Summary: Stay away from this Nikon P7000!!! The camera's zoom immediately started to "Freeze Up" as soon as I took some test exposures! This problem only could be resolved by powering off the camera and turning it back on?
Summary: Buying this camera was a big mistake. I wish I had returned it but now I'm stuck with it. As others have noted, it's very slow. Write speed is slow, zoom is slow, auto-focus is slow and unreliable. The AF is something of a joke. Only about 1 in 3 shots does it actually get the focus right.
Summary: In the process of returning my SECOND Coolpix P7000 because of retractible shutter cover problems. If I have had this problem twice, then Nikon must have a mutitude of faulty cameras out there. This model needs a recall. Read on if you like but I wouldn't have one of these models, EVER....
Summary: I actually really liked the camera, but it was defective. :( Appears the infamous lens cover problem got me too. It will not open completely when powered on. It worked for about the first 2 hours before it started to malfunction.
Summary: Really wanted to like this camera but focus is a major problem. Landscape with out zoom seems to be OK but when trying to zoom in on faces it really falls down. Don't know if I got a bad copy but reading many reviews it seems this is a common problem. Sent mine back today.
Summary: I'm a die-hard Nikon fan that has owned several digital cameras over the years ( D40,D70,D90,D300 and P5100) and now sadly the flagship P7000. I bought this camera to have a small, reliable and capable take around with as many dslr features as possible.
Summary: In many ways I really liked using this camera, and feel were its defects cured with the 7100, I might seriously consider that. There was the option of a software upgrade, but for me there were too many problems with the essential basics of this camera.It could at certain settings show how it can...
Summary: I have been very pleased with this camera for over a year. Now the lens cover does not open fully and has to be coaxed with a finger. It turns out this is quite a common problem with this camera.