As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Ricoh CX5 is also often compared to super zooms and compacts. The Ricoh CX5's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W5) and Ricoh (such as the CX2 and the CX6)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX5 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january 2011 vs august 2010).

Ricoh CX2

Ricoh CX2
1 year older
$398

Significant advantages of the CX2 (vs the CX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX2 (vs the CX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX2 and CX5

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

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
9 months newer
$405

Significant advantages of the CX6 (vs the CX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX6 (vs the CX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX6 and CX5

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

Ricoh CX4

Ricoh CX4
5 months older
$346

Significant advantages of the CX4 (vs the CX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX4 (vs the CX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX4 and CX5

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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×29 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (205 g vs 470 g) 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/3), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 23 mm), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is older (january 2011 vs january 2013).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the CX5)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the CX5)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L820 and CX5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 205 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh CX5 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and significantly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W5 (vs the CX5)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W5 (vs the CX5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W5 and CX5

  • Each has a built-in flash