Summary: It's a solid enthusiast "compact" that will please a lot of shooters, but the Nikon Coolpix P7700 doesn't quite deliver at midrange ISO sensitivities and its image-processing overhead might annoy impatient photographers.
Pros: A comfortable shooting design and nice photos in bright light number among the strengths of the Nikon Coolpix P7700 .
Cons: The P7700's performance is sluggish, and despite being the largest camera in its class it no longer has an optical viewfinder.
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix P7700 occupies the top spot in the Coolpix line both in terms of quality and price. While most Coolpix cameras are relatively simple point and shoots, made for quick snapshots, the Coolpix P7700 has much more to offer. It has a larger sensor than the other Coolpix cameras, an excellent, fully articulated LCD and a body that's built like a tank.
Summary: Where consideration for the Nikon P7700 becomes tricky depends on its intended use. For those already equipped with a DSLR and lenses, the P7700 makes an excellent second camera to use when the bulk of a DSLR system is cumbersome. For those moving from a point-and-shoot but not comfortable yet with a DSLR, the dilemma is to choose between a premium large-sensor compact camera with a limited zoom or a P7700. Neocamera detailed review Read the full Nikon P7700 review.
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, Live-Histogram, Blank LCD during continuous drive, Weak LCD hinge, Not, 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 cameras, you might be tempted to think that that the Coolpix P7700 occupied a shrinking niche.
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. In bright light the image quality is also impressive, particularly the resolution at ISO 80-200.
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. The Nikon COOLPIX P7700 is one such offering, which giving users extensive control over all photography aspects.
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.