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  • High image quality
  • High-speed autofocus
  • Macro and 10.7x optical zoom
  • Shooting modes
  • Movies and continuous shooting
  • Design and usability

Shooting modes

Create more distinctive images with aperture/shutter priority mode and creative shooting modes.

Aperture priority (A) mode and shutter priority (S) mode have been newly added. You can expand your range of expression with various techniques: select open or minimum for the aperture to change the level of background blurring, adjust the shutter speed to freeze moving subjects or to emphasize movement by causing the background to flow, etc.

Aperture priority mode

Select from the [Open] and [Minimum] options. When [Minimum] is selected, the range in which object are in focus expands to include both those close at hand and those far away.


Shutter priority mode

Shutter priority mode enables you to choose a shutter speed between 1/2000 sec. and 8 sec. Choose a fast shutter speed to freeze a fast-moving subject or a slow shutter speed to emphasize subject movement.

1/2000 sec.1/2000 sec.

1/125 sec.1/125 sec.

1/30 sec.1/30 sec.

1/15 sec.1/15 sec.

This function makes it easy to enjoy a variety of creative effects. In total, there are seven options, including the new Bleach Bypass as well as Miniaturize, Soft Focus, Cross Process, Toy Camera, High Contrast B&W, and Dynamic Range Double Shot. Create a unique image by just pressing the shutter release button.

Bleach bypass

Muting the colors in bright areas and emphasizing dark areas by heightening contrast, this option is effective when you want to create an image with atmosphere and an austere elegance. Using the hue setting, colors can be set to either warm or cold colors.

Bleach bypass - Normal shootingNormal shooting
Bleach bypass - Special effects shootingSpecial effects shooting

Soft focus

Creates photos similar to those produced with soft-focus lenses. A good choice for portraits of women and other subjects that benefit from gentle softening. The amount of softening can be chosen from "weak" and "strong."

Soft focus - Normal shootingNormal shooting
Soft focus - Special effects shootingSpecial effects shooting

Cross process

Create photos with colors that differ markedly from those in normal photographs, converting familiar scenes into photos full of surprise and mystery. Choose a color scheme from "basic," "magenta," and "yellow."

Cross process - Normal shootingNormal shooting
Cross process - Special effects shootingSpecial effects shooting

Toy camera

Creates photos with the high contrast and saturated colors associated with toy cameras, together with their characteristic distortion and vignetting. You can adjust color saturation and choose the amount of vignetting.

Toy camera - Normal shootingNormal shooting
Toy camera - Special effects shootingSpecial effects shooting


Blurring the top and bottom areas of the image makes it possible to photograph actual scenes but record images that recreate the impression given when photographing miniatures. This mode is effective when shooting from a high vantage point while looking down at a diagonal.

Miniaturize - Normal shootingNormal shooting
Miniaturize - Special effects shootingSpecial effects shooting

Try miniaturize - Ricoh Digital Camera Activity and Community Site: Photo Style

High contrast B&W

Intensifying contrast to a level higher than normal black & white mode makes it possible to record images with a grainy feel such as that created by using ultra-high-sensitivity film in a film camera or by push processing film at the development stage.

High contrast B&W - Normal shootingNormal shooting
High contrast B&W - Special effects shootingSpecial effects shooting

Try high contrast B&W - Ricoh Digital Camera Activity and Community Site: Photo Style

Dynamic range double shot

The camera takes two shots in quick succession at different exposures and combines the areas that are correctly exposed. The result is a photograph with a smooth transition from highlights to shadows, similar to what is seen by the human eye.

Dynamic range double shot - Normal shootingNormal shooting
Dynamic range double shot - Special effects shootingSpecial effects shooting

The 13 scene modes make professional-level photography
as easy as selecting a mode.

Scene modes give you easy access to whole suites of photographic techniques specifically adapted to your subject. The CX6 comes equipped with a total of 13 modes, including Cooking mode to make sure your food photos look especially delicious, Night Landscape Multi-shot mode for great night scenes, Golf Swing Continuous mode for checking your golf swing, and Fireworks mode to beautifully capture fireworks in the night sky.



