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Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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
  • Released August 2009
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Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

Below, we are analyzing the Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Nikon and Ricoh. There is a large difference between the resolutions of the S5200 (16MP) and CX2 (9MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was announced 3 years later than the CX2 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a simple summary of how the S5200 scores against the CX2 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Ricoh CX2

 S5200 CX2 
ReleasedJanuary 2013August 2009Fresher by 42 months

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Nikon S5200

 CX2 S5200 
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Display resolution920k460kSharper display (+460k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Ricoh CX2

 S5200 CX2 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor in its weight and size. The Nikon S5200 comes with outside dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) whilst the Ricoh CX2 has specifications of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you use at the time. Here is the front view scale comparison of the S5200 compared to the CX2.

Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the S5200 and CX2 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's difficult to see the gap between sensor sizing purely by reading through technical specs. The visual underneath will give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the S5200 and CX2.

As you can tell, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Nikon S5200 to give greater detail with its extra 7MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos much more aggressively. The more modern S5200 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 Portrait photography advice
Ricoh CX2 Portrait photography advice
30
MP count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
25
you can focus manually
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (9MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon S5200
Street photography with Ricoh CX2
48
fixed screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (185g)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 Sports photography factors
Ricoh CX2 Sports photography factors
28
MP count good (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (160 per charge)
does not have phase detect autofocus
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX2 as a Travel photography camera
68
MP count good (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (26mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
bad battery pack (160 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
66
lighter than average (185 grams)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
long zoom (300mm)
megapixel count low (9MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography info
Ricoh CX2 Landscape photography info
42
decently wide (26mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
bad battery pack (160 per charge)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
42
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 Vlogging factors
Ricoh CX2 Vlogging factors
33
decently wide (26mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
doesn't have mic jack
30
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (185g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone support
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Nikon S5200 vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Ricoh CX2
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Ricoh CX2
General Information
Company Nikon Ricoh
Model Nikon Coolpix S5200 Ricoh CX2
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2013-01-29 2009-08-20
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 9 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3456 x 2592
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Lowest native ISO 125 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
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 26-156mm (6.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Highest aperture - f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format - Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 146 grams (0.32 lbs) 185 grams (0.41 lbs)
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 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 160 images -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL19 DB-70
Self timer - Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $130 $341