Nikon P7700

Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-4.0) lens
  • 392g - 119 x 73 x 50mm
  • Revealed May 2013
  • Superseded the Nikon P7100
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Nikon P7700 summary

Nikon P7700 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first released on May of 2013. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/1.7" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.

Nikon launched this model in an effort to replace the previous Nikon P7100 (Read Full Comparison)

The P7700 ranks at #3 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #431 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please test our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your custom criteria.

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Nikon P7700 history

The Nikon P7700 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can view all older and latest models alongside important specs.

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Nikon P7700 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon P7700 based on criterias that are often regarded as necessary in a digital camera.

better than average battery life (330 shots)
comes with external microphone port
comes with HDMI port
delivers RAW formats
display is selfie friendly
flash built-in
fully articulated screen
good aperture at full zoom (f4.0)
good resolution screen (921 thousand dot)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
image stabilization (Optical)
in built lens has zoom (28-200mm 7.1 x zoom)
offers face detection focusing
offers tracking autofocus
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
very good minimum ISO (80)
you can focus manually
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have Timelapse function
does not have phase detect AF
low resolution sensor (12MP)
more heavy than others (392g)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Nikon P7700 Sensor features

The size of the sensor in the Nikon P7700 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels . The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. The ISO can also be extended digitally to a maximum of 6400. RAW files are supported therefore you have more margin for error.

The image below shows the P7700's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The P7700 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is shown in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon P7700 dimensions

Nikon P7700 weighs in at 0.86 pounds (392 gr / 13.83 ounces) and the dimensions of the camera is 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Nikon P7700 is heavier as compared to various competitors.

Photography Glossary

Below is a photo of the Nikon P7700 with a soft drink so you can have a feel for its size.

Nikon Coolpix P7700 dimensions scale

The top view here will show the button design on the P7700.

Nikon Coolpix P7700 topview buttons dials

Nikon P7700 Lens features

The P7700 has got a built-in lens offering a focal range of 28-200mm giving it a 7.1 x zoom which isn't really ideal nevertheless it can be invaluable in certain cases.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.0 and that's fantastic in low light events and getting good bokeh. It is going to also make it easier to use a much lower ISO to produce clearer images. For the long end, 200mm comes with f4.0 making it very good and will help you to keep higher shutter speeds.

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Nikon P7700 Connectivity

The P7700 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send images and in some cases change settings without connecting straight with the camera.

Some apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Nikon P7700 Video features

The highest possible video resolution in the Nikon P7700 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance between video quality versus file size but 1080p won't give you much room to downsample. Even though the body includes a microphone port, it is sadly missing a headphone port which means you will not have the capability to keep an eye on your sound levels.

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Nikon P7700 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing on the Nikon P7700 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.

Nikon P7700 Screen and Viewfinder

The Nikon P7700 has got a 3 inch fully articulated display having a resolution of 921 thousand dots.

The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and even group shots when necessary. Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specs regarding Nikon P7700 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders are very useful.

Nikon P7700 Shutter features

Nikon P7700 is able to shoot continuously at 8.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Nikon P7700 Flash and Hot shoe features

Nikon P7700 includes both inbuilt flash plus external flash support.

Nikon P7700 Autofocusing features

Nikon P7700 includes only Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which can be valuable for taking portraits of people.

It has got 99 focus points to choose from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Nikon P7700 has manual focusing when needed during low light conditions or you require more precise control on focusing.

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Nikon P7700 Battery life

The battery life (EN-EL14) on the Nikon P7700 is fashioned to last for 330 images according to the CIPA requirements making it above the usual in comparison to its category. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life within this class of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:

Nikon P7700 for varying styles of photography

The following chart shows a rundown of the Nikon P7700 for varying styles of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Nikon P7700 Portrait photography highlights

The Nikon P7700 receives a points tally of 46 which is average, meaning that it is fairly suitable to use for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the flexibility to utilize external flash.

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focusing manually
has face detection focus
saves RAW formats
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")

Nikon P7700 Street photography details

Having a nice points total of 64, the Nikon P7700 is a respectable fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.

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fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors in class (392g)

Nikon P7700 Sports photography highlights

A subpar sports photography points total of 43 indicates the Nikon P7700 is not really suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have excellent tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

Photography Glossary
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
great battery power (330 per charge)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
has no phase detect autofocus

Nikon P7700 Travel photography features

Weight is super important when buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Nikon P7700 gets a above average 65 as a travelling camera which is a good pick to purchase for your travels.

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better than average battery power (330 per charge)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
pretty wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (392g)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)

Nikon P7700 Landscape photography highlights

For anybody who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Nikon P7700 at it's decent grade of 54 for a landscape camera is fairly adequate within the current marketplace.

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manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (330 per charge)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have Timelapse mode

Nikon P7700 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Nikon P7700 is a very decent option for vlogging as it receives a nice score of 75.

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quite wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes microphone port
more heavy than average (392g)

Nikon P7700 Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the P7700, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The graph underneath offers you an overview of the P7700 compared to it's highest ranking rivals listed above.

There are more cameras you may see as alternatives. To go through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Peak resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-200mm (7.1x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fully Articulated
Screen size
3 inches
Screen resolution
921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
10.00 m
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (15, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
392 grams (0.86 lb)
119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0")
Battery life
330 pictures
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Storage slots
Launch cost