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Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7

Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 Key Specs

Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump 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 FH7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 19mm
  • Announced September 2011
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS22
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Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap between the image resolutions of the P7700 (12MP) and FH7 (16MP) and the P7700 (1/1.7") and FH7 (1/2.3") use totally different sensor dimensions.

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The P7700 was unveiled 21 months later than the FH7 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the P7700 scores versus the FH7 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Panasonic FH7

 P7700 FH7 
AnnouncedMay 2013September 2011Fresher by 21 months
Manually focus More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution921k230kClearer display (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Nikon P7700

 FH7 P7700 
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon P7700 and Panasonic FH7

 P7700 FH7 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera, you need to consider its weight and volume. The Nikon P7700 features external measurements of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") and a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FH7 has sizing of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you select at the time. Here is the front view physical size comparison of the P7700 against the FH7.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the P7700 and FH7 is 82 and 96 respectively.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be hard to see the gap between sensor sizing purely by checking specifications. The photograph underneath will help give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the P7700 and FH7.

Plainly, the two cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The P7700 with its larger sensor will make shooting bokeh less difficult and the Panasonic FH7 will give you greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The younger P7700 will have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7700 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic FH7 Portrait photography factors
46
has manual focus
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
34
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon P7700
Street photography with Panasonic FH7
64
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
heavier than others (392g)
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch to focus
lighter than competition (126 grams)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7700 Sports photography details
Panasonic FH7 Sports photography details
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery life (330 per charge)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
has tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon P7700
Travel photography with Panasonic FH7
65
better than average battery life (330 per charge)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than others (392g)
MP count low (12MP)
71
lighter than competition (126 grams)
comes with touch to focus
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon P7700
Landscape photography with Panasonic FH7
54
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
better than average battery life (330 CIPA)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
missing Time Lapse function
43
fairly wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7700 Vlogging details
Panasonic FH7 Vlogging details
75
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic port
heavier than others (392g)
34
fairly wide (28mm)
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
lighter than competition (126 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone jack
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Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FH7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7700 and Panasonic FH7
 Nikon Coolpix P7700Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
General Information
Brand Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix P7700 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
Also called - Lumix DMC-FS22
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-05-28 2011-09-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine IV
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 area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 99 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.1-6.5
Macro focus distance 2cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 921k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
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 per second 4.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 10.00 m 3.30 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 392 grams (0.86 pounds) 126 grams (0.28 pounds)
Dimensions 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 53 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light score 191 not tested
Other
Battery life 330 images 260 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
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