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Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
67
Imaging
41
Features
48
Overall
43
Nikon Coolpix L840 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Nikon L840
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-855mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 538g - 114 x 89 x 96mm
  • Released February 2015
  • Replaced the Nikon L830
Ricoh CX6
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 201g - 104 x 59 x 29mm
  • Revealed November 2011
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Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Nikon L840 versus Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals Nikon and Ricoh. There exists a crucial gap among the sensor resolutions of the L840 (16MP) and CX6 (10MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The L840 was introduced 3 years after the CX6 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Nikon L840 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh CX6 being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a full comparison, below is a concise overview of how the L840 grades versus the CX6 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L840 over the Ricoh CX6

 L840 CX6 
RevealedFebruary 2015November 2011More modern by 40 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Nikon L840

 CX6 L840 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Display resolution1230k921kClearer display (+309k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L840 and Ricoh CX6

 L840 CX6 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera, you are going to need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon L840 comes with outer measurements of 114mm x 89mm x 96mm (4.5" x 3.5" x 3.8") accompanied by a weight of 538 grams (1.19 lbs) whilst 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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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the L840 compared to the CX6.

Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the L840 and CX6 is 67 and 92 respectively.

Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to see the gap in sensor sizes just by going through technical specs. The image below may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the L840 and CX6.

As you have seen, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Nikon L840 to provide greater detail using its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The fresher L840 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L840 Portrait photography factors
Ricoh CX6 Portrait photography factors
36
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
features face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
28
focusing manually
can't use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon L840 Street photography details
Ricoh CX6 Street photography details
51
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than others in class (538g)
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (201g)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L840 Sports photography advice
Ricoh CX6 Sports photography advice
51
excellent zoom range (23-855mm 37.2 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
great battery power (590 CIPA)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
27
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L840 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Travel photography camera
57
great battery power (590 per charge)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (23mm)
very long reach (855mm)
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than others in class (538 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
66
lighter than competition in class (201 grams)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
great zoom (300mm)
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon L840
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX6
43
fairly wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
great battery power (590 shots)
no manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Time Lapse mode
45
focusing manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L840 Vlogging info
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging info
27
fairly wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
no mic socket
heavier than others in class (538g)
30
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (201g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone port
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Nikon L840 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L840 and Ricoh CX6
 Nikon Coolpix L840Ricoh CX6
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Ricoh
Model Nikon Coolpix L840 Ricoh CX6
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2015-02-10 2011-11-15
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type CMOS 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 16 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 23-855mm (37.2x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Highest aperture f/3.0-6.5 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 921 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 7.4 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 6.90 m (at Auto ISO) 4.00 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 538 grams (1.19 lbs) 201 grams (0.44 lbs)
Dimensions 114 x 89 x 96mm (4.5" x 3.5" x 3.8") 104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 590 images -
Form of battery AA -
Battery model - DB-100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SC/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $400 $595