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Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
30
Overall
31
Ricoh CX1 front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

Ricoh CX1
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-200mm (F3.3-5.2) lens
  • 180g - 102 x 58 x 28mm
  • Launched February 2009
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
  • Revealed August 2009
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Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Ricoh CX1 versus Ricoh CX2, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both created by Ricoh. The sensor resolution of the CX1 (9MP) and the CX2 (9MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The CX1 was released 6 months prior to the CX2 so they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a concise summary of how the CX1 matches up versus the CX2 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX1 over the Ricoh CX2

 CX1 CX2 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Ricoh CX1

 CX2 CX1 

Common features in the Ricoh CX1 and Ricoh CX2

 CX1 CX2 
RevealedFebruary 2009August 2009Same generation
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Screen resolution920k920kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to travel with your camera, you need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Ricoh CX1 has got exterior dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 180 grams (0.40 lbs) while the Ricoh CX2 has proportions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

Check the Ricoh CX1 versus Ricoh CX2 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the CX1 against the CX2.

Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the CX1 and CX2 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its difficult to see the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by going through specs. The image underneath might give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the CX1 and CX2.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the exact same megapixels so you should expect comparable quality of photos though you may want to take the production date of the cameras into account.

Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh CX1 Portrait photography advice
Ricoh CX2 Portrait photography advice
25
manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
megapixel count low (9MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
25
manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX1 Street photography features
Ricoh CX2 Street photography features
55
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (185 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh CX1 Sports photography details
Ricoh CX2 Sports photography details
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX1 Travel photography highlights
Ricoh CX2 Travel photography highlights
59
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
megapixel count low (9MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
66
lighter than competitors in class (185g)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX1 Landscape photography info
Ricoh CX2 Landscape photography info
42
manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
megapixel count low (9MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
42
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Ricoh CX1
Vlogging with Ricoh CX2
28
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone support
30
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (185g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
missing mic port
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Ricoh CX1 vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX1 and Ricoh CX2
 Ricoh CX1Ricoh CX2
General Information
Company Ricoh Ricoh
Model Ricoh CX1 Ricoh CX2
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-02-19 2009-08-20
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Smooth Imaging Engine IV 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 9 megapixel 9 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 3456 x 2592
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.2 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 920k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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 180 gr (0.40 pounds) 185 gr (0.41 pounds)
Physical dimensions 102 x 58 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 DB-70 DB-70
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch cost $299 $341