Nikon Coolpix P7800 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Items often bought with the Nikon P7800 or Sony DSC-HX50V

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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
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Significantly 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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 7.1x
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More than 17.5x more zoom
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
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$314.00 vs $499.95
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The best price we've seen is $186 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              P7800350 shots
              DSC-HX50V400 shots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              P780060s
              DSC-HX50V30s
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              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 Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $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 G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $350

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $485

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $349

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS

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