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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Hands-On Preview

We go hands on with the new Nikon Coolpix P7700 - the new serious compact, with a bright f/2.0-4.0 lens.

|  Nikon COOLPIX P7700 in Compact Cameras
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Nikon Coolpix P7700 (10) (Custom)

The Nikon Coolpix P7700 features a vari-angle screen and a brighter f/2.0-4.0 lens when compared to the f/2.8 - 5.6 on the Nikon Coolpix P7100,  although it does have the same 7.1x optical zoom range. The new model has a 12mp 1/1.7 CMOS sensor (instead of the CCD sensor on the last model) and features 8fps continuous shooting.

The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is slightly more compact than the P7100 with the added bonus of the larger, brighter and better lens.  The camera has a large hand grip at the front and numerous external controls that make it quick and easy to make setting changes. Unfortunately, the model on display was a non-working sample, so we were unable to take any photos or play with the camera's menu system. However, we will be putting the camera through a full test when working models become available.

The camera is priced at £499.99 and is available in black from 27 September 2012.

For more information about the camera, take a look at our news story.

Nikon Coolpix P7700 (3) (Custom)

Nikon COOLPIX P7700 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Nikon COOLPIX P7700 Specifications

Max Aperturef/2 - f/4
35mm equivalent28mm - 200mm
Optical Zoom7.1x
Image Sensor
Pixels12.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/1.7 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus2cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity80 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting8fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14
Battery Life (CIPA rating)330shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsCamera Strap, Lens Cap LC-CP26 (attached to the camera body), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-24, USB Cable UC-E17, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD

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Photographs taken using the Nikon COOLPIX P7700

Caterpillar, green/yellow stripe.Longnose weevil (approx 12mil)Leaf hopper (approx 6mil).weevil (approx 6mil)DamselflyBraconidae waspGreen lacewingRed beetleTiny weevil (approx  matchhead size).Orange longnose weevil (approx 25mil).Botany Bay blue diamond weevilRed and black leaf hopper(approx 6mil)Surfing moth

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Chaitanya 9 14 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 1:34PM
looks like this is a very good backup camera, lots of buttons and dials around the camera for manual control and no OVF. Also lens seems to have a decent range with relatively fast aperture.

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josa 6 25 Czech Republic
29 Aug 2012 3:30PM
It took Nikon many, many years but finally it's, put bigger sensor in P310 and we have a deal...

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