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Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6

Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
35
Overall
34
Ricoh CX5 front
 
Ricoh CX6 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35

Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 Key Specs

Ricoh CX5
(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
  • 205g - 102 x 59 x 29mm
  • Announced July 2011
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 CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Ricoh CX5 versus Ricoh CX6, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both offered by Ricoh. The resolution of the CX5 (10MP) and the CX6 (10MP) is relatively similar and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The CX5 was launched 3 months prior to the CX6 which means that they are of a similar age. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a full comparison, here is a brief summary of how the CX5 grades vs the CX6 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX5 over the Ricoh CX6

 CX5 CX6 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Ricoh CX5

 CX6 CX5 
Screen resolution1230k920kCrisper screen (+310k dot)

Common features in the Ricoh CX5 and Ricoh CX6

 CX5 CX6 
AnnouncedJuly 2011November 2011Similar age
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and size. The Ricoh CX5 provides outer dimensions of 102mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Ricoh CX6 has specifications of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

Compare the Ricoh CX5 versus Ricoh CX6 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you use at that time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the CX5 and the CX6.

Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the CX5 and CX6 is 92 and 92 respectively.

Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its tough to imagine the difference between sensor sizes simply by reading specs. The image below might offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the CX5 and CX6.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical resolution therefore you can expect similar quality of files though you will want to factor the age of the products into consideration.

Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh CX5 Portrait photography details
Ricoh CX6 Portrait photography details
28
you can focus manually
external flash not possible
low resolution (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
28
manual focus
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX5 Street photography info
Ricoh CX6 Street photography info
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (205 grams)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (201 grams)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh CX5 Sports photography factors
Ricoh CX6 Sports photography factors
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX5 Travel photography information
Ricoh CX6 Travel photography information
66
lighter than competition in class (205g)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
long reach (300mm)
low resolution (10MP)
does not posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
66
lighter than competitors (201 grams)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
great zoom (300mm)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX5 Landscape photography info
Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography info
45
you can focus manually
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
low resolution (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
45
manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX5 as a Vlogging camera
Ricoh CX6 as a Vlogging camera
30
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (205g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic socket
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (201g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic port
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Ricoh CX5 vs Ricoh CX6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX5 and Ricoh CX6
 Ricoh CX5Ricoh CX6
General Information
Brand Name Ricoh Ricoh
Model Ricoh CX5 Ricoh CX6
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2011-07-19 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 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 aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 920k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 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
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 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
Mic 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 205 grams (0.45 lb) 201 grams (0.44 lb)
Physical 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 All around 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-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 Single Single
Cost at launch $399 $595