We've seen camera announcements from Nikon and Canon within the last week, and now it's Ricoh's turn. The new CX4 is a 10 megapixel camera with a rear-illuminated CMOS sensor. The Ricoh CX4 is a successor to the CX3. Like its predecessor, the CX4 has a wide-angle lens with a 10.7x optical zoom lens, f/3.5-5.6 brightness, and a 3-inch LCD with a resolution of 920,000 dots.
Two of the CX4's key distinguishing points are its improved image stabilization matrix and subject-tracking autofocus. The CX4's 28-300mm lens has an image sensor-shift stabilization feature that is said to reduce blur by an average of 3.7 shutter speed stops (which is about three times faster than the CX3). Other noteworthy features of this camera include creative filters and a Night landscape multi-shot mode.
The CX4 is capable of capturing HD video (1280 x 720 pixels). It also supports a burst shooting rate of 5 frames per second. For macro photography enthusiasts, the CX4 can capture images as close as 1cm.
The CX4 is scheduled to be available in September. It's currently available for preorder from Amazon for $399 and is available in black, silver, or pink.