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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
59
Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Replaced the Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Updated by Fujifilm HS50 EXR
Ricoh CX2
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 185g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Announced August 2009
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

Following is a extended overview of the Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Ricoh. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the Fujifilm HS35EXR (16MP) and CX2 (9MP) and the Fujifilm HS35EXR (1/2") and CX2 (1/2.3") offer totally different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm HS35EXR was announced 3 years after the CX2 which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm HS35EXR being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh CX2 being a Compact camera.

Before diving right into a thorough comparison, here is a quick overview of how the Fujifilm HS35EXR matches up against the CX2 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the Ricoh CX2

 Fujifilm HS35EXR CX2 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013August 2009More modern by 42 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 CX2 Fujifilm HS35EXR 
Screen resolution920k460kClearer screen (+460k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Ricoh CX2

 Fujifilm HS35EXR CX2 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry around your camera often, you should factor its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm HS35EXR provides outer dimensions of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") having a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs) whilst the Ricoh CX2 has proportions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. The following is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm HS35EXR versus the CX2.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and CX2 is 59 and 93 respectively.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to see the contrast between sensor sizes merely by looking at a spec sheet. The pic underneath may offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and CX2.

Clearly, both cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm HS35EXR with its bigger sensor will make achieving shallow DOF easier and the Fujifilm HS35EXR will give you more detail with its extra 7MP. Higher resolution will help you crop shots more aggressively. The more recent Fujifilm HS35EXR will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Portrait photography with Ricoh CX2
56
focusing manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2")
25
focusing manually
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
resolution not great (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Street photography info
Ricoh CX2 Street photography info
55
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2")
heavier than others (687g)
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (185g)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Sports photography with Ricoh CX2
55
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
great battery (600 CIPA)
sensor size is small (1/2")
does not have phase detect autofocus
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Travel photography with Ricoh CX2
53
great battery (600 shots)
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (687 grams)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
66
lighter than average in class (185g)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
resolution not great (9MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX2
53
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
saves RAW files
great battery (600 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2")
missing Time Lapse mode
42
focusing manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Vlogging factors
Ricoh CX2 Vlogging factors
25
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
missing mic port
heavier than others (687 grams)
30
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (185 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone port
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS35EXR and Ricoh CX2
 Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXRRicoh CX2
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Ricoh
Model Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Ricoh CX2
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-07 2009-08-20
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip EXR Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type EXRCMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 9 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 3456 x 2592
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max boosted ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.6 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 11.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m ) 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 687g (1.51 lb) 185g (0.41 lb)
Physical dimensions 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") 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 life 600 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-W126 DB-70
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $380 $341