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Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220

Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
73
Overall
51
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 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
  • Revealed November 2013
Sony W220
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 30-120mm (F2.8-7.1) lens
  • 147g - 95 x 57 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2009
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Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 Overview

Below is a detailed analysis of the Nikon P7800 and Sony W220, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Nikon and Sony. The sensor resolution of the P7800 (12MP) and the W220 (12MP) is very comparable but the P7800 (1/1.7") and W220 (1/2.3") offer different sensor measurements.

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The P7800 was revealed 4 years later than the W220 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going into a more detailed comparison, here is a short view of how the P7800 matches up vs the W220 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Sony W220

 P7800 W220 
LaunchedNovember 2013January 2009More recent by 60 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kClearer display (+691k dot)
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Reasons to pick Sony W220 over the Nikon P7800

 W220 P7800 

Common features in the Nikon P7800 and Sony W220

 P7800 W220 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Touch display Neither has Touch display

Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you have to factor in its weight and volume. The Nikon P7800 has exterior dimensions of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") with a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs) whilst the Sony W220 has sizing of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon P7800 and Sony W220 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. The following is a front view size comparison of the P7800 and the W220.

Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the P7800 and W220 is 82 and 95 respectively.

Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to visualize the difference in sensor measurements only by seeing specifications. The graphic here should give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the P7800 and W220.

To sum up, each of these cameras have the same megapixels but different sensor measurements. The P7800 features the larger sensor which is going to make obtaining bokeh easier. The more recent P7800 provides an edge in sensor tech.

Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 sensor size comparison

Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P7800 Portrait photography details
Sony W220 Portrait photography details
46
manual focus
provides face detect focus
exports RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
27
you can focus manually
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon P7800 Street photography highlights
Sony W220 Street photography highlights
64
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors in class (399g)
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon P7800
Sports photography with Sony W220
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery power (350 per charge)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect auto focus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow fps (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P7800 Travel photography info
Sony W220 Travel photography info
68
better than average battery power (350 per charge)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
relatively wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
heavier than competitors in class (399 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
51
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (30mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P7800 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W220 as a Landscape photography camera
58
manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (350 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
32
you can focus manually
has image stabilization (Optical)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (30mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P7800 Vlogging features
Sony W220 Vlogging features
75
relatively wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have mic jack
heavier than competitors in class (399g)
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (30mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of microphone port
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Nikon P7800 vs Sony W220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P7800 and Sony W220
 Nikon Coolpix P7800Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
General Information
Brand Nikon Sony
Model Nikon Coolpix P7800 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-11-25 2009-01-08
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 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 99 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-200mm (7.1x) 30-120mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/2.0-4.0 f/2.8-7.1
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 921 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 921 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 1s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed 8.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 10.00 m 7.10 m (Auto ISO)
Flash options - Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Red-eye, Flash Off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (8 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file 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 lbs) 147 grams (0.32 lbs)
Physical dimensions 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" 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 pictures -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL14 -
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $550 $160