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Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
33
Overall
34
Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 330 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 144g - 97 x 56 x 23mm
  • Released January 2013
  • Also Known as IXUS 255 HS
Ricoh CX6
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 201g - 104 x 59 x 29mm
  • Released November 2011
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Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Canon and Ricoh. The resolution of the ELPH 330 HS (12MP) and the CX6 (10MP) is pretty well matched and they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The ELPH 330 HS was launched 15 months later than the CX6 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a short highlight of how the ELPH 330 HS matches up vs the CX6 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 330 HS over the Ricoh CX6

 ELPH 330 HS CX6 
ReleasedJanuary 2013November 2011Fresher by 15 months

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Canon ELPH 330 HS

 CX6 ELPH 330 HS 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Screen resolution1230k461kClearer screen (+769k dot)

Common features in the Canon ELPH 330 HS and Ricoh CX6

 ELPH 330 HS CX6 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry your camera regularly, you will have to factor its weight and size. The Canon ELPH 330 HS enjoys outer dimensions of 97mm x 56mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Ricoh CX6 has specifications of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

Analyze the Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the ELPH 330 HS compared to the CX6.

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the ELPH 330 HS and CX6 is 95 and 92 respectively.

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be hard to picture the gap between sensor sizing merely by reading through a spec sheet. The photograph underneath may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the ELPH 330 HS and CX6.

As you can see, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Canon ELPH 330 HS to resolve extra detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The younger ELPH 330 HS provides an advantage in sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 330 HS
Portrait photography with Ricoh CX6
27
includes face detect focus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
28
you can focus manually
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Street photography highlights
Ricoh CX6 Street photography highlights
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (201 grams)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Sports photography camera
32
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Travel photography highlights
Ricoh CX6 Travel photography highlights
58
has built in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
66
lighter than competition in class (201 grams)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
long reach (300mm)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Landscape photography factors
Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography factors
37
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
45
you can focus manually
rather wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 330 HS Vlogging information
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging information
34
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
missing mic support
30
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (201 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic port
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Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 330 HS and Ricoh CX6
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HSRicoh CX6
General Information
Brand Canon Ricoh
Model type Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Ricoh CX6
Also Known as IXUS 255 HS -
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2013-01-29 2011-11-15
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 5 Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-240mm (10.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-6.9 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 461 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology PureColor II G Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 2.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 144 grams (0.32 pounds) 201 grams (0.44 pounds)
Dimensions 97 x 56 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9") 104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 shots -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-4L DB-100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
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