Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Portability
82
Imaging
38
Features
70
Overall
50
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
 
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
Portability
85
Imaging
38
Features
67
Overall
49

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Key Specs

Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-4.0) lens
  • 392g - 119 x 73 x 50mm
  • Introduced May 2013
  • Superseded the Nikon P7100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
  • Introduced December 2012
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Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Overview

On this page, we are comparing the Nikon P7700 versus Olympus XZ-2 iHS, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Olympus. The image resolution of the P7700 (12MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) is very well matched and both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/1.7").

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The P7700 was announced 6 months later than the XZ-2 iHS and they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple summation of how the P7700 grades vs the XZ-2 iHS with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 P7700 XZ-2 iHS 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display resolution921k920kClearer display (+1k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Nikon P7700

 XZ-2 iHS P7700 
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon P7700 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 P7700 XZ-2 iHS 
IntroducedMay 2013December 2012Similar age
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera regularly, you are going to need to consider its weight and size. The Nikon P7700 has physical dimensions of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") along with a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs) while the Olympus XZ-2 iHS has specifications of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") having a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the P7700 against the XZ-2 iHS.

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the P7700 and XZ-2 iHS is 82 and 85 respectively.

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be difficult to visualize the gap between sensor sizing just by reading through specs. The graphic underneath will offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the P7700 and XZ-2 iHS.

All in all, both of those cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same MP and you can expect similar quality of pictures but you might want to consider the age of the products into consideration.

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon P7700
Portrait photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
46
has manual focus
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
46
focusing manually
has face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7700 as a Street photography camera
Olympus XZ-2 iHS as a Street photography camera
65
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
very small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (392g)
66
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than average in class (346g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon P7700
Sports photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
great battery power (330 per charge)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
has no phase detect autofocus
44
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has tracking focus
better than average battery (340 shots)
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7700 Travel photography highlights
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography highlights
65
great battery power (330 shots)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (392 grams)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
61
better than average battery (340 per charge)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.8)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than average in class (346 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7700 Landscape photography info
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography info
55
has manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (330 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
no Time Lapse function
55
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (340 CIPA)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7700 Vlogging highlights
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging highlights
75
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes external mic support
heavier than competition (392g)
36
fairly wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have microphone jack
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
more heavy than average in class (346g)
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Nikon P7700 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7700 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS
 Nikon Coolpix P7700Olympus XZ-2 iHS
General Information
Company Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7700 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2013-05-28 2012-12-18
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 99 35
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/1.8-2.5
Macro focusing distance 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 4.8
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 921 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic (optional)
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 8.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 10.00 m 8.60 m (ISO 800)
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
External flash
Auto exposure 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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
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 392 gr (0.86 lb) 346 gr (0.76 lb)
Physical dimensions 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 53 49
DXO Color Depth rating 21.1 20.4
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 11.3
DXO Low light rating 191 216
Other
Battery life 330 photographs 340 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL14 Li-90B
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $499 $450