Nikon P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000 front
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 310g - 114 x 77 x 45mm
  • Released November 2010
  • Successor is Nikon P7100
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Nikon P7000 overview

Nikon P7000 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera initially released on November of 2010. It houses a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/1.7" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.

Nikon introduced the updated Nikon P7100 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this camera.

The P7000 comes in at #31 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #675 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your customized requirements.

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The following is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Nikon P7000 family

The Nikon P7000 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can view all earlier and new models along with main specifications.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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P7000 vs P7100
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Nikon P7000 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Nikon P7000 based on things which are generally seen as important in a camera.

built in zoom lens (28-200mm 7.1 x zoom)
comes with HDMI support
comes with microphone jack
exports RAW files
fairly wide (28mm)
good min ISO (100)
great battery power (350 shots)
has built in flash
has image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus
nice screen size (3 inch)
provides face detect autofocus
provides tracking focus
very good screen resolution (921 k dot)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have headphone jack
does not have phase detect autofocus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
megapixel count low (10MP)
more heavy than competition in class (310 grams)
screen is fixed
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Nikon P7000 Sensor features

The Nikon P7000 is run by the Expeed C2 processor. The spec of the sensor in the Nikon P7000 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. The ISO can also be increased electronically to a maximum of 6400. RAW format is saved therefore the user has more margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the P7000's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The P7000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon P7000 dimensions

Nikon P7000 weighs around 0.68 pounds (310g or 10.93 oz) and features outer measurements of 114mm x 77mm x 45mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 1.8"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Nikon P7000 is heavier than other competitors.

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Down below is a image of the Nikon P7000 alongside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.

Nikon Coolpix P7000 dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the P7000.

Nikon Coolpix P7000 topview buttons dials

Nikon P7000 Lens features

The P7000 includes a built-in lens with a focal range of 28-200mm making it a 7.1 x zoom which is not at all significant nevertheless it can be invaluable in a few situations.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.8 and that is very sluggish and not the best in low light events and you might find it hard to capture good bokeh. You could also have to raise your ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. On the long end, 200mm comes to f5.6 which is pretty slow and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Nikon P7000 Connectivity

The P7000 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send photos and sometimes alter camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.

Certain apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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Nikon P7000 Video features

The highest video resolution in the Nikon P7000 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in MPEG-4, AVCHD Lite and H.264 format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should target at least 1080p resolution for video recording. Even though the body includes a microphone jack, it is sadly lacking a headphone jack which means you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Nikon P7000 Weather Sealing

Nikon P7000 doesn't have weather sealing so rainy conditions can ruin the camera.

Nikon P7000 Display and Viewfinder

The Nikon P7000 is equipped with a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 921k dots.

Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.

Nikon Coolpix P7000 screen and viewfinder Photography Glossary

The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon P7000 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
  • Coverage 80 percent

In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be quite helpful.

Nikon P7000 Shutter features

Nikon P7000 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Nikon P7000 Flash and Hot shoe features

Nikon P7000 includes both built in flash plus external flash ability.

Nikon P7000 Autofocus features

Nikon P7000 includes only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and precise than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it helpful for portraits.

The Sensor supports 99 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Nikon P7000 boasts manual focus in case it is required for low light conditions or you need to have more precise control on focus.

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Nikon P7000 Battery life

The battery power for the Nikon P7000 is built to last for 350 photos with respect to the CIPA specifications which is higher than standard in comparison to its class. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life for this type of cameras.

Following is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:

Nikon P7000 for different categories of photography

The following bar chart gives a overview of the Nikon P7000 for different categories of photography. To see more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Nikon P7000 as a Portrait photography camera

The Nikon P7000 has a rating of 45 which is awful, and means the camera is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos in addition to the ability to utilize off-camera flash.

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you can focus manually
includes face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
low resolution (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")

Nikon P7000 as a Street photography camera

Having a decent points total of 58, the Nikon P7000 is fairly suited for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/1.7")
more heavy than others (310g)

Nikon P7000 Sports photography highlights

A awful sports photography points tally of 38 suggests the Nikon P7000 is not really suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
good battery pack (350 per charge)
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
has no phase detect AF

Nikon P7000 Travel photography factors

Portability is pretty critical in selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Nikon P7000 gets a average 58 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively appropriate for your trips.

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good battery power (350 CIPA)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
more heavy than competition (310 grams)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)

Nikon P7000 as a Landscape photography camera

If you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Nikon P7000 at it's moderate score of 52 for a landscape camera is fairly suited compared to its rivals.

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has manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (350 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")

Vlogging with Nikon P7000

A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon P7000 is not really suitable for vlogging as it delivers a awful score of 30.

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fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
includes microphone support
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
more heavy than competitors (310g)

Nikon P7000 Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the P7000, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart underneath shows you a summary of the P7000 compared to it's highest scored competitors mentioned earlier.

Following are several cameras you might view as alternative options. To read a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Nikon Coolpix P7000
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Expeed C2
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW support
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-200mm (7.1x)
Max aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Resolution of display
921k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Display tech
TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage
80 percent
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
6.50 m
Flash modes
Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash
Hot shoe
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, AVCHD Lite, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
310g (0.68 lb)
114 x 77 x 45mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 1.8")
Battery life
350 photos
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (10 or 2 second delay)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Storage slots
Retail cost