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Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W

Portability
82
Imaging
38
Features
73
Overall
52
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front
 
Samsung HZ15W front
Portability
90
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
33

Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W Key Specs

Nikon P7800
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise 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
Samsung HZ15W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 249g - 105 x 61 x 37mm
  • Launched February 2009
  • Other Name is WB550
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Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W Overview

Its time to look a bit more in depth at the Nikon P7800 versus Samsung HZ15W, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the P7800 (12MP) and the HZ15W (12MP) is relatively comparable but the P7800 (1/1.7") and HZ15W (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor size.

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The P7800 was manufactured 4 years after the HZ15W which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a more detailed comparison, below is a concise overview of how the P7800 scores against the HZ15W with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Samsung HZ15W

 P7800 HZ15W 
LaunchedNovember 2013February 2009Newer by 58 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution921k460kClearer screen (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ15W over the Nikon P7800

 HZ15W P7800 

Common features in the Nikon P7800 and Samsung HZ15W

 P7800 HZ15W 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera, you have to think about its weight and measurements. The Nikon P7800 has outer 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 Samsung HZ15W has proportions of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") with a weight of 249 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have during that time. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the P7800 and the HZ15W.

Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the P7800 and HZ15W is 82 and 90 respectively.

Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its hard to see the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by going through specifications. The pic here might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the P7800 and HZ15W.

To sum up, the two cameras enjoy the same exact megapixels albeit not the same sensor dimensions. The P7800 contains the bigger sensor which will make achieving shallower DOF easier. The newer P7800 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W sensor size comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7800 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung HZ15W as a Portrait photography camera
46
you can focus manually
supports face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
32
focusing manually
comes with face detection focusing
no manual mode
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7800 Street photography highlights
Samsung HZ15W Street photography highlights
65
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
very small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than others in class (399g)
53
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (249 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P7800 Sports photography details
Samsung HZ15W Sports photography details
44
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
better than average battery (350 shots)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
no phase detect autofocus
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7800 Travel photography highlights
Samsung HZ15W Travel photography highlights
68
better than average battery (350 CIPA)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
heavier than others in class (399 grams)
low resolution (12MP)
54
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
missing Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition in class (249 grams)
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7800 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung HZ15W as a Landscape photography camera
58
you can focus manually
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (350 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
41
focusing manually
really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7800 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung HZ15W as a Vlogging camera
75
fairly wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external mic support
heavier than others in class (399 grams)
29
really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (249g)
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Nikon P7800 vs Samsung HZ15W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7800 and Samsung HZ15W
 Nikon Coolpix P7800Samsung HZ15W
General Information
Company Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix P7800 Samsung HZ15W
Also referred to as - WB550
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-11-25 2009-02-23
Body design 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 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 99 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/3.3-5.8
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 921 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 921 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 16s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 8.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 10.00 m 4.70 m
Flash modes - Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
External flash
AE 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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 399 grams (0.88 lb) 249 grams (0.55 lb)
Dimensions 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $550 $330