Nikon’s latest advanced compact, the Coolpix P7700, has some significant upgrades over its predecessor, not least a 12.2-million-pixel CMOS sensor and a redesigned lens. Read the Nikon Coolpix P7700 review...

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 at a glance:

  • 1/1.7in, 12.2-millon-pixel CMOS sensor
  • 6-42.8mm (28-200mm equivalent) Nikkor lens
  • f/2-4 maximum aperture
  • ISO 80-3200 (extended to 6400)
  • 8fps shooting rate
  • 118.5 x 72.5 x 50.4mm
  • 392g incl battery and card
  • Street price around £449

Nikon Coolpix P7700 review – Introduction

With the introduction of the Coolpix P7000 in 2010, Nikon reinvigorated its line of advanced compact cameras, moving away from the small design of the Coolpix P6000 to a camera that looked like a Canon PowerShot G-series model. Although the move was bold, the camera was somewhat slow and clumsy to use. These issues were resolved to some degree with the launch of the Coolpix P7100 the following year, and the latest version, the Nikon Coolpix P7700, has seen even more revisions.

  1. 1. Nikon Coolpix P7700 at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Autofocus
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Dynamic range
  7. 7. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. White balance and colour
  9. 9. LCD and video
  10. 10. Our verdict
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  • John Harrington

    I have very recently purchased the Coolpix p7700 as an accompaniment to my D3200, and I am very impressed indeed. I have taken identical shots with both cameras and the prints from the p7700 are sharper and clearer! For holidays when flying, or weekends away I shall definitely be taking the p7700 with the SB 400 flash on my belt, and the ME1 microphone in the Lowepro case with the p7700. The weight saving alone, against the D3200 with the 18-105 VR lens and the 55-200VR, means it’s a no brainer. This p7700 is superb. I have yet to find a single negative thing to say about it.

  • john

    I have bought a p 7700 and think it is fantastically easy to use although it does perform best as a land scape camera best, because of it’s monitor only viewing ability. Wouldn’t change it though!

  • Andrew Dykes

    Nikon’s market positioning is a bit schizophrenic with the P7700. It’s clearly a camera for the experienced user, but is it a replacement for a DSLR or a second camera? If the former, the high ISO performance is lacking. If the latter, it’s simply too large to be the camera you’d carry everywhere in preference to your DSLR. I certainly can’t see a photography student, say, buying it in preference to an entry level DSLR as the latter has more expansion possibilities. I’ve recently bought one as a backup to a D7000, but for two years I’ve carried a Lumix LX5 everywhere (and use it more than the D7000) and I just wonder whether I’ll get the same usage out of the P7700, even if the IQ is noticeably better than the LX5 and it can use my Nikon accessories.

    I agree with the review about the control system – I daresay I’ll understand the logic eventually but I haven’t yet. Not as straightforward as the LX5.