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.
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: 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.
Summary: Nikon P700 is similar to Sony DSC-RX100 in a few ways. First, do not let the 12MP, 1/1.7" (10/17") inch sensor deceive you. Its image quality at base ISO is identical to the 20MP, 1" sensor on the RX100. Even at higher ISO settings, the quality is very close, maybe even a tad better.
Summary: Some background information. I don't consider myself to have a bias but most of my digital cameras have been Nikons. I have used many other brands through my work, Canon, Kodak, Sony and Olympus. I am aware that Nikon is not necessarily considered to be the best maker of small pocket cameras. So when I decided to upgrade my small carry around camera I thought maybe it was time to give the other brands a serious look.
Has replaced two bags of DSLR bodies and lenses. I love this camera
James L. Skidmore, Amazon
27 July 2013
Summary: I am a Nikon shooter. I have been shooting weddings for years. With the current slow-down of my business (I now only shoot 1 or 2 a year), I decided to dump my gigantic collection of lenses and bodies. I sold my D700 & D300 and all my glass. I just couldn't justify letting $10,000 of equipment go to waste. I hated pulling it all out to go shoot for fun. Dragging around two bags and strapping on two large cameras just isn't "fun".