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CX6 : What is the difference between RICOH PX and CX6/CX5 ?

See the following comparison chart.

[Image sensor / Lens]

Items RICOH PX CX6 CX5
Effective pixels (Total pixels) (approx.) 16.00 million pixels (16.40 million pixels) 10.00 million pixels (10.60 million pixels)
Image sensor 1/2.3" CCD 1/2.3" CMOS
Focal length f = 5.0 - 25.0 mm f = 4.9 - 52.5 mm
28 - 140 mm (35 mm film cameras equivalent) 28 - 300 mm (35 mm film cameras equivalent)
F-Aperture F: 3.9 (wide) - 5.4 (telephoto) F: 3.5 (wide) - 5.6 (telephoto)
Shooting distance
(From the front of the lens)
Approx. 0.03 meter - infinity (wide)
Approx. 0.5 meter - infinity (telephoto)
Approx. 0.3 meter - infinity (wide)
Approx. 1.5 meter - infinity (telephoto)
Macro range
(From the front of the lens)
Wide : approx. 0.03 meter - infinity Wide : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity
Telephoto : approx. 0.50 meter - infinity Telephoto : approx. 0.28 meter - infinity
Loupe *a1 : approx. 0.03 meter - infinity Zoom macro : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity
Display the minimum distance at Macro N/A Available Available
Lens construction 13 elements in 10 groups 10 elements in 7 groups (4 aspherical lens elements with 5 surfaces)
Optical zoom 5.0 x
(28 - 140 mm / 35mm filmcamera equivalent)
10.7 x
(28 - 300 mm / 35mm filmcamera equivalent)
Super Resolution zoom *a2 2 x
(140 - 280 mm / 35 mm filmcamera equivalent)
2 x
(300 - 600 mm / 35 mm filmcamera equivalent)
Digital zoom 4.8 x
(280 - 1344 mm / 35 mm filmcamera equivalent)
4.8 x
(600 - 2880 mm / 35 mm filmcamera equivalent)
Auto Resize zoom *a3 7.2 x 5.7 x 5.7 x
Combination with optical zoom : up to 36.0x (1000 mm / 35 mm filmcameras equivalent) Combination with optical zoom : up to 61.0x (1710 mm / 35 mm filmcameras equivalent)

[Photograph features (Still images)]

