big value in small package
I was looking for a compact camera to compliment my DSLR's and did not really want to go the 4/5 mirror less route. I got a refurbished item and am quite pleased with it. It has many of the same features as my D7000. I was surprised and very happy that it has a command flash function and works with all my Nikon flashes. It works well with my after market remote and intervalometer. The only thing that disappoints me is that it has no bulb function for star trails.
All in all a great value for an advance amateur or used as a travel or hiking camera.
September 27, 2014
Best Point and Shoot I have ever seen.
This is a great camera for the Pro or serious armature. Perfect for those quick unexpected photo opps. Image quality is very similar to D300s. Lens is very sharp, excellent color and contrast. Easy to go from point and shoot to partial or full manual. Well built.
It is just a bit large and heavy for shirt pocket. Just what I have been looking for, a relatively small simple high quality camera.
July 21, 2013
Excellent camera for this price, but even better if improve something
I bought this product after looking through many compacts and DSLRs. I'm a student and do not have much money. The camera is very useful for those who do not have much money or wants a compact camera as a back-up for their DSLRs.
The P7700 shoots amazing photos and the videos are very good. The HS120fps video is a very good function, filming other's movement in HS is always fun. The lens of F2.0 at wide and F4.0 @200mm is just awesome. The 8fps High-speed Continuous is even faster than some DSLRs.
On the other hand, it may be better to improve something on this camera: the RAW writing speed, the sound recording bitrate(128kbps is too low for a good external microphone), the intervals of interval shooting(should have smaller intervals), the auto-focusing during video recording.
In general, this is a very good camera at this price. Strongly recommended.
May 25, 2013
Top Tier Nikon Quality
After reading many positive professional and consumer reviews of the P7700 I purchased one to complement my D5100. Having owned a number of premium compacts from other manufacturers I was looking for quality build, quick responsiveness and high image quality. I have found an unparalleled level in all of these, in addition to battery and flash compatibility with the D5100 and a very familiar menu system. Six ways are also provided to control camera functions through programmable buttons and dials. Functionality in the field is very high. I can easily give this camera five stars out of five and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quality compact camera experience.
April 17, 2013
Improved on the already great P7100, with one exception...
This camera has improved on the P7100, with one exception. For the way I use a camera, the swing-out LCD is far less preferable than the tilt-out of the P7100. I almost always shoot from the waist, and the swing-out makes for a larger footprint and a bit more awkward of a hold. Also, if using a small flash bracket it the tilt-out is far better. Thus, I strongly considered competing cameras that had LCD on a tilt mechanism, but the controls on the Nikons are so superior to anything I have used before… and that won out. I also considered adding a second P7100 (I needed a second camera to keep handy at work) but decided that the F2.0 was too useful to miss, and I will admit the swing-out LCD is slightly more rugged for travel. The manual lens cap is an improvement over the P7100 in my opinion; less handy, but far sturdier. In all, the engineers and Nikon did a good thing here.
March 16, 2013