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

Nikon D5100

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Nikon D5100

81

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Ricoh Caplio R7

39

Ricoh Caplio R7

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size Significantly 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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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Around 15x larger sensor
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
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
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
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 Significantly 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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $797 body only

        $810 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Nikon D5100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $747 with 18-55mm lens

        3D Takes 3D photos
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $375 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        Size Slightly smaller
        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $585 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive

        Ricoh Caplio R7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Ricoh R10

        Ricoh R10

        Compact

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony NEX-5N

        Sony NEX-5N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $789 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $449

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Ricoh CX3

        Ricoh CX3

        Travel zoom

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Placeholder

        Kyocera Finecam S5R

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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        discussion

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