Ricoh CX6

Last Updated (04 July’12):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Trustedreviews

Ricoh CX6 is a a 10-megapixel compact superzoom camera with a 28-300mm equivalent lens combined with an advanced Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing for exceptional performance in shooting images. It also has an ultra-high-speed autofocus time of 0.1 sec. with Macro shooting and 10.7x optical wide-angle zoom lens to get close of your subject. Features include Shooting Mode, HD Movies and continuous shooting, and also has a 3-inch LCD monitor with 1.23-million dots resolution for viewing sharp and vivid image. The Ricoh CX6 measures (W × H × D) 103.9 mm x 58.9 mm x 28.5 mm with weight Approx. 201 g (including the supplied battery and SD memory card).

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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Check Availability

Expert Reviews

Ricoh CX6 Reviews

Trustedreviews reviews the Ricoh CX6 and writes;
“The Ricoh CX6 boasts a specification that sits it firmly in the advanced compact market. It’s 10.7x optical zoom and market-leading 1.23m-dot LCD screen, combined with the 10MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor, all add up to an impressive compact on paper. The compact also performs well in use, with Ricoh’s Hybrid AF impressing.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Photographyblog reviews the Ricoh CX6 and writes;
“The same 10 megapixel back-illuminated sensor as the CX5 offers noise-free settings of ISO 100-200, usable settings of 400-800, and useful in an emergency ISO 1600, now falling behind more recent and comparable cameras which offer better performance at ISO 400 and 800.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Ricoh CX6 and writes;
“Image quality, as with previous CX models, is on the whole pleasing. The camera demonstrates a good dynamic range and handles both highlight and shadow detail capably.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features

Ricoh CX6 Features

High image quality

The Ricoh CX6 has a 10-megapixel Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor combined with advanced Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing which allows you to shooting in low light conditions with less noise result. It also super-resolution technology that automatically process the outlines, details, and gradations of the images, so it will produces high resolution images. Equipped with an image sensor shift image stabilizer function, the Ricoh CX6 automatically compensates the hand-motion blurring and eliminates the blur of the images.

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High-Speed Autofocus

The camera also offers a High-Speed Autofocus that enhanced by combining between Contrast AF with an AF sensor for continuously measuring the distance between camera and subject. It supports the Ricoh CX6 to achieves fast AF focus times of 0.1 sec. The camera also comes with an AF continuous function with speeds of up to 3 frames/sec which allows the camera focuses of each individual photo shot continuously while the shutter release button is pressed. The camera focusing system automatically tracks moving subjects that ideal for shots of active children and pets.

AF Tracking and Macro Shooting

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In addition, the Ricoh CX6 also offers Macro shooting and 10.7x optical zoom lens which allows you to capture a beautiful images. The Macro shooting lets you to get as close as 1 cm for wide-angle and 28 cm for telephoto from your subject, you can enjoy shooting powerful images that are only possible with macro, while the 10.7x optical zoom lens can handle a wide range of shooting situations.

HD Movies Recording

Ricoh CX6 also lets you capture high image quality HD movies in 1280 x 720 pixel high-definition movies and also record the movie sound in stereo. With the movie button, you can start record a movie with just one touch and also use the optical zoom, autofocus, and image stabilization functions for high-quality movie resulting. The camera has high-speed continuous shooting of about 5 frames/sec to capture Still images at maximum pixels. It also equipped with 3.0-inch 1.23-million-dot VGA LCD monitor which has a wide viewing angle and a brightness level approx. 1.7 times brighter than the previous model so it is easy to see even outdoors.

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Additional Features:

+ zoom assist display function for check the zooming area at a glance.
+ Aperture/shutter priority (A/S) Mode.
+ Creative Shooting Modes
+ Scene modes for easy access to whole suites of photographic techniques
+ Wireless LAN Eye-Fi card (X2 Series)

Specifications

Sensor

Effective pixels Approximately 10.00 million

Image sensor

1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor (total pixels: approx. 10.60 million)

Lens

+ Focal length

f=4.9-52.5 mm (Equivalent to 28-300 mm on a 35 mm film cameras. With step zoom set, option of 8 fixed lengths: 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, 200 mm, and 300 mm.)

+ F-aperture F3.5 (wide-angle) – F5.6 (telephoto)

+ Shooting distance (from front of lens)

* Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm – infinity (wide-angle), approx. 1.5 m – infinity (telephoto)

* Macro shooting: Approx. 1 cm – infinity (wide-angle), approx. 28 cm – infinity (telephoto), approx. 1 cm – infinity (zoom macro)

+ Construction

10 elements in 7 groups (4 aspherical lens elements with 5 surfaces)

Zoom

+ Optical zoom: 10.7x (Equivalent to 28-300 mm on a 35 mm film cameras.)

