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Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 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
  • Launched May 2013
  • Succeeded the Nikon P7100
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
Photography Glossary

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

The following is a in depth review of the Nikon P7700 and Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by brands Nikon and Panasonic. The resolution of the P7700 (12MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is pretty close but the P7700 (1/1.7") and FS25 (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor size.

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The P7700 was announced 4 years after the FS25 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick view of how the P7700 scores against the FS25 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Panasonic FS25

 P7700 FS25 
RevealedMay 2013January 2009Newer by 53 months
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution921k230kCrisper screen (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Nikon P7700

 FS25 P7700 

Common features in the Nikon P7700 and Panasonic FS25

 P7700 FS25 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you should factor in its weight and size. The Nikon P7700 enjoys physical measurements of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") having a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs) while the Panasonic FS25 has specifications of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

Look at the Nikon P7700 and Panasonic FS25 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are using at the time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the P7700 vs the FS25.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the P7700 and FS25 is 82 and 95 respectively.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions merely by viewing specs. The picture here should give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the P7700 and FS25.

All in all, the 2 cameras have got the exact same MP albeit not the same sensor dimensions. The P7700 uses the bigger sensor which is going to make getting shallow DOF simpler. The newer P7700 will have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7700 Portrait photography features
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography features
46
has manual focus
has face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
26
supports face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7700 Street photography features
Panasonic FS25 Street photography features
64
screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (392 grams)
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon P7700
Sports photography with Panasonic FS25
43
image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking focus
good battery pack (330 shots)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second low (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7700 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography highlights
65
good battery pack (330 per charge)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (392 grams)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
51
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
low resolution sensor (12MP)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7700 Landscape photography information
Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography information
54
has manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (330 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
does not have Timelapse recording
32
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7700 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Vlogging camera
75
decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes microphone port
more heavy than competition (392 grams)
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have mic jack
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Nikon P7700 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7700 and Panasonic FS25
 Nikon Coolpix P7700Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Panasonic
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7700 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-05-28 2009-01-27
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max enhanced ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 99 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 2cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 921 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 8.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m 5.30 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance 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) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 392 grams (0.86 pounds) 148 grams (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch cost $499 $230