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    Default Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on

    TOKYO, 9 AUGUST 2012 - Today, Nikon Corporation announced the COOLPIX P7700, a high-performance digital compact camera that represents the COOLPIX line’s most advanced flagship model to date, giving users an exciting and fulfilling photography experience similar to that of digital-SLR cameras in a more compact and affordable package.

    lets take a closer look at what this camera can do



    Specifications

    • Type Compact Digital Camera

    • Effective Pixels 12.2 million

    • Image Sensor CMOS

    • Sensor Size 1/1.7 in.

    • Total Pixels 12.76 million (approx.)

    • Lens 7.1x optical Zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens

    • Lens Focal Length 6.0-42.8mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)

    • Lens f/-number f/2-4

    • Lens Construction 13 elements in 10 groups

    • Lens Zoom 7.1x

    • Digital Zoom Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800mm lens in 35mm [135] format)

    • Vibration Reduction Lens-shift VR

    • Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect TTL AF

    • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
      Auto (9-area automatic selection)
      Center
      Face priority
      Manual with 99 focus areas
      Subject tracking
      Target Finding AF

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    • Focus Range
      [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
      [T]: Approx. 2 ft. 8 in. (80 cm.) to infinity
      Macro close-up mode: Approx. 0.8 in. (2 cm.) to infinity
    • Focus Lock
      Yes
    • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
      9 area automatic selection, 99 area manual selection
    • Monitor Size
      3.0 in. diagonal
    • Monitor Type
      Vari-Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
    • Monitor Resolution
      921,000-dots
    • Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)
      100% horizontal (Approx.)
      100% vertical (Approx.)
    • Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)
      100% horizontal (Approx.)
      100% vertical (Approx.)
    • Storage Media
      SD memory card
      SDHC memory card
      SDXC memory card
    • Internal Memory
      Approx. 86MB
    • Storage File System
      DCF
      EXIF 2.3
      DPOF and MPF compliant
    • Storage File formats
      Still pictures: JPEG
      Still pictures: NRW (RAW)
      Audio files: WAV
      Movies: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
      3D pictures: MPO
    • Movie
      Audio file format: AAC stereo
      Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps
      HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
      HS (high speed) movie: 120 fps (640×480), HS 60 fps (1280×720) or HS 15 fps (1920×1080)
      Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
      Standard TV: 640x480 / 30fps
    • Voice Memo Function
      Yes
    • Image Size (pixels)
      4000 x 3000 (12M)
    • ISO Sensitivity
      ISO 80-1600
      ISO 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to 6400) (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
    • Lowest ISO Sensitivity
      80
    • Highest ISO Sensitivity
      3200
    • Exposure Metering
      224-segment matrix, center-weighted
      Spot
    • Exposure Control
      Programmed auto exposure with flexible program
      aperture-priority auto
      exposure bracketing (Tv, Av, Sv)
      exposure compensation (-3.0 to +3.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
      manual
      shutter priority auto
    • Exposure Modes
      Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
      Manual (M)
      Programmed Auto (P)
      Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
    • Scene Modes
      Back Light
      Beach
      Black and White Copy
      Close Up
      Dusk/Dawn
      Fireworks Show
      Food
      Landscape
      Museum
      Night Landscape
      Night Portrait
      Panorama
      Party/Indoor
      Pet Portrait
      Portrait
      Scene Auto Selector
      Snow
      Sports
      Sunset
      3D Photography
    • In-Camera Image Editing
      Black Border
      Cross Screen
      Crop
      D-Lighting
      Fisheye
      Miniature effect
      NRW (Raw) Processing
      Paint
      Quick retouch
      Selective Color
      Skin softening
      Small Picture
      Soft
      Straighten
      Vignette
    • Exposure Compensation
      ± 3 EV in steps of 1/3
    • White Balance
      Auto 1 (Normal)
      Auto 2 (Warm)
      Choose color temp
      Cloudy
      Daylight
      Flash
      Fluorescent
      Incandescent
      Preset Manual
    • Shutter
      Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
    • Shutter Speed
      1/4000-1 sec.
      1/4000- 60 sec. (when ISO sensitivity is set to 80 - 400 in M mode)
    • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
      Up to 6 shots at approx. 8 frames per second
    • Continuous Shooting Options
      Best Shot Selector
      Continuous H
      Continuous H 60
      Continuous H 120
      Continuous M
      Continuous L
      Interval Timer
      Multi-shot 16
      Single
    • Aperture
      Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
    • Self-timer
      Can be selected from 1, 2 or 10 seconds duration
    • Accessory Shoe
      Yes
    • Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
      [W]: 0.5 to 10m (1ft. 8 in. to 32 ft.)
      [T]: 0.5 to 5.5m (1ft. 8 in. to 18ft.)
    • Built-in Flash Control
      TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
    • Built-in Flash
      Yes
    • External Flash Shoe
      Yes
    • Interface
      Hi-speed USB
    • Interface Data transfer protocol
      MTP
      PTP
    • Video Output
      NTSC
      PAL
    • HDMI Output
      Can be selected from:
      Auto
      480p
      720p
      1080i
    • I/O terminal
      Audio/video (A/V) output; Digital I/O (USB)
      External microphone connector (Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter), plug-in power type)
      HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
      Accessory terminal

