Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
35
Overall
33
Ricoh CX2 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
Portability
69
Imaging
33
Features
25
Overall
29

Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 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
  • Revealed August 2009
Sony H50
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-465mm (F2.7-4.5) lens
  • 547g - 116 x 81 x 86mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Ricoh and Sony. The sensor resolution of the CX2 (9MP) and the H50 (9MP) is pretty comparable and they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The CX2 was revealed 8 months after the H50 so they are of a similar age. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the CX2 scores against the H50 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Sony H50

 CX2 H50 
IntroducedAugust 2009January 2009Newer by 8 months
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Ricoh CX2

 H50 CX2 

Common features in the Ricoh CX2 and Sony H50

 CX2 H50 
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor its weight and proportions. The Ricoh CX2 features outer dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs) whilst the Sony H50 has measurements of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") accompanied by a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have at the time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the CX2 against the H50.

Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the CX2 and H50 is 93 and 69 respectively.

Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to visualize the difference in sensor dimensions merely by checking out technical specs. The image underneath will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the CX2 and H50.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the identical megapixels so you can expect comparable quality of files although you really should factor the age of the cameras into account. The more modern CX2 provides a benefit in sensor technology.

Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Portrait photography details
Sony H50 Portrait photography details
26
focusing manually
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
MP count low (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
27
manual focus
can't use external flash
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Street photography factors
Sony H50 Street photography factors
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (185 grams)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
more heavy than competition (547 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Sports photography factors
Sony H50 Sports photography factors
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
33
excellent zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Travel photography details
Sony H50 Travel photography details
66
lighter than competition (185 grams)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
MP count low (9MP)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
44
flash built-in
long zoom (465mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (547g)
MP count low (9MP)
does not have selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Landscape photography factors
Sony H50 Landscape photography factors
42
focusing manually
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
MP count low (9MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
35
manual focus
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX2 Vlogging information
Sony H50 Vlogging information
30
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (185 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
missing mic socket
19
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
does not have selfie friendly display
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than competition (547g)
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Ricoh CX2 vs Sony H50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX2 and Sony H50
 Ricoh CX2Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
General Information
Brand Name Ricoh Sony
Model Ricoh CX2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-08-20 2009-01-15
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Smooth Imaging Engine IV -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
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 9MP 9MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 3456 x 2592
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) 31-465mm (15.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.6 f/2.7-4.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed - 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m (ISO 400) 9.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps
Highest video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG -
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 185 grams (0.41 pounds) 547 grams (1.21 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4")
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 NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $341 $80