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Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
34
Overall
34
Ricoh CX4 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Ricoh CX4
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 205g - 102 x 59 x 29mm
  • Revealed August 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 CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Below, we will be looking at the Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are offered by Ricoh. The image resolution of the CX4 (10MP) and the CX6 (10MP) is pretty close and they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The CX4 was brought out 15 months earlier than the CX6 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a thorough comparison, below is a short view of how the CX4 matches up against the CX6 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX4 over the Ricoh CX6

 CX4 CX6 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Ricoh CX4

 CX6 CX4 
AnnouncedNovember 2011August 2010Fresher by 15 months
Screen resolution1230k920kSharper screen (+310k dot)

Common features in the Ricoh CX4 and Ricoh CX6

 CX4 CX6 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and volume. The Ricoh CX4 provides exterior dimensions of 102mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Ricoh CX6 has sizing of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the CX4 vs the CX6.

Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the CX4 and CX6 is 92 and 92 respectively.

Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its tough to imagine the contrast in sensor sizing only by looking through specifications. The graphic here will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the CX4 and CX6.

To sum up, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact megapixels therefore you should expect comparable quality of pictures however you will want to consider the release date of the cameras into account. The older CX4 will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Ricoh CX4
Portrait photography with Ricoh CX6
27
you can focus manually
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
28
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
low resolution (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX4 Street photography details
Ricoh CX6 Street photography details
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (205g)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201 grams)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh CX4 Sports photography information
Ricoh CX6 Sports photography information
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames/s)
low resolution (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Ricoh CX4
Travel photography with Ricoh CX6
66
lighter than competitors in class (205g)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
low megapixels (10MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
66
lighter than competition (201g)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
great reach (300mm)
low resolution (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX4 Landscape photography highlights
Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography highlights
42
you can focus manually
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
45
you can focus manually
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
low resolution (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX4 Vlogging information
Ricoh CX6 Vlogging information
30
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (205g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone port
30
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone jack
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Ricoh CX4 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX4 and Ricoh CX6
 Ricoh CX4Ricoh CX6
General Information
Brand Ricoh Ricoh
Model type Ricoh CX4 Ricoh CX6
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2010-08-19 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 measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type 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 range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 920k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 5.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom 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
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone 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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 205 gr (0.45 lb) 201 gr (0.44 lb)
Dimensions 102 x 59 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 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
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $211 $595