Items RICOH PX CX6 CX5
AF method AF metering method Hybrid AF (Contrast AF / External Passive AF)
Shooting modes Normal (S-Auto) *b1 /
PREMIUM Shot /
Movie Movie
Auto Auto /
S-Auto /
SCENE /
Creative Creative shooting /
Continuous Continuous /
A/S /
MY1, MY2 /
Movie Movie /
Auto Auto /
S-Auto /
SCENE /
Creative Creative shooting /
Movie Movie /
Continuous Continuous /
MY1, MY2
Multi Target AF *b2 N/A Available (in Focus menu) Available (in Focus menu)
-- 5 frames 5 frames
Pre-AF *b3 Available Available Available
Subject Tracking AF *b4 Available Available Available
RICOH PX : PREMIUM Shot modes *b5
CX6/CX5* : Creative Creative shooting mode or SCENE
* (C) : Creative Shooting mode, (S) : SCENE mode
• Portrait
• Night. Port.
• Sports
• Landscape
• Hand-Held Night Scn
• Party
• Loupe
• Skew Correct Mode
• Pets
• Fireworks
• Cooking
• Sweets
• Beach
• Snow
• Auction
• Miniaturize
• High Contrast B&W
• Soft Focus
• Cross Process
• Toy Camera
• Black & White
• Sepia
• P mode
• MY (MY1 ~ MY5)
• Portrait (S)
• Night. Port. (S)
• Sports (S)
• Landscape (S)
• Night Landscape Multi-shot (S)
• Zoom Macro (S)
• Skew Correct Mode (S)
• Text Mode (S)
• Discreet Mode (S)
• Pets (S)
• Fireworks (S)
• Cooking (S)
• Golf Swing Continuous Mode (S)
• DR (Dynamic Range) (C)
• Miniaturize (C)
• High Contrast B&W (C)
• Soft Focus (C)
• Cross Process (C)
• Toy Camera (C)
• Bleach Bypass (C)
• Portrait (S)
• Night. Port. (S)
• Sports (S)
• Landscape (S)
• Night Landscape Multi-shot (S)
• High Scens (S)
• Zoom Macro (S)
• Skew Correct Mode (S)
• Text Mode (S)
• Discreet Mode (S)
• Pets (S)
• Fireworks (S)
• Cooking (S)
• Golf Swing Continuous Mode (S)
• DR (Dynamic Range) (C)
• Miniaturize (C)
• High Contrast B&W (C)
• Soft Focus (C)
• Cross Process (C)
• Toy Camera (C)
Face recognition mode • Face-Pri. Multi (Focus mode)
• Portrait mode (Premium shot mode)
* other than above, it works in Normal mode automatically.
Face-Pri. Multi (Focus mode),
Portrait mode (S Auto mode, or SCENE mode)
Antiblur function (Image stabilizer) Image Sensor shift stabilizer Image Sensor shift stabilizer Image Sensor shift stabilizer
Multi-pattern auto white balance *b6 Available (in white balance mode) Available (in white balance mode) Available (in white balance mode)
Level setting N/A Available Available
Image quality, color settings *b7 • Vivid
• Standard
• Natural
• Vivid
• Standard
• Custom setting
• B&W
• Sepia
Target shift N/A Available (AE, AF, AE/AF) Available (AE, AF, AE/AF)
Bracketing N/A Focus bracket, Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket
Continuous mode / Multi shooting Continuous, S-Cont, M-Cont AF Continuous, Normal continuous, Speed Cont., M-Cont plus Normal continuous, Speed Cont., M-Cont plus
AF Continuous Shoot Mode *b22 N/A Available
(Approx. 1 ~ 3 frames / sec.)
N/A
Multi shooting speed *b9
(with a high speed SD card)
Max. 1 frame / sec. Max. 5 frames / sec. Max. 5 frames / sec.
M-Cont. *b10 16M(N4608): Max. 16 frames -- --
M-Cont plus *b11 -- 10M(N3648): Max. 15 frames
2M(N1728): Max. 26 frames
Self timer 10 sec., 2 sec., Group portrait *b12 10 sec., 2 sec., Custom 10 sec., 2 sec., Custom
ISO sensitivity / selectable value ISO AUTO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Step zoom at optical zoom N/A 28 / 35 / 50 / 85 / 105 / 135 / 200 / 300 mm
(In Macro mode : 31 / 35 / 50 / 85 / 105 / 135 / 200 / 300 mm)
* 35 mm filmcamera equivalent
Step zoom at super resolution zoom N/A 450 / 600 mm
* 35 mm filmcamera equivalent
Flash control range (from the front of the lens) (W) 0.2 ~ 3.5 m
(T) 0.50 ~ 3.0 m
(W) 0.2 ~ 4.0 m
(T) 0.28 ~ 3.0 m
(W) 0.2 ~ 4.0 m
(T) 0.28 ~ 3.0 m
ISO AUTO / ISO 1600 ISO AUTO / ISO 1600 ISO AUTO / ISO 1600
Flash mode Auto, On, Red-eye reduction *b13, Off Auto, On, Anti Red-eye, Flash Synchro., Off
Grid Guide Display options (framing grid at shooting) Available (3 options) Available (3 options) Available (3 options)
Interval shooting (Time elapse photography) N/A Available Available
Noise reduction options Auto *b14 Off / Auto / Weak / Strong / MAX
  • *b1) In normal shooting mode, the camera takes a picture with optimal settings according to a situation.
  • *b2) CX5 - Multi-trgt AF: Camera automatically determines multiple focus positions and takes consecutive pictures at one shutter release(5 frames at once). These multiple frames are recorded as a single MP file.
  • *b3) Pre-AF: The camera will do preliminaries on focus, corresponding with changes on the subject, even if you will not yet press the shutter release half way.
  • *b4) Subject Tracking AF: The camera will track the subject while the shutter release button is pressed halfway. You can take a picture in focus by pressing the shutter release button all the way.
  • *b5) PREMIUM shot mode : You can choose a mode from various 26 modes before shooting.
  • [RICOH PX FAQ : About the Premium Shot Modes.]
  • *b6) Camera automatically selects the optimal white balance according to the conditions of sun and shade or the flash illumination range.
  • *b7) With the RICOH PX, [Black & White] and [Sepia] are available in the Premium shot modes.
  • *b9) Camera takes multiple pictures continuously while you are pressing a shutter release button. The maximum number of images that can be shot in continuous mode is 999.
  • [RICOH PX FAQ : About the Continuous mode (Normal Continuous, M-Cont and S-Cont).]
  • *b10) M-Cont (Memory reversal continuous) : The camera takes pictures while the shutter release button is pressed, but only the last 16 frames (about 2 seconds) are recorded into a single JPEG file.
  • *b11) M-Cont Plus (ex. [10M]) : The camera takes pictures while the shutter release button is pressed, but only the last 15 frames at the maximum (about 3 seconds at minimum) are recorded into a single MP file.
  • *b12) [Group portrait] : If this option is selected, the camera will take two pictures at 5 seconds interval. The self-timer lamp will blink for 2 seconds immediately before each shot. Focus is fixed at the position selected for the first shot.
  • *b13) The option for the red-eye reduction is located in the Shooting setting menu.
  • *b14) It will perform noise reduction when taking a still image. With the RICOH PX, noise reduction always works and no option is available.
  • *b22) AF Continuous shoot mode : This mode takes pictures continuously while pressing the shutter release button. The focus is adjusted picture by picture.

