Showing posts with label Ricoh GXR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ricoh GXR. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sony NEX-5N vs Ricoh GXR Camera System

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Sony NEX-5N vs Ricoh GXR (front view)



Here is another APS-C sensored mirrorless camera to challenge the NEX-5N. It is the Ricoh GXR Interchangeable Unit Camera System. The GXR consists of a body and camera units, which contains a lens, an image sensor, and a processing engine. The camera units slide into the GXR body.

ricoh gxr camera unit


There is a dedicated Leica M module, GXR Mount A12, which costs $650. In order to use a Leica lens on a GXR it would cost $1000, while it would only cost $600 with the NEX-5N body plus a Leica M to E-mount lens adapter.

Let's see how the NEX-5N compares to the Ricoh GXR.

CombatantsSony Alpha NEX-5NRicoh GXR
Number of effective pixels16.1 million pixels10 to 12.3 million pixels
CCD SensorAPS-C CMOS Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm
APS-C CMOS Sensor
23.6 x 15.7 mm
Crop Factor1.5x 50mm lens = 75mm FOV1.5x 50mm lens = 75mm FOV
ISO Range100 - 25600100-6400
LensSony NEX E-mountGXR Camera Units
Image StabilizationIn Lens (Optical Steady Shot)Camera Unit Sensor Stabilized
Shutter Speed30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode180s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per sec.4 frames per sec.
LCDTiltable 3" Diagonal 921,600 Pixels Touchscreen3" Diagonal 920,000 Pixels
Electronic ViewfinderOptional OLED 2.4m dot $350Optional TFT LCD 0.920m dot $220
Video Resolution1920 x 1080 / 60p-24p1280 x 720
Dimensions4.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.
(111 x 60 x 38 mm)
4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 in.
(112 x 76 x 43.5 mm)
Weight with
Macro Lens
14.4 oz (407 g)17.3 oz (489 g)
Price$850 with 30mm Macro Lens
$999.95 with 33mmm Macro Camera Unit



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Sony NEX-5N vs Ricoh GXR (rear view)


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Sony NEX-5N vs Ricoh GXR (top view)


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NEX-5N with FDA-EV1S and GXR with EVF VF-2