Nikon Coolpix P7000
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc. Part number: 26233
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CNET editors' review
price range: $296.89
- Reviewed by: Lori Grunin
- Reviewed on: 02/15/2011
- Released on: 09/15/2010
The good: A nice set of shooting-focused features; optical viewfinder and built-in neutral density filter; very good photo quality for its class; comfortable, relatively streamlined shooting design.
The bad: Relatively slow raw shooting.
The bottom line: The Coolpix P7000 is a fine camera that lots of enthusiasts will appreciate for its smart shooting design, interesting feature set, and worthy photo quality.
by DarenSherwood on February 19, 2011
Pros: + Customization
+ Battery life
+ Image quality
+ Zoom range
+ Menus (intuitive, easy to use. Even better if you're familiar with Nikon DSLR menus.)
+ Works with Nikon remote and Nikon flash
+ Preset zoom
Cons: - Have to select Playback button to scroll through images
- No articulating screen
- RAW write speed
Summary: I've been waiting for a camera like this from Nikon for years and was about to go for the Canon G11 when the P7000 (and G12) came out. The ...
Summary: I've been waiting for a camera like this from Nikon for years and was about to go for the Canon G11 when the P7000 (and G12) came out. The specs were exactly what I'd wanted - a lower pixel count with higher ISO, larger, higher res screen than the P6000 with faster RAW processing and a greater range in the lens. I looked at the G12 but decided on the Nikon and I'm glad I did.Edit Link
I shoot a D700, but wanted something I can take everywhere and I've just been blown away with the P7000. The controls take a little getting used to if you are familiar with the Nikon DSLR range, but ISO, QUAL, WB setup are almost the same and you get three custom settings U1, U2 and U3 where you can save common configurations such as low light (as the auto ISO ranges from 100-200, 100-400 and 100-1600 so it is a good idea ifyou use low light and want 3200 or Hi1 to set this up as a U setting rather than changing the ISO - I setup mine as U3). You can also reprogram 3 of the standard buttons to shortcuts and there is a MyMenu which is really hand for commonly used settings.
Manual is a bit fiddly as the +/- sensor is a bit slow and too small to use dynamically as the light meter setting shows up yellow on white (not much contrast) whereas the Aperture and Shutter priority are as fast as they are on a DSLR and are really clear. One really nice feature is the real time histogram, if you use histograms this will save you a lot of time and missed shots as you can see your shot will be over or under range before you shoot - but then the matrix sensor is pretty hard to fool. I'm not a fan of bracketing, why not get the shot right first time around, but if you are a bracketing fan this too works well on the P7000 and can be setup on another U for when you want to make doubly sure you get the shot.
Image quality is amazing for a point and shoot like this, even at full optical zoom it will really make me think twice when travelling as to whether to lug your DSLR.
There is plenty of distortion in the lens, but not complex and easily corrected in Photoshop (not sure if NX2 does this automatically as with the D700).
I've no idea why Nikon bothered with the flash hot shoe, if you stick a flash on it you may as well use your DSLR and with the low light handling and VR of the P7000 as well as a steady hand you can take superb low light shots, and the little inbuilt flash more than suffices when high ISO's are not enough.
One thing I love is the view finder. I'm happy to use the screen to take a shot but in daylight you are often guessing at what you are shooting and the viewfinder provides an pretty good alternative. An accurate DSLR viewfinder it isn't, but it zooms as the lens zooms and it is accurate enough to get the shot. Apparently it is an 80% viewfinder, I think that is an average as it seemed to vary over the range but you do get used to it pretty quickly, especially with the P7000's zoom stops.
All in all the P7000 is just superb. I'm glad I waited and at 85% of the weight of the G12, longer zoom (the lens is rated slower at 5.6 vs 4.5 with the G12, but then the P700 runs to 200mm whereas the G12 is 140mm - they are probably similar at around 140mm).
I'm sure Nikon will have a better model in 2 years, but at this stage I can't even imagine what would entice me to buy it as the P7000 has it all.
Thank you Nikon and well done.
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Updated on Oct 2, 2011
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12 out of 14 users found this user opinion helpful.
