Summary: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Excerpt: Nikon avait essayé de concurrencer la série G mais à vrai dire n'avait jamais réussit à livrer un produit véritablement à même de concurrencer les experts de Canon, il y avait toujours un élément décevant.
Pros: Rapport qualité - prix, Amplitude du zoom, Vidéo full HD, Ecran orientable