[wpsr_socialbts services=”facebook,twitter,pinterest,email”] Nikon has introduced the Nikon Coolpix P7700, the new flagship of the Coolpix compact digital camera line-up. The 12.2-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P7700 is intended for advanced photographers seeking portability and superior image quality.
The Nikon P7700 comes equipped with a 7.1x (28-200mm equiv. in 35mm terms) bright F/2.0-4.0 wide-angle optical zoom lens. The Nikkor ED zoom lens incorporates optical vibration reduction technology providing for steadier handheld shooting reducing the occurrance of blur when capturing stills and video.
Additional highlight features of the Nikon Coolpix P7700 include; fast start-up and response, enhanced ergonomics with two control dials, a 3-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen (921K dots) with anti-reflective coatings, semi-automatic or full manual exposure control for extended creativity, user-friendly fully automatic Scene modes, and accessory compatibility with optional external Speedlight flash units via the camera’s dedicated hotshoe. The Nikon Coolpix P7700 also offers the ability to record images in the camera’s native NEF / RAW file format providing for more versatility with respect to image editing.
The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in mid-September 2011 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $529.95. It is available in black.
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Major Features
12.2 Megapixel 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor
The Nikon P7700’s 12.2-megapixel 1/1.7-inch CMOS back side illuminated sensor is larger than the sensor in most compact cameras and is designed to deliver enhanced image quality and detail.
7.1x Bright F/2.0-4.0 wide angle zoom lens with ED glass
The Nikon Coolpix P7700 compact camera incorporates a bright F/2.0-4.0 wide 28mm 7.1x optical zoom with optical lens shift vibration reduction for greater versatility when shooting under lower light conditions.
3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor with 921,000 dot resolution
The Nikon Coolpix P7700 features a 921,000 dot high resolution 3-inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. Whether working indoors or out, capture what you see from most any point of view. Adjust the Vari-Angle monitor, with its Clear Color Display and anti-reflection coating, to observe what the camera sees—even when you’re in the most unconventional position or stretching the limits to reach a unique angle.
Full HD (1080p) video with stereo sound
With the touch of a button, go from shooting stills to recording Full HD (1080p) videos that can easily be shared on your computer, social networking sites or an HDTV. The COOLPIX P7700 lets you use the optical zoom while recording, so you can frame exactly the shot you want. It also lets you maintain creative control; adjust the aperture and exposure settings, add creative filters, special effects and more. The P7700 features a built-in stereo microphone with a wind noise reduction function, and the camera features a jack for attaching an optional stereo microphone to record even better quality sound.
Fast response and continuous shooting
With the Nikon P7700 digital camera you can capture 6 frames in less than a second when the camera is set to continuous shooting mode, great for capturing fast action and sports. The camera is quick to power up and offers improved shutter response time.
User friendly Scene modes or manual creative control
The Nikon Coolpix P7700 offers a range of selectable Scene modes, and basic green Auto mode for point-and-shoot simplicity, as well as providing manual exposure override capabilities and control over camera settings.
RAW/NEF File format
For enhanced image quality and post editing versatility, the Nikon Coolpix P7700 provides the option of capturing images in the camera’s native NEF/RAW file format. It is also possible to set the camera to shoot in both RAW and JPEG (two files created).
Equipped with two command dials
Adoption of two command dials and one rotary multi selector enables operation reminiscent of a digital-SLR camera.
Built-in Flash with External Wireless flash Support
The flash built into the P7700 is equipped with a commander mode function, enabling remote control over a remote external Nikon dedicated Speedlight flash.
Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger supplied The Coolpix P7700 comes supplied with one Li-Ion rechargeable battery (up to 340 shots per charge) and dual voltage charger.
Support for a variety of optional accessories including a wide-angle lens converter and external Speedlights via the camera’s dedicated hotshoe.
