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Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W

Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
 
Samsung HZ15W front
Portability
90
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
33

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W Key Specs

Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • 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
  • Superseded the Nikon P7100
Samsung HZ15W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 249g - 105 x 61 x 37mm
  • Revealed February 2009
  • Alternative Name is WB550
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Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W Overview

The following is a complete assessment of the Nikon P7700 and Samsung HZ15W, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Samsung. The image resolution of the P7700 (12MP) and the HZ15W (12MP) is very similar but the P7700 (1/1.7") and HZ15W (1/2.3") use different sensor sizes.

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The P7700 was unveiled 4 years after the HZ15W which is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the P7700 scores vs the HZ15W with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Samsung HZ15W

 P7700 HZ15W 
RevealedMay 2013February 2009Newer by 52 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution921k460kClearer display (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ15W over the Nikon P7700

 HZ15W P7700 

Common features in the Nikon P7700 and Samsung HZ15W

 P7700 HZ15W 
Manually focus More precise focus
Display dimension3"3"Identical display dimensions
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W Physical Comparison

For those who are going to travel with your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and volume. The Nikon P7700 has 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 Samsung HZ15W has sizing of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") having a weight of 249 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the P7700 and the HZ15W.

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the P7700 and HZ15W is 82 and 90 respectively.

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions simply by reviewing specs. The picture below should offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the P7700 and HZ15W.

All in all, the 2 cameras posses the exact same megapixels but different sensor dimensions. The P7700 contains the larger sensor which is going to make getting bokeh simpler. The more modern P7700 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W sensor size comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7700 Portrait photography advice
Samsung HZ15W Portrait photography advice
46
manual focus
features face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
32
has manual focus
has face detect autofocus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7700 as a Street photography camera
Samsung HZ15W as a Street photography camera
64
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (392 grams)
53
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
heavier than competition in class (249 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon P7700
Sports photography with Samsung HZ15W
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking focus
better than average battery (330 per charge)
low MP (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect autofocus
27
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7700 Travel photography features
Samsung HZ15W Travel photography features
65
better than average battery (330 CIPA)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
quite wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (392g)
low MP (12MP)
54
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (249g)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon P7700
Landscape photography with Samsung HZ15W
54
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (330 CIPA)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have Timelapse recording
41
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7700 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung HZ15W as a Vlogging camera
75
quite wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone jack
more heavy than competition (392g)
29
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic support
heavier than competition in class (249g)
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Nikon P7700 vs Samsung HZ15W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7700 and Samsung HZ15W
 Nikon Coolpix P7700Samsung HZ15W
General Information
Company Nikon Samsung
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7700 Samsung HZ15W
Also called as - WB550
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-05-28 2009-02-23
Physical type 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
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 99 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.3-5.8
Macro focusing range 2cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 921k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 16 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m 4.70 m
Flash settings - Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
External flash
AE bracketing
WB 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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 392g (0.86 lbs) 249g (0.55 lbs)
Dimensions 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5")
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 photos -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Card slots One One
Launch price $499 $330