Not a Nikon Buff

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
tomjar Contributing Member • Posts: 632
Re: Not a Nikon Buff

Terrier989 wrote:

Hi all,

I have never owned a Nikon but may do soon (P7700), have read most of the threads here, so some comment/questions .

1) P7000 launched aug 2010, P7100 Aug 2011, P7700 aug 2012 - can we expect P7800 aug 2013?.

2)What happened to P7200, 200 ,400, 500, 600? did they explain the break in sequencing.

Would hate to get caught like folks who buy Ipad, Iphone with new models dropping out of the ether and no upgrades possible to current model.

I would hope next model has bigger ccd (as was explained to me this will increase aperture min from F8 to f11/16/32 who knows) , and faster processor for focus, data transfer etc.

So decision is whether to wait and hope or jump in soon.


1) Quite likely, yes.

2) Naming schemes are funny sometimes, don't let it bother you.

To wait or not to wait for the next version of P7xxx: there will always be a newer camera just around the corner. But P7700 is quite new now, it has only been available for 3 or 4 months now. Why wait for the next version? Nobody knows what Nikon will take away from the next incarnation. My wild guess is they will go back to a fixed screen and reintroduce some kind of optical viewfinder, make the camera faster but keep the 1/1.7 sensor. But your guess would be just as good as mine (or anybody else's). Heck, they may even cut the P7xxx series. All manufacturers are playing these games - they add a couple of features with one hand and take away one or two with the other one - to keep us consumers always wanting something more. I mean, just look at what Canon has been doing to its G series through the years.

So my recommendation would be: find a camera that suits your needs NOW (you will never find a perfect camera anyway) and just get it - so that you can start taking pictures today.

Good luck and happy shooting!

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Nikon Coolpix AW120 Nikon D5000 Panasonic G85 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR +5 more
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