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Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP

Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
 
Olympus Stylus 550WP front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP Key Specs

Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase 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
  • Succeeded the Nikon P7100
Olympus 550WP
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.5-5.0) lens
  • 167g - 94 x 62 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2009
  • Alternative Name is mju 550WP
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Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Nikon P7700 versus Olympus 550WP, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by brands Nikon and Olympus. The image resolution of the P7700 (12MP) and the 550WP (10MP) is very close but the P7700 (1/1.7") and 550WP (1/2.3") posses different sensor sizes.

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The P7700 was launched 4 years after the 550WP which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a simple view of how the P7700 matches up vs the 550WP when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Olympus 550WP

 P7700 550WP 
AnnouncedMay 2013January 2009Newer by 54 months
Manual focus More precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimensions3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus 550WP over the Nikon P7700

 550WP P7700 

Common features in the Nikon P7700 and Olympus 550WP

 P7700 550WP 
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP Physical Comparison

If you are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you should think about its weight and volume. The Nikon P7700 features external measurements of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") accompanied by a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs) while the Olympus 550WP has sizing of 94mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") along with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon P7700 versus Olympus 550WP in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you select at the time. Below is a front view size comparison of the P7700 compared to the 550WP.

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the P7700 and 550WP is 82 and 94 respectively.

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP Sensor Comparison

Often, its tough to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions simply by viewing a spec sheet. The picture here will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the P7700 and 550WP.

As you can see, both of the cameras have different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The P7700 because of its larger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh simpler and the Nikon P7700 will provide you with greater detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos a bit more aggressively. The more modern P7700 should have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP sensor size comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7700 Portrait photography info
Olympus 550WP Portrait photography info
46
focusing manually
supports face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
19
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7700 Street photography factors
Olympus 550WP Street photography factors
64
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than average in class (392g)
61
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7700 Sports photography features
Olympus 550WP Sports photography features
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
good battery life (330 CIPA)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
has no phase detect autofocus
30
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7700 Travel photography factors
Olympus 550WP Travel photography factors
65
good battery life (330 CIPA)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
reasonably wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (392g)
low megapixels (12MP)
55
environment proofing
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
low MP (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7700 Landscape photography information
Olympus 550WP Landscape photography information
54
focusing manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (330 CIPA)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
missing Timelapse function
30
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.5")
manual mode not available
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7700 Vlogging highlights
Olympus 550WP Vlogging highlights
75
reasonably wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes microphone port
more heavy than average in class (392 grams)
25
built in image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Nikon P7700 vs Olympus 550WP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7700 and Olympus 550WP
 Nikon Coolpix P7700Olympus Stylus 550WP
General Information
Company Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7700 Olympus Stylus 550WP
Otherwise known as - mju 550WP
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-05-28 2009-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 99 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 38-114mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.5-5.0
Macro focusing range 2cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.5"
Resolution of display 921 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 8.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 10.00 m -
Flash settings - Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (15, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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) 167g (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") 94 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" 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 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $499 $399