Nikon Coolpix P7700

Announced Aug 22, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
dpreview conclusion

The Coolpix P7700 offers an impressive feature set, a longer zoom range than most of its competitors, a fully articulating LCD, and very good photo quality. Unfortunately, it is marred by very slow write times, especially in RAW mode which makes continuous shooting a chore, and really forces you to use the fastest memory cards available for best performance.

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Silver Award
75%
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Good for

Enthusiasts seeking a compact with great image quality at low sensitivities, a plethora of manual controls, an articulating display, and more zoom power than the competition.

Not so good for

Photographers who will shooting RAW files continuously and don't want to wait to take the next photo. And, of course, optical viewfinder lovers.

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Other reviews
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Review
By: Dan Havlik, Shawn Barnett, Mike Tomkins, Imaging Resource (Dec 20, 2012)

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DCRP Review: Nikon Coolpix P7700
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Dec 1, 2012)

Overall, the Coolpix P7700 is arguably Nikon's best flagship compact in a long time. It takes great photos and has a host of features that enthusiasts will appreciate. That said, it's not my favorite camera in this class, due to its sluggish RAW write times, clunky Quick Mode dial, and movie mode annoyances (namely lag and the lack of a dedicated recording button).

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 review

As the market for advanced cameras fragments and compact cameras with slightly larger sensors and fixed zooms become just one choice among many for enthusiasts and improvers, it's increasingly important for manufacturers to understand what their customers want and to provide it. It's interesting to note where Canon, with the PowerShot G15 and Nikon with the Coolpix P7700 take the same or...

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