+ Super-resolution zoom: 2.0x, up to 21.4x (equivalent to 600 mm) when used with optical zoom

+ Digital zoom: 4.8x, up to 103x (equivalent to 2880 mm) when used with optical zoom and super-resolution zoom

+ Auto resize zoom: 5.7x*1, up to 61.0x*1 (equivalent to 1710 mm) when used with optical zoom

+ Focus mode

Multi AF / Spot AF / Face-priority Multi AF (contrast AF method, with AF auxiliary light) / Subject-tracking AF / Multi-target AF (contrast AF method) / Manual Focus / Snap / ∞ (fixed-focus method)

Image stabilizer Image sensor shift method image stabilizer

Shutter speed

+ Still Image 8, 4, 2, 1 – 1/2000 sec.

+ Movie 1/30 – 1/2000 sec.

Continuous shooting

+ Continuous shooting speed

Approx. 5 frames/sec. (when shooting 10M 4:3F, the speed from the 12th shot on is 3 frames/sec.)

+ Continuous shooting capacity 999 pictures

Exposure control

+ Exposure metering mode

Multi (256-segment) / Center-weighted Light Metering / Spot Metering

+ Exposure mode

Program AE / Aperture priority AE / Shutter speed priority AE

+ Exposure compensation

Manual (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV) / Auto Bracketing (-0.5 EV, ±0, +0.5 EV)

+ Exposure range (auto mode, center-weighted metering)

* Wide-angle: 3.2 – 16.2 EV, Telephoto: 4.6 – 18.4 EV
(Exposure range for auto ISO calculated using EV for ISO 100.)

* Note: At 6.0 EV or lower, each drop of 1.0 EV is associated with a 0.5 EV drop in brightness. Brightness drops by no more than –1.0 EV.

ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity)

Auto / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200

White balance

Auto / Multi-pattern Auto / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent 1 / Incandescent 2 / Fluorescent / Manual, White balance bracket function

Flash

+ Flash mode Auto, Anti Red-eye, Flash On, Flash Synchro, Flash Off

+ Flash range

Approx. 20 cm – 4.0 m (wide-angle), approx. 28 cm – 3.0 m (telephoto) (Auto ISO with maximum ISO of 1600; measured from front of lens.)

+ Flash compensation ±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps

Monitor

3.0-inch transparent LCD (approx. 1.23 million dots)

Shooting mode

* Still Image
Auto / My Settings / Aperture/Shutter-Speed Priority / Continuous / Creative Shooting (Dynamic Range Double Shot, Miniaturize, Bleach Bypass, High Contrast B&W, Soft Focus, Cross Process, Toy Camera) / Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Discreet, Night Portrait, Night Landscape Multi-shot, Fireworks, Cooking, Sports, Pets, Golf Swing Continuous, Zoom Macro, Skew Correct, Text) / Scene Auto

* Movie
Movie / Snap Movie

+ Picture quality
F (Fine) / N (Normal)

No. of Pixels Recorded

+ Still Image/Multi-Picture

3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3648 x 2048, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1728 x 1296 (multi-picture only), 1280 x 960, 640 x 480

+ Text 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536

+ Movie 1280 x 720, 640 x 480

+ Recording Media

SD memory card, SDHC memory card (up to 32 GB), Internal memory (approx. 40 MB)
Eye-Fi card (X2 series)

Recording File Format

+ Still Image JPEG (Exif ver. 2.3)

+ Multi-picture CIPA DC-007-2009 Multi-Picture Format

+ Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format compliant)

+ Compression method JPEG Baseline method compliant

Other Major Shooting Functions

+ Still Image/Multi-Picture/Text

Continuous mode, Self-timer (operation time: approx. 10 seconds, approx. 2 seconds, Custom), Interval shooting (shooting interval: 5 seconds to 1 hour, in increments of 5 seconds), Color bracket, Focus bracket

+ Movie

Optical zoom, Stereo sound, Shoot with splitting (available number of split point: up to 10 points)

+ Display

AE/AF target shift, Histogram display, Zoom assist display, Grid guide display, Electronic level

Other Major Playback Functions

+ Still Image/Multi-Picture/Text

Thumbnail view, Enlarged view (maximum ×16), Resize, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Skew Correction, Trim, Flag Function (the display order option is available), Slide show, DPOF

+ Movie

Split Movie, Flag Function (the display order option is available)

Interface

* USB/AV Out dual terminal: USB 2.0 compliant, mass storage compatible

* HDMI Micro output terminal: Type D

+ Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL

+ Power Supply Rechargeable Battery (DB-100) x 1

+ Battery Consumption

Using the DB-100, approx. 260 pictures (when Sleep is OFF)

+ Dimensions (W × H × D)

103.9 mm x 58.9 mm x 28.5 mm (23.1 mm at thinnest part)

+ Weight (approx.)

* Approx. 201 g (including the supplied battery and SD memory card)

* Approx. 180 g (body only)

+ Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C

Gallery

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