    • Power Sources
      One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (supplied)
    • Battery / Batteries
      Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14
    • Battery Life (shots per charge)
      Still pictures*: Approx. 330 shots
      *Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4000 x 3000 (12M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
    • Tripod Socket
      ¼ in.
    • Approx. Dimensions
      Height: 2.9in. (72.5mm)
      Width: 4.7in. (118.5mm)
      Depth: 2.0in. (50.4mm) Excluding projections. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.

    • Approx. Weight
      13.9 oz. (392g) With battery and SD memory card. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.


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    Default Re: Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on

    Lets take a closer look at the camera


    it has an 3" articulating 921,000 dot LCD screen that is great for unusual angle of views








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    it uses a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 with last around 300 shots
    this is the bane of most of the non dslr cameras, the battery life does not really last long
    it would be great if it uses the same battery as my dslr or at least use the same charger.

    anyway it lasted slightly more than a day of intense shooting on my recent trip to korea
    so it is best to charge it at the end of the day.




    a lever on the top left releases a pop up flash but i personally would not be using it as this camera has a hotshoe on the top plate



    and more importantly it can act as a commander for Nikon's Creative Light System


    sample image taken with a SB400 and ceiling bounce
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    Default Re: Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on

    ok lets look at what this little camera can do


    at maximum focal lenght




    one thing the smaller sensor has is super depth of field, so make use of it


    challenging lighting situation

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    this is as shallow the depth of field as it can go at normal focusing distances


    and this is at macro distances

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    Default Re: Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on

    the built-in ND filter came in useful for slowing down the shutter speed in bright daylight


    will show more pictures later

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    some food shots in dimly lit restaurants


    Mandu


    Kimchi


    porridge


    King Prawn Omelet Rice

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    Default Re: Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on







    blue blue skies

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    Default Re: Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on

    how does it perform in low light?









    will post high ISO detail shots later

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    Mixed lighting


    the vari angle LCD allowed me to shoot from the hip or in this case sitting down and camera on my lap

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    Default Re: Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on

    again in difficult lighting situations



    thats me, face detection helps when you pass the camera to non photographers
    this shot was taken by my wife




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    Default Re: Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on

    small cameras also do not intimidate as much as big DSLRs


    again in difficult lighting situation





    Last edited by ortega; 6th December 2012 at 10:38 AM.

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    sample video recording

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    was video using in-build mic or external mic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels
    was video using in-build mic or external mic?
    Built-in mic, I am not very good with video so just press record and try to hold the camera still

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    Very nice pictures. How much does it cost?
    Nikon D600 N35f2, N50f1.4, N24-120f4, Tokina 20-35f2.8, SB900,

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    Default Re: Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on

    Great photos and reviews on this camera, previously had read quite a number of reviews on DPReview site.

    after looking at this thread, this camera would definitely make a great traveling portable camera.

    (Mod: "comments on price deleted, sorry sorry")
    Last edited by ed9119; 6th November 2012 at 10:52 PM.

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