Summary Nikon P7000

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Camera only $358
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Within its price range #n/a of 13 Among similar cameras #n/a of 25
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 7.1x Screen size Help 3.0"
Aperture Help f/2.8 Screen resolution Help 921k dots
Wide angle Help 28 mm Movie format Help 720p @ 24fps
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Nikon Coolpix P7000Nikon Coolpix P7000

Replacement

Nikon has replaced the Coolpix P7000 with the P7100 and P300.

Nikon Coolpix P7100
Nikon Coolpix P7100 announced August, 2011
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay

Compare the new Nikon P7100 vs the P7000

Nikon Coolpix P300
Nikon Coolpix P300 announced February, 2011
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay

Compare the new Nikon P300 vs the P7000

reviewsWhat are people saying about the P7000

"The Nikon P7000 is aiming to improve image quality through a "less is more" approach: fewer pixels means less noise and, ultimately, better photos."
imaging-resource.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
"We especially liked how the EV dial is adjustable with the thumb, and the large, clear numbers are easy to see for fast, accurate adjustments."
imaging-resource.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
"If you take a more deliberate approach with your photos, and don't mind the camera taking its time as well, you'll be quite happy with the Nikon P7000."
imaging-resource.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance

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Pros

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The Nikon P7000 vs other recent digicams

Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Sensor size Slightly larger than average sensor Help
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
921k dots
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Tunnel
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting

Cons

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The Nikon P7000 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Below average zoom Help
7.1x
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 24fps
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2900 ms startup delay
Announced Old Help
September, 2010
Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
147 ISO
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Color depth Little color depth Help
19.1 bits
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
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The Nikon P7000 vs other recent pro digicams

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/2.8
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.8 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
39.0
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.3 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Avatar for Maheemal Thilakarathne Maheemal Thilakarathne (6:13 PM, February 25, 2012)


Lacks an external mic jack You sure?
 
K. d. smith (2:07 AM, March 04, 2011)
I'm here looking for a pro-quality toy myself and I'm beginning to accept that not lugging around a d300, some pro quality glass, flash, macro, etc. will require a comprise...in terms of 'drop dead' quality. I shoot raw and would like to keep that ability, but other than requiring an actual viewfinder...an lcd just doesnt cut it all the time...I'm learning to be flexible, if it means i can put all my 'equipment' in my right pants pocket.
 
K. d. smith (2:03 AM, March 04, 2011)
I'm here looking for the same thing. I use a d300 and i'm recently retired from the finger lakes region of NY and living in the southern philippines since end of december 2010. I don't feel that the need for 'security' drives me, since I have not felt threatened anywhere here with the d300 and lots of gear, but 85-90F temps and high humidity beg for a toy camera that has decent capability. Unless you are selling 20x30 museum quality murals...and you can't easily get large pro quality printers here anyway...it sees like a raw-capable coolpix with a viewfinder is the way to go.
 
K.d. smith (1:58 AM, March 04, 2011)
I have about 4 decades experience and I use a d300 normally. i am looking for a little pocket nikon and i stumbled on your query. I have an older manfrotto and they are rock solid 'legs.' People will debate VR and tripod (i'd advise turning VR off with a tripod), but you'd be surprised at what you can do with VR and no tripod. Part of my experience includes time in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, a 6 million acre park with lots of wilderness. Depending how far off road you want to go, a tripods being carried taxes you a little. I might consider VR and a monopod as an alternative for 'off road' shooting--it will be 'close enuf for gummint work' 90% of the time.
 
Avatar for Morrison Morrison (2:51 AM, September 30, 2010)
Hi. Thanks for getting back to me. l'll take a look at the three you mentioned. Do you know much about the Nikon P7000? I've heard some good stuff about it. However, since it *just* came out, it's kind of pricey. It seems kind of big but I haven't seen it in person. I like the wide angle feature, the macro feature as close as 0.8 inches, the 5-way image stability, and that it has a hotshoe for speedlight (600 or 800) compatibility. I'm sort of disappointed that Nikon has still not caught up with Sony on 1080p movies. In addition, I think Nikon could have gone ahead and given us the 3.5 inch LCD. Some of the "lesser" Coolpix cameras offer the larger LCD. So....what do you think? I have a friend who can probably get me 15% off of the P7000 but I have no idea if that makes it "worth it" or not. THANK YOU!!!

One last thing....can you recommend a really great tripod for my D700? Manfrotto? Something else? I want the use it indoors as well as hike it into the field with a VRII telephoto lens. Everyone has an opinion. I'm just looking for one that's different than mine. Thank you again. J
 
Avatar for Morrison Morrison (3:29 AM, September 23, 2010)
Hi. Thanks for getting back to me. l'll take a look at the three you mentioned. Do you know much about the Nikon P7000? I've heard some good stuff about it. However, since it *just* came out, it's kind of pricey. I like the wide angle feature, the macro feature as close as 0.8 inches, the 5-way image stability, and that it has a hotshoe for speedlight (600 or 800) compatibility. I'm sort of disappointed that Nikon has still not caught up with Sony on 1080p movies. In addition, I think Nikon could have gone ahead and given us the 3.5 inch LCD. Some of the "lesser" Coolpix cameras offer the larger LCD. So....what do you think? I have a friend who can probably get me 15% off of the P7000 but I have no idea if that makes it "worth it" or not. THANK YOU!!!

One last thing....can you recommend a really great tripod for my D700? Manfrotto? Something else? I want the use it indoors as well as hike it into the field with a VRII telephoto lens. Everyone has an opinion. I'm just looking for one that's different than mine. Thank you again. J
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:12 PM, September 22, 2010)
Hi Jenna, yeah I bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1. I like a lot of things about it, but I find its not as good as the D700 at low light (obviously), and I only have one lens currently, and its not *that* small. You might also consider a pro digicam like the Canon S95 or Panasonic LX5, probably the best image quality you can get in a small package, but with little zoom, or something more versatile like the Panasonic ZS7.
 
Jenna (4:03 PM, September 22, 2010)
I need help deciding on a smaller travel camera. I own a D700 and a bunch of accessories. The small camera does not have to be ultra mini or ultra compact.....just quite a bit smaller than a DSLR. I'm looking for the most BANG for my BUCK. I read a posting where you were suggesting a small camera that you use when you do not want to drag your large gear around. I'm not sure but I believe it was a Lumix. I'm open to suggestions. Thank you!!