The Ricoh Caplio R6 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Ricoh Caplio R6's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Powershot S100) and Ricoh (such as the Caplio R3 and the Caplio R2)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh R6 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (march 2007 vs september 2011) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 years newer
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Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the R6)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the R6)

  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the S100 and R6

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Ricoh Caplio R3

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the R3 (vs the R6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the R3 (vs the R6)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the R3 and R6

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×53×26 mm) vs Compact (100×55×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"

Ricoh Caplio R2

Ricoh Caplio R2
2 years older

Significant advantages of the R2 (vs the R6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the R2 (vs the R6)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the R2 and R6

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×55×25 mm) vs Compact (100×55×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"