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Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100

Portability
88
Imaging
35
Features
29
Overall
32
Ricoh G700SE front
 
Samsung NX100 front
Portability
88
Imaging
55
Features
54
Overall
54

Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 Key Specs

Ricoh G700SE
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 307g - 117 x 68 x 32mm
  • Revealed October 2010
Samsung NX100
(Full Review)
  • 15MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 282g - 120 x 71 x 35mm
  • Announced September 2010
  • Updated by Samsung NX200
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Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 Overview

In this write-up, we will be evaluating the Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100, one being a Waterproof and the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by competitors Ricoh and Samsung. The resolution of the G700SE (12MP) and the NX100 (15MP) is pretty well matched but the G700SE (1/2.3") and NX100 (APS-C) possess totally different sensor sizes.

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The G700SE was introduced around the same time to the NX100 and they are both of a similar generation. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Ricoh G700SE being a Compact camera and the Samsung NX100 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the G700SE scores against the NX100 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh G700SE over the Samsung NX100

 G700SE NX100 
Screen resolution920k614kCrisper screen (+306k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung NX100 over the Ricoh G700SE

 NX100 G700SE 

Common features in the Ricoh G700SE and Samsung NX100

 G700SE NX100 
AnnouncedOctober 2010September 2010Similar generation
Manually focus More accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera, you are going to need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Ricoh G700SE provides external measurements of 117mm x 68mm x 32mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.3") with a weight of 307 grams (0.68 lbs) whilst the Samsung NX100 has dimensions of 120mm x 71mm x 35mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.4") having a weight of 282 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have attached at that time. Here is the front view scale comparison of the G700SE and the NX100.

Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the G700SE and NX100 is 88 and 88 respectively.

Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's difficult to visualise the gap between sensor measurements merely by checking specifications. The graphic underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the G700SE and NX100.

To sum up, both cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The G700SE with its tinier sensor will make achieving shallower DOF trickier and the Samsung NX100 will resolve extra detail using its extra 3 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs far more aggressively.

Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 sensor size comparison

Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh G700SE Portrait photography highlights
Samsung NX100 Portrait photography highlights
29
you can focus manually
manual exposure not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
73
has manual focus
resolution is good (15MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Ricoh G700SE Street photography information
Samsung NX100 Street photography information
51
environment proofing
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than average in class (307g)
76
image stabilization
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen does not articulate
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh G700SE as a Sports photography camera
Samsung NX100 as a Sports photography camera
25
environment proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
60
image stabilization
resolution is good (15 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good battery power (420 per charge)
max frames per second very slow (3.0 frames/s)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh G700SE Travel photography info
Samsung NX100 Travel photography info
59
environment proofing
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
more heavy than average in class (307 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
66
good battery power (420 CIPA)
resolution is good (15MP)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh G700SE as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung NX100 as a Landscape photography camera
40
you can focus manually
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
environment proofing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
75
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Samsung NX mount)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization
resolution is good (15MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
good battery power (420 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh G700SE as a Vlogging camera
Samsung NX100 as a Vlogging camera
23
quite wide (28mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone jack
more heavy than average in class (307 grams)
31
image stabilization
includes face detection autofocus
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Ricoh G700SE vs Samsung NX100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh G700SE and Samsung NX100
 Ricoh G700SESamsung NX100
General Information
Brand Ricoh Samsung
Model Ricoh G700SE Samsung NX100
Category Waterproof Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2010-10-13 2010-09-14
Physical type Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by - DRIMe Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 15 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4592 x 3056
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Samsung NX
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.5 -
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Number of lenses - 32
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 920k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - VGA AMOLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate - 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 10.00 m (Auto ISO) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Auto red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480, 320 x 240 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format - H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 307 grams (0.68 lbs) 282 grams (0.62 lbs)
Dimensions 117 x 68 x 32mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.3") 120 x 71 x 35mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 62
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.6
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.7
DXO Low light score not tested 563
Other
Battery life - 420 shots
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model DB-60 BP1130
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $0 $386