Nikon Coolpix P7700 - hands on


ortega

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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



[h=3]Specifications[/h]
  • 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.

 

ortega

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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







 

ortega

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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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ortega

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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
 

ortega

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


will show more pictures later
 

ortega

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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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small cameras also do not intimidate as much as big DSLRs


again in difficult lighting situation





 

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soeypixels

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was video using in-build mic or external mic?
 

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Very nice pictures. How much does it cost?
 

luna_sea83

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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")
 

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