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?
A built-in flash is restrictive in output and direction. This is particularly the case with compact cameras. The restrictive output means that only subjects within a couple of metres can be lit effectively, although it can act as fill-in for objects slightly further away.
Direct flash can be harsh, unflattering and produce unwanted shadows. Having the option to attach a flashgun is particularly useful. Not only does it give a greater output, which expands the use of the P7000, but also the option to bounce the flash reduces unwanted shadows. This feature will be of particular use at weddings and parties.