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Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27

Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 front
Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
34
Overall
37

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 Key Specs

Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • 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
  • Released May 2013
  • Succeeded the Nikon P7100
Panasonic FH27
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 152g - 99 x 57 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Nikon and Panasonic. There exists a large gap among the image resolutions of the P7700 (12MP) and FH27 (16MP) and the P7700 (1/1.7") and FH27 (1/2.3") boast different sensor sizing.

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The P7700 was introduced 2 years later than the FH27 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a thorough comparison, here is a quick summary of how the P7700 scores vs the FH27 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Panasonic FH27

 P7700 FH27 
IntroducedMay 2013January 2011More recent by 30 months
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH27 over the Nikon P7700

 FH27 P7700 
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon P7700 and Panasonic FH27

 P7700 FH27 
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera, you will want to think about its weight and volume. The Nikon P7700 features exterior measurements of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") along with a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs) and the Panasonic FH27 has sizing of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs).

See the Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have at the time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the P7700 and the FH27.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the P7700 and FH27 is 82 and 94 respectively.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to imagine the gap in sensor measurements merely by seeing specifications. The graphic here will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the P7700 and FH27.

Plainly, both of these cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The P7700 using its larger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh simpler and the Panasonic FH27 will produce more detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop photos more aggressively. The more modern P7700 should have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7700 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FH27 Portrait photography info
46
you can focus manually
has face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
34
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
features face detection focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7700 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FH27 Street photography highlights
64
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors in class (392g)
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch focus
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7700 Sports photography info
Panasonic FH27 Sports photography info
43
image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
good battery life (330 per charge)
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect autofocus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7700 Travel photography information
Panasonic FH27 Travel photography information
65
good battery life (330 shots)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
pretty wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors in class (392 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
68
boasts touch focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7700 Landscape photography info
Panasonic FH27 Landscape photography info
54
you can focus manually
pretty wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (330 shots)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have Timelapse recording
43
really wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7700 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FH27 as a Vlogging camera
75
pretty wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external microphone port
more heavy than competitors in class (392 grams)
32
really wide (28mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic port
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Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH27 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7700 and Panasonic FH27
 Nikon Coolpix P7700Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Panasonic
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7700 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-05-28 2011-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine VI
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 99 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 2cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 921k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed 8.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m 5.80 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (15, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic 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 392 gr (0.86 pounds) 152 gr (0.34 pounds)
Physical dimensions 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") 99 x 57 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photos 250 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $499 $229