Nikon Coolpix P7800 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Nikon Coolpix P7800
Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
4.2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has an optical zoom of 7.1xx, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 2.9xx optical zoom digital camera (4.2x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix P7800 is 60ss maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is 350 shots, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

One more awards
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has 2 awards, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has 1 award.
9 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is only a 12.2MPMP digital camera (7.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

8.14MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a total megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, but the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is only a 12.76MPMP digital camera (8.14MP less).
3 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum aperture of 11, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is only an 8 maximum aperture digital camera (3 bigger).
Vastly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.7 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P7800 (1.8).
12% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum focal length of 25mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
0.19" larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39"", but the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is only a 0.2"" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.19" smaller).
52% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263gg digital camera. That's 136g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix P7800 (263gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 2 expert reviews, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average review score of 93%, however the Nikon Coolpix P7800 has an average rating of 77% (based on 43 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 95 user reviews, the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average review score of 94%, however the Nikon Coolpix P7800 has an average rating of 91% (based on 21 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
7.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a megapixel count of 12.2MPMP, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera (7.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

8.14MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a total megapixel count of 12.76MPMP, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MPMP digital camera (8.14MP more).
3 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a maximum aperture of 8, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera (3 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a 4.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.7 larger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1.8).
11% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
0.19" smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.2"", but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 0.39"" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.19" larger).
35% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a 399gg digital camera. That's 136g heavier than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (263gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

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Over one year older
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 by 15 months.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P7800's average expert rating is only 77%, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3's is 93% (based on 2 reviews).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P7800's average user rating is 91%, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3's is 94% (based on 95 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an optical zoom of 2.9xx, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a 7.1xx optical zoom digital camera (4.2x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only 30ss maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 320 shots, but the Nikon Coolpix P7800 only takes 350 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has received 1 award, the Nikon Coolpix P7800 has received 2 awards.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
1 Award
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

39 months Ago 25 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3984 x 2656
 3968 x 2232
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
 3984 x 2656
 3968 x 2232
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
12.76MP 20.9MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
7.1x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
11x
Maximum Aperture
8 11
BEST
Minimum Aperture
4.5 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
200mm 73mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
6 - 42.8 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure
13/10 10/9
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Diaphragm Blades
7 7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Manual Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.02 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 100
 125
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 50
 100
 125
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 125
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 10 0.4 - 10.2
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 AAC++
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 WAV
 AAC++
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
86MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,228,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" 0.39"
BEST
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Twilight
Display Language
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
399g 263g
BEST
Height
77.5mm 58.1mm
Depth
50.4mm 41mm
Width
118.5mm 101.6mm
Weight Including Battery
399g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14 NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
350 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
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