Updated (August 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P7700 vs Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7700 vs Nikon Coolpix P7000

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P7700

47

Nikon Coolpix P7000

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7700

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
210 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P7700

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P7700's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Overall image quality
Better image quality
53.0 vs 39.0
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Around 40% better image quality
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1800 ms vs 2900 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Color depth
Better color depth
21.1 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 2 more bits of color
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 6x faster continuous shooting
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
191 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The P7700 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The P7700's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
210 ms vs 421 ms
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2x less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
350 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
114×77×45 mm vs 119×73×51 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
310 g vs 392 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.8" vs 2"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$375.00 vs $485.00
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7700191 ISO
              P7000147 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              P770021.1 bits
              P700019.1 bits
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              P770053.0
              P700039.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              7.1x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              P77006,400 ISO
              P70003,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              P770012 MP
              P700010 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              P770011.7 EV
              P700010.8 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              P77001/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
              P70001/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $384

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points

              Nikon Coolpix P7700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $440

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Pro digicam

              GPS Has a GPS
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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