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Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
35
Overall
34
Ricoh CX3 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Ricoh CX3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 206g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Released June 2010
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
  • Announced November 2011
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Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Here is a detailed analysis of the Ricoh CX3 versus Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both offered by Ricoh. The resolution of the CX3 (10MP) and the CX6 (10MP) is pretty close and both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The CX3 was released 17 months prior to the CX6 which makes them a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick summation of how the CX3 scores vs the CX6 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX3 over the Ricoh CX6

 CX3 CX6 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Ricoh CX3

 CX6 CX3 
AnnouncedNovember 2011June 2010Fresher by 17 months
Screen resolution1230k920kCrisper screen (+310k dot)

Common features in the Ricoh CX3 and Ricoh CX6

 CX3 CX6 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and measurements. The Ricoh CX3 offers exterior dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Ricoh CX6 has proportions of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Following is a front view dimension comparison of the CX3 compared to the CX6.

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the CX3 and CX6 is 92 and 92 respectively.

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's hard to visualize the gap in sensor sizing just by viewing specs. The graphic here should offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the CX3 and CX6.

All in all, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact resolution therefore you should expect comparable quality of images though you really should take the production date of the cameras into account. The older CX3 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh CX3 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Portrait photography camera
27
you can focus manually
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
28
manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX3 Street photography details
Ricoh CX6 Street photography details
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (206g)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (201 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh CX3 Sports photography information
Ricoh CX6 Sports photography information
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
27
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX3 Travel photography advice
Ricoh CX6 Travel photography advice
66
lighter than competitors in class (206g)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
long zoom (300mm)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
66
lighter than average (201g)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
great reach (300mm)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX3 as a Landscape photography camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Landscape photography camera
42
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
45
manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX3 as a Vlogging camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Vlogging camera
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (206 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic port
30
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (201 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic jack
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Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX3 and Ricoh CX6
 Ricoh CX3Ricoh CX6
General Information
Company Ricoh Ricoh
Model type Ricoh CX3 Ricoh CX6
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2010-06-16 2011-11-15
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Smooth Imaging Engine IV Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-300mm (10.7x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.6 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 920k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed - 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 206g (0.45 lbs) 201g (0.44 lbs)
Physical 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 All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID DB-100 DB-100
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $329 $595