Nikon COOLPIX P7700 Review

November 17th, 2012 114 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

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.

Nikon COOLPIX 6200 Review

November 12th, 2011 97 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

The S6200 has a 16 megapixel and a 10x optical zoom lens, offering a 35mm equivalent of 25 – 250 mm. There are 18 scene modes as well as Scene Auto Selector. Other features include special effects and filters and smart portrait system with Smile Timer, Skin Softening and in-camera red-eye fix.

To help take blur free images there is Lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction), ISO up to 3200 and Best Shot Selector (BSS) which automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots. There are also some dedicated light modes to take images in low light even without a tripod including Backlight scene mode, Night Portrait and Night Landscape.

Movie recording is in 720p HD with stereo sound, optical zoom and autofocus available. You can also take a picture while filming. There is also a built-in HDMI connector with HDMI-CEC support for output to an HDTV.

The front of the camera is made of metal with a plastic rear and is very compact considering it has a 10x optical zoom lens packed in. The buttons are generally easy to press with the exception of the power button which does need a more concentrated effort to activate, at least you won’t accidently switch the camera on! There is a dedicated video record button and the d-pad allows you to go up, down, left and right and also rotates in a circular direction in order to toggle through camera menus.

Nikon Coolpix L110

May 22nd, 2010 110 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

Nikon Coolpix L110

An impressive all-rounder, the  Nikon COOLPIX L110

The COOLPIX L110 combines leading technology with ease of use to reliably capture those important moments. The wide angle 15x zoom NIKKOR lens gives outstanding precision and sharp resolution and it gives the freedom to choose between capturing beautiful stills or great HD movies in stereo sound, all conveniently viewed on the large 7.5 cm (3 inch) high-resolution LCD monitor. To add to that it has 12.1 megapixels, five anti-blur functions, an ergonomic grip, 1 cm macro and 15 scene modes to make sure your pictures turn out the way you envisage. The power-efficient COOLPIX L110 can shoot more pictures than most digital cameras using AA batteries so you don’t have to worry about running out of power– whether you’re at home or travelling abroad.

Highlights of the COOLPIX L110 include:

·      12.1 Megapixels and a 15x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (28mm wide-angle to 420mm super-telephoto)
·      3.0-inch high-resolution HVGA (460,000-dot) Clear Color Display with anti-reflection coating
·      HD movies (720p) with Stereo Sound and Sports Continuous Shooting
·      AA-battery power

The Nikon Coolpix L110 is a winner for the price. While image quality perhaps isn’t its sweetest spot, there’s no denying that an easy to use point-and-shoot with a 15x optical zoom for under £200 is a decent buy. The AA battery power may be an off-put for some, yet a reason to purchase for others. Certainly not the smallest of cameras for those looking for a true ‘compact’ compact, but the L110 does pack in a big lens, is well designed and easy to use.

Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

August 7th, 2009 66 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

Nikon has unveiled the world’s first compact camera with an in-built projector. The S1000pj projects images up to 40 inches in size with a VGA resolution and a maximum distance of 2 meters. The camera is supplied with a remote control and stand for ease of use. It features an optically stabilized wide angle 5x zoom lens (28-140mm equiv.), 2.7 inch LCD and a 12.1MP sensor.

cnet reviews the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj and writes:
“It’s a nostalgic throw-back to the days when your parents used to show you their childhood memories on slide projectors, and the S1000pj isn’t restricted to just photos, it can display videos and slideshows as well. Now all you’ll need is a torch and a blanket for those ghost bedtime stories.”

Sharper results with five advanced Nikon image stabilising features
Nikon’s Optical lens shift and Electronic VR image stabilisation systems combine to help produce blur-free images. High ISO 6400 capability allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement and camera shake. And, Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
Face-priority AF helps produce more satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure for as many as 12 faces in the framed shot. Skin Softening function detects and analyses a framed subject’s skin, and then adjusts smoothness to produce enhanced results. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles, while its Blink Proof function shoots two sequential frames, then saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are widest open. Blink Warning presents an alert when it suspects that someone in the shot has blinked. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

Intelligent automated shooting modes that promote carefree shooting
Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector makes it faster and easier to capture the moment by eliminating the need to manually select a scene mode to match the intended shot. This intelligent function determines the subject, analyses the surrounding settings, and then automatically selects the appropriate scene mode for optimal results. Subject Tracking enhances the shooting experience by following the subject’s movement to ensure clear focus and quick response when that special shutter opportunity presents itself. Subject Tracking even functions if the subject moves out of the frame for a second or two.

Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch automatically adjusts the contrast and saturation of selected photos to create an enhanced copy with the right finishing touch.

Other Features
2.7-in. high-resolution LCD monitor with anti-reflection coated cover
16 handy scene modes for optimised shooting in various settings
Active Zoom
Auto Sort and Favorite Pictures functions
Four movie modes with sound
Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
Approx. 36 MB of internal memory
Hi-Speed USB connectivity

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Review

June 18th, 2009 48 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a premium compact camera designed to appeal primarily to serious photographers looking for lots of control in a form factor that’s more portable and convenient than a DSLR. Resolution in the latest advanced Coolpix has been upped to a DSLR-like 13.5 megapixels on a 1/1.7 inch CCD sensor, and the camera sports a 28-112mm f/2.7-5.9 Nikkor zoom lens.

Designed with serious shooters looking for serious exposure control and processing options in mind, the P6000 carries over several key features including EXPEED processing, manual exposure modes, advanced flash control, metal construction, and seamless GPS integration from Nikon’s consumer and professional DSLR lines. On the processing side, Nikon’s Coolpix Picture Control System allows users to select from a list of processing mode presets, or manually fine-tune parameters like contrast and saturation.

In addition to a range of JPEG processing controls, the P6000 also provides a raw shooting mode, but it doesn’t use the familiar Nikon NEF file format developed for the manufacturer’s DSLRs. Instead, a new raw format (NRW) appears to be designed primarily to process in camera (though the release of Adobe’s latest version of Camera Raw means that the P6000 is now supported in Photoshop CS3 and in beta form in Lightroom 2). The ability to tweak a shot after the fact using the camera’s Picture Control System options isn’t a bad addition, but the use of this nonstandard raw format that’s not compatible with Nikon’s advanced workflow software may be a hang-up for long-time Nikonians. The fact that the camera takes a full five seconds to clear the buffer and ready itself for another shot after each NRW capture, combined with the fact that the files themselves are a healthy 20MB apiece, will probably dissuade most other shooters from shooting too many raws with the P6000 though the addition of the P6000 to Adobe’s supported list is a big step in the right direction.

Basic shooting mode options on the Coolpix P6000 are as follows:

  • Auto: Camera sets all exposure values with highly limited user input
  • Program: Camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure, but additional user controls are unlocked
  • Aperture Priority: User selects aperture, camera determines shutter speed
  • Shutter Priority: User selects shutter speed, camera determines aperture
  • Manual: User selects shutter speed and aperture
  • User (U1, U2): Two user-defined shooting modes allow you to pre-program your favorite or most frequently used settings into the camera for easy access.
  • Scene: A total of 15 scene presets are available
  • Movie: The P6000 captures video at up to 640×480/30 fps

The P6000′s mode dial also features two non-shooting modes: a network configuration position for file upload settings, and a position for accessing GPS options. Playback is accessed via a dedicated playback button, but the camera has to be powered on first via the power button.

Users looking for advanced video options will find the P6000 a bit disappointing. Maximum video resolution is 640×480 at 30 fps, meaning no HD video capture on this Coolpix. While AF can be set to work continuously while capturing video something not every still camera can do the zoom is locked during movie recording. Overall, the P6000′s movies look fine and even sound alright, but this limited range of options may put off some power users.

If you’re interested in appending geographic data to your images, the P6000 can oblige. The camera features a built-in GPS receiver that automatically feeds latitude/longitude information into the EXIF data of recorded images when the GPS function is enabled. This in turn makes it easy to sort images by where they were taken or add them to a map in geo-aware photo sharing applications.  More Here

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