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Nikon Coolpix P7000 Digital Camera Review

September 19th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Nikon recently added new compact digital camera to their performance series, Nikon coolpix P7000 which comes with 7.1X optical zoom and has 10.1 effective megapixels sensor. The camera comes with price tag $499.99 MSRP. Before reaching any conclusion, let us see  what this digital camera has to offer.

Nikon Coolpix P7000 comes with 1/1.7″ CCD image sensor which can capture image up to 3648 x 2736 pixels resolution. The sensor is no doubt large sensor. So you can get larger prints like (16”*20”) with quality and clarity. Of course other things like proper focus, good light intensity and image stabilization matters as well.

When comes to lens, Nikon P7000 incorporates Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens which provide 7.1X optical zoom and  up to 4X digital zoom. So, effective zoom will be 28.4X. While you may like to ignore the digital zoom, the 7+ optical zoom is still impressive. The lens comes with Focal length of 6.0-42.6mm which is equivalent to 28mm-200mm of 35 mm photography. So the Nikon P7000 allow you to enjoy broad range pf photography from telephoto to wide-angle photo.

The aperture setting it provides ranges from f2.8-f5.6 which is good for portrait photo. However, if you want sharp background  then you have to adjust it with shutter speed.

Nikon coolpix P7000 comes with Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter which gives 8sec to 1/4000 and 60secs-1/4000 secs for auto and manual mode respectively. This feature allows shooting photo of moving objects, sports photo etc.

Coolpix P7000 digital camera comes with 3” Wide-angle TFT-LCD Screen view finder as well as optical view finder with diopter adjustment. The LCD screen wrapped with anti- reflecting coating, thus you get clear idea of your image. Optical view finder supports 80% frame coverage of  both horizontally and vertically while LCD monitor supports 97.3% frame coverage.

The Digital Camera provides wide range of ISO sensitivity from ISO 100- 3200 which is extendable up to 6400. But for Auto mode there is limited ISO sensitivity.

Nikon coolpix P7000 digital camera allow to record movie in HD mode but not with full HD mode. You can record movie at 720p at 24fps and movie file formats it supports are Mpeg and AVC

Other significant  features one can observe in Nikon Coolpix P7000

Automatic face detection- the camera can recognize 12 faces automatically. It also incorporates smile mode where it can detect the smile.

Continuous mode- Coolpix P7000 digital camera can shoot 45 photos at 1.3 fps speed in continuous mode.

Image stabilization- the camera provides 5 way of image stabilization. So even at low shutter speed you don’t have to worry about blurring photo due to camera shake.

The battery of Nikon coolpix P7000 allow up to 350 shots and 2 hours 45mins of movie recording. However, it depends upon setting of camera as well.

No doubt, Nikon CoolPix P7000 is a decent compact camera which provides lot of feature, however if aperture setting would be more then I think it will help beginners to take sharp background.

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