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Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100

Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
38
Overall
35
Ricoh CX6 front
 
Samsung NX1100 front
Portability
90
Imaging
63
Features
60
Overall
61

Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 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
  • Introduced November 2011
Samsung NX1100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 222g - 114 x 63 x 37mm
  • Announced April 2013
  • Succeeded the Samsung NX1000
  • Renewed by Samsung NX2000
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Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 Overview

In this article, we will be matching up the Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by brands Ricoh and Samsung. There exists a noticeable gap among the image resolutions of the CX6 (10MP) and NX1100 (20MP) and the CX6 (1/2.3") and NX1100 (APS-C) feature totally different sensor dimensions.

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The CX6 was launched 17 months before the NX1100 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Ricoh CX6 being a Compact camera and the Samsung NX1100 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go in to a in depth comparison, below is a simple view of how the CX6 matches up vs the NX1100 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX6 over the Samsung NX1100

 CX6 NX1100 
Screen resolution1230k921kSharper screen (+309k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung NX1100 over the Ricoh CX6

 NX1100 CX6 
AnnouncedApril 2013November 2011Newer by 17 months

Common features in the Ricoh CX6 and Samsung NX1100

 CX6 NX1100 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to travel with your camera, you'll need to think about its weight and size. The Ricoh CX6 enjoys exterior measurements of 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs) whilst the Samsung NX1100 has specifications of 114mm x 63mm x 37mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.5") along with a weight of 222 grams (0.49 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you select at that moment. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the CX6 versus the NX1100.

Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the CX6 and NX1100 is 92 and 90 respectively.

Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to envision the difference in sensor dimensions just by going through a spec sheet. The picture here may provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the CX6 and NX1100.

Clearly, the 2 cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The CX6 featuring a smaller sensor will make shooting shallower DOF tougher and the Samsung NX1100 will provide more detail utilizing its extra 10MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The more aged CX6 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Portrait photography advice
Samsung NX1100 Portrait photography advice
28
has manual focus
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
77
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
offers face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Street photography advice
Samsung NX1100 Street photography advice
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (201 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
73
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
lighter than others (222 grams)
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Sports photography factors
Samsung NX1100 Sports photography factors
27
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow fps (5.0 fps)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
56
megapixel count decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
does not have image stabilization
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Travel photography info
Samsung NX1100 Travel photography info
66
lighter than average in class (201 grams)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
long zoom (300mm)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
68
lighter than others (222g)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
no Timelapse mode
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography advice
Samsung NX1100 Landscape photography advice
45
has manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
71
focusing manually
change lenses (Samsung NX mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX6 Vlogging info
Samsung NX1100 Vlogging info
30
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (201g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic support
34
offers face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others (222g)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
no microphone port
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Ricoh CX6 vs Samsung NX1100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX6 and Samsung NX1100
 Ricoh CX6Samsung NX1100
General Information
Brand Name Ricoh Samsung
Model type Ricoh CX6 Samsung NX1100
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced 2011-11-15 2013-04-11
Body design Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Smooth Imaging Engine IV -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 15
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens Samsung NX
Lens zoom range 28-300mm (10.7x) -
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6 -
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Total lenses - 32
Crop factor 5.8 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 1,230k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech Sony WhiteMagic VGA LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 201 gr (0.44 lbs) 222 gr (0.49 lbs)
Dimensions 104 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") 114 x 63 x 37mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 73
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.0
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.5
DXO Low light rating not tested 852
Other
Battery life - 320 shots
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID DB-100 BC1030
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $595 $600