Nikon Coolpix P7700

August 22, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | 21 Comments | |
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The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is a premium compact camera with an f/2.0-4.0 Nikkor 7.1x zoom lens, a 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, lens-shift vibration reduction, Full HD movie recording capability, raw (NRW) file format and a 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor. Two ED glass elements minimise chromatic aberration, a Neutral Density filter enables greater exposure control and the seven-bladed rounded iris aperture allows for a nice rendering of the out-of-focus highlights. PSAM exposure modes enable greater creative control, and three user modes let you recall your preferred camera settings instantly. Two customisable function buttons mean you can bypass the menu and set shortcuts to your favorite camera settings, while front and rear command dials offer easy access to key camera settings. The Nikon Coolpix P7700 will be available in September for a suggested retail price of $499.95/£499.99.

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Nikon Press Release

Take your creativity to new places: the Nikon COOLPIX P7700

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22nd August 2012: Nikon today announces the COOLPIX P7700, the perfectionist’s camera that’s surprisingly compact. Ensuring vivid images with beautiful bokeh, the P7700 offers a stunningly bright f/2.0-4.0 NIKKOR 7.1x optical zoom lens, a large 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated 12-MP CMOS sensor, lens shift vibration reduction, Full HD movie, RAW file format and a 7.5 cm (3.0-in.) vari-angle LCD monitor.

Nicolas Gillet, Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon Europe, comments: “The COOLPIX P7700 is a portable genius. The bright NIKKOR lens is a truly beautiful piece of glass, with a broad 28-200mm focal range and fast f/2.0-4.0 aperture, which works with the highly sensitive CMOS sensor to deliver clear, detailed images in any light. Meanwhile, the new vari-angle LCD monitor opens up more possibilities, making sure you can get a unique perspective on whatever you want to capture, especially when shooting video.”

The light artist

Whatever light conditions you are shooting in, advanced Nikon lens technology in the COOLPIX P7700 ensures outstanding precision, sharp resolution and high contrast. Two ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberration, a Neutral Density filter enables greater exposure control and the seven blade rounded iris aperture allows beautifully natural background blur. When you want to control the quality of light, you can turn to the camera’s built-in pop up flash with commander function, and make use of the Nikon Creative Lighting System from the range of compatible Speedlight flash units.

Your assistant director

The COOLPIX P7700 will satisfy any budding director looking for something portable yet versatile. You can shoot Full HD (1080p) video in surround sound, control settings like aperture and ISO in Custom Movie mode, use the optical zoom when filming, and further improve sound recording using the external microphone output.

Full control

PSAM exposure modes enable greater creative control, and three user modes let you recall your preferred camera settings instantly. Two customizable function buttons mean you can bypass the menu and set shortcuts to your favorite camera settings, while front and rear command dials offer easy access to key camera settings and smooth manual control.

Creativity from all angles

Shoot from any angle with the 7.5cm (3.0-in.) 921k-dot monitor with wide viewing angle and anti-reflection coating. The vari-angle monitor offers 100% RGB colour reproduction and high contrast ratio that won’t disappoint.

Fast image processing

The fast EXPEED C2 image processing system provides enhanced image quality and movie recording, whilst delivering superb sensitivity performance with reduced noise, even at high ISO.

Other key features

Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction: Nikon’s advanced vibration reduction system reduces the effect of camera shake in real time and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower.
High ISO sensitivity (extendable up to 6400, equivalent): reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light. ISO can be set manually from 80 to 6400 ISO equivalent using the Hi1 setting.
Quick response for streamlined workflow and stress-free shooting. Switch quickly between functions, and enjoy a near-instant start up time, impressive AF speed and short shutter release time-lag.
RAW format shooting: images can be shot and saved in high-quality NRW format, even when using in-camera features such as continuous shooting and Picture Controls.
Picture controls: take control of color in your photos and movies. Adjust the vividness of colors or degree of sharpening prior to shooting in all four (P/S/A/M) exposure modes. Two Custom Picture Controls let you bypass the menu and set shortcuts to your favorite settings.
Flexible high-speed continuous shooting: choose from three different continuous mode rates of 8 fps (for up to 6 frames), 4 fps (for up to 6 frames) and 1 fps (for up to 30 frames).
Effects and filters: shoot photos and movies with special effects, or apply a filter to photos you’ve taken. Effects include Painting, which makes images look as if they were painted. Filters include Selective Color, which creates monochrome photos with flashes of color applied to an area of your choice.
Wireless transfer: compatible with Eye-Fi X2 (or later) cards for direct transmission to smart phones and SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
Compatible accessories: get the most out of your shooting with Nikon accessories including: Speedlight flash units, the ML-L3 remote control for remote shutter release, 40.5 mm filters, the MC-DC2 Remote Cord and the GP-1 GPS unit.

The COOLPIX P7700 comes in black.

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#1 JS


8:46 am - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#2 Brian

At last a competitor to the Canon G12, I want it now.

9:35 am - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#3 Chris

I love all the dials, I don't like the design. No doubt it will be good.

4:48 pm - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#4 Mark

Stright to number one on my want list! but I would want a manual focus ring to make me REALLY happy.

5:30 pm - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#5 Mark

Just spotted after the above post, is that a manual zoom ring? the ridged ring by the lense,as well as the usual W/T.

5:34 pm - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#6 George Brich

Nikon just doesn't get it.
Instead of enlarging the optical finder like the Fuji X10 has, they eliminated it altogether.
What's their next bright move?

