Nikon Coolpix P7700
Availability: September 2012
The outlook: Ever since the P5000, Nikon's large enthusiast compact camera series has been struggling to deliver the whole package, and tends to reinvent itself more frequently than usual. The P7700 sounds like it's taking a few steps forward and a few steps back: a better lens, articulated (rather than tilting) display, true HD video capture, updated design and presumably better performance than the P7100, while at the same time switching to a more consumery BSI sensor and dropping the optical viewfinder. It'll be interesting to see if this is finally the winning combination.
- Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $479.99
The good: A comfortable shooting design and nice photos in bright light number among the strengths of the Nikon Coolpix P7700.
The bad: The P7700's performance is sluggish, and despite being the largest camera in its class it no longer has an optical viewfinder.
The bottom line: It's a solid enthusiast "compact" that will please a lot of shooters, but the Nikon Coolpix P7700 doesn't quite deliver at midrange ISO sensitivities and its image-processing overhead might annoy impatient photographers.
September 10, 2012 9:30 AM PDT
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