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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.



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 pixelsCCD SensorAPS-C CMOS Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mmAPS-C CMOS Sensor
23.6 x 15.7 mmCrop Factor1.5x 50mm lens = 75mm FOV1.5x 50mm lens = 75mm FOVISO Range100 - 25600100-6400LensSony NEX E-mountGXR Camera UnitsImage StabilizationIn Lens (Optical Steady Shot)Camera Unit Sensor StabilizedShutter Speed30s to …