Ricoh CX6 Review

Overall 42
Imaging 7
Features 31
Size 87
Price 100

Main Features

  • 10.0 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 104 x 59 x 29 mm
  • Weight: 201 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Ricoh CX6 Summary

This review is devoted to CX6 that Ricoh has first introduced to the public in Nov 15, 2011. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 10.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #87 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #688 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Ricoh CX6 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Ricoh CX6 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 10.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Ricoh CX6 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Ricoh CX6. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6 has the following external dimensions 104 x 104 x 29 mm (40.94 x 23.23 x 11.42″) with the weight of 201 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Ricoh CX6, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Ricoh CX6 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 29mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Ricoh CX6 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Ricoh CX6 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Ricoh CX6 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Ricoh CX6 — 29 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Ricoh CX6 — 201 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Ricoh CX6 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Ricoh CX6 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Ricoh CX6 Photo and Sensor Features

Ricoh CX6 comes with Smooth Imaging Engine IV processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 10.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Ricoh CX6 has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Ricoh CX6. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Ricoh CX6 features a 10.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Ricoh CX6 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Ricoh CX6 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Ricoh CX6

LCD and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX6 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Ricoh CX6 are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, CX6 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Ricoh CX6, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Ricoh CX6 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Ricoh CX6 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect CX6 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Ricoh CX6 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Ricoh CX6’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Ricoh CX6’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the CX6 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Ricoh CX6 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX6 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 34. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX6 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Ricoh CX6 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX6 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 41. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX6 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (104 x 59 x 29 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Ricoh CX6 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX6 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 12. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX6 can be called a 12 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (5.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small size (104 x 59 x 29 mm)

Ricoh CX6 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX6 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 3. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX6 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (201 g)
  • Small size (104 x 59 x 29 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Ricoh CX6 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh CX6 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 17. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh CX6 can be called a 17 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (10 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Ricoh CX6 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Ricoh
Model CX6
Announced Nov 15, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 4
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 10.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 201 g
Physical Dimensions 104 x 59 x 29 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model DB-100
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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