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Nikon P7700 review

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Our Verdict

For

  • Good design
  • Manual control
  • Control dials and customisable buttons

Against

  • Slow shot-to-shot times
  • Not a touchscreen
  • Noisy at high ISOs
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Using the Nikon P7700, it's easy to see that this a marked improvement over previous P series cameras, especially in terms of aesthetics and design.

Now a camera that is much more pocketable, it still retains all the mode dials and manual controls that appeal to the more advanced photographer.

Image quality is generally pretty good, though it's not any better than rival cameras in the market, and is a worse performer than cameras such as the Sony RX100, which features a larger sensor in what is a smaller body.

That said, it does have other benefits, such as the articulating screen and a hotshoe for adding accessories. If you don't shoot in low light conditions very often, and want the benefit of a longer zoom range than some of the other competitors on the market, this is a very tempting proposition.

We liked

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.

We disliked

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.

Final verdict

With a raft of premium compact cameras now flooding the market in a bid to appeal to those looking for something a little more sophisticated from a compact, Nikon has produced a camera that is very likeable in many respects, with the P7700 having just a few let downs.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix P
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom7.1x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)392 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity86 MB
Minimum Focus Distance20 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate120 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL14
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height72.5 mm
Width118.5 mm
Depth50.4 mm
Autofocus Points99
Product SeriesP
Focal Length6 mm to 42.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
Audio FormatsWAV, AAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Pre-flash, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelP7700
Product NameCoolpix P7700 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVNA180E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Take your creativity to new places with the COOLPIX P7700.

The bright 7.1x NIKKOR zoom lens with fast f/2.0-4.0 aperture enables vivid images in low light and beautiful background blur when you want to single out subjects. The large backlit CMOS sensor delivers superior results at high sensitivity.

You can capture unique perspectives with the vari-angle monitor, create shortcuts to favorite camera settings and shoot in RAW format. When you want to control the quality of light, Nikon's Creative Lighting System offers a range of compatible Speedlight flash units to help you do just that.

Battery Life330 Shot/1.17 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix P7700 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Lens Cap LC-CP26 (Attached to the Camera Body)
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (with Terminal Cover)
  • Battery Charger MH-24
  • USB Cable UC-E17
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software CD
  • Reference Manual CD
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone