Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs Nikon Coolpix P7800

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

galleries

Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P7800.
Explore our gallery of 22 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P7800

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the P7800's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
Help
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The P7800's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 7.1x
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More than 17.5x more zoom
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
108×64×38 mm vs 119×78×50 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
400 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
272 g vs 399 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$292.77 vs $499.95
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The best price we've seen is $207 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2"
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More than 20% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              P7800350 shots
              DSC-HX50V400 shots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $189 - $247

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $385 - $626

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $523

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $429 - $486

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $546 - $649

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $336

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              External flash No external flash support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $228

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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