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Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Olympus 8000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 182g - 95 x 62 x 22mm
  • Released July 2009
  • Additionally Known as mju Tough 8000
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
  • Launched November 2011
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Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Following is a in depth assessment of the Olympus 8000 and Ricoh CX6, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Olympus and Ricoh. The image resolution of the 8000 (12MP) and the CX6 (10MP) is pretty similar and they possess the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The 8000 was released 3 years earlier than the CX6 which is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a more detailed comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the 8000 scores vs the CX6 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 8000 over the Ricoh CX6

 8000 CX6 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Olympus 8000

 CX6 8000 
LaunchedNovember 2011July 2009More modern by 28 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1230k230kSharper screen (+1000k dot)

Common features in the Olympus 8000 and Ricoh CX6

 8000 CX6 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry around your camera often, you have to consider its weight and measurements. The Olympus 8000 features external dimensions of 95mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 182 grams (0.40 lbs) whilst the Ricoh CX6 has proportions of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus 8000 and Ricoh CX6 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you use during that time. Below is the front view sizing comparison of the 8000 vs the CX6.

Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the 8000 and CX6 is 94 and 92 respectively.

Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to envision the gap between sensor sizes just by reviewing technical specs. The pic underneath might provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the 8000 and CX6.

As you can tell, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Olympus 8000 to offer you extra detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The more aged 8000 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus 8000
Portrait photography with Ricoh CX6
21
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
28
has manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus 8000 Street photography information
Ricoh CX6 Street photography information
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (201g)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 8000 as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Sports photography camera
34
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 8000 Travel photography features
Ricoh CX6 Travel photography features
61
environment proofing
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
66
lighter than competitors (201 grams)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
great reach (300mm)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus 8000
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX6
35
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
45
has manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 8000 Vlogging information
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging information
28
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone port
30
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (201 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone support
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Olympus 8000 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 8000 and Ricoh CX6
 Olympus Stylus Tough 8000Ricoh CX6
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Ricoh
Model type Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 Ricoh CX6
Also called as mju Tough 8000 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-07-01 2011-11-15
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 3968 x 2976 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.1 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1/4 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 4.00 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 182 gr (0.40 pounds) 201 gr (0.44 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 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 ID - DB-100
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage type xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $380 $595