Nikon Coolpix P7000

Announced Sep 8, 2010 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
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Announced Sep 8, 2010
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Clearly modelled on Canon's Powershot G-series compacts, the 10MP Coolpix P7000 is Nikon's latest attempt to grab a slice of the lucrative luxury compact camera market. It offers full manual control and a 7x zoom in a body shell that is peppered with direct access control points. Image quality is high, in both JPEG and RAW modes, but ultimately, the P7000 is let down by a laggy, glitch-ridden user interface and relatively poor operational speed.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 3648 x 2736
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO 100 - 3200 + Hi (ISO 6400)
Focal length (equiv.) 28–200 mm
Optical zoom 7.1×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD Lite, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 310 g (0.68 lb / 10.93 oz)
Dimensions 114 x 77 x 45 mm (4.5 x 3.03 x 1.76)
GPS None

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Our review

Nikon's engineers have clearly been looking to Canon's G-series for inspiration, and the P7000's boxy build, and plethora of external controls put it closer to the Powershot G12 than any previous P-series compact. Ultimately, the P7000's excellent image quality, and functional ergonomics are let down by slow, glitchy operation and lack of responsiveness.

Good for: 'Hands on' photography, where the huge amount of external controls mean that you rarely have to press the 'menu' button. Also, any applications where critical image quality matters more than speed.

Not so good for: General photography. Even after the recent firmware update, the P7000 is simply too underpowered for a camera of this type, at this pricepoint, in this day and age.

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