Nikon Coolpix P7000 review

We put to rest all rumours about the Nikon P7000 camera

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  • Good quality images
  • Small and tough
  • Good manual controls


  • Expensive for a compact

The revamped Coolpix line of Nikon compact cameras certainly has the look of quality. With the new Nikon P7000's classic black body and a range of manual dials, it seems on the surface perfect for photographers who know what they're doing and want a little more control over and quality from their digital compact camera.

But with Nikon P7000 prices around £450, are you better off getting another DSLR to serve as your backup camera?

With Nikon well in the ascendency in the DSLR market, the company is attempting to make hay while the sun shines. The Canon G-series has long been the choice of anyone looking for a (almost) pocketable compact to accompany their DSLR, but with Nikon DSLRs stealing more and more of the limelight, the 10.1MP, all-metal Nikon P7000 could be just the camera to sway Canon users away.

With fancy features thin on the ground – 720p video is all you get – and enough manual controls to keep the most experienced photographers happy, the P7000 makes a huge first impression. But how is it in use?

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution10.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyCoolpix P
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom7x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesFace Detection, Aperture Priority
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Weight (Approximate)310 g
Image Sensor Size1/1.7" (7.60 mm x 5.70 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height77 mm
Width114.2 mm
Depth44.8 mm
Product SeriesP
Focal Length6 mm to 42.60 mm
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelP7000
Product NameCoolpix P7000 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control
  • Programmed Auto
  • Shutter Priority Auto
  • Aperture-Priority Auto
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA450E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The COOLPIX P7000 looks like a classic, carries like a compact and handles like an SLR. Perfect for photographers who want complete control, it delivers a performance worthy of a pro and proves that nothing is out of bounds when you have the right equipment.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix P7000 Compact Camera
  • Audio Video EG-CP16
  • Battery EN-EL14
  • Battery Charger MH-24
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Strap AN-CP22
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year