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Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10

Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33
Ricoh CX2 front
 
Samsung GX-10 front
Portability
59
Imaging
49
Features
43
Overall
46

Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 Key Specs

Ricoh CX2
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 185g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Announced August 2009
Samsung GX-10
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 793g - 142 x 101 x 70mm
  • Announced September 2006
  • New Model is Samsung GX-20
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Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 Overview

Lets take a more detailed look at the Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Advanced DSLR by brands Ricoh and Samsung. The resolution of the CX2 (9MP) and the GX-10 (10MP) is fairly close but the CX2 (1/2.3") and GX-10 (APS-C) offer totally different sensor dimensions.

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The CX2 was brought out 2 years later than the GX-10 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Ricoh CX2 being a Compact camera and the Samsung GX-10 being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before diving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the CX2 grades vs the GX-10 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Samsung GX-10

 CX2 GX-10 
AnnouncedAugust 2009September 2006More recent by 36 months
Display dimensions3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution920k210kClearer display (+710k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung GX-10 over the Ricoh CX2

 GX-10 CX2 

Common features in the Ricoh CX2 and Samsung GX-10

 CX2 GX-10 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera regularly, you will have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Ricoh CX2 features outer 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 Samsung GX-10 has dimensions of 142mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8") along with a weight of 793 grams (1.75 lbs).

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Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the CX2 and GX-10 is 93 and 59 respectively.

Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be hard to see the gap in sensor measurements only by viewing technical specs. The photograph underneath might provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the CX2 and GX-10.

As you can tell, both cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The CX2 due to its smaller sensor will make shooting bokeh more challenging and the Samsung GX-10 will provide you with extra detail having its extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop images a bit more aggressively. The fresher CX2 is going to have a benefit in sensor technology.

Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Ricoh CX2
Portrait photography with Samsung GX-10
25
manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
53
manual focus
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no liveview
low MP (10 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Street photography info
Samsung GX-10 Street photography info
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (185g)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
64
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather proof
screen is fixed
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Ricoh CX2
Sports photography with Samsung GX-10
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
resolution not great (9MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
53
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
weather proof
supports phase detect AF
no liveview
max frames per second low (3.0 fps)
low MP (10 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Travel photography information
Samsung GX-10 Travel photography information
66
lighter than average (185g)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
49
weather proof
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Landscape photography factors
Samsung GX-10 Landscape photography factors
42
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
55
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather proof
screen is small (2.5 inches)
no liveview
low MP (10MP)
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Vlogging information
Samsung GX-10 Vlogging information
30
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (185 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external microphone port
9
no video recording
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Ricoh CX2 vs Samsung GX-10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX2 and Samsung GX-10
 Ricoh CX2Samsung GX-10
General Information
Company Ricoh Samsung
Model Ricoh CX2 Samsung GX-10
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced DSLR
Announced 2009-08-20 2006-09-21
Body design Compact Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Smooth Imaging Engine IV -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 9MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 3:2
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 3872 x 2592
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Pentax KAF2
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) -
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.6 -
Macro focus range 1cm -
Available lenses - 151
Crop factor 5.8 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.5 inch
Display resolution 920k dot 210k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage - 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.64x
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m (ISO 400) -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) -
Highest video resolution 640x480 None
Video data format 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 185 gr (0.41 lbs) 793 gr (1.75 lbs)
Physical dimensions 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 142 x 101 x 70mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8")
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 -
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $341 $850