Ricoh CX5 digital camera offers high-speed focus with 10.7x optical zoom (28-300 mm)

Ricoh will be releasing its newly developed CX5 digital camera model with its wide-angle, high magnification 10.7x optical zoom (28–300 mm) lens (10 elements in 7 groups -Aspheric lens: 4 elements and 5 surfaces), which has a higher autofocus speed due to the use of Ricoh’s new hybrid AF system. With the new Ricoh CX5 model, 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, using Ricoh’s unique new hybrid AF system.
Using super-resolution technology, the Ricoh CX5 also 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.

In addition to the new Cooking, Fireworks, and Continuous Golf Swing scene modes, the Ricoh CX5 has improved features that make shooting photographs even more fun through the use of super-resolution zoom during Zoom Macro mode shooting and other functions. The CX5 measures 101.5 mm x 58.6 mm x 29.4 mm and weigh approximately 197 g (including the supplied battery and SD memory card).