Ricoh CX6 Review

4.0
January 17, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Effective pixels Approximately 10.00 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor (total pixels: approx. 10.60 million)
Lens Focal length f=4.9-52.5 mm (Equivalent to 28-300 mm on a 35 mm film cameras. With step zoom set, option of 8 fixed lengths: 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, 200 mm, and 300 mm.)
F-aperture F3.5 (wide-angle) – F5.6 (telephoto)
Shooting
distance (from front of lens)
Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm - infinity (wide-angle), approx. 1.5 m – infinity (telephoto)
Macro shooting: Approx. 1 cm - infinity (wide-angle), approx. 28 cm - infinity (telephoto), approx. 1 cm - infinity (zoom macro)
Construction 10 elements in 7 groups (4 aspherical lens elements with 5 surfaces)
Zoom Optical zoom: 10.7x (Equivalent to 28-300 mm on a 35 mm film cameras.)
Super-resolution zoom: 2.0x, up to 21.4x (equivalent to 600 mm) when used with optical zoom
Digital zoom: 4.8x, up to 103x (equivalent to 2880 mm) when used with optical zoom and super-resolution zoom
Auto resize zoom: 5.7x*1, up to 61.0x*1 (equivalent to 1710 mm) when used with optical zoom
Focus mode Multi AF / Spot AF / Face-priority Multi AF (contrast AF method, with AF auxiliary light) / Subject-tracking AF / Multi-target AF (contrast AF method) / Manual Focus / Snap / ∞ (fixed-focus method)
Image stabilizer Image sensor shift method image stabilizer
Shutter speed Still Image*2 8, 4, 2, 1 - 1/2000 sec.
Movie 1/30 – 1/2000 sec.
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed *3 Approx. 5 frames/sec. (when shooting 10M 4:3F, the speed from the 12th shot on is 3 frames/sec.)
Continuous shooting capacity 999 pictures
Exposure control Exposure metering mode Multi (256-segment) / Center-weighted Light Metering / Spot Metering
Exposure mode Program AE / Aperture priority AE / Shutter speed priority AE
Exposure compensation Manual (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV) / Auto Bracketing (-0.5 EV, ±0, +0.5 EV)
Exposure range (auto mode, center-weighted metering) Wide-angle: 3.2 – 16.2 EV, Telephoto: 4.6 – 18.4 EV
(Exposure range for auto ISO calculated using EV for ISO 100.)
Note: At 6.0 EV or lower, each drop of 1.0 EV is associated with a 0.5 EV drop in brightness. Brightness drops by no more than –1.0 EV.
ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) Auto / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200
White balance Auto / Multi-pattern Auto / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent 1 / Incandescent 2 / Fluorescent / Manual, White balance bracket function
Flash Flash mode Auto, Anti Red-eye, Flash On, Flash Synchro, Flash Off
Flash range Approx. 20 cm – 4.0 m (wide-angle), approx. 28 cm – 3.0 m (telephoto) (Auto ISO with maximum ISO of 1600; measured from front of lens.)
Flash compensation ±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Monitor 3.0-inch transparent LCD (approx. 1.23 million dots)
Shooting mode Still Image Auto / My Settings / Aperture/Shutter-Speed Priority / Continuous / Creative Shooting (Dynamic Range Double Shot, Miniaturize, Bleach Bypass, High Contrast B&W, Soft Focus, Cross Process, Toy Camera) / Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Discreet, Night Portrait, Night Landscape Multi-shot, Fireworks, Cooking, Sports, Pets, Golf Swing Continuous, Zoom Macro, Skew Correct, Text) / Scene Auto
Movie Movie / Snap Movie
Picture quality *4 F (Fine) / N (Normal)
No. of Pixels Recorded Still Image/Multi-Picture 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3648 x 2048, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1728 x 1296 (multi-picture only), 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Text 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
Movie 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card (up to 32 GB), Internal memory (approx. 40 MB)
Eye-Fi card (X2 series) *5
Recording File Format Still Image JPEG (Exif ver. 2.3) *6
Multi-picture CIPA DC-007-2009 Multi-Picture Format
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format compliant)
Compression method JPEG Baseline method compliant
Other Major Shooting Functions Still Image/Multi-Picture/Text Continuous mode, Self-timer (operation time: approx. 10 seconds, approx. 2 seconds, Custom), Interval shooting (shooting interval: 5 seconds to 1 hour, in increments of 5 seconds), Color bracket, Focus bracket
Movie Optical zoom, Stereo sound, Shoot with splitting (available number of split point: up to 10 points)
Display AE/AF target shift, Histogram display, Zoom assist display, Grid guide display, Electronic level
Other Major Playback Functions Still Image/Multi-Picture/Text Thumbnail view, Enlarged view (maximum ×16), Resize, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Skew Correction, Trim, Flag Function (the display order option is available), Slide show, DPOF
Movie Split Movie, Flag Function (the display order option is available)
Interface USB/AV Out dual terminal: USB 2.0 compliant, mass storage compatible*7
HDMI Micro output terminal: Type D
Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL
Power Supply Rechargeable Battery (DB-100) x 1
Battery Consumption *8 Using the DB-100, approx. 260 pictures (when Sleep is OFF*9)
Dimensions (W × H × D) 103.9 mm x 58.9 mm x 28.5 mm (23.1 mm at thinnest part)
Weight (approx.) Approx. 201 g (including the supplied battery and SD memory card)
Approx. 180 g (body only)
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C

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