Nikon Coolpix P7700 is an advanced compact camera that will replace Nikon P7100.
From the picture, we can derive many of its new feature. First, we can see there are no small optical viewfinder anymore. This creates some controversy because serious compact users usually demanded it. To make matter worse, there is no optional electronic viewfinder like Panasonic LX7. Second, it has swivel LCD instead of fold-out tilt LCD screen. It has a bigger grip. As usual, it has plenty of buttons and dials.
Nikon P7700 will use the same sensor as Nikon P7000 and P7100 which is 1/1.7″. This sensor is the norm for many advanced compact. However, this year, competitors release compact camera with larger sensor such as Canon G1X, Sony RX100 and Fuji X10.
Nikon P7700 main advantage will be the lens, which is longer and more versatile: 28-200mm f/2-4 VR. It covers wide and telephoto. Maximum aperture is bigger than P7100 (f/2.8-5.6). The one-stop bigger aperture will help in low light setting.
I think the revision is quite good, especially the lens and swivel LCD, but it might not appealing enough to compete with the like Sony RX100 (bigger sensor, pocketable) and Canon G1x which uses slightly bigger than four thirds sensor.
Nikon portrays P7700 as a walkaround camera for experienced photographers.
Nikon Coolpix P7700 specs
- Magnesium alloy body
- Back-illuminated CMOS sensor 1/1.7 inches 12 million pixels
- Bright, large-diameter zoom 28mm-200mm F2-4 in 35mm
- Full HD, video stereo audio
- Magnesium alloy body
- Custom video mode that can be set in manual or shutter aperture, ISO sensitivity during recording
- 920,000 3 inches dots, vari-angle LCD monitor, a wide viewing angle
- (VR) lens-shift correction effect, about four stages of camera shake compensation equivalent shutter
- Advanced Wireless Lighting master and remote control separately in a multi-flash photography
- Adjustable Picture Control Manual adjustment, quick adjustment and take pictures
- 8 fps / continuous shooting (up to 6 frames max)
- Second high-speed continuous shooting 120 frames s (up to 60 frames) 1280 x 960 (1M).
- Available for sale in late September
- Price $499.5
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Nikon P7700 Press release from Nikon USA