Ricoh CX6 overview
Ricoh CX6 is Ricoh's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally announced on November of 2011. The camera includes a 10MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The CX6 ranks at #206 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #914 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can test our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your customized factors.
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Ricoh CX6 family
The Ricoh CX6 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can find all older and latest models along with important specs.
Ricoh CX6 Gallery
You can view the CX6 from various angles in the gallery here.
Ricoh CX6 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Ricoh CX6 based on things that are normally seen as necessary in a camera.
Ricoh CX6 Sensor features
The Ricoh CX6 is powered by the Smooth Imaging Engine IV processor. The sensor measurement on the Ricoh CX6 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The CMOS sensor has 10MP and features a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the CX6's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The CX6 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Ricoh CX6 dimensions
Ricoh CX6 is 0.44 pounds (201 gr or 7.09 oz) & the size of the camera is 104mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Ricoh CX6 is lighter compared to various competitors.Captivating footage reveals once-in-a-lifetime moment with Florida Panther
Below is a photo of the Ricoh CX6 alongside a soda to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button layout on the CX6.
Ricoh CX6 Lens features
The CX6 includes an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 28-300mm making it a 10.7 x zoom which may not be perfect however it may be helpful in certain situations.
At it's widest 28mm, it features an aperture of f3.5 which is rather sluggish and not very good for low light situations and you will find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to boost your ISO setting giving you noisy photographs. On the long end, 300mm is exceptional zoom and comes at f5.6 which is quite slow and you might have to set slow shutter speeds.
Ricoh CX6 Connectivity
The CX6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send pictures and in some cases change settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Ricoh CX6 Video features
The highest video quality on the Ricoh CX6 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should go for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The body doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone socket which means you have got zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to look into another camera should you require decent sound for your video clips.
Ricoh CX6 Weather Sealing
Ricoh CX6 doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions could ruin the camera.
Ricoh CX6 Display and Viewfinder
The Ricoh CX6 includes a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 1,230k dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The ViewFinder specs for Ricoh CX6 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really handy for bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Ricoh CX6 Shutter features
Ricoh CX6 continuous shooting speed is 5.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Ricoh CX6 Flash and Hot shoe features
Ricoh CX6 features just built in flash without external flash ability.
Ricoh CX6 Autofocusing features
Ricoh CX6 features only Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Ricoh CX6 includes manual focusing in case it is required for low light situations or you need more exact control on focusing.
Ricoh CX6 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest (600) battery life for this type of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:
Ricoh CX6 for various styles of photography
The following bar chart indicates a summation of the Ricoh CX6 for various styles of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Ricoh CX6
The Ricoh CX6 receives a rating of 28 which is really bad, meaning that it is just not very good for portraits. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support along with the potential to use off-camera flash.
Ricoh CX6 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a nice score of 61, the Ricoh CX6 is a very decent fit to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Ricoh CX6 as a Sports photography camera
A really bad sports photography points tally of 27 suggests the Ricoh CX6 is just not very good for shooting sports. A camera must have very good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Ricoh CX6 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very important when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Ricoh CX6 gets a above average 66 as a travelling camera which is a fine option to purchase for your holidays.
Ricoh CX6 Landscape photography info
In case you're planning to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Ricoh CX6 with it's really bad grade of 45 as a landscape camera is just not very good within the current market.
Vlogging with Ricoh CX6
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a moving screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Ricoh CX6 is just not very good for vlogging as it gets a really bad rating of 30.
Ricoh CX6 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the CX6, below is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart listed below shows you an overview of the CX6 compared to it's top scoring competitors suggested previously.
These are various other cameras you may check out as alternatives. To look at a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.