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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
281 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
210 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P7100

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 1900 ms vs 2900 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 41.0 vs 39.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 165 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The P7100 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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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 Less shutter lag 210 ms vs 281 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Almost the same
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.8 EV vs 10.7 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Lighter 310 g vs 395 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $358.00 vs $494.35
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The best price we've seen is $136 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              P7100:10.7 EV
              P7000:10.8 EV
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              P7100:19.4 bits
              P7000:19.1 bits
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.3 fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7100:165 ISO
              P7000:147 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              P7100:41.0
              P7000:39.0
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              P7100:720p @ 30fps
              P7000:720p @ 24fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              7.1x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/2.8
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              P7100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              P7000:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $509

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $439

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $430 - $591

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $640

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $849

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $527 - $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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              Lschmitt2 (3:51 AM, January 16, 2012)
              I have now owned my P7000 for almost a year and find it a very useful tool. My other camera's are a Nikon D50 and D90. I was looking for something much lighter and smaller that would take good technical photographs for my engineering practice. The P7000 after making the necessary firmware changes "(v1.2) firmware" has solved most of the outstanding problems. I like being able to update the camera's firmware. While photographing cracks and other defects may not sound exciting it is important when you are trying to explain design and construction issues to clients. The weight and the abilities of the P7000 are just right and camera produces good high quality exposures.

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              Hannu108 (6:28 PM, September 16, 2011)
              It looks that you got the sensor size of P7100 wrong. It is 1/1.7"—not 1/1.8". You can check it here (under "specifications" tab), for example:


              http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/product/digital-cameras/coolpix/performance/coolpix-p7100

              cheers!