Many enthusiast and professional photographers who lean towards Nikon have been waiting for the company to produce a high-end compact camera. Has the Nikon Coolpix P7000 finally given them what they want?
Image: Canon PowerShot G12
The competition for high-end compact cameras is heating up, with the latest models from Panasonic and Samsung tested and rated favourably by AP. Further to this, we can assume that the Canon PowerShot G12, which has been announced but not yet tested, will further enhance the PowerShot G11, also well rated by AP.
The G12 and Samsung EX1 are the most obvious competition for the P7000 as they are so similar in shape, size and performance. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a more compact camera at around two-thirds the size. Nikon now seems to have a camera that matches its competition, but without necessarily breaking into new ground.
Image: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5