[Movie features]

Items RICOH PX CX6 CX5
Movie mode Available (Movie button) Available (Movie button) Available (On Mode dial)
Movie size *c1 HD 1280 x 720 (30 fps) / VGA 640 x 480 (30 fps) HD 1280 x 720 (30 fps) / VGA 640 x 480 (30 fps) HD 1280 x 720 (30 fps) / VGA 640 x 480 (30 fps) / QVGA 320 x 240 (30 fps)
maximum recording time available per shooting HD1280 : Approx. 12 minutes
VGA640 : Approx. 29 minutes
HD1280 : Approx. 12 minutes
VGA640 : Approx. 29 minutes
HD1280 : Approx. 12 minutes
VGA640 : Approx. 29 minutes
QVGA320 : Approx. 29 minutes
Movie sound recording (Built-in microphone) Monaural Stereo Monaural
Movie sound playback (Built-in speaker) Monaural Monaural Monaural
File format AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG) AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG) AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG)
Movie button (movie operation) Available (separate from shutter release button) Available (separate from shutter release button) N/A (shutter button usage)
Optical zooming while taking movies N/A Available (10.7 x) N/A
Digital zooming while taking movies HD1280x720 : Up to 2.8x
VGA640x480 : Up to 4.0x
HD1280x720 : Up to 2.8x
VGA640x480 : Up to 4.0x
HD1280x720 : Up to 2.8x
VGA640x480 : Up to 4.0x
QVGA320x240 : Up to 4.0x
Taking both Movie & still image at the same time N/A N/A N/A
Movie dividing while shooting *c2 N/A Available N/A
Movie dividing after recording *c3 N/A Available N/A
Snap movie *c4 N/A Available N/A
  • *c1) fps stands for frames per second.
  • *c2) Movie dividing while shooting : Pressing the Fn button while shooting movies will divide movie at that point and continue recording as another movie file. This separation with the Fn button can be operated 10 times at the maximum per a movie shooting.
  • *c3) Movie dividing after recording : This function can divide from one movie file into several movie files in the Playback mode.
  • *c4) Snap movie : This function takes movies for a set period of time. The selectable time options are, 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., and custom time (1 sec. ~ 60 sec.).

[Playback features of camera]

Items RICOH PX CX6 CX5
Privacy Setting Available *d1 N/A N/A
Favorite picture registrations Available *d2 N/A N/A
Flag function setting *d3 N/A Available Available
-- Up to 20 files Up to 20 files
Flag function order N/A Available N/A
Flag function slide show N/A Available N/A
Trimming images Available Available Available
Selectable the aspect ratio from [4:3] or [1:1]
Resize images Available Available Available
Image brightness and contrast correction N/A Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual)
White balance (color tone) correction N/A Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber)
Skew Correction Available Available Available
Image rotation Available / automatic rotation in Playback Available / automatic rotation in Playback Available / automatic rotation in Playback
Thumbnail view 20 frames or 81 frames view 20 frames or 81 frames view 20 frames or 81 frames view
Calender view Available Available N/A
Display by captured date Available Available Available
Display of enlarged image Available in the selected image, and switching to the next image while staying enlarged
  • *d1) If [On] is selected for [Privacy Settings], the images selected for [Hide Images] will not be displayed in playback.
  • RICOH PX FAQ : What are [Privacy Settings] and [Hide Images] ?
  • *d2) You can rate pictures with star(s) from one ; ★ to three ; ★★★ for your favorite pictures. Pressing the Favorites button favorites during playback will display the pictures with rating. The rating can be set up to 9999 pictures.
  • RICOH PX FAQ : About rating pictures (favorites ★ )
  • *d3) You can set useful images to Flag function. This will allow the Fn button to display an assigned image quickly.

