Leica D-Lux 7 vs Nikon Coolpix P7800 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs Coolpix P7800 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Nikon Coolpix P7800 Specs

D-Lux 7

  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 17 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-75mm (3x), f1.7-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 118 x 66 x 64mm³ (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.5")
  • 393g (12.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D-Lux 7

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

D-Lux 7 vs Coolpix P7800: The sensors

D-Lux 7 features a Four Thirds sized sensor, while the Coolpix P7800 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 225mm² (0.36 sq.in.) the sensor of the D-Lux 7 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: Leica D-Lux 7

D-Lux 7 vs Coolpix P7800: Viewfinder

D-Lux 7 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.76 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

The Coolpix P7800 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.92 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

D-Lux 7 (0.70x)

Coolpix P7800 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P7800

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Leica D-Lux 7 VS Nikon Coolpix P7800 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

Coolpix P7800

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsCompact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0012.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)118
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO80 - 1600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.760.92
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403350
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Coolpix P7800: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D-Lux 7 scores 33 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P7800

D-Lux 7

Coolpix P7800

Auto Focus points (4)4999
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P7800 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the built-in flash and the articulated display. A recommendation of the Coolpix P7800 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 10 points for the Coolpix P7800.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

Coolpix P7800

Image stabilizer
Similar weight393g399g
Similar size498cm³463cm³
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Nikon Coolpix P7800 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and Coolpix P7800

D-Lux 7 und Coolpix P7800, front viewD-Lux 7 und Coolpix P7800, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und Coolpix P7800, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und Coolpix P7800, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Nikon Coolpix P7800


We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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