• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-T900 advantages over Ricoh CX5

  • Thinner
    16 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    147g vs 197g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Ricoh CX5 advantages over Sony DSC-T900

  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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 Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-T90

Sony DSC-T900
Sony DSC-T90
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Ricoh CX5
Sony DSC-T90
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung TL225

Sony DSC-T900
Samsung TL225
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
Ricoh CX5
Samsung TL225
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony DSC-HX5V

Sony DSC-T900
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
Ricoh CX5
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Sony DSC-TX9

Sony DSC-T900
Sony DSC-TX9
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Wider angle lens
Ricoh CX5
Sony DSC-TX9
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon S8100

Sony DSC-T900
Nikon S8100
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Ricoh CX5
Nikon S8100
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
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