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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:12 pm 
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Ricoh is a about to unveil the CX2 with 10x optical zoom. 1cm macro, focal bracketing, high(er) dynamic range shooting mode. 960k pixel 3" Viewscreen.

Both the CX1 and CX2 seem like highly capable upscale cameras with some interesting innovations so I'm surprised there is no mention of them here.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:22 pm 
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Welcome ontheweb to the Camera Labs forum!

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... upscale cameras ...

That's their strength and at the same time a weakness. It means the market for such a camera is not as big as some other compact cameras out there. And that market is what Gordon's reviews depend on. If not that many people buy the camera after reading the review, Gordon earns less money and, as he often says, will have worked three weeks or more for little or no money. Just like there's no review of Nikon's D3 or Canon's 1D-series, there is no review of The Ricoh CX1...

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The CX2 looks like a great compact camera. Not sure why Bjorn thinks no one would want to buy one. The price looks good and there seem to be a lot of useful features.

Not sure why you compare them to the top-of-the-range canon 1Dx either Bjorn.....?


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To me, one who knows little about compact cameras (I honestly don't know much about them), Ricoh is a very abstract brand. It doesn't appeal to the masses, not necessarily because nobody can afford one, but because the brand is relatively unknown. If I go into a local photography store, there are no Ricoh cameras. Doing a review might give the brand some exposure, but, it's probably too big a risk to take.

Just my 2 cents, perhaps Gordon will do a review on the latest Ricoh model...

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Much better argument Bjorn... Although perhaps niche products, not reviewed by many sites, will get more hits than popular products, like cannon cameras, which are reviewed everywhere on the WWW. I would not bet my income on it though:D

CLs is indexed very well by Google, including the forum. Perhaps a way to test the theory is to add a 'Ricoh: CX2 reviewed' thread and see how many external hits you get...


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Creating such a thread wouldn't do anything good, unless it has actual review content. If potential buyers find their way to CL only to see the thread is empty... that's not the best marketing approach.

Specialists products, Ricoh included to some extend, are to be reviewed on specialists websites, in my humble opinion.

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Ricoh is a very abstract brand.


According to another review website:
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Ricoh pretty much invented the concept of the pocket-sized compact camera with a long-zoom wide-angle lens


Both these statements seem to be in conflict.

In any event, here is a review of the CX2 for those who wish to be abstract. I wish they would do one here because I trust Gordon's reviews more than any other site:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2009/09/28/Ricoh-CX2/p1


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:37 pm 
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CX2 Just received Highly Recommended award in another review.

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/ricoh_cx2_review/conclusion/


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 Post subject: Ricoh CX3 announced.
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Ricoh CX3 announced.

Adds backlit CMOS sensor and HD Video Recording and improved low light imaging.

http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/cx/cx3/


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