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Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200

Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 Key Specs

Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • 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
  • Revealed May 2013
  • Earlier Model is Nikon P7100
Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2013
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Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are sold by Nikon. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the P7700 (12MP) and S5200 (16MP) and the P7700 (1/1.7") and S5200 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor sizing.

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The P7700 was unveiled 4 months later than the S5200 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going into a thorough comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the P7700 grades versus the S5200 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Nikon S5200

 P7700 S5200 
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution921k460kClearer display (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon P7700

 S5200 P7700 

Common features in the Nikon P7700 and Nikon S5200

 P7700 S5200 
LaunchedMay 2013January 2013Similar generation
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera regularly, you are going to need to take into account its weight and size. The Nikon P7700 features physical dimensions of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") with a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs) and the Nikon S5200 has specifications of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached at that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the P7700 versus the S5200.

Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the P7700 and S5200 is 82 and 95 respectively.

Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizing only by checking technical specs. The graphic underneath will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the P7700 and S5200.

As you have seen, both of these cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The P7700 using its larger sensor will make achieving shallower depth of field less difficult and the Nikon S5200 will resolve more detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively.

Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7700 Portrait photography features
Nikon S5200 Portrait photography features
46
focusing manually
features face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
30
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7700 Street photography information
Nikon S5200 Street photography information
64
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than average (392 grams)
48
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7700 Sports photography advice
Nikon S5200 Sports photography advice
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking focus
better than average battery pack (330 per charge)
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect autofocus
28
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery power (160 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7700 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S5200 as a Travel photography camera
65
better than average battery pack (330 CIPA)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
quite wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than average (392 grams)
low MP (12 megapixels)
68
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (26mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low battery power (160 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7700 Landscape photography details
Nikon S5200 Landscape photography details
54
focusing manually
quite wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (330 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse mode
42
decently wide (26mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
good sized screen (3")
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
low battery power (160 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon P7700
Vlogging with Nikon S5200
75
quite wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have mic socket
heavier than average (392g)
33
decently wide (26mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Nikon P7700 vs Nikon S5200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7700 and Nikon S5200
 Nikon Coolpix P7700Nikon Coolpix S5200
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7700 Nikon Coolpix S5200
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-05-28 2013-01-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 125
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 99 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 26-156mm (6.0x)
Max aperture f/2.0-4.0 -
Macro focusing range 2cm -
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 921k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 8.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (15, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 392g (0.86 lbs) 146g (0.32 lbs)
Physical dimensions 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 53 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 191 not tested
Other
Battery life 330 images 160 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL14 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $499 $130