Compared to... Ricoh CX1

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Fuji FinePix F200 EXR and the Ricoh CX1

Studio scene comparison (@ lowest ISO)

  • Fuji FinePix F200 EXR: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 100, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.33 EV compensation

  • Ricoh CX1: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Fujifilm FinePix F200 EXR
Ricoh CX1
ISO 100, 1/70 sec, F4.3
ISO 80, 1/79 sec, F54.4

Fujifilm isn't the only company that is working on pushing sensor technology forward. Several other manufacturers have recently launched compacts based around CMOS sensors (the technology commonly used in DSLRs but that hasn't always worked very well when scaled-down in the past). While most of them have concentrated on the technology's fast readout capabilities to offer movie and real-time panning stitching modes, Ricoh's has features to offer improved dynamic range (and to improve the accuracy within that range).

At their lowest ISO settings the results are pretty similar, though in its high resolution mode the F200 EXR is undoubtedly capturing more detail than the CX1 (there's even perhaps a touch of noise reduction being applied at this, the Ricoh's base ISO setting, which is a bit of a concern).