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Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85

Portability
82
Imaging
38
Features
73
Overall
52
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front
 
Pentax Optio E85 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
10
Overall
25

Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 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
  • Launched November 2013
Pentax E85
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 32-96mm (F2.9-5.2) lens
  • 145g - 93 x 58 x 24mm
  • Revealed September 2009
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Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 Overview

Below is a extensive assessment of the Nikon P7800 and Pentax E85, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Nikon and Pentax. The sensor resolution of the P7800 (12MP) and the E85 (12MP) is fairly similar but the P7800 (1/1.7") and E85 (1/2.3") come with different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The P7800 was released 4 years later than the E85 and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a more detailed comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the P7800 scores vs the E85 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Pentax E85

 P7800 E85 
RevealedNovember 2013September 2009More recent by 51 months
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Pentax E85 over the Nikon P7800

 E85 P7800 

Common features in the Nikon P7800 and Pentax E85

 P7800 E85 
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to lug around your camera, you'll need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Nikon P7800 features outside dimensions of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") having a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs) while the Pentax E85 has measurements of 93mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the P7800 compared to the E85.

Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the P7800 and E85 is 82 and 95 respectively.

Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very tough to picture the gap between sensor measurements only by reading a spec sheet. The graphic underneath may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the P7800 and E85.

As you can see, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact megapixel count but different sensor measurements. The P7800 provides the larger sensor which is going to make getting shallow depth of field less difficult. The fresher P7800 should have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7800 Portrait photography information
Pentax E85 Portrait photography information
46
has manual focus
features face detect focusing
supports RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7800 Street photography information
Pentax E85 Street photography information
65
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
heavier than others in class (399 grams)
47
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7800 Sports photography highlights
Pentax E85 Sports photography highlights
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking focus
great battery pack (350 per charge)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF
17
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7800 as a Travel photography camera
Pentax E85 as a Travel photography camera
68
great battery pack (350 shots)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
relatively wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
heavier than others in class (399g)
low megapixels (12MP)
51
flash built-in
no Time Lapse function
MP count low (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7800 Landscape photography factors
Pentax E85 Landscape photography factors
58
has manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
good sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
great battery pack (350 shots)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
23
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7800 Vlogging details
Pentax E85 Vlogging details
75
relatively wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has mic socket
heavier than others in class (399 grams)
22
wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
no mic jack
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Nikon P7800 vs Pentax E85 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7800 and Pentax E85
 Nikon Coolpix P7800Pentax Optio E85
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Pentax
Model type Nikon Coolpix P7800 Pentax Optio E85
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-11-25 2009-09-17
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 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 99 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-200mm (7.1x) 32-96mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/2.9-5.2
Macro focusing range 5cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 921 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 921 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 2 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 8.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 10.00 m 3.00 m
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video 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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 399 gr (0.88 lbs) 145 gr (0.32 lbs)
Dimensions 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") 93 x 58 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL14 D-LI95
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch cost $550 $0