Nikon should have never removed the viewfinder. Poor design
3 August 2014
Summary: I have been a loyal fan of P7x00 series. I currently own a P7100 and purchased the P7700 to upgrade. What I did not know was that Nikon removed the finder and only the LCD was available for composition and viewing. I hate the idea of holding a camera away from my face. The stability of holding a camera in this manner is poor and tiresome. I quickly resold the camera and purchased a P7800 that now has a full color LCD viewfinder in addition to the flipout screen.
Excerpt: In November 2013 I bought the Nikon p7700 as a complementary camera to my D3200, especially when flying or for weekends away. I cannot say how surprised I am by the quality of the images from this superb compact camera. I have taken identical shots with both cameras at the same equivalent apertures, shutter speed, ISO, picture settings etc, and then processed the JPEGs from each in Phtoo shop as raw files, with the same Clarity and Sharpness settings.
Excellent second camera or first beginner's camera
Miye Cohen, Amazon
12 December 2013
Summary: This camera is excellent. I have a Nikon D80 and the P7700 has more options on it, just not an interchangeable lens. However, I picked it for its portability, ease of use, and good quality pictures. We took the camera on an 8-day trip, took both the D80 and P7700 and was glad to have the P7700 when I didn't want to carry the Nikon D80 that is considerably heavier.
Summary: I love this camera. I was looking for a compact camera that shoots in RAW and has a lot of features that the bigger SLR cameras have, so I could get professional looking pictures without having to take my big Nikon D7000 everywhere. Initially, I order the Canon G15, because it has a view finder (the Nikon P7700 doesn't) and it got rave reviews. I was really unhappy with the quality of the pictures that Canon G15 took. It just doesn't take clear pictures for my taste.
Summary: I'm a total newbie when it comes to photography, and I would definitely recommend this as a first camera for amateurs (such as myself). I bought it used for a very low price ($300) but it's a pretty inexpensive camera to begin with, and would've bought it new if buying used wasn't an available option. As soon as I took it out of the box, I noticed the great, sharp picture quality. It's fairly easy to navigate once you've skimmed through the manual.
Summary: Photography is my hobby, I bought this camera as backup camera when I cannot take my D7000 and heavy lens sets. Pros: -Decent 7.1x zoom -Picture quality is good for point and shoot and small sensor size -Lots of preset modes like fireworks and such -Fast focus -Probably the best button layout in my opinion, really easy to handle.
Summary: If you're a techno-geek, you will love this camera even if you never take a single picture with it. The good news: if you aren't a geek, there's still hope for you. Just set the mode dial to the camera icon and the P7700 becomes a fully automatic (and very high quality!) point-and-shoot. Now back to the techies. We have 18 Buttons, and 6 Rotating Dials It's a busy box for geeks! So if you buy this camera, expect to spend some time cuddling with the manual.
RX100 , G16, or P7700 - all fine cameras, but.....
Bears Fan Jim "qm2-703", Amazon
30 August 2013
Summary: ================ ========================= ================= ======== After trying the RX100, G15, XZ1 and XZ2, I picked up the Nikon P7700. At its price then of $359, as soon as I had it in my hands, I fell in love, and no longer "just had to have a really small camera body". Great lens, great flexibility, very accurate WB, great jpeg and very good raw. The P7700 feels like a top-level camera, without being at all that heavy.
Summary: I bet I'm not the only one looking for a high quality camera, smaller than a DSLR, but takes just as good a picture - eh? It was time to upgrade my D80 (purchased new in early 2005). I was thouroughly dissatisfied with the D80, however I was well versed in the camera - shot 20,000+ images with it; used most all functions from full auto to full manual; really was pushing the envelope with low light work in caved.