Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 front
Ricoh CX6 front

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS80
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 327g - 112 x 69 x 42mm
  • Launched February 2018
  • Also Known as Lumix DC-TZ95
  • Older Model is Panasonic ZS70
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
  • Announced November 2011
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

The following is a extended assessment of the Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Panasonic and Ricoh. There is a noticeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the ZS80 (20MP) and CX6 (10MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The ZS80 was launched 6 years after the CX6 which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a brief summary of how the ZS80 grades against the CX6 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS80 over the Ricoh CX6

 ZS80 CX6 
AnnouncedFebruary 2018November 2011Newer by 77 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Panasonic ZS80

 CX6 ZS80 
Screen resolution1230k1040kCrisper screen (+190k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic ZS80 and Ricoh CX6

 ZS80 CX6 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen size3"3"Same screen size

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic ZS80 comes with exterior dimensions of 112mm x 69mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") along with a weight of 327 grams (0.72 lbs) whilst the Ricoh CX6 has proportions of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Below is a front view measurements comparison of the ZS80 against the CX6.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the ZS80 and CX6 is 86 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to see the difference between sensor dimensions only by going over specs. The image underneath will give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the ZS80 and CX6.

All in all, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Panasonic ZS80 to offer extra detail utilizing its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The more recent ZS80 will have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Portrait photography details
Ricoh CX6 Portrait photography details
has manual focus
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Street photography factors
Ricoh CX6 Street photography factors
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
supports touch focus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (201g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic ZS80
Sports photography with Ricoh CX6
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shooting (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
includes tracking focus
better than average battery power (380 per charge)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Travel photography details
Ricoh CX6 Travel photography details
better than average battery power (380 per charge)
has bluetooth
supports touch focus
resolution is good (20MP)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
lighter than others in class (201g)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
great reach (300mm)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS80
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX6
has manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (380 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS80 Vlogging highlights
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging highlights
decently wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of microphone socket
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (201g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone port
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Panasonic ZS80 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS80 and Ricoh CX6
 Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80Ricoh CX6
General Information
Make Panasonic Ricoh
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Ricoh CX6
Also called as Lumix DC-TZ95 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2018-02-18 2011-11-15
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-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 20 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 5184 x 3888 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen tech - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,330k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Minimum shutter speed 4s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.60 m (with Auto ISO) 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 327 grams (0.72 lb) 201 grams (0.44 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 69 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7") 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
Battery life 380 pictures -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery ID - DB-100
Self timer Yes Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $448 $595