Updated (October, 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Ricoh Caplio R7

Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5100

72

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Ricoh Caplio R7

39

Ricoh Caplio R7

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio R7

Size
Really small
Compact 100x55x23 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D5100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Ricoh R7

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Size
Much smaller
100x55x23 mm vs 127x96x78 mm
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7.6x smaller
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weight
Much lighter
135 g vs 560 g
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4.1x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 3.1"
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3.4x thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $549 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $695 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $341 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 - $700 body only

              $900 - $1,000 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $397 body only

              $429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $615 body only

              $600 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $661 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Ricoh Caplio R7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh Caplio R6

              Ricoh Caplio R6

              Compact

              $249

              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus FE-20

              Olympus FE-20

              Compact

              $86

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Ricoh Caplio R8

              Ricoh Caplio R8

              Compact

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $269

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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