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Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700

Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
35
Overall
34
Ricoh CX5 front
 
Samsung WB700 front
Portability
98
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30

Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 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
  • Launched July 2011
Samsung WB700
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 100 x 59 x 22mm
  • Revealed December 2010
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Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 Overview

Lets look closer at the Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Ricoh and Samsung. There is a sizeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the CX5 (10MP) and WB700 (14MP) but they possess the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The CX5 was released 7 months later than the WB700 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the CX5 scores vs the WB700 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX5 over the Samsung WB700

 CX5 WB700 
RevealedJuly 2011December 2010Fresher by 7 months
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display resolution920k614kClearer display (+306k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung WB700 over the Ricoh CX5

 WB700 CX5 

Common features in the Ricoh CX5 and Samsung WB700

 CX5 WB700 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Ricoh CX5 comes with outside measurements of 102mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB700 has proportions of 100mm x 59mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

Take a look at the Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you select at the time. Here is the front view dimension comparison of the CX5 against the WB700.

Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the CX5 and WB700 is 92 and 98 respectively.

Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very tough to visualize the difference between sensor sizing merely by reading through a spec sheet. The visual underneath will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the CX5 and WB700.

As you can see, both of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different resolution. You should anticipate the Samsung WB700 to give you extra detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will help you crop pics a little more aggressively. The fresher CX5 provides an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh CX5 Portrait photography details
Samsung WB700 Portrait photography details
28
has manual focus
no external flash support
resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
30
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX5 as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB700 as a Street photography camera
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (205g)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
49
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
low max ISO (0)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Ricoh CX5
Sports photography with Samsung WB700
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
28
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX5 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB700 as a Travel photography camera
66
lighter than competition (205g)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
great zoom (300mm)
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
does not offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
70
MP count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
very good max aperture (f)
does not have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX5 Landscape photography advice
Samsung WB700 Landscape photography advice
45
has manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
38
very good max aperture (f)
nice screen size (3 inch)
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
low max ISO (0)
lacks RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Ricoh CX5
Vlogging with Samsung WB700
30
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (205 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not offer selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone support
27
very good max aperture (f)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic port
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Ricoh CX5 vs Samsung WB700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX5 and Samsung WB700
 Ricoh CX5Samsung WB700
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Samsung
Model Ricoh CX5 Samsung WB700
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-07-19 2010-12-28
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Smooth Imaging Engine IV -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 -
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 100 -
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) ()
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.6 -
Macro focus range 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 920k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 205g (0.45 pounds) -
Dimensions 102 x 59 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 100 x 59 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 -
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) -
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal -
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $399 $300