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Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
77
Imaging
35
Features
28
Overall
32
Nikon Coolpix L110 front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

Nikon L110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 406g - 109 x 74 x 78mm
  • Released February 2010
  • Succeeded the Nikon L100
  • Later Model is Nikon L120
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
  • Announced August 2009
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Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Nikon L110 versus Ricoh CX2, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Ricoh. There is a sizable difference between the sensor resolutions of the L110 (12MP) and CX2 (9MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The L110 was revealed 6 months later than the CX2 and they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a full comparison, here is a quick summary of how the L110 scores vs the CX2 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Ricoh CX2

 L110 CX2 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Nikon L110

 CX2 L110 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Display resolution920k460kClearer display (+460k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L110 and Ricoh CX2

 L110 CX2 
AnnouncedFebruary 2010August 2009Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry your camera regularly, you're going to have to consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon L110 enjoys exterior dimensions of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") and a weight of 406 grams (0.90 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).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you select during that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the L110 and the CX2.

Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the L110 and CX2 is 77 and 93 respectively.

Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to picture the contrast between sensor sizing just by reading a spec sheet. The graphic here might give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the L110 and CX2.

As you can see, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Nikon L110 to deliver more detail because of its extra 3 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics a good deal more aggressively.

Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon L110
Portrait photography with Ricoh CX2
21
manual focus not available
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
25
focusing manually
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon L110 Street photography factors
Ricoh CX2 Street photography factors
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (185 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon L110
Sports photography with Ricoh CX2
34
excellent zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (9MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX2 as a Travel photography camera
54
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
very long zoom (420mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
66
lighter than average in class (185g)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
long reach (300mm)
megapixel count low (9MP)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L110 Landscape photography info
Ricoh CX2 Landscape photography info
35
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
42
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L110 Vlogging features
Ricoh CX2 Vlogging features
25
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic support
30
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (185 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
missing microphone socket
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Nikon L110 vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L110 and Ricoh CX2
 Nikon Coolpix L110Ricoh CX2
General Information
Company Nikon Ricoh
Model type Nikon Coolpix L110 Ricoh CX2
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2010-02-03 2009-08-20
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed C2 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 9MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 3456 x 2592
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-420mm (15.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.4 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 13.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 406g (0.90 lbs) 185g (0.41 lbs)
Physical dimensions 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") 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 (3 sec 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
Retail pricing $280 $341