Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Nikon Coolpix P7800 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Coolpix P7800 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Nikon Coolpix P7800: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix P7800

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-200mm (7x), f2.8-4.0
  • No WiFi
  • 118.5 x 77.5 x 50.4mm³ (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0")
  • 399g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P7800

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Coolpix P7800: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix P7800 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is a lot larger than the Coolpix P7800's chip at 43mm² (0.07 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Nikon Coolpix P7800 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix P7800

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.20
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 1600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
399g
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
463cm³
(29 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the lower weight than the Coolpix P7800. Another advantage over the Coolpix P7800: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P7800

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix P7800

Auto Focus points (4)3199
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)240350

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P7800 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 9 points for the Coolpix P7800.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix P7800

Speed (frames/second)88
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Nikon Coolpix P7800 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and Coolpix P7800

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix P7800, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix P7800, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix P7800, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix P7800, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Nikon Coolpix P7800

24
9

We recommend Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II as better choice.

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