Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Portability
82
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
52
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front
 
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
Portability
85
Imaging
38
Features
67
Overall
49

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Key Specs

Nikon P7800
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-4.0) lens
  • 399g - 119 x 78 x 50mm
  • Introduced November 2013
Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Released December 2012
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Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Nikon P7800 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Nikon and Olympus. The resolution of the P7800 (12MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) is pretty well matched and they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/1.7").

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The P7800 was introduced 12 months after the XZ-2 iHS and they are of a similar generation. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a thorough comparison, below is a concise summary of how the P7800 grades versus the XZ-2 iHS in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 P7800 XZ-2 iHS 
ReleasedNovember 2013December 2012Newer by 12 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Screen resolution921k920kClearer screen (+1k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Nikon P7800

 XZ-2 iHS P7800 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon P7800 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 P7800 XZ-2 iHS 
Manually focus Dial accurate focus
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera often, you'll have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon P7800 features outside dimensions of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") and a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs) whilst the Olympus XZ-2 iHS has dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") along with a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you use at that moment. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the P7800 against the XZ-2 iHS.

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the P7800 and XZ-2 iHS is 82 and 85 respectively.

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very tough to imagine the contrast between sensor dimensions only by reading through specs. The pic here will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the P7800 and XZ-2 iHS.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact resolution and you should expect similar quality of files but you might want to consider the release date of the products into consideration. The more recent P7800 should have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon P7800
Portrait photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
47
you can focus manually
offers face detect focus
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
46
you can focus manually
includes face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon P7800
Street photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
65
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (399g)
66
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (346g)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7800 Sports photography advice
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sports photography advice
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking focus
great battery life (350 CIPA)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
no phase detect auto focus
44
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery pack (340 shots)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7800 Travel photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography information
69
great battery life (350 per charge)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
heavier than competition (399g)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
61
good battery pack (340 per charge)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (346 grams)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7800 Landscape photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography information
58
you can focus manually
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
great battery life (350 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
55
you can focus manually
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (340 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7800 Vlogging features
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging features
75
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic support
heavier than competition (399g)
36
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have external microphone socket
does not have a selfie friendly screen
more heavy than competition (346 grams)
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Nikon P7800 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7800 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS
 Nikon Coolpix P7800Olympus XZ-2 iHS
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7800 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2013-11-25 2012-12-18
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 1600 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 99 35
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/1.8-2.5
Macro focusing distance 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 4.8
Screen
Type of screen Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 921k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 921k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m 8.60 m (ISO 800)
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Optional Eye-Fi Connected
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 399 gr (0.88 lb) 346 gr (0.76 lb)
Dimensions 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 54 49
DXO Color Depth rating 21.2 20.4
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 11.3
DXO Low light rating 200 216
Other
Battery life 350 photos 340 photos
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL14 Li-90B
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Launch cost $550 $450