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Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50

Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35
Ricoh CX6 front
 
Ricoh WG-50 front
Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
39
Overall
40

Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 Key Specs

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
  • Launched November 2011
Ricoh WG-50
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 193g - 123 x 62 x 30mm
  • Revealed May 2017
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Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 Overview

Below is a extensive review of the Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Waterproof and they are both offered by Ricoh. There exists a sizable gap among the image resolutions of the CX6 (10MP) and WG-50 (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The CX6 was unveiled 6 years before the WG-50 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a in-depth comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the CX6 grades vs the WG-50 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Ricoh WG-50

 CX6 WG-50 
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1230k230kSharper screen (+1000k dot)

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-50 over the Ricoh CX6

 WG-50 CX6 
RevealedMay 2017November 2011More recent by 67 months

Common features in the Ricoh CX6 and Ricoh WG-50

 CX6 WG-50 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Ricoh CX6 has outer dimensions of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs) while the Ricoh WG-50 has dimensions of 123mm x 62mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

Take a look at the Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising at that moment. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the CX6 versus the WG-50.

Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the CX6 and WG-50 is 92 and 91 respectively.

Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's difficult to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements merely by viewing technical specs. The visual below should offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the CX6 and WG-50.

As you can tell, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You can count on the Ricoh WG-50 to provide you with extra detail having an extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The older CX6 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Portrait photography advice
Ricoh WG-50 Portrait photography advice
28
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
42
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
offers face detection focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Street photography features
Ricoh WG-50 Street photography features
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201g)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
62
image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Sports photography factors
Ricoh WG-50 Sports photography factors
27
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames per second)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
49
image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Travel photography details
Ricoh WG-50 Travel photography details
66
lighter than competition (201 grams)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
great reach (300mm)
MP count low (10MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
71
environment proofing
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography info
Ricoh WG-50 Landscape photography info
45
you can focus manually
really wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
48
focusing manually
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
environment proofing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Vlogging information
Ricoh WG-50 Vlogging information
30
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone port
33
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
offers face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic socket
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Ricoh CX6 vs Ricoh WG-50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX6 and Ricoh WG-50
 Ricoh CX6Ricoh WG-50
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Ricoh
Model Ricoh CX6 Ricoh WG-50
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Launched 2011-11-15 2017-05-24
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Smooth Imaging Engine IV -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-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 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 125
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.6 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 1,230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.00 m 5.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync On, off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Yes (Wireless)
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 201g (0.44 lb) 193g (0.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") 123 x 62 x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2")
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 life - 300 images
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model DB-100 D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, remote)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $595 $280