Today Nikon announced an impressive addition to their premium compact line in the form of the Nikon Coolpix P7700. This one has very similar specifications to its predecessor, the Nikon P7100 reviewed here except for a lens redesigned to offer a brighter maximum aperture throughout the zoom range.
This gives it a stabilized 28-200mm optical zoom lens with a maximum F/2 – 4 aperture, something unprecedented for a 7X zoom lens. The P7700 also features a new 12 megapixels CMOS sensor capable of 8 FPS shooting and full 1080p HD video capture. Nikon claims to have further improved performance in key areas, including autofocus.
This advanced compact is exceptionally full-featured with tons of controls to access its functionality. It includes triple control-dials, a traditional mode-dial and a mechanical exposure-compensation dial. It has plenty of expansion option including external lighting via a standard hot-shoe and filters using a 40.5mm thread right on the front of the lens.