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Press Release
Press Release: For the compact camera user only satisfied with the very best, today Nikon Inc. introduced its new flagship COOLPIX camera, the P7700. This powerful and versatile point-and-shoot camera features a sharp 7.1x zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens with a maximum aperture of f/2 and a 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Conveniently compact and loaded with innovative features and manual controls, the COOLPIX P7700 will capture still images and Full HD 1080p video with stunning sharpness and vivid color, whether used as the ultimate go-to travel camera or D-SLR companion.
The COOLPIX P7700 is ideal for those looking for a compact camera with high performance and a complete feature set which will allow them to capture high quality still photos and Full HD video. For photographers looking to step up from traditional point-and-shoot cameras to professionals who crave complete creative control, the P7700 offers one of the most comprehensive feature sets available in its class. Featuring a new 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a high-performance NIKKOR lens and full manual control settings, Nikon’s new flagship COOLPIX camera can unleash a photographer’s inner creativity and inspire truly magnificent images.
“Nikon’s new COOLPIX P7700 pushes the boundaries of traditional point-and-shoot cameras, offering stunning image quality and fast performance along with the freedom to customize every shot,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Nikon’s flagship COOLPIX P7700 is a powerful and versatile companion that consistently delivers incredible results in various shooting scenarios.”
Exceptional Clarity, Powerful Performance
The COOLPIX P7700 sports a large 1/1.7-in 12.2-megapixel backside illumination (BSI) CMOS sensor that offers excellent tonal range and vivid color reproduction. Additionally, high-speed image processing helps achieve fast continuous shooting at approximately eight frames-per-second (up to six continuous shots) affording the ability to freeze a fleeting moment with exacting precision. The P7700 delivers extremely rapid performance from a quick startup time to lightning-fast autofocus recognition to help ensure the moment is captured.
The P7700’s high-performance 7.1x zoom f/2 NIKKOR glass lens is equally as essential in providing the very best clarity and sharpness that professional photographers have come to expect from Nikon. With a large maximum aperture of f/2, the optics cover an equivalent range from 28 to 200mm, allowing for tack-sharp images and HD video throughout the entire focal range. An evolved Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) function minimizes camera shake for shooting blur-free photos while handheld or in challenging light. Combined with the COOLPIX P7700’s powerful CMOS sensor, this bright, large-aperture NIKKOR lens provides reduced noise, beautiful background blurring, fast performance and high image quality whether shooting stills or Full HD video.
Uncompromising Creative Control
Every photo and HD video is truly in the hands of the photographer, as the P7700 offers unprecedented creative control for its class, from easy automatic options to full manual controls. For even more control in users’ images, the COOLPIX P7700 supports RAW shooting, providing the ability to capture and edit uncompressed images without losing image quality. Customizing every shot has never been easier as Nikon’s flagship COOLPIX camera features full manual control (PSAM) and 19 unique and versatile Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector, ready for any shooting scenario. In-camera special effects and filter effects such as Nostalgic Sepia, Vivid and Painting help satisfy amateurs and enthusiasts alike. With the P7700, features like a noise reduction filter, tone level information, COOLPIX Picture Control and versatile bracketing functions open the door for even more creative control and freedom when capturing still images. To capture the most amount of available light, users can also activate consecutive shot combining technology, or use the HDR effect for a wide dynamic range image.
Full HD Video Unleashed
Creativity continues beyond still images with stunning Full HD 1080p video capability combined with unprecedented movie customization options for its class. Capture HD video using Auto, Manual, Aperture-priority or Custom Movie Mode and enjoy several creative options also available for still shooting, including COOLPIX Picture Control and noise reduction while flexibly adjusting ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and white balance.
Taking HD video to the next level, the COOLPIX P7700 is capable of intelligent autofocus while recording in any mode as well as optical zoom when shooting in Auto mode. For pristine stereo sound, the P7700 incorporates a built-in stereo microphone, an external microphone input, a HDMI mini connector and HDMI-CEC support.
The P7700’s 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor, with a wide-viewing-angle and 921,000-dot resolution, offers comfortable shooting from any angle, giving the freedom and flexibility needed to capture every spontaneous moment. Whether shooting videos overhead at a concert or inverting the screen to capture a creative self-portrait, the vari-angle LCD of the P7700 provides users the ability to rotate the screen to adapt to any shooting scenario. The LCD screen can also be flipped closed for protection when not in use.
Furthermore, the COOLPIX P7700’s intuitive ergonomics and control system allows the user to easily access menus and manual controls, ensuring fluid operation. This lightweight point-and-shoot features quick menu, mode, exposure compensation and sub-command dials, all arranged to achieve natural and smooth shooting adjustments on the go. Additionally, the COOLPIX P7700 has a camera body composed of durable yet lightweight magnesium alloy.
Optional Accessories Expand Creative Control
The COOLPIX P7700 offers compatibility with several optional Nikon accessories for enthusiasts who demand versatility and first-class performance. Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS) supports advanced wireless lighting and creative flash shooting by controlling flash output independently for a master unit and a remote unit group. The P7700’s hot shoe allows for compatibility with Nikon Speedlights (SB-910 and SB-700) as well as the GP-1 GPS unit and ME-1 external stereo microphone.
Price and Availability
The COOLPIX P7700 will be available in Canada by September 2012 for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $529.99
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Specifications
|Effective Pixels||12.2 million|
|Image Sensor||1/1.7 in. CMOS Sensor|
|Lens Focal Length||6.0-42.8mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-200mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Zoom Range||7.1x optical zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens|
|Lens Construction||13 elements in 10 groups|
|Image Stabilization||Lens-shift VR|
|AF System||Contrast-detect TTL AF|
|Macro Focus Range||2cm from front of lens|
|Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection||Auto (9-area automatic selection)Center (wide, normal, spot)Face priorityManual with 99 focus areasSubject tracking|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|LCD Monitor||Vari-angle 3-inch TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating|
Approx. 921,000 dots
Wide viewing angle
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 80-1600|
ISO 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to 6400)
|Metering System||224-segment matrix, center-weighted|
Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
|Exposure Control||Programmed auto exposure with flexible program|
exposure bracketing (Tv, Av, Sv)
exposure compensation (-3.0 to +3.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
shutter priority auto
|Scene Modes||Back Light|
Black and White Copy
Scene Auto Selector
|Exposure Compensation||± 3 EV in steps of 1/3|
|White Balance Control||Auto 1 (Normal)|
Auto 2 (Warm)
|Dedicated Hotshoe Support||Yes|
|Built-In Flash Range||[W]: 0.5 to 10m (1ft. 8 in. to 32 ft.)|
[T]: 0.5 to 5.5m (1ft. 8 in. to 18ft.)
|In-Camera Editing||Back Light|
Black and White Copy
Scene Auto Selector
|Self-Timer||Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration|
|Image Size||4000 x 3000 (12M)|
|Recording File Formats||Still pictures: JPEG|
Still pictures: NRW (RAW)
Audio files: WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
3D pictures: MPO
|HD Movie Recording||Audio file format: AAC stereo|
Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps
HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
HS (high speed) movie: 120 fps (640×480), HS 60 fps (1280×720) or HS 15 fps (1920×1080)
Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
Standard TV: 640×480 / 30fps
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 6 shots at approx. 8 frames per second|
|Continuous Shooting Options||Best Shot Selector|
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
|Storage Media||Internal Memory: Approx. 86MB|
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
|Connections||Audio/video (A/V) output|
Digital I/O (USB)
External microphone connector (Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter), plug-in power type)
HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
|Battery||Li-ion Battery EN-EL14|
|Battery Life||Approx. 340 shots|
|Included Accessories||AN-CP22 Strap|
UC-E17 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-24 Quick Charger
LC-CP26 Lens Cap
NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM