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Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
64
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Revealed July 2012
  • Superseded the Panasonic FZ100
  • Updated by Panasonic FZ300
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
  • Revealed November 2011
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Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Following is a detailed overview of the Panasonic FZ200 and Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals Panasonic and Ricoh. The sensor resolution of the FZ200 (12MP) and the CX6 (10MP) is very well matched and both cameras have the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The FZ200 was released 9 months after the CX6 and they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Panasonic FZ200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh CX6 being a Compact camera.

Before we go right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise summation of how the FZ200 scores vs the CX6 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ200 over the Ricoh CX6

 FZ200 CX6 
RevealedJuly 2012November 2011More modern by 9 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Panasonic FZ200

 CX6 FZ200 
Display resolution1230k460kClearer display (+770k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic FZ200 and Ricoh CX6

 FZ200 CX6 
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry around your camera often, you will have to consider its weight and size. The Panasonic FZ200 has got external dimensions of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") having a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs) and the Ricoh CX6 has specifications 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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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you use at that moment. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the FZ200 and the CX6.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the FZ200 and CX6 is 65 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizes only by looking at technical specs. The image underneath should offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the FZ200 and CX6.

As you can tell, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You can expect to see the Panasonic FZ200 to give you extra detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos a bit more aggressively. The more recent FZ200 provides an edge in sensor tech.

Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Portrait photography camera
48
has manual focus
high flash sync (1/4,000s)
supports face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
low MP (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
28
manual focus
external flash not possible
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Street photography details
Ricoh CX6 Street photography details
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fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
small sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than average (588 grams)
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201g)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography highlights
Ricoh CX6 Sports photography highlights
46
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
good battery life (540 per charge)
low MP (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 fps)
low MP (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Travel photography camera
55
good battery life (540 shots)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
quite wide (25mm)
very long reach (600mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than average (588g)
low MP (12 megapixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
66
lighter than competition (201 grams)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
long zoom (300mm)
low MP (10 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 as a Landscape photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Landscape photography camera
48
has manual focus
quite wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (540 shots)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have Time Lapse function
45
manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ200 Vlogging factors
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging factors
63
quite wide (25mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with mic jack
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
heavier than average (588 grams)
30
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic jack
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Panasonic FZ200 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ200 and Ricoh CX6
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200Ricoh CX6
General Information
Company Panasonic Ricoh
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Ricoh CX6
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-07-18 2011-11-15
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine VII FHD Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 23 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-600mm (24.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Max aperture f/2.8 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,312k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 12.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 13.50 m 4.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/4000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 588 gr (1.30 lb) 201 gr (0.44 lb)
Physical dimensions 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") 104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 37 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 19.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light score 114 not tested
Other
Battery life 540 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - DB-100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $499 $595