Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS front
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 Key Specs

Canon A4000 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 145g - 95 x 56 x 24mm
  • Introduced February 2012
Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-4.0) lens
  • 392g - 119 x 73 x 50mm
  • Released May 2013
  • Previous Model is Nikon P7100
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Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Canon A4000 IS versus Nikon P7700, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Canon and Nikon. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the A4000 IS (16MP) and P7700 (12MP) and the A4000 IS (1/2.3") and P7700 (1/1.7") have different sensor sizes.

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The A4000 IS was introduced 15 months earlier than the P7700 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a short highlight of how the A4000 IS grades against the P7700 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A4000 IS over the Nikon P7700

 A4000 IS P7700 

Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Canon A4000 IS

 P7700 A4000 IS 
ReleasedMay 2013February 2012Newer by 15 months
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution921k230kClearer screen (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Canon A4000 IS and Nikon P7700

 A4000 IS P7700 
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to travel with your camera, you have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Canon A4000 IS comes with external dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Nikon P7700 has proportions of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") with a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you select at that time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the A4000 IS versus the P7700.

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the A4000 IS and P7700 is 95 and 82 respectively.

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 top view buttons comparison

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to picture the gap between sensor dimensions purely by reviewing specifications. The pic here should give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the A4000 IS and P7700.

Plainly, both cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The A4000 IS having a tinier sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF more difficult and the Canon A4000 IS will deliver extra detail using its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots more aggressively. The more aged A4000 IS is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 sensor size comparison

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Portrait photography highlights
Nikon P7700 Portrait photography highlights
MP count decent (16MP)
features face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
has manual focus
offers face detection focusing
exports RAW files
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Street photography features
Nikon P7700 Street photography features
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (392 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Sports photography information
Nikon P7700 Sports photography information
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery pack (175 shots)
no phase detect AF
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery power (330 per charge)
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Travel photography factors
Nikon P7700 Travel photography factors
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
low battery pack (175 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
great battery power (330 CIPA)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition (392 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Landscape photography features
Nikon P7700 Landscape photography features
pretty wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
low battery pack (175 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse function
has manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
great battery power (330 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Vlogging info
Nikon P7700 Vlogging info
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone jack
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external mic support
heavier than competition (392 grams)
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Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon P7700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A4000 IS and Nikon P7700
 Canon PowerShot A4000 ISNikon Coolpix P7700
General Information
Brand Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Nikon Coolpix P7700
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-02-07 2013-05-28
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 9 99
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/2.0-4.0
Macro focus range 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Lowest shutter speed 15s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 10.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (15, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Wireless None None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 145 gr (0.32 lbs) 392 gr (0.86 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 56 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 53
DXO Color Depth score not tested 21.1
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.7
DXO Low light score not tested 191
Battery life 175 photos 330 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-11L EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $199 $499