Nikon has today unveiled the 12.2-million-pixel Coolpix P7700, an u2018expertu2019-level compact camera sporting an f/2 lens and 3in vari-angle LCD screen.
Priced £499.99, features include a top equivalent ISO sensitivity of 6400, raw-format shooting, full HD video and a maximum burst rate of eight frames per second.
Nikon UK Consumer Products manager James Loader claimed: ‘The new lens has a broad 28-200mm focal range and fast f/2.0-4.0 aperture – working with the highly sensitive 1/1.7in CMOS sensor to deliver clear, detailed images in any light.
‘Meanwhile, the new vari-angle LCD monitor gives a unique perspective on your shot, whether you are shooting stills or video.’
Wireless image transfer is possible using Eye-Fi X2 cards, or later.
The Coolpix P7700 is due out in the UK on 27 September.
Full specification, as supplied by Nikon UK:
Number of effective pixels 12.2 million
Image sensor 1/1.7-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.76 million total pixels
Lens 7.1x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 6.0-42.8 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-200 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens construction 13 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Still pictures: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800 mm lens in 35mm  format), Movies: Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 400 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 80 cm (2 ft 8 in.) to infinity, Macro close-up mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center (wide, normal), manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, Vari-angle TFT LCD
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media Internal memory (approx. 86 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card *¹
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG, NRW (RAW) (Nikon’s own format), 3D images: MPO, Sound files (voice memo): WAV, Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 12M [4000 x 3000], 8M [3264 x 2448], 4M [2272 x 1704], 2M [1600 x 1200], VGA [640 x 480], 3:2 [3984 x 2656], 16:9 9M [3968 x 2232], 1:1 [3000 x 3000]
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Special effects, P, S, A, M, User settings
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (up to about 6 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 8 fps), Continuous M (up to about 6 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 4 fps), Continuous L (up to about 30 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 1 fps), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Continuous H: 120 fps (60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/125 seconds or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 seconds or faster), Intvl timer shooting
Movie HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 120 fps: 640 x 480, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 80 – 1600; ISO 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to 6400) (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Metering mode Matrix (224-segment matrix), center-weighted, or spot. Also when AF area mode is set to Manual, the AF area can be coupled to the metering range using Focus-coupled metering.
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing (Tv, Av, Sv) enabled, exposure compensation (in steps of 1/3 EV in the range of +/-3.0 EV for still pictures and +/-2.0 EV for movies) enabled
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000*² – 1 s, 1/4000*² – 60 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 80 – 400 in M mode)
Aperture Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture range 13 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Durations of 1, 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Built-in flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 – 10 m (1 ft 8 in. – 32 ft), [T]: 0.5 – 5.5 m (1 ft 8 in. – 18 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor pre-flashes and manual flash enabled
Flash exposure compensation In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System i-TTL flash control support in combination with Nikon Creative Lighting System-compatible Speedlights (only Standard i-TTL flash control is supported during spot metering mode). Flash Color Information Communication is supported. Advanced Wireless Lighting is supported by setting SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 to master flash or by setting SU-800 to the Commander mode (the remote flash setting is only applicable to Group A). Advanced Wireless Lighting is supported by setting the built-in flash to the Commander mode (only applicable to Group A and fixed at 3 CH).
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB), HDMI Mini Connector (Type C) (HDMI output), External microphone connector (stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter), plug-in power type), Accessory terminal
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (included), AC Adapter EH-5b (used in combination with the Power Connector EP-5A) (available separately)
Battery life *³ Still pictures: Approx. 330 shots when using EN-EL14, Movie recording (actual battery life for recording) *⁴: Approx. 1 h 10 min when using EN-EL14
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *⁵ Approx. 118.5 x 72.5 x 50.4 mm (4.7 x 2.9 x 2.0 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 392 g (13.9 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera 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
Optional accessories 40.5mm screw-on filter 40.5 NC, Lens Hood HN-CP17, Power Connector EP-5A, AC Adapter EH-5b, Hand Strap AH-CP1, Stereo Microphone ME-1, Remote Control ML-L3, Remote Cord MC-DC2, GPS Unit GP-1, SB-910, SB-700, SB-400
*¹ Not compatible with Multi Media Card (MMC).
*² When the aperture value is set to f/4.5 – f/8 (wide-angle position) or the value is set to f/7.1 – f/8 (telephoto zoom position)
*³ Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring battery life.
*⁴ The maximum size for a single movie is 4 GB, and the maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card. If the camera becomes hot, movie recording may stop before these limits are reached.
*⁵ Based on CIPA Guidelines, DCG-005-2009.