Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700

Canon PowerShot A810 front
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 Key Specs

Canon A810
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 171g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Introduced February 2012
Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-4.0) lens
  • 392g - 119 x 73 x 50mm
  • Announced May 2013
  • Succeeded the Nikon P7100
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Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 Overview

Here, we are looking at the Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Canon and Nikon. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the A810 (16MP) and P7700 (12MP) and the A810 (1/2.3") and P7700 (1/1.7") provide different sensor sizes.

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The A810 was unveiled 15 months before the P7700 making them a generation apart from one another. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the A810 scores versus the P7700 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Nikon P7700

 A810 P7700 

Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Canon A810

 P7700 A810 
AnnouncedMay 2013February 2012More recent by 15 months
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Canon A810 and Nikon P7700

 A810 P7700 
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera frequently, you are going to need to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon A810 has external measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs) whilst the Nikon P7700 has proportions of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") along with a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you choose at that time. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the A810 and the P7700.

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A810 and P7700 is 93 and 82 respectively.

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 top view buttons comparison

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to imagine the gap in sensor measurements merely by going through technical specs. The photograph below will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the A810 and P7700.

As you can tell, both cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The A810 having a smaller sensor is going to make getting shallow depth of field more difficult and the Canon A810 will show greater detail having an extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The older A810 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 sensor size comparison

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A810 Portrait photography info
Nikon P7700 Portrait photography info
decent megapixels (16MP)
has face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
focusing manually
offers face detection focusing
saves RAW files
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Canon A810 as a Street photography camera
Nikon P7700 as a Street photography camera
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (392g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon A810 Sports photography advice
Nikon P7700 Sports photography advice
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery (330 shots)
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A810 Travel photography features
Nikon P7700 Travel photography features
decent megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
does not offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
better than average battery (330 per charge)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition (392g)
low resolution (12MP)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A810 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon P7700 as a Landscape photography camera
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
focusing manually
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (330 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A810 Vlogging information
Nikon P7700 Vlogging information
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone support
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with external mic support
heavier than competition (392g)
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Canon A810 vs Nikon P7700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A810 and Nikon P7700
 Canon PowerShot A810Nikon Coolpix P7700
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot A810 Nikon Coolpix P7700
Class 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 surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 99
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.0-4.0
Macro focus range 3cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Display type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Slowest shutter speed 15s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 10.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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)
Maximum 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 171 grams (0.38 lbs) 392 grams (0.86 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 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 220 photographs 330 photographs
Battery style AA Battery Pack
Battery model 2 x AA EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $99 $499