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Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A810 front
 
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front
Portability
82
Imaging
38
Features
73
Overall
52

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 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 P7800
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-4.0) lens
  • 399g - 119 x 78 x 50mm
  • Announced November 2013
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Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Canon A810 versus Nikon P7800, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Canon and Nikon. There exists a considerable gap between the image resolutions of the A810 (16MP) and P7800 (12MP) and the A810 (1/2.3") and P7800 (1/1.7") use totally different sensor measurements.

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The A810 was unveiled 21 months earlier than the P7800 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a detailed comparison, below is a short summation of how the A810 matches up versus the P7800 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Nikon P7800

 A810 P7800 

Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Canon A810

 P7800 A810 
AnnouncedNovember 2013February 2012Newer by 21 months
Focus manually Very exact focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution921k230kCrisper screen (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Canon A810 and Nikon P7800

 A810 P7800 
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera often, you have to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon A810 offers outside dimensions of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs) whilst the Nikon P7800 has measurements of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") having a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the A810 vs the P7800.

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A810 and P7800 is 93 and 82 respectively.

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 top view buttons comparison

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's difficult to envision the difference between sensor dimensions simply by going over a spec sheet. The image underneath will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A810 and P7800.

Clearly, both cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The A810 with its tinier sensor will make getting shallower DOF tougher and the Canon A810 will offer you greater detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more aged A810 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 sensor size comparison

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A810 Portrait photography factors
Nikon P7800 Portrait photography factors
34
good resolution (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
46
you can focus manually
supports face detection focus
supports RAW formats
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A810
Street photography with Nikon P7800
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
65
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition in class (399g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon A810 Sports photography features
Nikon P7800 Sports photography features
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
good battery pack (350 shots)
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A810 Travel photography info
Nikon P7800 Travel photography info
65
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
68
good battery pack (350 per charge)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than competition in class (399 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A810 Landscape photography details
Nikon P7800 Landscape photography details
38
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
58
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (350 CIPA)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A810 Vlogging advice
Nikon P7800 Vlogging advice
31
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic jack
75
decently wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (399 grams)
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Canon A810 vs Nikon P7800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A810 and Nikon P7800
 Canon PowerShot A810Nikon Coolpix P7800
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model type Canon PowerShot A810 Nikon Coolpix P7800
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-02-07 2013-11-25
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 99
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.0-4.0
Macro focusing range 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 921k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 10.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
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 (25p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high-speed: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 171 gr (0.38 lbs) 399 gr (0.88 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 54
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 21.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.7
DXO Low light rating not tested 200
Other
Battery life 220 pictures 350 pictures
Battery type AA Battery Pack
Battery ID 2 x AA EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $99 $550