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Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200

Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
 
Samsung PL200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 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
  • Launched May 2013
  • Previous Model is Nikon P7100
Samsung PL200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
  • Introduced July 2010
Photography Glossary

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 Overview

Its time to look a bit more in depth at the Nikon P7700 and Samsung PL200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Samsung. The resolution of the P7700 (12MP) and the PL200 (14MP) is pretty comparable but the P7700 (1/1.7") and PL200 (1/2.3") use different sensor sizes.

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The P7700 was unveiled 2 years later than the PL200 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a full comparison, below is a simple summation of how the P7700 scores versus the PL200 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Samsung PL200

 P7700 PL200 
IntroducedMay 2013July 2010More recent by 35 months
Manually focus Dial accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution921k230kClearer screen (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung PL200 over the Nikon P7700

 PL200 P7700 

Common features in the Nikon P7700 and Samsung PL200

 P7700 PL200 
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera, you'll have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon P7700 has 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) and the Samsung PL200 has measurements of 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") having a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at that time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the P7700 compared to the PL200.

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the P7700 and PL200 is 82 and 94 respectively.

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements simply by going through specs. The photograph underneath will help provide you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the P7700 and PL200.

All in all, the 2 cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The P7700 having a bigger sensor is going to make getting shallow DOF easier and the Samsung PL200 will produce greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs a little more aggressively. The more modern P7700 should have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7700 Portrait photography info
Samsung PL200 Portrait photography info
46
focusing manually
offers face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
28
MP count good (14MP)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7700 Street photography highlights
Samsung PL200 Street photography highlights
64
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
heavier than competition in class (392 grams)
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7700 Sports photography details
Samsung PL200 Sports photography details
43
image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking focus
great battery (330 CIPA)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect autofocus
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7700 Travel photography advice
Samsung PL200 Travel photography advice
65
great battery (330 CIPA)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (392g)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
58
MP count good (14MP)
flash built-in
missing Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7700 Landscape photography features
Samsung PL200 Landscape photography features
54
focusing manually
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
great battery (330 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
lack of Time Lapse recording
37
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon P7700
Vlogging with Samsung PL200
75
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes mic port
heavier than competition in class (392 grams)
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external microphone port
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Nikon P7700 vs Samsung PL200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7700 and Samsung PL200
 Nikon Coolpix P7700Samsung PL200
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix P7700 Samsung PL200
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-05-28 2010-07-21
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 99 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus range 2cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 921 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter speed 8.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 10.00 m 4.60 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB 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) 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 392 grams (0.86 lb) 170 grams (0.37 lb)
Dimensions 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") 100 x 60 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 pictures -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL14 BP70A
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC'/MMC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $499 $0