Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Nikon Coolpix P7800 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Coolpix P7800 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Nikon Coolpix P7800 Specs

Cyber-shot RX100

  • Introduced in June 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-100mm (4x), f1.8-4.9
  • No WiFi
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 36mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100

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

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Coolpix P7800: The sensors

The Cyber-shot RX100 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix P7800 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 the sensor of the Cyber-shot RX100 is a lot larger than the Coolpix P7800's chip at 43mm² (0.07 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: Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Nikon Coolpix P7800 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

Coolpix P7800

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)108
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO80 - 1600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the lower weight than the Coolpix P7800. Another advantage over the Coolpix P7800: the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P7800

Cyber-shot RX100

Coolpix P7800

Auto Focus points (4)2599
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330350

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P7800 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the articulated display and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Cyber-shot RX100: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 11 points for the Coolpix P7800.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

Coolpix P7800

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Nikon Coolpix P7800 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and Coolpix P7800

Cyber-shot RX100 und Coolpix P7800, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und Coolpix P7800, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und Coolpix P7800, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und Coolpix P7800, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Nikon Coolpix P7800


We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX100 as better choice.

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