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Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800

Portability
82
Imaging
36
Features
55
Overall
43
Nikon Coolpix P7100 front
 
Samsung MV800 front
Portability
97
Imaging
40
Features
43
Overall
41

Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 Key Specs

Nikon P7100
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 395g - 116 x 77 x 48mm
  • Introduced February 2012
  • Replaced the Nikon P7000
  • Later Model is Nikon P7700
Samsung MV800
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 121g - 92 x 56 x 10mm
  • Released September 2011
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Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Samsung. There is a big difference among the image resolutions of the P7100 (10MP) and MV800 (16MP) and the P7100 (1/1.7") and MV800 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor size.

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The P7100 was released 6 months after the MV800 and they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a detailed comparison, here is a brief overview of how the P7100 scores versus the MV800 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7100 over the Samsung MV800

 P7100 MV800 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Screen resolution921k460kSharper screen (+461k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung MV800 over the Nikon P7100

 MV800 P7100 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon P7100 and Samsung MV800

 P7100 MV800 
ReleasedFebruary 2012September 2011Same generation
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen size
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to travel with your camera, you will need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon P7100 offers outer measurements of 116mm x 77mm x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs) and the Samsung MV800 has measurements of 92mm x 56mm x 10mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.4") accompanied by a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs).

Examine the Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the P7100 versus the MV800.

Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the P7100 and MV800 is 82 and 97 respectively.

Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by checking out a spec sheet. The image underneath should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the P7100 and MV800.

As you can see, the 2 cameras have different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The P7100 due to its bigger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field simpler and the Samsung MV800 will produce extra detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures a bit more aggressively.

Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon P7100
Portrait photography with Samsung MV800
45
focusing manually
features face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
35
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7100 Street photography advice
Samsung MV800 Street photography advice
64
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
heavier than average (395 grams)
74
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
lighter than average (121g)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7100 Sports photography factors
Samsung MV800 Sports photography factors
39
has image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
max frames per second low (1.3 frames/s)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect AF
45
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7100 Travel photography highlights
Samsung MV800 Travel photography highlights
57
better than average battery life (350 per charge)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
heavier than average (395 grams)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
71
lighter than average (121g)
includes focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7100 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung MV800 as a Landscape photography camera
52
focusing manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
43
really wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7100 Vlogging factors
Samsung MV800 Vlogging factors
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
comes with external mic support
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
heavier than average (395 grams)
34
really wide (26mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
lighter than average (121g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone support
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Nikon P7100 vs Samsung MV800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7100 and Samsung MV800
 Nikon Coolpix P7100Samsung MV800
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix P7100 Samsung MV800
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-02-20 2011-09-01
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 10MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 99 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm -
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 921k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.3 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 9.00 m 3.20 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash -
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30/15 fps), 640 x 480 (30/15 fps), 320 x 240 (30/15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 395g (0.87 lb) 121g (0.27 lb)
Physical dimensions 116 x 77 x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9") 92 x 56 x 10mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 41 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 19.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.7 not tested
DXO Low light score 165 not tested
Other
Battery life 350 pictures -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery model - BP70
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 second delay) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC Micro SD
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $750 $499