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Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700

Portability
83
Imaging
34
Features
48
Overall
39
Canon PowerShot G11 front
 
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50

Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 Key Specs

Canon G11
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 375g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Announced December 2009
  • Successor is Canon G12
Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost 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 G11 vs Nikon P7700 Overview

Lets look a bit more closely at the Canon G11 and Nikon P7700, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Canon and Nikon. The image resolution of the G11 (10MP) and the P7700 (12MP) is relatively similar and both cameras offer the identical sensor dimensions (1/1.7").

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The G11 was introduced 4 years before the P7700 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a quick overview of how the G11 matches up versus the P7700 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G11 over the Nikon P7700

 G11 P7700 

Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Canon G11

 P7700 G11 
AnnouncedMay 2013December 2009Fresher by 41 months
Screen size3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution921k461kClearer screen (+460k dot)

Common features in the Canon G11 and Nikon P7700

 G11 P7700 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera often, you're going to have to factor in its weight and volume. The Canon G11 provides exterior measurements of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") with a weight of 375 grams (0.83 lbs) and the Nikon P7700 has sizing 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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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. Following is a front view dimension comparison of the G11 against the P7700.

Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the G11 and P7700 is 83 and 82 respectively.

Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 top view buttons comparison

Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to see the gap between sensor sizing simply by reviewing technical specs. The photograph here might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the G11 and P7700.

As you can tell, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Nikon P7700 to offer more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures way more aggressively. The older G11 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 sensor size comparison

Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon G11
Portrait photography with Nikon P7700
47
manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/2,000 seconds)
has face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
low resolution (10MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
46
has manual focus
includes face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Canon G11 Street photography details
Nikon P7700 Street photography details
64
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
small sensor size (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors in class (375 grams)
64
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (392g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon G11
Sports photography with Nikon P7700
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow fps (1.0 fps)
low resolution (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
no phase detect autofocus
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking focus
good battery pack (330 shots)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G11 Travel photography details
Nikon P7700 Travel photography details
57
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
fairly wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors in class (375g)
low resolution (10MP)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
65
good battery pack (330 shots)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (392g)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G11 Landscape photography info
Nikon P7700 Landscape photography info
46
manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
good sized screen (2.8 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low resolution (10MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
no Time Lapse function
54
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (330 CIPA)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon G11
Vlogging with Nikon P7700
60
fairly wide (28mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
no mic jack
heavier than competitors in class (375g)
75
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have mic jack
heavier than competition (392 grams)
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Canon G11 vs Nikon P7700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G11 and Nikon P7700
 Canon PowerShot G11Nikon Coolpix P7700
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot G11 Nikon Coolpix P7700
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-12-16 2013-05-28
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 99
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/2.0-4.0
Macro focus distance 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 4.8
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 2.8" 3"
Resolution of screen 461k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per second 8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m 10.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash sync 1/2000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (15, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 375g (0.83 lbs) 392g (0.86 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 47 53
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 21.1
DXO Dynamic range score 11.1 11.7
DXO Low light score 169 191
Other
Battery life - 330 photographs
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NB-7L EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $600 $499