• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.2 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 185.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm J50 advantages over Ricoh CX5

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $399 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 197g
    Lighter weight

Ricoh CX5 advantages over Fujifilm J50

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 185 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    10.0 vs 8.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus FE-310

Fujifilm J50
Olympus FE-310
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $105
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh CX5
Olympus FE-310
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $105
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony DSC-W150

Fujifilm J50
Sony DSC-W150
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh CX5
Sony DSC-W150
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm J150w

Fujifilm J50
Fujifilm J150w
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Ricoh CX5
Fujifilm J150w
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-HX5V

Fujifilm J50
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Ricoh CX5
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Nikon S8100

Fujifilm J50
Nikon S8100
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh CX5
Nikon S8100
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
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