Updated (April 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Ricoh Caplio R7

Nikon D5100 vs Ricoh Caplio R7

Winner
Nikon D5100

50

Ricoh Caplio R7

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
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 (100×55×23 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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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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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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 4 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
100×55×23 mm vs 127×97×79 mm
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7.6x smaller
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weight
Significantly 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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recommendations

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

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $670 body only

              $615 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Ricoh Caplio R7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Boutique

              $2,798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Ricoh Caplio R6

              Ricoh Caplio R6

              Compact

              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus X-15

              Olympus X-15

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Weight Heavier

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