As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Ricoh CX2 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, ultra compacts, compacts and digicams. The Ricoh CX2's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T3i and the PowerShot SD1400 IS) and Ricoh (such as the CX5)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other travel zoom competitors the Ricoh CX2 slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is older (august 2009 vs january 2011).

Ricoh CX5

Ricoh CX5
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the CX5 (vs the CX2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX5 (vs the CX2)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX5 and CX2

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Very light: 205 g vs 185 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the CX2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the CX2)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and CX2

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX2 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is much larger (compact (102×58×29 mm) vs ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (august 2009 vs february 2010) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7").

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the CX2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the CX2)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and CX2

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX2 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 207k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (august 2009 vs march 2007).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is much larger (compact (102×58×29 mm) vs super compact (95×52×22 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (185 g vs 155 g).

Leica C-LUX 2

Leica C-LUX 2
2 years older

Significant advantages of the C-LUX 2 (vs the CX2)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the C-LUX 2 (vs the CX2)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the C-LUX 2 and CX2

  • Very small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 155 g vs 185 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX2 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (august 2009 vs february 2001).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8).

Kodak mc3

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the mc3 (vs the CX2)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the mc3 (vs the CX2)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • No built-in flash
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the mc3 and CX2

  • Light weight: 198 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"