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Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
88
Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
54
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

Canon SX740 HS
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-960mm (F3.3-6.9) lens
  • 299g - 110 x 64 x 40mm
  • Introduced July 2018
  • Earlier Model is Canon SX730 HS
Ricoh CX2
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 185g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Released August 2009
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Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals Canon and Ricoh. There is a significant difference among the image resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and CX2 (9MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX740 HS was released 9 years later than the CX2 and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a thorough comparison, here is a short summary of how the SX740 HS scores against the CX2 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Ricoh CX2

 SX740 HS CX2 
ReleasedJuly 2018August 2009Fresher by 109 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k920kSharper display (+2k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Canon SX740 HS

 CX2 SX740 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Ricoh CX2

 SX740 HS CX2 
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Touch display No Touch display

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera regularly, you will need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon SX740 HS enjoys external dimensions of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") along with a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs) while the Ricoh CX2 has proportions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have attached at the time. Here is a front view size comparison of the SX740 HS against the CX2.

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the SX740 HS and CX2 is 88 and 93 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is tough to picture the difference in sensor sizing purely by checking out technical specs. The visual underneath might give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX740 HS and CX2.

As you can tell, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size but different resolution. You should expect to see the Canon SX740 HS to show more detail as a result of its extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The more recent SX740 HS should have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Portrait photography info
Ricoh CX2 Portrait photography info
48
you can focus manually
MP count good (21 megapixels)
has face detection focusing
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
25
manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Street photography information
Ricoh CX2 Street photography information
69
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (299 grams)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (185 grams)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon SX740 HS
Sports photography with Ricoh CX2
52
amazing zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (21MP)
has tracking autofocus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (265 per charge)
no phase detect AF
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (9MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX740 HS
Travel photography with Ricoh CX2
75
lighter than others (299g)
has bluetooth
MP count good (21 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (960mm)
terrible battery (265 CIPA)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
66
lighter than competitors in class (185g)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
long reach (300mm)
low megapixels (9MP)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon SX740 HS
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX2
53
you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (21 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
terrible battery (265 CIPA)
42
manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
low megapixels (9MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Vlogging factors
Ricoh CX2 Vlogging factors
74
quite wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
lighter than others (299 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have external mic jack
30
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (185 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external microphone socket
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Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Ricoh CX2
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSRicoh CX2
General Information
Make Canon Ricoh
Model type Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Ricoh CX2
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2018-07-31 2009-08-20
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 8 Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 21MP 9MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 3456 x 2592
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-960mm (40.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 922 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 299 gr (0.66 lbs) 185 gr (0.41 lbs)
Physical dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 265 pictures -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID - DB-70
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $400 $341