus
When you select Playback mode the last picture taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images one a t a time using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. By using the UP and DOWN buttons you can move back and forth by 10 images at a time. The amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by pressing the DISP. button.
You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing the Wide zoom control. This will give you a screen that shows 20 thumbnail sized images that easily allow you to navigate through your photos. Press it again, and 81 tiny thumbnails will be displayed.
The image can be magnified up to 16x in several small increments by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around inside of it using the 4-way selector.
Flag Function Display - Display only flagged images
Resize - Resize the current image on the camera
Trim - Trim or crop your images inside the camera
Level Compensation - Auto or Manual
White Balance Compensation - Self adjust the white balance of your images
Skew Correction - Adjusts images and makes them square
Protect - Allows you to protect images so they can not be deleted
Slide Show - Starts a slide show of all images on the memory card
Copy to Card - Copy images from the internal memory to the memory card
DPOF - Sets print settings for the images
Recover File - Recover lost images from the memory card
Full resolution images can be resized down smaller when needed.
Level compensation allows you to correct images right in the camera.
The CX1 also features a very intricate white balance adjustment.
Movie clips can be played in the camera with audio thanks to the built-in speaker. Here is the full info screen shown before playing a movie clip. To play the movie you have to press the OK button on the back of the camera.
Camera Settings Menu:
Format [Internal Memory] - Format the internal memory
LCD Brightness - Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen
Reg. My Settings - Save up to 3 sets of camera settings
Step Zoom - On or Off
Set Fn Button - Choose from a list of adjustments that the button can access
Adjust Btn. Set.1 - Choose from a list of adjustments that the lever can access
Adjust Btn. Set.2 - Choose from a list of adjustments that the lever can access
Adjust Btn. Set.3 - Choose from a list of adjustments that the lever can access
Adjust Btn. Set.4 - Choose from a list of adjustments that the lever can access
ISO Auto-High Settings - Set the highest O that the camera can select when set to O Auto
AF Auxiliary Light - On or Off
Operation Sounds - All, Level Sound, Shutter
Volume Settings - Set the camera sounds volume
LCD Confirmation Time - Off, .5 sec.,1 sec., 2 sec., 3 sec., Hold
Auto Power Off - Off, 1 min., 5min., 30min.
LCD Auto Dim - On or Off
Digital Zoom Img - Normal, Auto Resize
Level Setting - Off, Display, Disp + Sound, Sound
Shooting Info. Display Frame - On or Off
Min. Distance - Show, Hide
Auto Rotate - On or Off
Card Sequence No. - On or Off
Date Settings - Set time and date
Language - Choose from one of the many languages
Video Out Mode - NTSC or PAL