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The specification list of the P7700 makes tempting reading. At its core is a 12-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS 1/1.7in sensor, connected to an EXPEED 2 processor, and looking at the world through a very fast f/2–f/4, 7.1x zoom lens equivalent to 28-200mm, with lens-shift image stabilisation. It has a big 3in (7.5cm) fully-articulated monitor, full HD video recording with stereo sound, and raw mode shooting. It also has a wide range of continuous shooting options, including full resolution at 8fps and 2-megapixel images at up to 120fps.
The Nikon Coolpix P7700 has an extremely solid metal body with a large rubber hand grip at the front. There is a small thumb grip at the back. The camera features a new swivelling and tilting screen with a high resolution of 921k dots. It also looks better than the previous model with a more modern look and styling, although some will find the removal of the optical viewfinder disappointing. On the side is a microphone socket, as well as a GPS socket that accepts the Nikon GP-1 adapter.
An exposure compensation dial is found on the top right, as well as a quick menu dial on the left. A front and rear command dial is used for setting aperture and shutter speed in manual mode or can be used in conjunction with the Fn1 and Fn2 buttons. There is a filter thread surrounding the lens, and the ring can be removed from the camera to add other adapters.
- 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor – CX format, 2.7x crop
- 3inch 921k dot screen
- EVF 1.44million dots
- Full HD video, 1080p, Stereo sound
- ISO100-3200 (expandable to ISO6400)
- World’s fastest autofocus system
- Focal plane phase-detection AF + Contrast-detect AF
- 10fps continuous shooting, with AF tracking
- 60fps full resolution shooting (Single AF)
The EVF has built in eye-detection so that it can automatically switch on when needed. Apart from the larger zoom control on the back of the camera, the accessory / flash hot shoe, and the 1.44 million dot EVF, the V1 controls are pretty much identical to the J1.
The lenses are all optimised / designed for both still image quality and video recording with quiet auto-focus and motors in the power zoom models, and white balance is optimised for each lens. The first three zoom lenses are all retractable / collapsible making them more compact when not in use.
10mm f/2.8 pancake lens – 27mm equivalent.
10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 – 27-81mm equivalent “Standard” zoom.
30-100mm f/3.8-5.6 – 81-297mm equivalent telephoto zoom.
10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 – 27-270mm equivalent power zoom.
A Nikon FT1 adapter is available for Nikon lenses – and with AF-S / AF-I lenses Auto Focus will work. With a 2.7x crop factor, a 35mm standard lens will become a 94.5mm equivalent lens, and this crop factor would suit telephoto lenses particularly if you’re interested in having as much zoom as possible. Another way of looking at this is to think of the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D lens, which is available for around £90, would become a 135mm f/1.8 telephoto lens, which means getting a bright telephoto lens would be very cheap looking at the price of the lens on its own.
Tamron’s newest and most powerful “All-in-One” lenses, the 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is the worlds lightest and most compact 15x optical zoom lens for dSLR cameras. Significantly smaller and lighter than their previous 18-270mm lens, it was designed specifically for use with ASP-C sized sensors and if used on a full-sized sensor, vignetting will be noticeable. Tamron has chosen this lens as one of its first to include the new Piezo Drive motor. This allows for faster and quieter autofocus, which is great for candid and nature photography.
This is a well built, light and very compact lens, making it easy to pack into a bag and a pleasure to use while out walking around. It has a 35mm equivalent of 28 – 419mm. Also included on the lens is Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation) to fight camera shake. It is available for both Canon and Nikon mounts but not Sony at this time. Along with this lens you will also get a flower-shaped lens hood and 6-Year Limited warranty.
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