A compact camera requires a compact battery and storage medium. The latter, and it goes without saying, is an SD / SDHC memory card. Additionally, the Ricoh CX1 also features an internal memory of 88MB. This is nice for a few emergency shots, although you are more likely to use an SD(SDHC) card in most cases. The resolution of 9 Megapixels is not that high, yet, this is more of an advantage than a disadvantage in my opinion.
Ricoh CX1 files
Storing a picture is possible in many varieties, although it remains a JPEG or an MPO at all times in certain modes. RAW is absent, and that seems logical for the target group of the Ricoh CX1. In the highest resolution, you can select low or normal JPEG compression. In addition to the standard 4:3 ratio, you can choose 1:1 and 3:2 ratio. These are crops from the entire picture, so you could do it just as well on your pc at home. The compression at lower resolution is always normal. More options don't seem necessary in my opinion; I think most users will shoot in full resolution. An average file of the Ricoh CX1 is approximately 3-3.5 MB in size. This means you don't have to purchase the most expensive memory cards. I believe a storage capacity of 2GB is enough.
Considering 2GB of storage capacity:
Resolution 9M - Fine - 3456x2592 pixels - 539 pictures
Resolution 9M - Normal - 3456x2592 pixels - 931 pictures
Resolution 8M - 3:2 - Fine - 3456x2304 pixels - 608 pictures
Resolution 6M - 1:1 - Fine - 2592x2592 pixels - 723 pictures
Resolution 7M - Normal - 3072x2304 pixels - 1159 pictures
Resolution 5M - Normal - 2592x1944 pixels - 1576 pictures
Resolution 3M - Normal - 2048x1536 pixels - 2363 pictures
Resolution 1M - Normal - 1280x960 pixels - 3840 pictures
Resolution VGA - Normal - 640x480 pixels - 15359 pictures
Video Resolution 640x480 pixels - 15 fps - 37 min 17 sec
Video Resolution 640x480 pixels - 30 fps - 18 min 49 sec
Video Resolution 320x240 pixels - 15 fps - 94 min 11 sec
Video Resolution 320x240 pixels - 30 fps - 48 min 13 sec
Ricoh CX1 equipped with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface
The Ricoh CX1 digital camera has been equipped with a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. It transfers pictures at a high speed. The speed of the Ricoh CX1 camera is stable and fast. If you want to make things simple for yourself, and don't want the hassle of working with a cable all the time, you might want to purchase a fast USB 2.0 High Speed card reader, which does not require connecting the camera. It's fast, easy and saves battery capacity.
940mAh Lithium Ion battery
The included Lithium Ion battery is small when it comes to size, but performs excellently. The 940mAh Li-Ion battery lasts 270 pictures; I reached this amount in practice on one battery load. The number of pictures you can take depends strongly on your way of shooting, as well as how long you leave the Ricoh camera activated. Standard, Ricoh includes a battery charger, and if you purchase a second battery, you can keep on shooting with a full one. The charger is extremely compact, so the size won't make you decide to leave it at home on holidays and trips.