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

Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D5100

70

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Ricoh Caplio R7

42

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
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
 
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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
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
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 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 D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $265 - $387 body only

        $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $749 - $1,048 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

        $845 - $950 with 18-135mm lens

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

        Nikon D5100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $415 body only

        $389 - $477 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
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 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
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        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

        $549 - $699 body only

        $489 - $816 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

        Ricoh Caplio R7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Casio Exilim EX-Z75

        Casio Exilim EX-Z75

        Compact

        $400

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        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
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        Konica Minolta DiMAGE 5

        Pro digicam

        $55

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Size Much larger
        Samsung WB35F

        Samsung WB35F

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $99

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

        Travel zoom

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Size Slightly larger

        appearance

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        discussion

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