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Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
68
Imaging
41
Features
50
Overall
44
Nikon Coolpix B500 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Nikon B500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-900mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 541g - 114 x 78 x 95mm
  • Introduced February 2016
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
  • Announced November 2011
Photography Glossary

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Nikon B500 versus Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Nikon and Ricoh. There exists a substantial gap between the sensor resolutions of the B500 (16MP) and CX6 (10MP) but they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The B500 was revealed 4 years later than the CX6 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Nikon B500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh CX6 being a Compact camera.

Before delving in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the B500 scores versus the CX6 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon B500 over the Ricoh CX6

 B500 CX6 
AnnouncedFebruary 2016November 2011More recent by 53 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Nikon B500

 CX6 B500 
Manually focus More exact focus
Screen resolution1230k921kCrisper screen (+309k dot)

Common features in the Nikon B500 and Ricoh CX6

 B500 CX6 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to lug around your camera, you will want to factor its weight and measurements. The Nikon B500 enjoys exterior dimensions of 114mm x 78mm x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") and a weight of 541 grams (1.19 lbs) while the Ricoh CX6 has proportions of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing at that moment. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the B500 and the CX6.

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the B500 and CX6 is 68 and 92 respectively.

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to see the contrast between sensor measurements only by going over a spec sheet. The graphic below will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the B500 and CX6.

Clearly, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Nikon B500 to offer you extra detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures much more aggressively. The younger B500 will have a benefit in sensor technology.

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon B500 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Portrait photography camera
37
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
features face detect focus
manual focus not available
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
28
has manual focus
no external flash support
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon B500 as a Street photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Street photography camera
52
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competitors in class (541g)
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (201 grams)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon B500 Sports photography advice
Ricoh CX6 Sports photography advice
51
incredible zoom range (23-900mm 39.1 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
features tracking focus
great battery pack (600 per charge)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
27
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon B500 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Travel photography camera
59
great battery pack (600 shots)
supports bluetooth
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (23mm)
very long reach (900mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors in class (541g)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
66
lighter than others (201 grams)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
long reach (300mm)
low MP (10MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon B500 Landscape photography factors
Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography factors
45
really wide (23mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
great battery pack (600 CIPA)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Timelapse recording
45
has manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon B500 Vlogging features
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging features
27
really wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
no microphone jack
more heavy than competitors in class (541g)
30
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (201 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic jack
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Nikon B500 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon B500 and Ricoh CX6
 Nikon Coolpix B500Ricoh CX6
General Information
Make Nikon Ricoh
Model type Nikon Coolpix B500 Ricoh CX6
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2016-02-23 2011-11-15
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 16 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 23-900mm (39.1x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Max aperture f/3.0-6.5 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 921 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 7.4 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 6.90 m (at Auto ISO) 4.00 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic 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 541g (1.19 pounds) 201g (0.44 pounds)
Dimensions 114 x 78 x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") 104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" 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 600 photographs -
Style of battery AA -
Battery ID 4 x AA DB-100
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 secs) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
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