Nikon Coolpix P7800 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Nikon Coolpix P7800
Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has an image stabilizer, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

4.2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has an optical zoom of 7.1x, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 2.9x 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.

5.2 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (5.2 bigger).
64% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P7800 is 200mm maximum focal length. That's 127mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (73mm).
A lot longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix P7800 is 60s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

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

Thirty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is 350.00, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

More popular
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 9995 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 18332.
8 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is only a 12.2MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a total megapixels of 20.9MP, but the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is only a 12.76MP digital camera (8.14MP less).
Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a digital zoom of 11x, however the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (7x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8. That's 2.7 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P7800 (1.8).
12% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm, however the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a 28mm 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 263g digital camera. That's 136g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix P7800 (263g). 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.

User reviews are a bit better
Based on 90 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

10 Reasons Against
7.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a megapixel of 12.2MP, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.1MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MP digital camera (8.14MP more).
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11x digital zoom digital camera (7x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a minimum aperture number of 4.5. That's 2.7 larger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1.8).
11% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mm 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 399g digital camera. That's 136g heavier than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (263g). 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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Eight months older
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 by eight months.
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 90 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Nikon Coolpix P7800 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an optical zoom of 2.9x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a 7.1x 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.

5.2 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera (5.2 smaller).
2x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only 73mm maximum focal length. That's 127mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P7800 (73mm).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

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

Thirty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 320.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P7800 only takes 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Worse selling
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 18332 by sales volume, however the Nikon Coolpix P7800 ranks No. 9995.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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Date Released

41 months Ago 33 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
12.76MP 20.9MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
7.1x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
4x 11x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
8
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
4.5 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
200mm
BEST
73mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6 - 42.8 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 10/9
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.02 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 5.5 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range (wide)
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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 AAC++
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 WAV
 AAC++
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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 38.3mm
Width
118.5mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
399g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14 NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
350 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speakers
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