• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P7800 advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    50 mm vs 66 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Lighter weight
    399g vs 563g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.4 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Nikon P7800

  • Less expensive
    $419 vs $500
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1.5 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    581 vs 200 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.21 vs 0.42 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • 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

  • Excellent image quality for a 1/1.7" sensor; Versatile 28-200mm eq. lens with fast f/2-4 max aperture; Built-in EVF; Fully articulating LCD; Generous set of physical controls; Built-in flash with wireless support; Standard dedicated hot shoe; Full HD and slo-mo movies.

  • Slow cycle times and buffer clearing with RAW files; Shallow burst mode buffer; Mediocre autofocus speed and shutter lag; Sluggish UI at times; Slow to switch to movie mode; Optical zoom not supported during movie recording when using manual exposure modes; No built-in Wi-Fi.

  • Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical quality; Faster AF performance; Closer macro shooting; Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC with remote shooting; Decent JPEG burst performance; Excellent build quality.

  • Localized flare issue when wide open; No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor; Slow burst mode when shooting RAW files; Poor battery life; Video quality is so-so (not like Canon DSLRs).

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P7700

Nikon P7800
Nikon P7700
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
Canon G1X Mark II
Nikon P7700
  • $609
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Nikon P7800
Pentax MX-1
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher-res screen
  • Less shutter lag
Canon G1X Mark II
Pentax MX-1
  • $609
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon G16

Nikon P7800
Canon G16
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Canon G1X Mark II
Canon G16
  • $609
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Nikon P7800
Panasonic LX100
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G1X Mark II
Panasonic LX100
  • $609
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Nikon P7800
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $897
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G1X Mark II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $609
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $897
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
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