The Nikon Coolpix 7900 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Nikon Coolpix 7900's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-P7) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD800 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 7900 compared to other compact competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 3.1 MP), is newer (february 2005 vs may 2002) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is thicker (1.5" vs 1").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P7

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P7 (vs the 7900)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P7 (vs the 7900)

  • Smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"
  • Lower true resolution: 3.1 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-P7 and 7900

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD800 IS (vs the 7900)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Smaller: Compact (90×58×25 mm) vs Compact (88×60×37 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the SD800 IS (vs the 7900)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SD800 IS and 7900

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel