Nikon P7800 overview
Nikon P7800 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera originally announced on November of 2013. The camera houses a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The P7800 is ranked #2 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #402 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your personal factors.
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Nikon P7800 family
The Nikon P7800 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete range below.
Nikon P7800 Gallery
You can check the P7800 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon P7800 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Nikon P7800 based on factors that are oftentimes seen as essential in a camera.
Nikon P7800 Sensor details
The dimension of the sensor on the Nikon P7800 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.The highly-anticipated Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS Sports is finally here
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 12MP and delivers a native ISO range of 80 to 1600. This ISO can be widened electronically to a high of 6400. RAW files are saved therefore you have wider margin for error.
The image below shows the P7800's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The P7800 sensor has a crop factor of 4.8 and is outlined in green.Is Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Deceptive?
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon P7800 dimensions
Nikon P7800 weighs around 0.88 lb (399g / 14.07 oz) & has exterior dimensions of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Nikon P7800 is heavier in comparison with other competitors.Incredible Footage Reveals Eagle Attacking Drone in Mid-Flight Showdown
The following is a photo of the Nikon P7800 with a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button layout on the P7800.
Nikon P7800 Lens specs
The P7800 features a built in lens and it has a focal range of 28-200mm making it a 7.1 x zoom which is not at all exceptional however it is going to be valuable in certain scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, it features an aperture of f2.0 and that is helpful for low light situations and capturing a shallow depth of field. It will also let you choose a lower ISO in order to get cleaner files. At the tele end, 200mm comes at f4.0 making it really decent and will allow you to set high shutter speeds.
Nikon P7800 Connectivity
The P7800 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send photos and at times change camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Nikon P7800 Video specs
The highest video quality on the Nikon P7800 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance for quality vs file sizes but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to crop. Even though the camera offers a mic socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket which means you will not have the ability to keep an eye on your sound levels.
Nikon P7800 Weather Sealing
Nikon P7800 doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions can affect the camera.
Nikon P7800 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon P7800 is equipped with a 3 inch fully articulated display screen supporting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
It possesses a selfie friendly display to take self portraits as well as group photos if required. Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.The highly-anticipated Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS Sports is finally here
The ViewFinder details for Nikon P7800 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 921 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders are pretty helpful.
Nikon P7800 Shutter specs
Nikon P7800 continuous shooting speed is 8.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Nikon P7800 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon P7800 features both inbuilt flash along with external flash ability.
Nikon P7800 Autofocus specs
Nikon P7800 features just Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & precise in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which makes it valuable for people photography.
The Sensor supports 99 focus points to pick from. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Nikon P7800 comes with manual focusing when required for low light situations or you require more exact control on focusing.
Nikon P7800 Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL14) for the Nikon P7800 is designed to last for 350 clicks based on the CIPA standards which is above the usual in comparison to its category. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the highest (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
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Nikon P7800 for specific styles of photography
The following bar chart shows a analysis of the Nikon P7800 for specific styles of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section below.
Nikon P7800 Portrait photography information
The Nikon P7800 has a points total of 46 which is decent, and means the camera is fairly acceptable for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon P7800 Street photography info
Getting a above average points total of 65, the Nikon P7800 is a very decent fit for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon P7800 Sports photography advice
A lousy sports photography rating of 44 suggests the Nikon P7800 is just not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs fantastic focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon P7800 Travel photography information
Portability is super critical when buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon P7800 gets a nice 68 as a travelling camera which is a fine fit for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Nikon P7800
When you're planning to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon P7800 and it's reasonable score of 58 as a landscape camera is reasonably adequate within the current market.
Nikon P7800 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should really offer a moving screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon P7800 is a fine pick for vlogging as it gets a nice rating of 75.
Nikon P7800 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the P7800, below is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph underneath offers you a bird's eye view of the P7800 compared to it's top rated competitors mentioned above.
These are various other cameras you might look at as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.