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Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85

Portability
85
Imaging
35
Features
51
Overall
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Nikon Coolpix P7000 front
 
Pentax Optio E85 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
10
Overall
25

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 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
  • Released November 2010
  • Replacement is Nikon P7100
Pentax E85
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 32-96mm (F2.9-5.2) lens
  • 145g - 93 x 58 x 24mm
  • Revealed September 2009
Photography Glossary

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Nikon and Pentax. The sensor resolution of the P7000 (10MP) and the E85 (12MP) is pretty well matched but the P7000 (1/1.7") and E85 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor sizes.

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The P7000 was manufactured 15 months later than the E85 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a in depth comparison, below is a short introduction of how the P7000 matches up vs the E85 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7000 over the Pentax E85

 P7000 E85 
RevealedNovember 2010September 2009Fresher by 15 months
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution921k230kCrisper screen (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Pentax E85 over the Nikon P7000

 E85 P7000 

Common features in the Nikon P7000 and Pentax E85

 P7000 E85 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry your camera regularly, you'll need to consider its weight and volume. The Nikon P7000 offers outer dimensions of 114mm x 77mm x 45mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 1.8") having a weight of 310 grams (0.68 lbs) while the Pentax E85 has sizing of 93mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the P7000 versus the E85.

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the P7000 and E85 is 85 and 95 respectively.

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very difficult to picture the contrast between sensor sizing only by reading through specs. The photograph here may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the P7000 and E85.

As you can plainly see, both cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The P7000 featuring a bigger sensor is going to make achieving bokeh easier and the Pentax E85 will give greater detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop photographs much more aggressively. The younger P7000 should have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7000 Portrait photography features
Pentax E85 Portrait photography features
45
focusing manually
supports face detect focus
saves RAW files
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
21
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7000 Street photography info
Pentax E85 Street photography info
58
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition in class (310 grams)
47
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7000 Sports photography info
Pentax E85 Sports photography info
38
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
good battery (350 shots)
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect auto focus
17
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7000 Travel photography details
Pentax E85 Travel photography details
58
good battery (350 per charge)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
more heavy than competition in class (310g)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7000 as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax E85 as a Landscape photography camera
52
focusing manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
good battery (350 shots)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
23
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7000 Vlogging highlights
Pentax E85 Vlogging highlights
30
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
has microphone support
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
more heavy than competition in class (310g)
22
wide angle not great (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone support
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Nikon P7000 vs Pentax E85 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7000 and Pentax E85
 Nikon Coolpix P7000Pentax Optio E85
General Information
Make Nikon Pentax
Model Nikon Coolpix P7000 Pentax Optio E85
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2010-11-23 2009-09-17
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed C2 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 99 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 32-96mm (3.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/2.9-5.2
Macro focus range 2cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 921 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 2 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 6.50 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD Lite, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 310 gr (0.68 lb) 145 gr (0.32 lb)
Dimensions 114 x 77 x 45mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 1.8") 93 x 58 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 39 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 19.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light score 147 not tested
Other
Battery life 350 shots -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - D-LI95
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 second delay) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $354 $0