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Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33
Ricoh CX2 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

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
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
  • Launched November 2011
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Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Lets look a bit more closely at the Ricoh CX2 and Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are offered by Ricoh. The image resolution of the CX2 (9MP) and the CX6 (10MP) is relatively similar and they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The CX2 was manufactured 3 years prior to the CX6 which is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a full comparison, below is a short introduction of how the CX2 grades against the CX6 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Ricoh CX6

 CX2 CX6 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Ricoh CX2

 CX6 CX2 
LaunchedNovember 2011August 2009More modern by 27 months
Screen resolution1230k920kSharper screen (+310k dot)

Common features in the Ricoh CX2 and Ricoh CX6

 CX2 CX6 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera frequently, you will need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Ricoh CX2 provides external dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs) and the Ricoh CX6 has dimensions of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

Check out the Ricoh CX2 and Ricoh CX6 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are using during that time. Below is the front view size comparison of the CX2 and the CX6.

Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the CX2 and CX6 is 93 and 92 respectively.

Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's tough to visualize the difference between sensor sizes purely by going over specifications. The image underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the CX2 and CX6.

Plainly, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You can count on the Ricoh CX6 to deliver extra detail due to its extra 1MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop photographs much more aggressively. The more aged CX2 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Ricoh CX2
Portrait photography with Ricoh CX6
25
you can focus manually
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (9MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
28
you can focus manually
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Street photography advice
Ricoh CX6 Street photography advice
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (185 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201 grams)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Ricoh CX2
Sports photography with Ricoh CX6
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
27
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Travel photography information
Ricoh CX6 Travel photography information
66
lighter than competitors in class (185g)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
66
lighter than competition (201 grams)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Ricoh CX2
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX6
42
you can focus manually
rather wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
sensor resolution low (9MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
45
you can focus manually
rather wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Vlogging advice
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging advice
30
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (185 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone socket
30
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
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Ricoh CX2 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX2 and Ricoh CX6
 Ricoh CX2Ricoh CX6
General Information
Brand Ricoh Ricoh
Model Ricoh CX2 Ricoh CX6
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-08-20 2011-11-15
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Smooth Imaging Engine IV 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 9 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 3456 x 2592 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.6 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 920k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m (ISO 400) 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 185 gr (0.41 pounds) 201 gr (0.44 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" 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-100
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at release $341 $595