• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon D20 advantages over Nikon P7700

  • Less expensive
    $299 vs $429
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 50 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    227g vs 397g
    Lighter weight

Nikon P7700 advantages over Canon D20

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.9 fps vs 1.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Good still and video image quality; Attractive, comfortable design; 3-inch LCD monitor that's easy to view in even bright sunlight.

  • Feature set lags behind current (2013) models; Performance average at best; Poor wide-angle optical quality; High chromatic aberration and corner softness.

  • Much improved, sleeker camera design doesn't mimic the competition; Sharp 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen swivels to the side, letting you compose shots from difficult angles; Brighter lens performs better in low light; Fast burst mode; Full HD movies.

  • Some photographers will miss having an optical viewfinder; Slower autofocus and single-shot cycle times when capturing RAW images; Shallow buffer; No one-touch video button.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XP150

Canon D20
Fujifilm XP150
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Nikon P7700
Fujifilm XP150
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm XP200

Canon D20
Fujifilm XP200
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon P7700
Fujifilm XP200
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon G16

Canon D20
Canon G16
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon P7700
Canon G16
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon P7800

Canon D20
Nikon P7800
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P7700
Nikon P7800
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon D30

Canon D20
Canon D30
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Newer
Nikon P7700
Canon D30
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
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