[Other features of camera]

Items RICOH PX CX6 CX5
Body colors - Champagne silver
- Lime green
- Black
- Black
- Silver
- Pink
- Black
- Silver
- Pink
Picture display (LCD) 2.7 inch / approx. 230,000 dots 3.0 inch / approx. 1,230,000 dots 3.0 inch / approx. 920,000 dots
LCD surface treatment Hard coat, Antifouling coat, Anti reflection coat Hard coat, fluorinated *e1, Anti reflection coat Hard coat, fluorinated *e1, Anti reflection coat
LCD auto dim Available Available Available
Sleep mode *e2 Available Available Available
Shooting information display frame Available Available Available
My Setting registrations Available (MY in Premium shot mode) Available (MY in the mode dial)
Built-in memory Approx. 40 MB Approx. 40 MB Approx. 40 MB
SD memory card Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB
SDHC memory card Up to 32 GB Up to 32 GB Up to 32 GB
Eye-Fi SD card (X2 series) *e7 Supported Supported Supported
Battery DB-100 (included) DB-100 (included) DB-100 (included)
AC adapter N/A N/A N/A
Battery charging Charging in the camera / BJ-10 (optional) BJ-10 (included) BJ-10 (included)
Shooting capacity *e8
with Sleep mode 10 sec. (with Sleep mode Off)
Approx. 320 pictures
(Approx. 300 pictures)
Approx. 300 pictures
(Approx. 260 pictures)
Approx. 300 pictures
(Approx. 260 pictures)
Weight of camera (without batteries, an SD card, or a strap) Approx. 136 g Approx. 180 g Approx. 176 g
Waterproof / Dust proof feature *e10 Available N/A N/A
Underwater photography Available depths of up to 3 meters / up to 60 minutes N/A N/A
Output terminal (interface) • Common terminal for USB port / AV output x 1
• HDMI Micro output terminal (Type D) x 1
HDMI cable HC-1 (optional *e9)
AV cable Included (common use for USB / AV)
Neck strap ST-4 (optional *e9) ST-4 (optional *e9) ST-2 (optional *e9)
Soft case N/A
(PJ-1 : optional*e9 protection jacket is available)
SC-100BK (black),
SC-100WT (white)
(optional *e9)
SC-90BK (black), SC-90BN (brown)
(optional *e9)
* SC-100BK/SC-100WT can also be used
  • *e1) Fluorinated is for soil-release finishing.
  • *e2) After the elapse of time set, the picture display shows 'sleeping...' message and turns into sleep mode. Selectable options are 10 sec., 1 min., 3 min. Sleep mode is set, [LCD Auto Dim] option is not available.
  • *e7) It is X2 series of SD cards from Eye-Fi that have been confirmed to work.
  • [RICOH PX FAQ : Can the Eye-Fi cards be used with the RICOH PX ? ]
  • *e8) With each rechargeable battery. Number of pictures measured using CIPA standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions.
  • *e9) Some options may not be available in some regions. Please ask a local contact from the following FAQ.
  • [Where can I purchase a CX6 camera or accessories ? ]
  • *e10) The RICOH PX can be used for underwater photography up to 3 meters depths, up to 60 minutes.
  • Waterproof : The RICOH PX conforms to the specifications for JIS/IEC waterproof grade 8.
  • Dust proof : The RICOH PX conforms to the specifications for JIS/IEC dust proof grade 6 (IP68).
  • [RICOH PX FAQ : About water, dust resistance.]
 
Answer ID: edc06200
Date created: November 16, 2011
Date modified: --
Product: CX6, RICOH PX
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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