Nikon Coolopix P7000 Digital Camera

Nikon Coolopix P7000 Digital Camera
ReviewGist
Score

-Average rating of 3.5 stars from 60 reviews.
-Released 4 years 8 months ago (Sep 2010).


Key Features
  • Camera Type

    Compact, Standard Point and Shoot

  • Image Sensor Type

    CCD

  • Optical Zoom

    7.1 x

  • Resolution

    10.1 Megapixel

  • LCD Screen Size

    3.0 in.

  • HD Recording Format

    720p (HDTV)

  • Lens
  • Digital Zoom

    4.0 x

  • Focal Length

    28 - 420 mm

  • Focus Range

    20 in. to Infinity (w) / 32 in. to Infinity (t)

  • Focus Type

    Manual Focus, Spot Focus

  • Interchangeable Lens

    Not Interchangeable Lens

  • Macro Focus Range

    0.8 in. to Infinity (w)

  • 35mm Zoom Lens

    28-200mm

  • Image Quality
  • Camera Resolution

    10.4 Megapixel

  • Image Resolutions

    2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200

  • Image Sensor Size

    9.5 mm

  • Video
  • Video Format

    MOV, MPEG-4, AVC, H.264

  • Video Resolutions

    320 x 240, 1280 x 720, 160 x 120, 1920 x 1080, 352 x 288

  • Video Speed

    24.0 fps

  • Exposure Control
  • Aperture Range

    f2.8/f5.6 (w/t)

  • Frames Per Second

    1.3 Frames

  • Shutter Speed

    8 - 1/2000 sec

  • White Balance

    Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Manual

  • Min. ISO Speed

    100.0

  • Max. ISO Speed

    3200.0

  • Storage
  • Compression Modes

    Fine, Normal

  • Compression Type

    JPEG

  • Memory Type

    SD Card, SDHC Card

  • Flash
  • Flash Functions

    Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Flash Off, Fill-in Flash

  • Flash Type

    Auto, Built-In

  • ISO Speeds

    100 - 3200 + Hi (ISO 6400)

  • Viewfinder / Display
  • " data-original-title="LCD Panel" > LCD Panel

    LCD Panel

  • LCD Panel Size

    3.0 in.

  • LCD Protected Position

    Not LCD Protected Position

  • LCD Screen Resolution

    921000.0 pixels

  • Viewfinder

    Digital

  • Touchscreen Panel

    Not Touchscreen Panel

  • Interfaces
  • Interface Type

    USB 2.0

  • Video Interface

    Video Out

  • Power Supply
  • Battery Life

    350.0 Images

  • Battery Type

    Proprietary Lithium

  • Included Features
  • Built-in Microphone

    Not Built-in Microphone

  • Built-in Speaker

    Not Built-in Speaker

  • Self Timer

    10 Sec, 2 Sec

  • Tripod Mount

    Tripod Mount

  • Dimensions
  • Depth

    1.8 in.

  • Height

    3.1 in.

  • Weight

    0.79 lb.

  • Width

    4.5 in.

  • Warranty
  • Warranty

    1 Year

  • Miscellaneous
  • Exterior Color

    Black

  • Family Line

    Nikon COOLPIX

  • Included Accessories

    Software

  • MPN

    26233

  • Product ID

    102292152

  • Release Date

    7 Sep, 2010

  • UPC

    18208262335

  • ReviewGist ID

    58876,102581560
    -806892190

  • Manufacturer Description

    10.4 Megapixel, Point and Shoot Camera, 3 in. LCD Screen, 7.1x Optical Zoom, With High Definition Video, Weight: 0.79 lb.
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    ReviewGist Report for Nikon Coolpix P7000


    Overview

    Out of the Nikon kitty in September 2010 came the Coolpix P7000, a Point and Shoot upgrade of the two-year-old, well-received P6000. This newer Nikon flagship offering in the Coolpix series is meant to be a travelling companion for professionals who regularly prefer DSLRs and a good gadget for advanced amateurs.

    This report will help you get an in-depth look at this 12.64 oz cameraâ??s high performance features that nearly somewhat complement its compactness (or bulk, depending on how you look at it). We further dig into the reviews from as many as 45 gadget sites such as DCRP, Imaging Resource, DPexpert and CrunchGear who have put the P7000 through acid tests of performance and come up with plenty of comments. Finally, we give you some buying advice on the P7000 and look at other comparable camera options in the market.


