• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony QX100 advantages over Ricoh Theta V

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 7 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 14.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Ricoh Theta V advantages over Sony QX100

  • Less expensive
    $377 vs $498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    121g vs 179g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    7 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly

Common Weaknesses

  • Rear display
    Neither provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony QX100
Sony RX100
  • $561
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Lighter weight
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh Theta V
Sony RX100
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 II
  • $561
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh Theta V
Sony RX100 II
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $561
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Ricoh Theta V
Sony RX100 III
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon 80

Sony QX100
Nikon 80
  • $561
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
Ricoh Theta V
Nikon 80
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Ricoh Theta SC

Sony QX100
Ricoh Theta SC
  • $561
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh Theta V
Ricoh Theta SC
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
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