Nikon Coolpix P7000

Announced Sep 8, 2010 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
dpreview conclusion

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.

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No Award
65%
dpreview score
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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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Nikon Coolpix P7000
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Jan 14, 2011)

The Nikon Coolpix P7000 is a feature-packed camera that produces good quality photos and HD videos. The problem is that you spend too much time waiting, and not enough time taking pictures. In photography, timing is everything, and having to wait for menus to appear can cost you a shot. I would be more forgiving if the P7000 was a $199 camera, but it costs 2.5 times more than that. It's...

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Nikon Coolpix P7000 review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Nov 3, 2010)

At around £479, the Nikon P7000 is priced, albeit competitively, towards the higher-end of the market. Despite improving on the previous model in many areas there are new issues. Overall, however, it's still a very good enthusiast compact and some £50 less than its Canon G12 rival.

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