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Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
21.7 bits
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 60.0 vs 54.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 6x larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 21.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 644 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 1.7 f-stops higher ISO than the P7800
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon P7800

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 2 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P7800's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size Smaller 118x77x50 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 250 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 2" vs 2.6"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 399 g vs 492 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G1X:920k dots
              P7800:921k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              G1X:Tunnel
              P7800:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1X:10.8 EV
              P7800:11.7 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              P7800:54.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              P7800:7.1x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420 - $449

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $464

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $500 - $599

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $509

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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