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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P7800

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 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
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
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
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The P7800's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 108x64x38 mm vs 118x77x50 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
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 $348.00 vs $467.99
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              P7800:350 shots
              DSC-HX50V:400 shots

              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

              $498 - $548

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $345

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              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
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $449

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $511 - $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $540 - $699

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              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

              $329 - $354

              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
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $414

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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