Ricoh CX6 review

March 17, 2012

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Ricoh CX6

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Enthusiast photographers are sure to appreciate the improvements to the series, writes Tim Coleman

Equipped with a 4.9-52.5mm (28-300mm equivalent) f/3.5-5.6 Ricoh zoom lens, 1cm macro mode and 10-million-pixel sensor, the Ricoh CX6 is at its core the same as previous versions all the way back to the CX3. Sadly, the 10-million-pixel sensor and the camera’s JPEG-only capture is beginning to look a little dated. However, useful improvements have been made to the CX6’s handling.

Previous models in the series are limited to automatic exposure, but the CX6 offers shutter priority for speeds from 8-1/2000sec, or aperture priority for one of two settings: ‘open’ or ‘minimum’. Combined with a host of sophisticated controls and shooting modes, this could make the CX6 the ideal photographer’s travel companion.

  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, Eye-Fi
  • White Balance: Auto, 6 presets and manual
  • Sensor: 10-million-pixel, 1/2.3in (6.16x4.62mm) back-illuminated CMOS
  • LCD: 3in, 1.23-million-dot VGA
  • Output Size: 3648x2736 pixels
  • Lens: 28-300mm (equivalent), digital zoom up to 2,880mm
  • Exposure Modes: Program AE, aperture priority, shutter speed priority
  • Weight: 201g (including battery and memory card)
  • Power: Rechargeable DB-100
  • File Format: JPEG, CIPA multi-pic format, AVI movie
  • RRP: £259.99
  • Focusing Modes: Manual, multi AF, spot AF, face-priority AF, subject tracking AF, multi-target AF, snap
  • Dimensions: 103.9x58.9x28.5mm
  • Exposure Comp: Multi, centreweighted, spot
  • ISO: 100-3200

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