Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P7700 vs Olympus XZ-1

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P7100

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Overall image quality Better image quality 41.0 vs 34.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 165 ISO vs 117 ISO
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The P7100 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.7 EV vs 10.4 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Color depth Better color depth 19.4 bits vs 18.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Olympus XZ-1

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the XZ-1's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The XZ-1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Slightly smaller 110x64x42 mm vs 114x77x45 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 275 g vs 395 g
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More than 30% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $228.99 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $271 cheaper (2.2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              P7100:10.7 EV
              XZ-1:10.4 EV
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              P7100:6,400 ISO
              XZ-1:None
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              P7100:19.4 bits
              XZ-1:18.8 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7100:165 ISO
              XZ-1:117 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              P7100:41.0
              XZ-1:34.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P7100:7.1x
              XZ-1:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              P7100:3,200 ISO
              XZ-1:6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              P7100:1.3 fps
              XZ-1:7 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $323 - $425

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $548

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $345

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $249

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $325

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $850

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $186 - $399

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $318 - $400

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

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