The Coolpix P7700 sits at the top of Nikon's advanced point-and-shoot lineup with a 12.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor and a 28-200mm equivalent zoom lens, a relatively long telephoto reach in this class. Full 1080p video is offered, along with 8fps continuous shooting and a fully articulated 3.0 inch LCD, but there's no optical viewfinder. The P7700 provides lots of options for expansion as it's compatible with the GP-1 GPS unit, and includes a hotshoe compatible with the full range of Nikon's Speedlight flashguns. Ergonomics are top-notch, with dual command dials for DSLR-like operation along with a generous, textured grip.
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12.2 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–200 mm|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Min shutter speed||60 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||392 g (0.86 lb / 13.83 oz)|
|Dimensions||119 x 73 x 50 mm (4.69 x 2.87 x 1.97″)|
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, its marred by very slow write times, which makes continuous shooting and bracketing a chore.
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 be using bracketing or continuous shooting frequently, or who shoot frequently at high sensitivities.