8:42 pm - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#7 Brian

Judging by all the function buttons I wouldn't mind betting that the ring around the lens could be assigned various functions like aperture or speed adjustments zoom or even focus. They seem to have thought of everything else. If it were available for pre order I'd order one straight away and forget about a G12 successor

8:50 pm - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#8 Ryan

as Eleanor responded I'm amazed that a single mom able to get paid $5864 in a few weeks on the computer. have you read this link (Click on menu Home more information)

12:53 am - Thursday, August 23, 2012

#9 Durairaj

All the missed features have been incorporated in this update model. Lets see whether this model is able to outshine all its competitors.

4:10 pm - Friday, August 24, 2012

#10 Brian

The one to watch out for now will be the Canon Powershot G13/14 as this almost apes the G12 apart from the lens and the sensor. if Canon doesn't bring out a successor to the G12 at Photokina then the P7700 will get my money.

4:20 pm - Friday, August 24, 2012

#11 Durairaj

I didn't notice that Nikon P7700 lacks the optical viewfinder before making my comment. George Brich is correct. But one thing is certain; whether the finder is big or small, you need it when the sky is bright and the monitor becomes useless.If Nikon introduces this "almost complete" update version without an optical viewfinder, then it may lose its position as a standby pro camera.

5:15 pm - Friday, August 24, 2012

#12 George

As a long time Leica rangefinder user, I find a good optical viewfinder gives you a fast clear view of the scene before it's gone.
You don't fumble around with menus and lcd screens.
Those are good for carefully composing something that's not moving.
The Fujifilm X10 has that…the Nikon P770 is taking the cheap way out.

5:41 pm - Friday, August 24, 2012

#13 HT

Nikon seems to have shifted their target competitor model from Canon G12 to Sony RX100 and Lumix LX7.
In my imagination, Nikon probably considers FX DSLR users as "enthusiasts", "amateurs" or "pros", and anything below them are considered "consumers" - which probably is the reality.
As 1/1.7 inch sensor combined with a 28-200mm zoom is the sell for Nikon (portability+versatility), it makes sense that Nikon decided to keep the camera size smaller by taking out the OVF from P7100 - P7100's OVF was too tiny and it didn't really work well with its x7 zoom.
For people who requires an OVF/EVF, Nikon has the V1.
For people like me who only wants a small portable compact when not carrying around a DSLR, this camera is a buy. I think that the P7700 would also be a great travel camera for travellers who don't want to be bothered by the bulk and the complexities of DSLR's.

12:05 pm - Sunday, August 26, 2012

#14 Brian

The problem is going to be deciding between the P7700 with a 1/1.7' cmos sensor and a great 28 to 200mm ƒ2 lens and the RX100 with a 1" cmos sensor and a reduced 3.8x ƒ1.8 zoom, tough call.
I am almost given to choosing the RX on the basis that with the 1" sensor you can still push the digital zoom to 7.1x and get great crops at high resolution. The ƒ1.8 lens is also marginally better than the P7700. Guess it's going to come down to size and IQ in the end.

The Sony is very light and small but the Nikon does have the articulated screen???
decisions decisions.

12:34 pm - Sunday, August 26, 2012

#15 HT

RX100 indeed is an outstanding camera.
The only down sides of RX100 for me are that (i) I may drop the camera because of its smooth but slipperly body surface, (ii) I can't use an external / tiltable flash, (iii) I probably can't put a polarizer filter on to the lens and (iv) RX100 is priced higher.
Of the above points, I am most wary of dropping the camera - one drop and the camera is gone.
All these nice cameras should be more shock-proof and be covered by rubber or silicone or something.

3:06 pm - Sunday, August 26, 2012

#16 Brian Winter

Good points but you omit one advantage to the RX no lens cap to lose.

However you can get a grip to fit on the RX and it does have a wrist strap so the chance of dropping it is minimal.
it still leaves me with the problem of choosing between a 1" sensor and limited zoom and the smaller sensor and bigger optical zoom.

The P7700 certainly seems like a more sophisticated advanced users camera than the Sony and given that it has a more advanced sensor than the G12 which it replaces ;) it can't be that bad at the price given that the G12 was highly thought of even with it's original sensor.

Anyhow for me, there's no need to make any decisions before Photokina only a few weeks away now. Unless Canon brings out something to beat both the P7700 and the RX100 then I think I am going to go with the P7700 available on the 27th and already available for pre-order on Amazon.

If Canon brings out a G14 with a 1" sensor in a body the same size or smaller than the P7700 it will be a no brainer.

3:35 pm - Sunday, August 26, 2012

#17 Brian

The only down sides of RX100 for me are that (i) I may drop the camera because of its smooth but slipperly body surface, (ii) I can't use an external / tiltable flash,

Actually you can use an external flash, the tiny Mecablitz 28CS2 has a sensor which fires automatically as the main camera flash fires. No hot shoe, no cable, no wireless it just syncs.

4:15 pm - Sunday, August 26, 2012

#18 Felix Thorne

Looks like an off take from Leica V Lux-5
What's going on with Nikon D7000 - being updated...?

8:11 pm - Monday, August 27, 2012

#19 jose kerginaldo de paula

Big companies such as Panasonic, Canon, Sony, Nikon are looking for the niche that was forgotten for many decades: that of "photographers" amateurs, ordinary people who wanted to extract something more of a camera fotographic.Boths( (companies and consumers) has only to gain.But the price is still very high.

2:34 am - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

#20 Max Green

Nice Camera, no Viewfinder, would useless to me.
The V1 has a nice Electronic Viewfinder, why could this be not incorporated in this Camera also.
I would then buy one tomorrow.

8:05 am - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

#21 Surath Bandyopadhyay

I never knew purchasing a camera is such a complex thing.However I have a cheap Sony point & shoot,desire to have one good travel camera with moderate zoom within the price range of P7700,can any one suggest me the best option?

8:23 am - Thursday, November 22, 2012