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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Point-and-Shoot Camera Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is relatively thick and heavy for an advanced point-and-shoot camera but it is still lightweight compared to many digital SLRs. It can be a good secondary camera for serious photographers or a step up for those learning photography who want to be able to switch between automatic and manual settings.

This camera offers a wide range of both automatic and manual features, with a larger-than-average (1/1.7" ratio) CMOS sensor, a relatively fast lens, a vari-angle LCD screen that folds out and swivels to make it easier to see, and full 1080p HD video recording with stereo sound. The P7700 is fast, does well in low lighting conditions, offers 19 selectable scene modes and can shoot at a speed of eight frames per second for up to six shots when the shutter button is held down.

The 7.1X zoom lens has a 200mm maximum telephoto setting, which is better than on many competing models, and allows in-camera image editing (i.e., black border, crop, fisheye, etc.). It stores images in both jpeg and RAW (uncompressed) formats, and includes a full-size accessory shoe for an external flash, speedlights, etc. The P7700 also offers a range of filter-like creative effects, such as soft focus, sepia, monochrome and more.

Prices

(Prices as of 11/19/2012)
P7700      Source
$500MSRP
$500Best Buy
$496Amazon (Typically free shipping)
$497Walmart
$499B&H Photo Video (Typically free shipping)

Additional Costs:

$5-$25Additional SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)
$15-$75Additional SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10
$50-$200+Additional SDXC (extended capacity, used for video) memory cards, 64GB-128GB, Class 10
$40 Replacement lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack
$70 Replacement battery charger
$120-$550External flash accessories

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 2.9"
Width: 4.7"
Depth: 2"
Weight13.9 oz.
ColorsBlack
Included in BoxRechargeable lithium-ion batter; quick charger; USB cable; strap ViewNX2 image-editing software
Type of MediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Megapixels12.2 MP
Sensor1/1.7" BSI CMOS
(Typical point-and-shoot: 1/2.3" sensor ratio. Larger sensors: 1/1.7")
ViewfinderNone
Monitor3" ultra-high-resolution vari-angle LCD display with anti-reflection coating
Video7.1 optical zoom glass lens; 4x digital zoom
(Basic point-and-shoots: 3X-10X optical zoom. Superzoom: 10X-40X+)
FlashBuilt-in flash (8" to 32') and full-size accessory shoe for external flash, speedlights, external stereo microphone, etc.
Zoom7.1 optical zoom glass lens; 4x digital zoom
(Basic point-and-shoots: 3X-10X optical zoom. Superzoom: 10X-40X+)
Photographic ValuesFocal length: 6.0mm-42.6mm (film equivalent 28mm-200mm)
Aperture: f2.8-f5.6
Shutter speed: 60 seconds to 1/4000 of a second
ISO: 80-6400
Manual SettingsProgrammed, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual modes
Continuous Shooting8 frames per second for up to 6 shots when holding down shutter button
BatteriesRechargeable lithium-ion battery pack; about 330 shots per charge (recharge takes about 1 hour 30 minutes)
Other FeaturesStores still pictures in jpeg or RAW (uncompressed) formats
19 selectable optimized scene modes
Creative special effects/filters (i.e., back light, soft focus, nostalgic sepia, etc.)
In-camera image editing (i.e., black border, crop, fisheye, paint, etc.)
Self-timer for 1-, 2- or 10-second delay
1/4" tripod socket
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at NikonUSA.com.

What People Are Saying:

Critics generally praise almost everything about the Nikon Coolpix P7700 except its size and price.
  • ITProPortal.com: "For experienced photographers it [Nikon Coolpix P7700] offers a versatile creative tool with image quality that is as good as anything in its class, and is a genuine pleasure to use. If you can live without an optical viewfinder it's one of the best of its class and well worth considering."
  • DigitalVersus.com: "The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is a nice update with first-rate build quality and a very nice lens. It has the most powerful zoom in the expert compact market but it's also the beefiest model on the block. ... It's just a shame the RAW mode is so painfully slow that it's barely usable."
  • Steves-Digicams.com: "Designed to compete with entry-level DSLRs, the Coolpix P7700 includes all the Automatic and Creative Filter control features (19 Scene Modes) expected of compact digicams, as well as more professional capabilities like full manual controls and RAW shooting."