Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix P7000 was Nikon’s foray into the enthusiast camera space and though it resembled something from the competition, it did put at the user’s disposal a load of easy-to-use dials and manual features.
Pros: Fast aperture lens, Lots of dials for full manual control, Gorgeous 3-inch fully articulated screen, Fast shooter (8fps)
Cons: Slow recycle time between shots, Dynamic range slightly on the lower side, Bulky
Summary: <img src="http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/assets/48843.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="" border="0" style="float: right;" /> The Nikon Coolpix P7700 occupies the top spot in the Coolpix line both in terms of quality and price.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Numerous controls, Good in low light, Excellent movie quality
Cons: Problem with on/off button, Slow to shut down, Delay in begining recording of movies, Occasional overexposure outdoors
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is an impressive camera with an unmatched feature set. Already its stabilized 7X wide-angle optical zoom lens is unique among premium compacts, making it the only one in its class with telephoto reach.
Pros: Great lens sharpness, Low image noise, Excellent retention of image details, Reliable metering, Nicely saturated but natural colors, Impressive image stabilization, Fast AF in good light, Short shutter-lag, Good ergonomics, Generally sturdy, Unique bright 7X optical zoom lens
Cons: Slow AF near telephoto, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Self-timer resets entering Playback, Not Exposure-Priority, Live-Histogram not often accurate, Blank LCD during continuous drive, Weak LCD hinge, Not Focus-Priority, Very slow video zoom, 1s video record delay
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P7700 has a lot to offer for those looking for a fixed lens compact that fits somewhere between a small sensor compact and a DSLR. With the advent of large sensor compacts like the Canon PowerShot G1X and Sony RX100, added to the continuing popularity of mirror-less compact system...
Pros: Bright f2 - f4 28-200mm zoom., 1080p30 video, plus slow and fast modes., Wide range of physical controls., High degree of customisation., Versatile auto bracketing., Excellent image quality.
Cons: No viewfinder., Poor continuous shooting performance., Slow buffer write times., Poor menu design., No built-in Wifi or GPS.
Summary: Whether you like the size of the Nikon Coolpix P7700 will depend on what you want from a camera. It may be larger and heavier than the competition, but this is balanced with an excellent range of controls that most enthusiast photographers will really appreciate.
Excerpt: Most serious photography enthusiasts aspire for a D-SLR, but hate to lug around the bulk. Thankfully, many camera manufacturers have brought out high-end compact cameras with features packed to the gills.
Pros: Great image quality; Good low-light performance; Shoots in camera RAW; 3" flip LCD; Several built-in effects and filters including ND; Supports external flash and mic; GPS.
Cons: Slow performance; No movie recording button; No viewfinder.
Pros: Good design, Manual control, Control dials and customisable buttons, Nikon has worked hard to produce a camera that is visually appealing, with dials and function buttons beckoning to serious photographers who want quick access to their most commonly used settings.
Cons: Slow shot-to-shot times, Not a touchscreen, Noisy at high ISOs, Unfortunately, shot-to-shot time is seriously slow, leading to missed shots and a lot of frustration waiting for the camera to catch up with you. Perhaps this is something that could be addressed by Nikon with a firmware upgrade.
Conclusion: The Nikon P7700 looks and performs every part the high-end camera; it’s far better in almost every area than its predecessor, although the lack of a viewfinder (or ability to add one that works in conjunction with the zoom) is perplexing. This Coolpix isn’t shy of controls either.
Pros: Multiple controls, 28-200mm f/2.0-4.0 lens range and brightness, sharp images, decent image quality from the latest sensor, fast autofocus, design and performance improvements beyond predecessor, vari-angle screen mount, Nikon CLS for controlling one Speedlite off camera (at up to 1/2000th sec sp...
Cons: No viewfinder, chunky design won’t suit all, bokeh effect in conjunction with overexposure, freeze out after burst shooting raw files, price considering the competition, white balance can be inconsistent