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Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
90
Imaging
43
Features
58
Overall
49
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS40
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 240g - 111 x 64 x 34mm
  • Launched January 2014
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-TZ60
  • Old Model is Panasonic ZS35
  • New Model is Panasonic ZS45
Ricoh CX2
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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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Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

Below is a in-depth analysis of the Panasonic ZS40 versus Ricoh CX2, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Panasonic and Ricoh. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the ZS40 (18MP) and CX2 (9MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ZS40 was revealed 4 years later than the CX2 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a detailed comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the ZS40 grades versus the CX2 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS40 over the Ricoh CX2

 ZS40 CX2 
ReleasedJanuary 2014August 2009More recent by 54 months

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Panasonic ZS40

 CX2 ZS40 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS40 and Ricoh CX2

 ZS40 CX2 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Screen resolution920k920kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera, you'll need to consider its weight and measurements. The Panasonic ZS40 has external dimensions of 111mm x 64mm x 34mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.3") having a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs) and the Ricoh CX2 has proportions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

Contrast the Panasonic ZS40 versus Ricoh CX2 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached at that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the ZS40 versus the CX2.

Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the ZS40 and CX2 is 90 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to see the difference between sensor measurements just by reading through specifications. The visual underneath may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the ZS40 and CX2.

Plainly, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Panasonic ZS40 to resolve more detail because of its extra 9MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures way more aggressively. The newer ZS40 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS40 Portrait photography highlights
Ricoh CX2 Portrait photography highlights
52
you can focus manually
MP count good (18 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
25
you can focus manually
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS40 Street photography advice
Ricoh CX2 Street photography advice
69
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
lighter than average (240g)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (185g)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS40 Sports photography advice
Ricoh CX2 Sports photography advice
54
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (9MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS40 Travel photography information
Ricoh CX2 Travel photography information
69
lighter than average (240 grams)
MP count good (18MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.3)
66
lighter than others in class (185g)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
long zoom (300mm)
megapixel count low (9MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS40
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX2
56
you can focus manually
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18 megapixels)
exports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of Timelapse mode
42
you can focus manually
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS40 Vlogging factors
Ricoh CX2 Vlogging factors
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fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (240 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone support
30
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (185 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Panasonic ZS40 vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS40 and Ricoh CX2
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40Ricoh CX2
General Information
Make Panasonic Ricoh
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Ricoh CX2
Also called Lumix DMC-TZ60 -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2014-01-06 2009-08-20
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixels 9 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4896 x 3672 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 23 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 920 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT LCD with AR coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 200 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 6.40 m 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 240g (0.53 lbs) 185g (0.41 lbs)
Physical dimensions 111 x 64 x 34mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.3") 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 life 300 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model - DB-70
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $450 $341