Nikon is set to replace its Coolpix P7700 compact camera with the enthusiast-level P7800, which includes an electronic viewfinder (EVF) after demand from customers.

The Coolpix P7800 features the same 1/1.7in CMOS imaging sensor and 7.1x, 28-200mm equivalent, f/2.4 lens as its predecessor.

However, it now includes a built-in EVF.

‘We have really listened to our customers and feedback from [magazine and website] reviews,’ said James Loader, Nikon UK’s senior product manager for Consumer Products.

Describing the P7800 as an SLR user’s ‘compact friend’ he added: ‘Hopefully we have nailed down what the customer really wants in this [market] segment.’

Its 3in, 921,000-dot, vari-angle, LCD screen is now designed to allow the photographer to increase brightness when using the camera outside.

The 12-million-pixel model includes a raw file option and is built to be able to shoot at up to eight frames per second.

The Coolpix P7800 is due to go on sale on 26 September, priced £499.99.

New flash

Nikon has also today unveiled a ‘sleek and portable’ LED light for Nikon 1 system cameras and Coolpix models, called the LD-1000.

Priced £119.99, and due out later this year, the LD-1000 is hailed as ‘a great way to add a creative touch to photos or movies when shooting from close-up’.

The light is designed to be attached to a camera’s tripod socket using the supplied bracket and two screws.