Ricoh GR vs. Canon PowerShot S100 vs. Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs. Sony Alpha NEX-7 vs. Sony RX1 vs. Sony RX1R

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Jun 27, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Sep 15, 2011
May 11, 2010
Aug 24, 2011
Sep 12, 2012
Jun 27, 2013
 
$799 / £599
 
 
 
$2,800/€3,100/£2,600
$2,800/€3,100/£2,600
 
Large sensor compact
Compact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Large sensor compact
Large sensor compact
 
4928 x 3264
4000 x 3000
4592 x 3056
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
4352 x 3264, 3264 x 3264, 3936 x 2608, 3488 x 2608, 2608 x 2608, 2912 x 1936, 2592 x 1936, 1936×1936, 1280 x 864, 1152 x 864, 864 x 864
4000 x 2248, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 360
4592 x 2576, 3344 x 2224, 3344 x 1872, 2288 x 1520, 2288 x 1280
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760, 2640 x 1488
6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760, 2640 x 1488
1:1, 4:3, 3:2
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
16 megapixels
12 megapixels
14 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
 
 
15 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
 
Digic 5
Bionz
Bionz
 
 
 
 
 
 
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
 
 
 
 
RGB Primary color
RGB Primary color
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000, 25600
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400
Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
 
 
 
 
 
50
 
 
 
 
 
102400
9
7
6
6
9
9
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
No
Optical
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
 
Fine, Normal
Fine, Standard
Fine, Normal
 
 
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • RAW+JPEG
 
 
 
  • RAW (ARW2.3 Format)
  • RAW+JPEG
  • JPEG
  • RAW (ARW2.3 Format)
  • RAW+JPEG
  • JPEG
 
28 mm
24–120 mm
 
 
35 mm
35 mm
1×
5×
 
 
1×
1×
F2.8
F2–5.9
 
 
F2–22
F2
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
 
 
 
 
Yes, built -in LED type
Yes, built -in LED type
No
Yes (4x)
No
No
Yes (14x)
Yes (9.1x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
30 cm (11.81)
 
 
25 cm (9.84)
24 cm (9.45)
 
3 cm (1.18)
 
 
 
14 cm (5.51)
 
9
25
 
25
25
 
 
Sony E
Sony E
 
 
 
 
1.5×
1.5×
 
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Tilting
Tilting
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
3
3
3
1,230,000
461,000
920,000
921,000
1,229,000
1,229,000
No
No
No
 
No
No
TFT LCD
 
 
 
Xtra FineTFT LCD
Xtra FineTFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (optional)
None
None
Electronic
None
None
 
 
 
100%
 
 
 
 
 
1.09× (0.73× 35mm equiv.)
 
 
 
300 sec
15 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Auto
  • Program shift
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Shutter/Aperture priority
  • Manual exposure
  • Bulb mode
  • Time mode
  • Movie
  • My Settings Mode.
 
 
 
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • MR (Memory Recall) 1 / 2 / 3
  • Movie
  • Sweep shooting
  • Scene Selection
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • MR (Memory Recall) 1 / 2 / 3
  • Movie
  • Sweep shooting
  • Scene Selection
  • Intelligent Auto
 
 
 
 
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Hand-held Twilight
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
No
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
5.40 m (at ISO 100)
7.00 m
12.00 m
6.00 m
6.00 m
6.00 m
Yes (via hot-shoe)
No
Yes (Accessory Port)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (via hot-shoe)
Yes (via hot-shoe)
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Wireless
1/2000 sec
 
 
1/160 sec
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
 
 
  • Single-frame advance
  • Continuous advance
  • Continuous adv Priority AE
  • Speed Priority Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Self Portrait Self-timer
  • Continuous Self-timer
  • Single-frame advance
  • Continuous advance
  • Continuous adv Priority AE
  • Speed Priority Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Self Portrait Self-timer
  • Continuous Self-timer
4.0 fps
2.3 fps
7.0 fps
10.0 fps
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
Yes
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 or 5 images))
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±4 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
 
(at 1/3 EV steps)
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
Yes (+/- 8 steps B-A axis or G-M axis)
 
No
No
No
No
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps), 320 x 240 (240, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
MPEG-4
H.264, Motion JPEG
AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
 
 
 
 
AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 60p/50p), 24M FX (1920×1080, 60i/50i), 17M FH (1920×1080, 60i/50i), 24M FX (1920×1080, 24p/25p), 17M FH (1920×1080, 24p/25p)
AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 60p/50p), 24M FX (1920×1080, 60i/50i), 17M FH (1920×1080, 60i/50i), 24M FX (1920×1080, 24p/25p), 17M FH (1920×1080, 24p/25p)
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
 
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD, SDHC, SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
54 MB
 
None
 
 
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini)
Yes (Mini)
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
 
Yes (InfraRed (optional))
Yes (InfraRed (optional))
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion DB65 rechargeable battery
Lithium-Ion NB-5L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 battery
Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 battery
290
200
 
430
270
270
245 g (0.54 lb / 8.64 oz)
198 g (0.44 lb / 6.98 oz)
287 g (0.63 lb / 10.12 oz)
400 g (0.88 lb / 14.11 oz)
482 g (1.06 lb / 17.00 oz)
482 g (1.06 lb / 17.00 oz)
117 x 61 x 35 mm (4.61 x 2.4 x 1.38)
99 x 60 x 28 mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.1)
111 x 59 x 38 mm (4.37 x 2.32 x 1.5)
120 x 67 x 43 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.69)
113 x 65 x 70 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.76)
113 x 65 x 70 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.76)
 
 
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
 
No
No
None
Built-in
None
None
None
None