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Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Portability
85
Imaging
34
Features
51
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix P7000 front
 
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
67
Overall
49

Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Key Specs

Nikon P7000
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 310g - 114 x 77 x 45mm
  • Introduced November 2010
  • Successor is Nikon P7100
Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Launched December 2012
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Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Nikon and Olympus. The resolution of the P7000 (10MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) is fairly similar and they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/1.7").

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The P7000 was revealed 3 years prior to the XZ-2 iHS which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the P7000 grades vs the XZ-2 iHS in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7000 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 P7000 XZ-2 iHS 
Display resolution921k920kClearer display (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Nikon P7000

 XZ-2 iHS P7000 
LaunchedDecember 2012November 2010More modern by 25 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon P7000 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 P7000 XZ-2 iHS 
Manual focus More accurate focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Nikon P7000 offers external dimensions of 114mm x 77mm x 45mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 1.8") along with a weight of 310 grams (0.68 lbs) whilst the Olympus XZ-2 iHS has dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") along with a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the P7000 against the XZ-2 iHS.

Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the P7000 and XZ-2 iHS is 85 and 85 respectively.

Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be tough to visualize the gap between sensor sizes purely by reviewing a spec sheet. The image underneath might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the P7000 and XZ-2 iHS.

As you can see, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Olympus XZ-2 iHS to deliver greater detail because of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos far more aggressively. The more aged P7000 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7000 Portrait photography details
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Portrait photography details
44
manual focus
offers face detect focusing
exports RAW files
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
46
focusing manually
comes with face detect focus
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7000 as a Street photography camera
Olympus XZ-2 iHS as a Street photography camera
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
more heavy than average (310g)
66
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors in class (346g)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7000 Sports photography highlights
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sports photography highlights
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery power (350 CIPA)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect AF
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking focus
better than average battery life (340 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7000 Travel photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography information
57
better than average battery power (350 CIPA)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
more heavy than average (310g)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
61
better than average battery life (340 shots)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors in class (346g)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7000 Landscape photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography information
52
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (350 per charge)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
55
focusing manually
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (340 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7000 Vlogging factors
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging factors
30
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
comes with microphone socket
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
more heavy than average (310 grams)
36
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes mic port
screen isn't selfie friendly
heavier than competitors in class (346g)
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Nikon P7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7000 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS
 Nikon Coolpix P7000Olympus XZ-2 iHS
General Information
Make Nikon Olympus
Model Nikon Coolpix P7000 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-11-23 2012-12-18
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed C2 -
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 area 41.5mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 99 35
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/1.8-2.5
Macro focus distance 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 921k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder coverage 80 percent -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 6.50 m 8.60 m (ISO 800)
Flash settings Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD Lite, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 310 gr (0.68 lbs) 346 gr (0.76 lbs)
Dimensions 114 x 77 x 45mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 1.8") 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 39 49
DXO Color Depth score 19.1 20.4
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 11.3
DXO Low light score 147 216
Other
Battery life 350 photos 340 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - Li-90B
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 second delay) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $354 $450