Ricoh CX6 review

Exciting filters, a speedy AF and quality images from a compact camera

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As part of our image quality testing for the Ricoh CX6, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the CX6 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Ricoh CX6 review Resolution ISO 100

Ricoh CX6 review resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh CX6 review resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh CX6 review resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh CX6 review resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 14 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh CX6 review resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh CX6 review resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 14 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourPink
Optical Zoom10.7x
Digital Zoom4.8x
Brand NameRicoh
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)180 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, REACH
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.9 mm
Width103.9 mm
Depth28.5 mm
Focal Length4.90 mm to 52.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product ModelCX6
Product NameCX6 Compact Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number175714
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

The CX6 boasts a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor combined with advanced Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing. Poorly-lit indoor or night scenes are rendered in pure, unblemished quality, as of course are brightly-lit subjects. An output pixel interpolation algorithm residing in dedicated logic circuits in the imaging engine reduces loss of detail in highlights to faithfully recreate high-contrast scenes exactly as they appear to the naked eye.

Package Contents
  • CX6 Compact Camera
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery(DB-100)
  • Battery Charger (BJ-10)
  • Instruction Manual(Camera User Guide)
  • Warranty Card