Nikon P7700 Review

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Updated July 19, 2022

The 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor offers excellent image quality, whereas the NIKKOR ED zoom lens will give you the zoom range for all kinds of photography. It is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras under $500, especially when you look at the compact size and all the features. The camera also has a rechargeable battery that offers up to 330 shots. If you want more great products, visit our best digital camera list.

Why We Like It – Nikon P7700

The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is an excellent digital camera that comes with a large 1/17” CMOS sensor and offers 19 scene modes. The fixed NIKKOR ED zoom lens offers high-quality images and video along with 7.1x optical zoom. The P7700 also features a fully articulated LCD screen.

Pros
  • 7.1x optical zoom
  • 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor offers excellent image quality
  • RAW support
Cons
  • Lens cap is finicky

Performance

Unlike the Sony Alpha A7R IV, the Coolpix P7700 Nikon compact camera features a 12.2-megapixel resolution 1/1.7” CMOS sensor that offers full manual exposure control, Shutter speed priority mode, and Aperture adjustments. It supports continuous shooting up to 8fps, but you might not know just how many still shots you’re getting in one second. The camera is capable of shooting RAW images in NEF format and can shoot full HD videos with stereo sound in video mode. Unlike the Sony Cyber Shot DSC RX100, the 7.1x optical zoom is plenty for most users and also works when recording videos. For a camera with 60x optical zoom, check out our Olympus E M10 Mark II review. The Nikon Coolpix B700 is another great point-and-shoot alternative with better features.

Related: See our Nikon Coolpix S7000 review

Design

Like the Nikon D3400, this is a well-built camera, and you can feel it when you first hold it. The Coolpix P7700 features a magnesium alloy chassis with a rubberized grip for easier handling. Nikon worked on the ergonomics and improved accessibility to functions/buttons such as the shutter button, the mode dial, and the quick menu dial. It gets an optical viewfinder, and a vari-angle LCD display with touch support. It features a memory card slot and is truly one of the best compact cameras around. You could also check out the Panasonic Lumix FZ70 which has a slightly different design.

Value

The Nikon P770 compact camera will let you shoot a custom movie in full HD with stereo sound, and let you take high-resolution photos with noise reduction. The images have great white balance and dynamic range, which makes them pleasing to look at. This camera is total value for money as it’s both affordable and feature-packed. The optical zoom lens offers 7.1x zoom with good clarity, and supports RAW format output. If not this, then perhaps you’d like the Canon Powershot G16.

Related: Check out the Nikon V1 10 Megapixel digital camera review

Nikon P7700 Wrap Up

This Nikon Coolpix P7700 review shows what this affordable compact camera can offer. The 1/1.7” 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor results in excellent image quality, and can also take bright images in low light. The 7.1x optical zoom from the NIKKOR ED glass lens, and the RAW support, make this a great buy. The only gripe with the camera is that the lens cap doesn’t stay well attached, but that’s not really a problem.

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