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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380

Portability
84
Imaging
54
Features
39
Overall
48
Ricoh GXR Mount A12 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 Key Specs

Ricoh GXR Mount A12
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1/9000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • 370g - 120 x 70 x 45mm
  • Released August 2011
Sony W380
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.4-5.9) lens
  • 117g - 91 x 52 x 20mm
  • Released January 2010
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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 Overview

On this page, we are evaluating the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Ultracompact by rivals Ricoh and Sony. The resolution of the GXR Mount A12 (12MP) and the W380 (14MP) is very well matched but the GXR Mount A12 (APS-C) and W380 (1/2.3") offer totally different sensor sizes.

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The GXR Mount A12 was unveiled 20 months later than the W380 making them a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Sony W380 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before going right into a in-depth comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the GXR Mount A12 matches up against the W380 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh GXR Mount A12 over the Sony W380

 GXR Mount A12 W380 
ReleasedAugust 2011January 2010More recent by 20 months
Manually focus More exact focus
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W380 over the Ricoh GXR Mount A12

 W380 GXR Mount A12 

Common features in the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 and Sony W380

 GXR Mount A12 W380 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to lug around your camera often, you need to think about its weight and volume. The Ricoh GXR Mount A12 has got physical dimensions of 120mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.8") with a weight of 370 grams (0.82 lbs) while the Sony W380 has sizing of 91mm x 52mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8") having a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).

Take a look at the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you choose at that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the GXR Mount A12 versus the W380.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the GXR Mount A12 and W380 is 84 and 96 respectively.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very hard to see the contrast between sensor measurements only by checking technical specs. The photograph underneath will provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the GXR Mount A12 and W380.

As you can tell, both of the cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The GXR Mount A12 having a larger sensor will make shooting shallow DOF less difficult and the Sony W380 will resolve greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop pics more aggressively. The younger GXR Mount A12 is going to have a benefit in sensor tech.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 sensor size comparison

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Portrait photography information
Sony W380 Portrait photography information
56
manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 as a Street photography camera
Sony W380 as a Street photography camera
65
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Sports photography details
Sony W380 Sports photography details
39
max shutter speed is good (1/9,000s)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
can't change focal length (()mm)
doesn't have liveview
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
35
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Travel photography factors
Sony W380 Travel photography factors
60
flash built-in
fast max aperture (f)
no Timelapse mode
resolution not great (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
65
good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Ricoh GXR Mount A12
Landscape photography with Sony W380
52
manual focus
fast max aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inch)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
doesn't have liveview
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
no Timelapse mode
38
fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Vlogging details
Sony W380 Vlogging details
26
fast max aperture (f)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone socket
29
fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone socket
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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 vs Sony W380 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh GXR Mount A12 and Sony W380
 Ricoh GXR Mount A12Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
General Information
Make Ricoh Sony
Model type Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Ultracompact
Released 2011-08-05 2010-01-07
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 2848 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 200 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/2.4-5.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/9000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 9.60 m 4.80 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
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 None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 370g (0.82 lb) 117g (0.26 lb)
Physical dimensions 120 x 70 x 45mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.8") 91 x 52 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 330 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID DB-90 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (5 sec, custom) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/portrait2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Card slots Single Single
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