Nikon P7700 review

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Nikon 7700 review

JPEG images from the Nikon P7700 are similar to those from the Canon G12 and Nikon P7100 for signal to noise ratio, while the Sony RX100 produces stronger results at every sensitivity setting.

Raw signal to noise ratio

Nikon 7700 review

In contrast, the signal to noise ratio scores for raw images are more spread out, with the Nikon P7700's raw images most like the Nikon P7100's between ISO 100 and 800, after which point the newer camera takes the lead. The P7700's images consistently beat the Canon G12's for signal to noise ratio throughout the sensitivity range. They fall below the Sony RX100's again at low sensitivities, before then taking the lead and holding it from ISO 400 onwards.

JPEG dynamic range

Nikon 7700 review

For dynamic range, JPEG images from the Nikon P7700 sit firmly in the middle of the scoreboard. They start off stronger than all the cameras' and stay stronger than the Nikon P7100's images at all ISOs. The Sony RX100's images are once again the strongest after ISO 200. And Canon G12's results are most similar, so that second and third place interchange at each new ISO setting.

Raw dynamic range

Nikon 7700 review

Again, the results of the raw images are more spread out than those of the JPEG images. And again, the Sony RX100 produces the greatest dynamic range of the lot, apart from at ISO 1600-3200, where the Sony and the Nikon P7700 are almost on a par. The Nikon P7100's images show the third best dynamic range, and the Canon G12's results are the weakest, throughout the sensitivity range.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix P
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom7.1x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)392 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Image Sensor Size1/1.7" (7.60 mm x 5.70 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height72.5 mm
Width118.5 mm
Depth50.4 mm
Product SeriesP
Focal Length6 mm to 42.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelP7700
Product NameCoolpix P7700 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVNA180E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Take your creativity to new places with the COOLPIX P7700.

The bright 7.1x NIKKOR zoom lens with fast f/2.0-4.0 aperture enables vivid images in low light and beautiful background blur when you want to single out subjects. The large backlit CMOS sensor delivers superior results at high sensitivity.

You can capture unique perspectives with the vari-angle monitor, create shortcuts to favorite camera settings and shoot in RAW format. When you want to control the quality of light, Nikon's Creative Lighting System offers a range of compatible Speedlight flash units to help you do just that.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix P7700 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Lens Cap LC-CP26 (Attached to the Camera Body)
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (with Terminal Cover)
  • Battery Charger MH-24
  • USB Cable UC-E17
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software CD
  • Reference Manual CD
Limited Warranty1 Year