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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Announced July 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix S2600HD
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
  • Revealed August 2009
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

Here, we are matching up the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Ricoh CX2, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies FujiFilm and Ricoh. There exists a substantial gap among the resolutions of the S2500HD (12MP) and CX2 (9MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S2500HD was manufactured 11 months after the CX2 which means that they are of a similar age. Both the cameras feature different body design with the FujiFilm S2500HD being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh CX2 being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief overview of how the S2500HD grades vs the CX2 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Ricoh CX2

 S2500HD CX2 
RevealedJuly 2010August 2009Newer by 11 months

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 CX2 S2500HD 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Ricoh CX2

 S2500HD CX2 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to travel with your camera regularly, you should factor in its weight and dimensions. The FujiFilm S2500HD features outer dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") and a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) and the Ricoh CX2 has dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

Compare the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Ricoh CX2 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Here is a front view overall size comparison of the S2500HD against the CX2.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S2500HD and CX2 is 78 and 93 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's tough to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions just by seeing specs. The picture below will provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the S2500HD and CX2.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but different resolution. You can anticipate the FujiFilm S2500HD to provide extra detail due to its extra 3MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos way more aggressively. The more recent S2500HD should have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Portrait photography highlights
Ricoh CX2 Portrait photography highlights
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lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
25
has manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
low megapixels (9MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography factors
Ricoh CX2 Street photography factors
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (185 grams)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Sports photography highlights
Ricoh CX2 Sports photography highlights
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long zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography information
Ricoh CX2 Travel photography information
55
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
great reach (504mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
66
lighter than average in class (185 grams)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
long zoom (300mm)
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX2
36
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
42
has manual focus
really wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with FujiFilm S2500HD
Vlogging with Ricoh CX2
25
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic port
30
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (185 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external mic support
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Ricoh CX2
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDRicoh CX2
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Ricoh
Model FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Ricoh CX2
Alternate name FinePix S2600HD -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-07-06 2009-08-20
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type CCD 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 9MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 3456 x 2592
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Highest boosted ISO 3200 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-504mm (18.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 99% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.40 m 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 337 grams (0.74 pounds) 185 grams (0.41 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model 4 x AA DB-70
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $200 $341