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

Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5100

68

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Ricoh Caplio R7

40

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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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
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
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
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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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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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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 - $700 body only

              $950 with 18-135mm lens

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

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $697 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $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
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $440 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Weight Lighter
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive

              Ricoh Caplio R7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh Caplio R8

              Ricoh Caplio R8

              Compact

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $459

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              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
              Olympus FE-20

              Olympus FE-20

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger

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