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Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
67
Imaging
36
Features
57
Overall
44
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ150
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
  • 528g - 124 x 82 x 92mm
  • Introduced April 2012
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
  • Introduced November 2011
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Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Following is a in-depth assessment of the Panasonic FZ150 and Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands Panasonic and Ricoh. The resolution of the FZ150 (12MP) and the CX6 (10MP) is very comparable and both cameras offer the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FZ150 was manufactured 5 months after the CX6 and they are of a similar age. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Panasonic FZ150 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh CX6 being a Compact camera.

Before getting into a more detailed comparison, here is a brief view of how the FZ150 scores vs the CX6 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ150 over the Ricoh CX6

 FZ150 CX6 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Panasonic FZ150

 CX6 FZ150 
Display resolution1230k460kCrisper display (+770k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic FZ150 and Ricoh CX6

 FZ150 CX6 
IntroducedApril 2012November 2011Same age
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurements
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry around your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic FZ150 has got exterior dimensions of 124mm x 82mm x 92mm (4.9" x 3.2" x 3.6") and a weight of 528 grams (1.16 lbs) and the Ricoh CX6 has specifications of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. The following is a front view overall size comparison of the FZ150 versus the CX6.

Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the FZ150 and CX6 is 67 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to see the gap in sensor sizes purely by going through specifications. The picture underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the FZ150 and CX6.

To sum up, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Panasonic FZ150 to produce more detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics more aggressively.

Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Portrait photography advice
Ricoh CX6 Portrait photography advice
41
manual focus
exports RAW formats
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
28
has manual focus
external flash not possible
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Street photography features
Ricoh CX6 Street photography features
58
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors in class (528 grams)
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (201 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Sports photography features
Ricoh CX6 Sports photography features
43
long zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
great battery power (410 CIPA)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
27
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Travel photography camera
56
great battery power (410 per charge)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
really wide (25mm)
great reach (600mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors in class (528g)
MP count low (12MP)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
66
lighter than competition in class (201g)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
great reach (300mm)
MP count low (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Landscape photography information
Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography information
48
manual focus
really wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (410 shots)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have Timelapse mode
45
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ150 Vlogging details
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging details
62
really wide (25mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external microphone jack
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than competitors in class (528 grams)
30
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (201 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone port
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Panasonic FZ150 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ150 and Ricoh CX6
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150Ricoh CX6
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Ricoh
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Ricoh CX6
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2012-04-11 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 12MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 23 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.2 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 12.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 9.50 m 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync 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
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (220 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 528 gr (1.16 pounds) 201 gr (0.44 pounds)
Physical dimensions 124 x 82 x 92mm (4.9" x 3.2" x 3.6") 104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 40 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 19.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.9 not tested
DXO Low light rating 132 not tested
Other
Battery life 410 images -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID - DB-100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 pictures)) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $499 $595