Summary: I absolutely LOVE this camera. I use it at least twice a week. I take approx. 200 - 300 photos a week and I am so impressed! There are still many functions I haven't figured out yet but I am having a blast learning. No kidding when I tell you that everyone who sees the photos I've taken and had blown up to 8x10 and framed them, all say how beautiful they are and that I should start a business selling them.
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.
Summary: I've only had this camera for a few days and although I have by no means fully explored its' true potential, I can assure that that the positive pro reviews and glowing user reviews are by no means excessive in their praise. I've just been shooting JPEGs in auto mode thus far as I just haven't had the opportunity to fully go over it's operational instructions as yet, but even shooting images this way yields very impressive results.
Super-small RX100 , or Great Handling P7700 - and save $150* ....
J. Conner "qm2-703", Amazon
30 August 2013
Summary: I tried the Sony RX100 for a week, and took about 300 photos. It's a fine camera, but probably if I just had to have a subcompact body camera, I personally would take the Lumix LX7 at $329. Not as great ISO past 800 as the Sony, but then again, with the LX7 fast lens over more of its zoom range, maybe you won't need ISO over 800 very often. HOWEVER, after trying both the RX and the LX7, along with Olympus XZ1 XZ2 and a Canon G15, I tried the Nikon P7700.
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.