Summary: Unlike some of its peers, the Nikon Coolpix P7000 does not compromise on image quality and produces less visible noise at high-ISO than any compact camera so far. It also has a good metering system, good enough white-balance and reaonable dynamic-range. Focusing is a bit of a weak-spot with much more misses than usual, although plenty of focusing options are available, including manual-focus and infinity-focus as well.
Pros: Excellent control over image noise, Accurate image colors, Above average metering accuracy, Good white-balance system, Sharp output, Short shutter-lag, Excellent ergonomics, Excellent build-quality, Good battery-life, Excellent video recording capabilities
Cons: Frequent autofocus misses, Stabilization not so reliable, Not exposure-priority and innacurate live-histogram, Poor LCD coverage, Extremely poor viewfinder coverage, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Quick-menu is slow
Conclusion: Just as we wrote in our review of the Canon PowerShot G12, cameras like the P7000 used to be slam-dunk recommendations. But that was before the PEN and NEX models arrived. Granted, you’ll pay more for models like the new E-PL2 and NEX5, but you have the option of interchangeable lenses in relatively small bodies. Plus they deliver very good picture quality and much faster response.
Pros: Very good, accurate photos, Tweaks galore, Good zoom range, Top-notch LCD screen
Cons: Relatively expensive, Very slow response (1.3 fps), Sub-par movie performance
Excerpt: The Nikon P7000 is a top of the range compact digital camera that has features that you would normally only expect to see on pricier DSLR cameras. But can this high performance Coolpix really offer the best of both worlds? Read on to find out.
Excerpt: The Good Good low-light shooting. Solid 7X lens. Optical viewfinder. Lots of simple control dials. Comfortable in the hand. Hot shoe and lens adapter support. Reasonably good 720p video. Horizon level. The Bad Occasionally difficult menu system. No swivelling LCD. Needed to do more to stand out. No built-in, wired commander mode. Dodgy camera strap. Design and controls We've been here before.
Pros: Good low-light shooting., Solid 7X lens., Optical viewfinder., Lots of simple control dials., Comfortable in the hand., Hot shoe and lens adapter support., Reasonably good 720p video., Horizon level.
Cons: Occasionally difficult menu system., No swivelling LCD., Needed to do more to stand out., No built-in, wired commander mode., Dodgy camera strap.
Excerpt: (1 items) When you're behind the lens of the 10-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P7000 , you almost feel like you're at the helm of a jet. The camera is peppered with physical buttons, offering fast access to manual settings via a cockpit-like array of controls. DSLR owners will feel right at home behind the wheel of the Coolpix P7000, which offers great image quality to go along with those extensive imaging controls.
Pros: Superior image quality with very sharp photos, Optical viewfinder, Excellent macro mode, In-camera editing and enhancement tools, 7.1X optical zoom (28mm to 200mm), Buttons provide fast access to manual settings
Cons: Control complexity may intimidate casual users, Disappointing video quality, Maximum aperture of F2.8, A bit bulky
Excerpt: Having survived a recent avalanche of maxi-zoom compact digicams, it comes as something of a relief to engage with this more modest but still well-featured camera. The Nikon Coolpix P7000 wins on a number of points: its moderate dimensions, with a pocketable thickness of about 45mm; another is the 15mm CCD, capturing 10.1 million effective pixels; light weight; optical viewfinder; and there is a built in ND filter to aid longer exposures or to deal with excessively...
Summary: There is no question that Nikon has moved in leaps and bounds from previous P-series models, making significant improvements across the board in handling, features and performance. The changes are significant enough that this feels like a completely new camera, not one in the Coolpix P series.The decision to reduce the number of pixels has paid off, because unlike its predecessor the resolution of the P7000 is consistent all the way through to high sensitivities, as...
Nikon Coolpix P7000 review: A powerful but challenging point-and-shoot Nikon camera
Good Gear Guide.au
4 May 2011
Pros: Superior image quality with very sharp photos, optical viewfinder, excellent macro mode, in-camera editing and enhancement tools, 7.1X optical zoom (28mm to 200mm), buttons provide fast access to manual settings
Cons: Control complexity may intimidate casual users, disappointing video quality, maximum aperture of F2.8, a bit bulky
Excerpt: When you're behind the lens of the 10-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P7000, you almost feel like you're at the helm of a jet. The camera is peppered with physical buttons, offering fast access to manual settings via a cockpit-like array of controls. DSLR owners will feel right at home behind the wheel of the Coolpix P7000, which offers great image quality to go along with those extensive imaging controls.
Summary: Nikon's Coolpix P7000 manages the neat trick of looking like a traditional rangefinder camera, without actually feeling retro. Like the Canon PowerShot G12 it's been built to face off against, it’s too much of a beast to describe as a “compact” camera, but far smaller and portable than an SLR or system camera.