As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Ricoh CX6 is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless and compacts. The Ricoh CX6's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR Digital IV and the CX5) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS and the PowerShot S110)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX6 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is slightly less expensive ($404.96 vs $778.57).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (104×59×29 mm) vs compact (96×55×25 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (november 2011 vs february 2013), is thicker (1.1" vs 1") and is slightly heavier (201 g vs 166 g).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the CX6)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lighter: 130 g vs 201 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the CX6)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and CX6

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 130 g vs 201 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Ricoh CX5

Ricoh CX5
9 months older

Significant advantages of the CX5 (vs the CX6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX5 (vs the CX6)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX5 and CX6

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 205 g vs 201 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
1 year newer
$779

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the CX6)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the CX6)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and CX6

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 166 g vs 201 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Ricoh CX4

Ricoh CX4
1 year older
$346

Significant advantages of the CX4 (vs the CX6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX4 (vs the CX6)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX4 and CX6

  • Very small: Compact (102×59×29 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 205 g vs 201 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX6 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (104×59×29 mm) vs compact (109×59×33 mm)) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.9), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital IV
similar age

Significant advantages of the IV (vs the CX6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IV (vs the CX6)

  • None found

common strengths of the IV and CX6

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
10 months newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the CX6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the CX6)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and CX6

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX6 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 360k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (104×59×29 mm) vs prosumer size (122×85×71 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.8") and is slightly lighter (201 g vs 390 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
1 year newer
$852 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the CX6)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the CX6)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (122×85×71 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and CX6

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 201 g
  • Inexpensive: $851.83 vs $404.96
  • Each has a built-in flash

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
4 months older

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the CX6)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Q (vs the CX6)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 360k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the Q and CX6

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×57×31 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 201 g
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX6 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (november 2011 vs september 2008).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (104×59×29 mm) vs compact (102×58×26 mm)) and is thicker (1.1" vs 1").

Ricoh R10

Ricoh R10
3 years older

Significant advantages of the R10 (vs the CX6)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×26 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the R10 (vs the CX6)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the R10 and CX6

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×26 mm) vs Compact (104×59×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 190 g vs 201 g