Nikon Coolpix P7000 review

We put to rest all rumours about the Nikon P7000 camera

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The Coolpix P7000's video is as well-specced as you might expect for a top end stills camera, but Nikon has resisted the urge to really push the boat out.

So, for instance, you get 720p, 24fps recording rather than AVCHD recording, or a 1080p mode. It's a clear restriction, and seems rather a shame when the lens and sensor are clearly up to the task of delivering top-notch quality.

As it is, the Nikon P7000's EXPEED C2 processor handles motion well, and the wind-cutting feature works well. Crucially, the image stabilisation is also excellent, which means using the full 200mm length of the lens is a real option.

Usefully, you can even use the optical zoom while recording without the sound of the motor being picked up by the internal microphone. For more serious jobs, a 3.5mm mic-in port is supplied on the left hand edge of the camera.

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