Ricoh CX5 Manual — PDF Download Available Now

First published on: Thursday, 17 February 2011

The English Language Ricoh CX5 user manual / operating instructions (Ricoh calls it the “CX5 Camera Instruction Manual”) is now online and available for download at ricoh.com (right-click and save the user guide to your hard drive).

If the download link didn’t work for you, go to CX5 PDF Operation Manual Downloads and manually locate the download link for the English file (3.54 MB). Manuals are available in other languages too, on this page.

Unlike with Nikon, Ricoh allows you to freely print the CX5 owner’s handbook without building in any password protection into the PDF.

The file size of 161-page Ricoh CX5 Adobe Acrobat PDF document is 3.7 MB (Megabytes).

The guide discusses the features of the CX5 and how to use the camera.

Ricoh CX5 Manual

It also describes the use of, and camera settings for several optional accessories. Some examples are:


  1. Page 14, 18 & 108: Connecting a Type D Micro HDMI cable. Ricoh sells the HC-1 HDMI cable.

  2. Page 110 & 113: Formatting and setting Card Sequence No. for SD and SDHC memory cards.

  3. Pages 114: Eye-Fi memory card connection settings.

Here’s a list of related photography tips, books, DVDs and media that you might want to refer to for a tutorial-based approach to learning how to take great digital photos with the Ricoh CX5:


  1. A couple of general pointers in Photography Tips.

  2. Digital Photography Secrets — Starts off with a free e-course on the basics of great photography.

  3. Popular Ricoh CX5 books and other printed literature and reading material in the Arts & Photography and Books section on Amazon.com.

  4. DVDs on Photography and Photography Tutorials.

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