    What the Manufacturer Says

    Nikon offers the Coolpix model P7000 as an advancement over the earlier P6000 in terms of image quality, shooting functions and operation.

    Among the prominent features are an effective pixel count of 10.1 mega pixels, a large CCD image sensor, a 7.1X optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths (28 mm to 200 mm), and the image-processing engine, EXPEED C2, for capturing high-resolution, tone-rich images. The lens additionally includes a lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function as well as two ED lens elements that prevent chromatic aberration. Nikon also highlights that this product has a built-in ND (neutral density) filter to reduce the quantum of light, and decrease in shutter speed.

    According to Nikon, the 1/1.7-inch CCD image sensor translates to pixels with greater pitch, which in turn enable a wider dynamic range which should result in superior image quality even in high-sensitivity photography. The image-processing engine EXPEED C2 that Nikon employs in quite a few of its models, is also meant to achieve better picture quality and quicker processing times.

    The P7000 is also pitched to be having several high-sensitivity shooting functions and high-speed response and controls.

    Additional attractions of the P7000 include functions which allow the user to apply camera settings very quickly, like


    • 4 exposure modes: [P], [S], [A], [M]

    • Three auto bracketing functions: Exposure bracketing (Tv and Sv), White balance bracketing

    • Macro mode shooting with object at distance 0.8 in. from the lens

    • Preset zoom memory and user-specific modes, low noise night mode, tone level information function, and noise reduction filter for long exposure.

    • Quick menu and exposure compensation dials, and the reduction in number of menu layers

    • Recording of HD movies with stereo sound.


    What the Reviews Say

    The Coolpix P7000 delivers DSLR-quality noise-free images, say experts writing in CNet and in Photography Blog. In fact all reviewers are happy with the sharpness of the images, the accuracy of the colours and the well-resolved detail even at the top-end ISO 3200. However, those same reviewers are unhappy with the rather sluggish RAW performance and the NRW format used for RAW images.


    Experts are highly appreciative of the good 720p high-def video capabilities of this compact Point and Shoot. The P7000's video performance is commended by DCRP and ImagingResource on at least two counts. Firstly, the huge improvement in full-resolution burst shooting from predecessor P6000's 0.84 fps (for 6 frames) to 1.3 fps (for 45 frames) and secondly, the complete manual shooting capability.


    Reviewers have found that the combination of 7.1X optical zoom lens and the bigger than usual 10.1 megapixel CCD do deliver as promised, not only in the Auto mode, but also in manual settings. MacWorld and PCAdvisor have found the macro mode feature to be outstanding, and PCWorld terms the optical viewfinder as quite superior. CNet further finds chromatic aberrations to be pleasingly low.


    Quite a few experts like DigitalCameraReview and MacWorld have raised eyebrows over the 'compact' label tagged to the P7000. But others have been quite appreciative, even generous about the build quality, sturdiness and intuitive operation features. While InfoSync lauds the P7000 as an advanced compact that can decimate its peers, DigitalTrends, PocketLint and Steve's Digicam are appreciative of the creative control functions that will delight SLR fans and budding amateurs alike. The menu navigation however received mixed results and seems it would be hard to navigate by the newbies and is more convenient for the DSLR savvy crowd.


    Rated for 350 shots / 2.75 hrs of video, with the LCD turned on, the rechargeable Li-ion battery life is sufficiently long, certify experts.



    The 'ReviewGist'

    The 10.1 effective megapixel, the 3" LCD screen, the 720p video recording features all contribute favorably to this Coolpix's certification as a luxury / high-end / top-notch compact.

    P7000's image quality compare quite well with DSLR output, so much so that SLR fans might prefer to happily travel with it rather than lug the SLR around!

    The full-manual shooting capability, reasonably good video output, the camera's handling and its multi-function offerings and the Scene Auto Selector modes receive definite thumbs-up from camera critics.


    Buying Advice

    Due to its slightly intimidating user interface the P7000 is best suited for the DSLR-savvy crowd looking for a compact on the go.

    The Nikon Coolpix P7000 is a pretty close competitor to the Canon PowerShot G12. The Powershot G12 though is much easier to use than the P7000 and also offers superior video performance.