A DSLR in your pocket - Finally!
by HD_Dude on February 20, 2011
Pros: Full manual controls, great picture quality, substantial build quality, fits in your jacket pocket, optical viewfinder, great design, which sets it apart from the point-and-shoot pack, works with SD, as well as the SD-HC, and even the new SD-XC cards
Cons: I'd prefer a 2.0 lens...rather than the 2.8. And you need to know how to shoot 'manual' to get the most out of the P7000. If you understand ISO, F-stops, white balance, and shutter speed...this is for you. If not...ummmm....not a good fit.
Summary: I call this my 'Mini-D' because it's so close to a DSLR in picture quality. I shoot with a Nikon D3, and can't always have it with me ...
Summary: I call this my 'Mini-D' because it's so close to a DSLR in picture quality. I shoot with a Nikon D3, and can't always have it with me due to it's enormous size. The P7000 fits in a jacket pocket and brings back stunning photos. Sure, the D3 is an 'everything' pro camera...from high-speed sports to candlelit vigils. The P7000 doesn't have that kind of 1000% range. But in a backpack, when the shot is there, it produces like a champion. Amazing photo quality...but again, you have to know what you're doing. Not an amateur's camera.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Excellent companion to my Nikon D90.
by retiredPhil on February 17, 2011
Pros: Excellent picture quality, full PSAM controls plus manual focus, compatible with my Nikon flash and remote. I was delighted to find and use the interval timer shooting.
Cons: Size, definitely not pocket size. Very slow in recording pix, even after firmware upgrade, but it doesn't seem to delay the "next pic".
Summary: This camera sits in my car's console and is available at all times. It will give me the quality pix that our cheaper P&S just couldn't ...
Summary: This camera sits in my car's console and is available at all times. It will give me the quality pix that our cheaper P&S just couldn't give us for those times when we don't have the DSLR with us.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
For travel and times when an SLR is too much to carry
by TropicalPC on February 3, 2011
Pros: Histogram, color, high ISO, low noise, works w/ my Nikon flash, 3" LCD, longer zoom than Canon G12, f/2.8, all imaginable shooting mode, mine came with English and Spanish printed manuals not PDF.
Cons: No tilt screen, firmware v1.0 is wonky, upgrade to v1.1 from the Nikon site, very easy to do following their directions.
Summary: It is a good rangefinder on par with the Canon G12. Easy to use if you are familiar with the Nikon line of SLRs. Also the 720p high def movie ...
Summary: It is a good rangefinder on par with the Canon G12. Easy to use if you are familiar with the Nikon line of SLRs. Also the 720p high def movie function is a good feature to have. Much lighter than my SLR and 6 lenses, which means I carry it and use it much more. Discreet when using for street and candid photography, people are not intimidated by the P7000.
A very practical little camera
by ole byskov on January 20, 2011
Pros: Easy to handle with Nikon Top quality. Pictures are fine.
Cons: I dislike very much, that Nikon does not deliver a printed manual. Only a .pdf-file one cant print. I can not carry my laptop with me using the camera.
Not Made in Japan, get the G12 instead...
by Csipa1 on February 17, 2011
Pros: Best for those who don't care...
Cons: Too expensive for not being Japanese made.
Summary: Get the Canon G12, its Made in Japan quality will last forever, while this will leave you in the dust at one point. Yes, the Canon $40-80 more, but believe ...
Summary: Get the Canon G12, its Made in Japan quality will last forever, while this will leave you in the dust at one point. Yes, the Canon $40-80 more, but believe me, its worth the extra few bucks. Nikon sold out, makes most of its cameras cheap, outside of Japan. All my Japanese made cameras are still fully functional (some 20+ years old, even the Japanese Nikons), however I bought a few cameras lately that carry major brand names like Nikon and made in Indonesia, China, Thaiwan etc, most of them are broken down already. They will argue that quality control is just as high as in Japan, that is not true, that is BS. If its a camera, buy Japanese, you won't ever regret it.
1 out of 6 users found this user opinion helpful.
And they glow in the dark too!
by Audagee on November 9, 2011
Pros: none that i know
Cons: who knows ?
