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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Review: Take High Quality Images At Affordable Price


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On September 3, 2013
Last modified:July 22, 2014

Summary:

Nikon Coolpix P7700 comes with great features. You will not only enjoy its exteriors but also the high quality snaps that you can on every occasion. If you are looking for a high-end indoor/outdoor camera, you should check this camera out.

Nikon presents wide variety digital camera to suit all kinds of customers. Nikon Coolpix P7700 comes with great features.

You will not only enjoy its exteriors but also the high quality snaps that you can on every occasion. If you are looking for a high-end indoor/outdoor camera, you should go through the details.

Specifications

Nikon Coolpix P7700 (aff link) comes with 12 MP CMOS sensor. The vari-angle screen (LCD screen of size 3”) has hinges on the left side.

The camera is fitted with 7.1x zoom lens so that it will have enough room for a viewfinder without increasing the size of the camera. As the overall size of the camera is small it can slip into your camera bag.

The camera comes with built-in ND filter and close macro mode. The camera unit is housed in a solid magnesium alloy body. The camera comes with a comfortable hand grip.

Nikon Coolpix P7700 Review: Take High Quality Images At Affordable Price

The midsized camera can be mounted on the tripod. The dimensions of the unit are 4.7” x 2.9” x 2.0”. It weighs 397 grams.

You can capture images from as low as 0.3 MP (640 x 480) to as high as 12.0 MP (4000 x 3000). The aspect ratio offered by the camera is 16:9. The focal length of the lens is in between 28 and 200 mm.

You can take advantage of the manual as well as auto focus offered by the camera. The normal focus range of the camera is from 50 cm to infinity. The aperture range is f/2.0, f/4.0 and f/8.0. Nikon Coolpix P7700 has internal flash.

Default timer settings are 2 seconds and 10 seconds. You can go for external flash connection as well. The default memory capacity of the camera is 86 MB.

You can capture snaps in various formats including RAW and RAW+JPEG. The supported movie formats is MOV. You can transfer the contents from the camera to other gadgets using HDMI and USB channels.

Nikon Coolpix P7700 is powered by Nikon’s proprietary EN-EL14 battery. The lithium-ion battery has 330 CIPA rating.

Features and performance

Nikon Coolpix P7700 offers you LCD camera (3”) which can be swiveled to the side. It will let you capture snaps in any angle. The camera has the capability to correct distortions automatically.

By using 7.1 zoom lens, you will be able to capture bright snaps. The chromatic aberration is suppressed in an effective manner.

Nikon Coolpix P7700 camera has an easy to follow clean layout. You can capture high quality snaps even in low light conditions. The camera lets you record high quality HD videos.

You can capture video in between 640×480 and 1920 x 1080. The camera lets you capture snaps at a rate of 8.9 frames per second.

You can take advantage of the vast ISO range from 80 to 6400. The shutter speed range is in between 60 and 1/4000.

You can utilize various metering modes including 224 segment matrix, center weighted and spot. The camera lets you control through aperture priority, program AE and shutter priority.

Nikon Coolpix P7700

A number of creative modes are present which will certainly enhance the overall performance of the camera. Some of the exposure modes include backlighting, portrait, landscape, pet portrait, nostalgic sepia and Active D-lighting.

Pros

  • Sleek design
  • The LCD screen can be swiveled to the side
  • Bright lens
  • Quick burst mode
  • HD movie capture capability
  • Compact design
  • Distortion free images
  • High quality images at low ISO levels
  • GPS support
  • Decent flash range
  • Quick startup
  • External stereo mic jack

Cons

  • Autofocus is slow
  • Slow single shot cycle time
  • One touch video button is not present
  • Poor accuracy with 7x zoom levels
  • Soft corners are produced when you capture snaps in wide mode
  • Lenses are not protected. You should use lens caps
  • Single shot timings are very slow
  • Limited buffer size
  • No optical viewfinder

Conclusion

Nikon Coolpix P7700 is a very much improved version of its predecessors. The camera comes with a sleek design which certainly stands out from the crowd.

Even though the camera fails in the provision of certain key features like an optical viewfinder, slow Autofocus and one touch video button, the camera delivers decent performance. You can capture high quality snaps at low ISO levels.

You can take quality prints even in enlarged mode as well. Comparatively Nikon Coolpix P7700 is cheaper than Canon PowerShot G1 X and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 which are nearest competitors.

Nikon Coolpix P7700 comes with great features. You will not only enjoy its exteriors but also the high quality snaps that you can on every occasion. If you are looking for a high-end indoor/outdoor camera, you should check this camera out.

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Mike Reeson - September 6, 2013

Man! I wish I would have seen this article BEFORE my daughter was born! And what a great review!

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Andrew Devlin - January 20, 2014

A good read, definitely worth a cut and paste. Thanks for your help in my decision on choosing my camera and that is Nikon Coolpix p7700.

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