• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 560.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX10 IS advantages over Nikon P7700

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    560 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon P7700 advantages over Canon SX10 IS

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~1.80 vs 2.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • 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
  • Thinner
    50 mm vs 86 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/500 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    397g vs 663g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.42 vs 0.60 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    12.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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 1.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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

  • 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 Sony DSC-HX1

Canon SX10 IS
Sony DSC-HX1
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $499
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
Nikon P7700
Sony DSC-HX1
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX1 IS

Canon SX10 IS
Canon SX1 IS
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • HDMI out
Nikon P7700
Canon SX1 IS
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX20 IS

Canon SX10 IS
Canon SX20 IS
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
Nikon P7700
Canon SX20 IS
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon SX10 IS
Pentax MX-1
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon P7700
Pentax MX-1
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon P7800

Canon SX10 IS
Nikon P7800
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $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
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