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Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
82
Imaging
38
Features
73
Overall
52
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Nikon P7800
(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
  • 399g - 119 x 78 x 50mm
  • Launched November 2013
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Lets examine more closely at the Nikon P7800 versus Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Nikon and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the P7800 (12MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is pretty similar but the P7800 (1/1.7") and FS25 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The P7800 was revealed 4 years later than the FS25 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a simple overview of how the P7800 scores vs the FS25 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Panasonic FS25

 P7800 FS25 
IntroducedNovember 2013January 2009Fresher by 59 months
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution921k230kSharper screen (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Nikon P7800

 FS25 P7800 

Common features in the Nikon P7800 and Panasonic FS25

 P7800 FS25 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry your camera regularly, you have to think about its weight and proportions. The Nikon P7800 enjoys exterior measurements of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") and a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs) while the Panasonic FS25 has measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

Look at the Nikon P7800 versus Panasonic FS25 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the P7800 versus the FS25.

Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the P7800 and FS25 is 82 and 95 respectively.

Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Often, its difficult to picture the difference between sensor sizing simply by reading specs. The graphic here may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the P7800 and FS25.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras posses the exact same resolution albeit different sensor sizing. The P7800 contains the bigger sensor which should make getting shallower DOF simpler. The fresher P7800 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7800 Portrait photography features
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography features
46
has manual focus
supports face detect focus
delivers RAW files
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
26
has face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7800 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Street photography highlights
65
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
more heavy than average in class (399 grams)
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon P7800
Sports photography with Panasonic FS25
44
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
good battery life (350 per charge)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
has no phase detect auto focus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
low frames per second (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7800 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Travel photography camera
68
good battery life (350 CIPA)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
rather wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than average in class (399g)
megapixel count low (12MP)
51
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse function
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon P7800
Landscape photography with Panasonic FS25
58
has manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (350 shots)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
32
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual mode
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7800 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging highlights
75
rather wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has microphone jack
more heavy than average in class (399 grams)
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of microphone socket
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Nikon P7800 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7800 and Panasonic FS25
 Nikon Coolpix P7800Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Make Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix P7800 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-11-25 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Highest boosted ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 99 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 921k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 921k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 8.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 10.00 m 5.30 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
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) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 399 gr (0.88 lbs) 148 gr (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" 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 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $550 $230