- 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
- Size Comparison
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 #33 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #681 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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.
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Nikon P7000 Gallery
You can view the P7000 from various angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a image of the Nikon P7000 alongside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the P7000.
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.
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.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.