The Cooking mode setting allows you to adjust the brightness and color tone of the scene while checking the subject.

Night landscape multi-shot

Night landscape multi-shot

The CX6 creates clear, beautiful photos of night scenes by automatically and precisely combining a series of exposures shot at high sensitivities to reduce the blur and noise normally associated with pictures taken under low light, allowing photographers to taste the joys of hand-held, tripod-free night photography.

  • *Photosolid from Morpho, Inc. is used for the image stabilizer for night landscape multi-shot mode.
  • *PhotoSolid is a registered trademark of Morpho, Inc.


The Fireworks mode allows you to take great shots of fireworks using the optimal focus, color tone, and brightness for the scene. The regular shutter sound can be set to a voice shouting, "Tamaya!" (a place that made fireworks back in the old days).

Golf swing continuous mode

Photos are shot in M-Continuous Plus (2M) mode. Gridlines will appear when you take or playback photos, making it easy for you to check your golf swing.

Zoom macro

Automatically optimizes the zoom position to shoot the subject even larger than with normal macro shooting. You can use the ultra-high-resolution zoom on the CX6 to take magnified shots of the subject with a zoom that has minimal image degradation.


The flash, AF auxiliary light, and beep speaker turn off to avoid frightening animal subjects, allowing you to capture the expression of your favorite pet without being unkind. If a cat's face is detected, the camera will adjust focus for the animal's face.

  • *Not guaranteed to work in all photographic conditions.


Subject faces are automatically detected and focus, exposure, and white balance adjusted.


Flash, AF auxiliary light, and operation sounds are turned off regardless of the settings. This is convenient when shooting in museums and other public buildings.

Night portrait

Use when taking portrait pictures against a nightscape.


Use when taking pictures of moving people/objects.


Use when taking scenery pictures.

Skew correction

Use to straighten a rectangular object (message board, business card, etc.) shot at an angle to make it look as if it were shot squarely.


Use when shooting images with text, such as notes written on a white board in a meeting. Images are recorded in black and white.

Try scene auto mode and pets mode - Ricoh Digital Camera Activity and Community Site: Photo Style

Person? Landscape? Close-up?
The CX6 will decide with the scene auto mode (S-AUTO).

By just pointing the camera, "scene auto mode" will switch to the optimum shooting settings. The camera identifies the type of scene being photographed (portrait, sports, night portrait, landscape, nightscape, macro mode, etc.) and automatically switches to the optimum shooting settings. As a result, you enjoy quick and easy photography fine tuned to the specific scene.

Portrait Portrait
Macro ModeMacro Mode
Landscape Landscape
Night portrait Night portrait

Control photo "feel" with diverse aspect ratios.
Diverse aspect ratios

The CX6 can record square photos with the 1:1 aspect ratio used in medium format cameras or a 16:9 aspect ratio suitable for viewing on wide-screen TVs. Give free reign to your creativity with photos that are a little out of the usual.


1:11 : 1

16:916 : 9

Choose the best shot after shooting
with four different types of bracketing functions.

Bracketing functions shoot multiple images while changing the shooting settings. Spared from having to make subtle setting adjustments, from multiple images you just select the one best matching your creative intentions.

Auto bracketing

Automatically shoots three consecutive shots at three exposure levels (-0.5EV, ±0, +0.5EV) based on the set exposure level.

Color bracketing

Automatically records three images (color, black and white, and sepia) giving very different impressions. In addition to the regular color image, you can enjoy the play of light and shadow in a black and white image and the nostalgic feel of a sepia tone image.




White balance bracketing

Automatically records three images: a reddish image, a bluish image, and an image at the currently set white balance. This is convenient when it is difficult to judge the proper white balance.

Focus bracketing

The automatic continuous shooting of five images while changing the focus position by specified intervals. The focus position intervals can be specified as (Wide) or (Narrow).

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