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Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
88
Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
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Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Canon SX740 HS
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-960mm (F3.3-6.9) lens
  • 299g - 110 x 64 x 40mm
  • Released July 2018
  • Succeeded the Canon SX730 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
  • Introduced November 2011
Photography Glossary

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Canon and Ricoh. There is a big difference among the image resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and CX6 (10MP) but they possess the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX740 HS was launched 6 years later than the CX6 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a in-depth comparison, below is a quick overview of how the SX740 HS matches up versus the CX6 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Ricoh CX6

 SX740 HS CX6 
IntroducedJuly 2018November 2011Fresher by 82 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Canon SX740 HS

 CX6 SX740 HS 
Screen resolution1230k922kClearer screen (+308k dot)

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Ricoh CX6

 SX740 HS CX6 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry your camera, you should think about its weight and volume. The Canon SX740 HS enjoys physical 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 CX6 has sizing of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the SX740 HS versus the CX6.

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the SX740 HS and CX6 is 88 and 92 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its difficult to visualize the contrast in sensor sizing just by checking out specs. The visual here will help offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the SX740 HS and CX6.

All in all, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You should count on the Canon SX740 HS to show greater detail utilizing its extra 11MP. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures a little more aggressively. The younger SX740 HS provides an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Portrait photography camera
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manual focus
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
comes with face detection autofocus
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
28
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Street photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Street photography camera
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tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (299g)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (201g)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Sports photography advice
Ricoh CX6 Sports photography advice
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incredible zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (21MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (265 per charge)
no phase detect autofocus
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Travel photography details
Ricoh CX6 Travel photography details
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lighter than others in class (299g)
connects via bluetooth
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (960mm)
not so great battery power (265 shots)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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lighter than average in class (201g)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
low MP (10MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Landscape photography info
Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography info
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manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (21MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
not so great battery power (265 shots)
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you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX740 HS
Vlogging with Ricoh CX6
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pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
lighter than others in class (299g)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not have external mic jack
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reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (201 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone jack
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Canon SX740 HS vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Ricoh CX6
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSRicoh CX6
General Information
Company Canon Ricoh
Model type Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Ricoh CX6
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2018-07-31 2011-11-15
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 21MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-960mm (40.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Max aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 922 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/3200 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 299 grams (0.66 lbs) 201 grams (0.44 lbs)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 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 265 images -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID - DB-100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $400 $595