Nikon Coolpix P7000 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 7.1x Wide Zoom-Nikkor ED Lens and 3-Inch LCD – Product Description:
The Nikon Coolpix P7000 is a compact, high-performance digital camera offering superb image quality and precise imaging control. An ideal traveling companion to your DSLR, the Coolpix P7000 will be found in gadget bags of advanced amateurs and pro-shooters alike. Powered by Nikon’s leading-edge technology, the P7000 is designed for no-limits shooting. In low-light or tricky light, for fast-moving subjects, dramatic landscapes and detailed close-ups, here’s a camera capable of keeping pace with your imagination to deliver your take on your world.
Superbly designed for swift, sure and comfortable handling, the P7000 features 10.1 megapixels engineered on a large 1/1.7-inch CCD Sensor. Coupled with the new Nikon EXPEED C2 imaging engine and a versatile 7.1x optical 28-200mm Wide Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens, the Coolpix P7000 has been designed from the ground up to deliver outstanding image quality. Giving photographers both control and creative options, the P7000 offers RAW file capability. Plus, low-light performance is enhanced with an ISO sensitivity range up to 6400 at full resolution. A bright 3-inch, 921,000-dot Clear Color Display with electronic Virtual Horizon Indicator and an optical viewfinder provide bright, provide clear viewing and image sharing. The Coolpix P7000 also offers HD movie recording with zoom, autofocus and stereo sound recording, a variety of creative control functions. The Nikon Coolpix P7000 unleash your creativity!
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Nikon Coolpix P7000 10.1 MP Digital Camera – Review:
NIKON P7000 REALLY A JOY TO USE!
This is a great camera if you’re looking for an extremely customizable compact camera.
Size and Handling — This really just depends on what you are looking for. If you want a pocket camera that can fit into shirt pockets, jean pockets, etc then this is not the camera for you and you really should look elsewhere. For me, it’s the perfect size, not too big and not too small. The camera is solid but not too heavy.
Picture quality — I shoot mainly in RAW and the quality so far is excellent. Little noise up to ISO400 and usable to ISO800. Can go to 1600 in a pinch.
Autofocus — Focus is fast and accurate. There are options for Autofocus, Macro Focus, Infinity, and Manual Focus. Be sure to read the manual and spend time understanding the focus options. Some people are reporting focus issues and I believe many are related to users not learning enough about the focus system.
Write speed — This is where I would have given a 4 1/2 instead of a 5 if I could. JPG write speeds are good but RAW is fairly slow and doesn’t appear to buffer. It doesn’t affect me much based on the way I take pictures but there are times that it would be nice if it were faster. Of course if you shoot JPG then this is a non-issue.
Viewfinder (I don’t use it too often but nice when you need it)
Menus (intuitive, easy to use. Even better if you’re familiar with Nikon DSLR menus.)
Works with Nikon remote and Nikon flash
Have to select Playback button to scroll through images (I like the ability to scroll after taking a photo like the D90)
No articulating screen (If I have to choose, I’ll take the higher res LCD but every once in a while the articulating screen would come in handy).
RAW write speed (will be a bigger con for some than it is for me)
In summary this is a great camera and I highly recommend it as long as you aren’t confusing it for something it’s not like a pocket P&S with limited controls or a full sized DSLR!!