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.
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.
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".
Summary: My photography teacher said rule #1, always carry your camera. Well it is a good rule until you start buying lenses and you need a backpack just to carry all your gear and in addition you never have the right lens on the camera for that split second unexpected photo opportunity. So, in order to comply with rule #1 after much research I purchased this Nikon P7700 to carry in my purse --- I have not been disappointed.
Summary: First - I owned this camera for about a month and a week before it proved to be defective. While it was working, it took some stunning photos. In my opinion, it is the best camera in its class. It's the best compact camera out there! Second - It worked flawlessly for a month and a week then - all of a sudden - it refused to power up (turn on), despite having a freshly charged battery. After about twenty frustrating presses on the On/Off button, it did power up.
Summary: After years of using a Nikon film SLR I decided to make the move to digital. I thought I would buy the Nikon D5200 DSLR but after doing my research decided to go with the P7700 for my first foray into digital. Besides being less than half the cost of the D5200 it seemed to offer plenty options with which to have fun. I took it on vacation to Europe and was very pleased with the results.