Summary: I'm not buying ANYTHING from Japan until I can be reassured that the exported products are safe. Would any one of you want to take a risk at developing ...
Summary: I'm not buying ANYTHING from Japan until I can be reassured that the exported products are safe. Would any one of you want to take a risk at developing cancer? Sure, you may think the risk is very remote, but why take the chance?sorry about my english, it's not my first language
I haven't heard anything from Canon (or any other Japanese manufacturer) for that matter reassuring me that the materials that are used to make these cameras are free of contaminated materials.
Even ink-jet refills from Japan I no longer buy. Where do they get the water from?
Updated on Nov 9, 2011
0 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
- Part number: 26233
- Description: The Coolpix P7000 looks like a classic, carries like a compact and handles like an SLR. Perfect for photographers who want complete control, it delivers a performance worthy of a pro and proves that nothing is out of bounds when you have the right equipment.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Digital camera - Compact
- Enclosure Color Black
- Resolution 10.1 megapixels
- Optical Sensor Type CCD
- Total Pixels 10,390,000 pixels
- Effective Sensor Resolution 10,100,000 pixels
- Optical Sensor Size 1/1.7"
- Optical Zoom 7.1 x
- Digital Zoom 4 x
- Image Processor EXPEED C2
- Image Stabilizer Optical
- Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
- Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty 9
- AE/AF Control Subject-tracking AF
- Face Detection Face-priority AF function,
Face Detection AF/AE
- Digital Video Format H.264,
- Image Recording Format JPEG,
RAW + JPEG
- Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
- AV Interfaces HDMI,
Exposure & White Balance
- Light Sensitivity ISO 6400,
ISO auto (100-800),
ISO auto (100-1600),
ISO auto (400-12800),
- Exposure Metering Spot AF area,
- Exposure Metering Zones 256
- Exposure Modes I-TTL program flash,
- White Balance Automatic,
- Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
- Min Shutter Speed 60 sec
- Exposure Compensation ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
- White Balance Bracketing Yes
- Exposure Range EV -1-16.2 - Wide lens,
EV 1-16.6 - Tele lens
- Type 7.1 x,
Zoom lens - 6 mm - 42.6 mm - F/2.8-5.6
- Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 28 - 200 mm
- Focus Adjustment Manual,
- Min Focus Range 19.7 in
- Macro Focus Range 0.8 in
- Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
- Lens Construction 9 groups / 11 elements
- Features Built-in neutral density filter,
Built-in lens shield,
- Camera Flash Pop-up flash
- Flash Modes Slow synchro,
Rear curtain sync,
Flash OFF mode,
- Effective Flash Range 1.6 ft - 21 ft
- Self Timer Delay 2 sec,
- Flash Terminal Hot shoe
- Additional Features Exif Print support,
720p HD movie recording,
Display brightness control,
Best Shot Selector (BSS),
Digital noise reduction,
USB 2.0 compatibility
- Viewfinder Type Optical - Real-image zoom
- Type 3 in LCD display
- Display Features Built-in
- Connector Type 1 x Hi-Speed USB,
1 x Composite video/audio output,
1 x HDMI output,
1 x Microphone
- Software Drivers & Utilities
System Requirements for PC Connection
- Peripheral Devices USB port,
- Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
- Included Accessories Battery charger,
Audio / video cable
- Supported Battery Nikon EN-EL14
- Supported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1030 mAh ( Included )
- Battery Life Details Photo shooting
Memory / Storage
- RAM Installed 79 MB
- Memory Card Slot SD card
- Supported Memory Cards SDHC Memory Card,
SD Memory Card,
SDXC Memory Card
- Internal Storage None
- Image Storage 3648 x 2736,
3264 x 2448,
2592 x 1944,
2048 x 1536,
1600 x 1200,
1280 x 960,
1024 x 768,
640 x 480,
3648 x 2432,
3584 x 2016,
2736 x 2736
- Video Capture H.264 - 1280 x 720,
H.264 - 640 x 480,
H.264 - 320 x 240
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 4.5 in
- Depth 1.8 in
- Height 3 in
- Weight 12.7 oz
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
- Image stabilizer feature Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.