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Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP

Portability
82
Imaging
38
Features
73
Overall
52
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front
 
Olympus Stylus 550WP front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP Key Specs

Nikon P7800
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push 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
Olympus 550WP
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.5-5.0) lens
  • 167g - 94 x 62 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
  • Also referred to as mju 550WP
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Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP Overview

Its time to look closer at the Nikon P7800 versus Olympus 550WP, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Olympus. The resolution of the P7800 (12MP) and the 550WP (10MP) is relatively well matched but the P7800 (1/1.7") and 550WP (1/2.3") offer totally different sensor sizing.

Photography Glossary

The P7800 was released 4 years after the 550WP which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a short summation of how the P7800 scores versus the 550WP with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Olympus 550WP

 P7800 550WP 
ReleasedNovember 2013January 2009More modern by 60 months
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen dimensions3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution921k230kClearer screen (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus 550WP over the Nikon P7800

 550WP P7800 

Common features in the Nikon P7800 and Olympus 550WP

 P7800 550WP 
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry around your camera, you are going to need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Nikon P7800 enjoys outer measurements of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") with a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs) and the Olympus 550WP has dimensions of 94mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") along with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon P7800 versus Olympus 550WP in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilising during that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the P7800 and the 550WP.

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the P7800 and 550WP is 82 and 94 respectively.

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to see the contrast between sensor sizes purely by checking specs. The pic here will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the P7800 and 550WP.

All in all, both cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The P7800 due to its bigger sensor will make achieving shallower depth of field simpler and the Nikon P7800 will give more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots more aggressively. The newer P7800 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP sensor size comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7800 Portrait photography information
Olympus 550WP Portrait photography information
46
has manual focus
includes face detection focus
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
19
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon P7800
Street photography with Olympus 550WP
65
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
heavier than average in class (399g)
61
built in image stabilization (Digital)
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7800 Sports photography details
Olympus 550WP Sports photography details
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery (350 CIPA)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
no phase detect auto focus
30
built in image stabilization (Digital)
weather sealing
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000 seconds)
no shutter priority
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7800 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Travel photography camera
68
better than average battery (350 CIPA)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
reasonably wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
heavier than average in class (399 grams)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
55
weather sealing
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse recording
low MP (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7800 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus 550WP Landscape photography highlights
58
has manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (350 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
30
built in image stabilization (Digital)
weather sealing
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.5")
lack of manual exposure
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7800 Vlogging info
Olympus 550WP Vlogging info
75
reasonably wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have external mic support
heavier than average in class (399 grams)
25
built in image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not good (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
missing mic jack
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Nikon P7800 vs Olympus 550WP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7800 and Olympus 550WP
 Nikon Coolpix P7800Olympus Stylus 550WP
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Olympus
Model Nikon Coolpix P7800 Olympus Stylus 550WP
Otherwise known as - mju 550WP
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-11-25 2009-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 99 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 38-114mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.5-5.0
Macro focus distance 5cm 7cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.5"
Resolution of display 921 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 921 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1000s
Continuous shooting speed 8.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.00 m -
Flash settings - Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AEB
White balance 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) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 399 grams (0.88 lbs) 167 grams (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") 94 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 54 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light score 200 not tested
Other
Battery life 350 shots -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $550 $399