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Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200

Portability
82
Imaging
38
Features
73
Overall
52
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 Key Specs

Nikon P7800
(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
  • 399g - 119 x 78 x 50mm
  • Launched November 2013
Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2013
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Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 Overview

Here is a extended analysis of the Nikon P7800 and Nikon S5200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both manufactured by Nikon. There exists a considerable gap among the resolutions of the P7800 (12MP) and S5200 (16MP) and the P7800 (1/1.7") and S5200 (1/2.3") provide totally different sensor sizes.

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The P7800 was launched 10 months later than the S5200 so they are both of a similar age. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a thorough comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the P7800 grades versus the S5200 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Nikon S5200

 P7800 S5200 
LaunchedNovember 2013January 2013Fresher by 10 months
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution921k460kCrisper display (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon P7800

 S5200 P7800 

Common features in the Nikon P7800 and Nikon S5200

 P7800 S5200 
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and proportions. The Nikon P7800 features external measurements of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") with a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs) whilst the Nikon S5200 has measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon P7800 and Nikon S5200 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you choose at that time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the P7800 compared to the S5200.

Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the P7800 and S5200 is 82 and 95 respectively.

Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be hard to see the difference in sensor sizing merely by looking through a spec sheet. The visual here will offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the P7800 and S5200.

As you can see, the 2 cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The P7800 because of its larger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Nikon S5200 will render extra detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The newer P7800 will have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7800 Portrait photography factors
Nikon S5200 Portrait photography factors
46
has manual focus
features face detect focusing
supports RAW files
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
30
decent MP (16MP)
manual focus not available
no manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7800 Street photography info
Nikon S5200 Street photography info
65
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
more heavy than average (399g)
48
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7800 Sports photography info
Nikon S5200 Sports photography info
44
image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking focus
good battery pack (350 CIPA)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
has no phase detect AF
28
decent MP (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (160 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7800 Travel photography factors
Nikon S5200 Travel photography factors
68
good battery pack (350 CIPA)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than average (399 grams)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
68
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse mode
terrible battery power (160 CIPA)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7800 Landscape photography details
Nikon S5200 Landscape photography details
58
has manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (350 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
42
pretty wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
terrible battery power (160 per charge)
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7800 Vlogging info
Nikon S5200 Vlogging info
75
reasonably wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with microphone port
more heavy than average (399 grams)
33
pretty wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
missing mic support
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Nikon P7800 vs Nikon S5200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7800 and Nikon S5200
 Nikon Coolpix P7800Nikon Coolpix S5200
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon Coolpix S5200
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-11-25 2013-01-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 99 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 26-156mm (6.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0-4.0 -
Macro focusing range 5cm -
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 921 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 921 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m -
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (25p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high-speed: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Optional Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 399 grams (0.88 lb) 146 grams (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 54 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 200 not tested
Other
Battery life 350 pictures 160 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL14 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) -
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at launch $550 $130