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FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
75
Imaging
37
Features
34
Overall
35
FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2800HD
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 437g - 110 x 74 x 82mm
  • Launched February 2010
  • Also Known as FinePix S2900HD
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 S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

Below, we are matching up the FujiFilm S2800HD versus Ricoh CX2, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies FujiFilm and Ricoh. There exists a sizeable gap among the resolutions of the S2800HD (14MP) and CX2 (9MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S2800HD was introduced 6 months after the CX2 so they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the FujiFilm S2800HD being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh CX2 being a Compact camera.

Before we go in to a complete comparison, below is a short view of how the S2800HD matches up vs the CX2 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2800HD over the Ricoh CX2

 S2800HD CX2 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the FujiFilm S2800HD

 CX2 S2800HD 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Display resolution920k230kSharper display (+690k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2800HD and Ricoh CX2

 S2800HD CX2 
RevealedFebruary 2010August 2009Same generation
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera, you need to factor in its weight and proportions. The FujiFilm S2800HD comes with outside dimensions of 110mm x 74mm x 82mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") along with a weight of 437 grams (0.96 lbs) and the Ricoh CX2 has measurements of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

Check out the FujiFilm S2800HD versus Ricoh CX2 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you select at that moment. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the S2800HD versus the CX2.

FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S2800HD and CX2 is 75 and 93 respectively.

FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its difficult to picture the contrast in sensor dimensions just by researching a spec sheet. The image here will provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the S2800HD and CX2.

Clearly, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You should anticipate the FujiFilm S2800HD to result in greater detail using its extra 5MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics much more aggressively.

FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2800HD Portrait photography details
Ricoh CX2 Portrait photography details
30
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
25
focusing manually
manual mode not available
no external flash support
low resolution (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2800HD as a Street photography camera
Ricoh CX2 as a Street photography camera
48
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (185g)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2800HD Sports photography features
Ricoh CX2 Sports photography features
43
amazing zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low resolution (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2800HD Travel photography factors
Ricoh CX2 Travel photography factors
60
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
long zoom (504mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
66
lighter than others in class (185 grams)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
long reach (300mm)
low resolution (9 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S2800HD Landscape photography features
Ricoh CX2 Landscape photography features
42
really wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
42
focusing manually
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
low resolution (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2800HD Vlogging info
Ricoh CX2 Vlogging info
25
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
30
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (185 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
no microphone port
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FujiFilm S2800HD vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2800HD and Ricoh CX2
 FujiFilm FinePix S2800HDRicoh CX2
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Ricoh
Model type FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD Ricoh CX2
Also referred to as FinePix S2900HD -
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2010-02-02 2009-08-20
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type CCD 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 14MP 9MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-504mm (18.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing range 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 99 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.40 m 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 437 gr (0.96 lb) 185 gr (0.41 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 74 x 82mm (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 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 ID 4 x AA DB-70
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $260 $341