Nikon Coolpix P7000 non technical/scientific field test


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Had a chance to put this baby through it's paces and see what it can do
(btw i do not own any charts and i also do not shoot charts, i prefer real scenes that i might actually use a camera to shoot.)

Firstly the facts


Nikon Coolpix P7000
Announced : 08-09-2010

Official Specs:
Type of Camera Compact digital camera

Effective Pixels 10.1 million pixels

Image Size (Pixels) 3,648×2,736 (Normal:3648), 3,264×2,448 (Normal:3264), 2,592×1,944 (Normal: 2592), 2,048×1,536 (Normal: 2048), 1600 x 1200 (Normal: 1600), 1,024×768 (PC: 1024), 640×480 (TV: 640), 3648 x 2432 (3:2), 3584 x 2016 (16:9), 2736 x 2736 (1:1)

Lens
7.1x Zoom; f=6.0-42.6mm / F2.8-5.6

Vibration Reduction
Lens shift VR

Digital Zoom Up to 4x

Focus Range
Normal mode: 50cm, Macro: 2cm

LCD Monitor 3.0"; 921,000-dot, TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating

Storage Media SD memory cards (SDHC and SDXC compliant) and internal memory (approx. 79MB)

File Format NRW (RAW), Compressed [JPEG (EXIF )], mono/wav file, MOV movie

Shooting Modes
Auto mode, Scene modes, Movie mode, P, S, A, and M exposure modes, Low Noise night mode, User Setttings preset (U1,U2, U3)

Scene Modes Scene Auto Selector, Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Sports, Snow, Party/indoor, Beach, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Backlight, Panorama assist

Capture Modes
Single, Continuous (approx. 1.3 fps up to 45 shots), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16 (16 frames with a single burst), Interval timer shooting

Video Recording HD720p (1280x720), VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240)

Exposure Metering System
256-segment matrix metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering, Spot AF area (with support for 99 focus areas)

Sensitivity Auto (auto gain ISO 100-800), High ISO Sensitivity auto (ISO 100 to 1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 100 to 200, ISO 100 to 400), P,S,A,M (ISO 400 to 800), Manual selection: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi (equivalent to 6400)

White Balance Auto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash

Self-Timer 2 and 10 sec. duration

Flash Sync Modes Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Off, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync

Pictmotion No

Supported Languages Total of 24 languages

Power Requirements Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14, AC Adapter EH-5A (used in combination with the Power Connector EP-5A) (optional)

Battery Life (on a fully charged battery) Approx. 350 shots with EN-EL14 battery (based on CIPA standard); Movies: Approx. 2 h 45 min (HD 720p)

Dimensions Approx. 114.2 × 77.0 × 44.8 mm excluding projections

Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Camera Strap AN-CP22, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14, Battery Charger MH-24, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, View NX 2 CD

Weight (without batteries and memory card) Approx. 360 g
 

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to me this is an advanced P&S camera and will be tested as one.

Zoom Range









quite an impressive zoom range
 

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High ISO noise test - 100% crops dark scene
An single incandescent bare bulb is the only light source for this scene





 

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Macro Magnification test





the setup of 2 shots above are the same, at 6mm focal length the camera to subject distance is so close that the camera blocks the light
 

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Built-in ND filter
an example of what the built in ND filter does, camera is set to manual exposure, one shot with ND filter off and one with ND filter ON (darker)





now that is a big difference
 

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Active D-Lighting
Settings are Off/Low/Normal/High
Look at the shadow details to see the difference
these were all shot with auto exposure mode

Active D-Lighting - Off


Active D-Lighting - Low


Active D-Lighting - Normal


Active D-Lighting - High
 

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Picture Control
Settings are Standard/Neutral/Vivid/Monochrome

Picture Control - Standard


Picture Control - Neutral


Picture Control - Vivid


Picture Control - Monochrome
 

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Noise Reduction filter
Settings are Normal/Low (Comment: there should be an Off setting as well)






Long Exposure NR
Settings are Auto/On (Comment: again there should be an Off setting as well)





Distortion Control (this is only for use with the WA converter)
Settings are On/Off
 

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Scene Mode Samples

Portrait


Landscape


Sports


Night Portrait

basically a flash shot with slow shutter speed for the background

Party/Indoor
 

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Close-Up


Food (sorry i am on a healthy diet, so cannot shoot nice greasy stuff for you)


Museum


Fireworks show (dunno how to shoot this too)


Copy


Backlighting


Panorama Assist
 

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Misc low light shots that i took, sometimes i wonder if we really need super high ISO speeds









one handed operation, don't tell anyone that i was doing this
 

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some other scenes around my office


this was in the evening, so lighting was rather dull and flat


i always liked this master's tool drawer


early in the morning, testing extreme harsh light situation

 

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the DOF for smaller sensor cameras with super wide angle 6mm lens is so great that it is difficult not to get everything sharp







now after i posted this, i am wondering why i did not shoot one at f2.8 ...
 

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