Nikon P7800 has a 12.0MP 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm ) sized BSI-CMOS sensor . On the other hand, Sony A7 has a 24.0MP Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features Bionz X processor. Sony A7's sensor provides 12MP more than Nikon P7800's sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. You can print your images larger or crop more freely.
On the other hand, please keep in mind that Max sensor resolution is not the only determinant of resolving power. Factors such as the optical elements, low pass filter, pixel size and sensor technology also affects the final resolution of the captured image.
Below you can see the P7800 and A7 sensor size comparison.
As seen above, Sony A7 has a 20.6x Larger sensor area than Nikon P7800. Larger sensors give photographer more control on the depth of field and blurry background compared to smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.