Nikon P7800 vs. Sony RX100 II

The Sony RX100 M2 features 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and no-optical low pass filter and on the other side we have Nikon P7800 that have 12.2MP 1/1.7″ BSI CMOS Sensor , now look at the design of both the camera… Sony having a big sensor comes under a ultra compact design and Nikon P7800 have a smaller sensor but its body is bigger than Sony… detailed specification comparison review below

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Major Difference

Nikon P7800 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel: With Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II you get more megapixels.

Bigger Sensor Size:  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II have bit bigger sensor than Nikon P7800.


The large sensor captures more light hence the result is lower apparent noise, more color depth in image and increased dynamic range.

Hence you will get better image quality with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II when compared to Nikon P7800.

Low pass filter:  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II have no built-in low pass filter, so you get super Sharpe images even when viewed at 100% without moiré or aliasing problem, on the other Nikon P7800 does have built-in low pass filter, hence Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II better compared to Nikon P7800.

Optical Zoom: More optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving yourself, hence we recommend you to buy Nikon P7800 over Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

Aperture Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II aperture Range is better than Nikon P7800, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor,  create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.

More AF Points: Nikon P7800 have More AF points Compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II, More sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Nikon P7800 can quickly and accurately do AF Compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

ISO: The ISO range of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II is more than Nikon P7800, high sensitivity sensors have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.

Better Shutter Range: Nikon P7800 features better shutter range compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II features fast shooting speed compared to Nikon P7800.

Nikon P7800 Video Mode: Nikon P7800 features full HD video recording @ 30 fps, 25 fps and 15 fps frame rate. 1280×720 video@ 60 fps and 30 fps.

Supported formats Nikon P7800 supports standard recoding format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4.

Better Video Mode: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II features full HD video recording @ 60, and 24 frame rates.

Supported formats Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II supperts standard recoding format AVCHD Ver. 2.0 codec, additionally, an external microphone can be used in conjunction with the multi interface shoe.


Nikon P7800 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II  2Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II features tilting display on the other hand Nikon P7800 have Swivel display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.

Wi-Fi: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II features built-in Wi-Fi so you can share images without any pain, Nikon P7800 doesn’t have optional Wi-Fi, but you can buy a optional Wi-Fi adaptor at an extra cost.

Dimensions: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II is smaller than Nikon P7800.

Weight: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II lighter than Nikon P7800.

 Verdict: Based on specification comparison review we have a clear winner –> Sony RX100 M2, the camera have a 1 inch sensor inside and no optical low pass filter, better ISO range compared to Nikon P7800, bright aperture lens and captures full HDvideo @ 60fps, the size is also small compared to Nikon P7800.

Buy Sony RX100 M2 from Amazon || Buy Nikon P7800 from Amazon

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