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Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
34
Overall
37
Olympus VH-410 front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

Olympus VH-410
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 102 x 60 x 21mm
  • Launched August 2012
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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Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Olympus VH-410 versus Ricoh CX2, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Olympus and Ricoh. There is a considerable difference among the image resolutions of the VH-410 (16MP) and CX2 (9MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The VH-410 was revealed 3 years after the CX2 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a complete comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the VH-410 grades vs the CX2 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus VH-410 over the Ricoh CX2

 VH-410 CX2 
ReleasedAugust 2012August 2009Newer by 37 months
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Olympus VH-410

 CX2 VH-410 
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Display resolution920k460kClearer display (+460k dot)

Common features in the Olympus VH-410 and Ricoh CX2

 VH-410 CX2 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera often, you will have to factor its weight and volume. The Olympus VH-410 enjoys outer measurements of 102mm x 60mm x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") with a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Ricoh CX2 has sizing of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

Compare the Olympus VH-410 versus Ricoh CX2 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Below is the front view sizing comparison of the VH-410 against the CX2.

Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the VH-410 and CX2 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to envision the gap in sensor dimensions only by checking out technical specs. The picture below will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the VH-410 and CX2.

As you can tell, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Olympus VH-410 to show extra detail because of its extra 7 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos much more aggressively. The more recent VH-410 is going to have an edge in sensor tech.

Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Portrait photography details
Ricoh CX2 Portrait photography details
35
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
25
you can focus manually
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
MP count low (9MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Street photography info
Ricoh CX2 Street photography info
63
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers touch to focus
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (185g)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus VH-410
Sports photography with Ricoh CX2
41
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Travel photography factors
Ricoh CX2 Travel photography factors
68
offers touch to focus
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
no Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
66
lighter than others (185 grams)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
MP count low (9 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Landscape photography highlights
Ricoh CX2 Landscape photography highlights
43
relatively wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
no manual mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse mode
42
you can focus manually
relatively wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Vlogging features
Ricoh CX2 Vlogging features
33
relatively wide (26mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focusing
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone jack
30
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (185 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone support
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Olympus VH-410 vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus VH-410 and Ricoh CX2
 Olympus VH-410Ricoh CX2
General Information
Company Olympus Ricoh
Model Olympus VH-410 Ricoh CX2
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2012-08-21 2009-08-20
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ 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 16MP 9MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3456 x 2592
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-6.5 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus range 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.70 m 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected 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 152 gr (0.34 lb) 185 gr (0.41 lb)
Dimensions 102 x 60 x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") 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 model LI-50B DB-70
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail cost $186 $341