The Nikon COOLPIX P7700 Digital Camera (Black) is compact only in its physical dimensions--in terms of image quality, it's huge. A bigger-than-usual 12.2MP CMOS sensor (1/1.7") coupled with a sharp 7.1x optical zoom lens (28-200mm in 35mm equivalent) made with NIKKOR ED glass mark the P7700 as more than just another compact camera. The lens has a super-fast f/2.0 maximum aperture that's ideal for making portraits with a beautifully blurred background, and for shooting in low-light conditions (maximum aperture at focal lengths longer than 28mm is f/4.0). Not only can you capture full HD 1080p video with stereo sound, you can maintain optical zoom capability as well as adjustable aperture and exposure settings while recording video.
Add Vibration Reduction for sharp photos in low light, blazing fast 8 frames per second shooting speed at full resolution, and a beautiful 921,000-dot high-resolution 3" LCD display to the mix. The choice of shooting in JPEG or RAW format gives you ultimate control over your images, and you can focus on your subject from less than 1.0" away for spectacular macro photographs.
And there's plenty more. There's fast auto focus and start-up, so you never miss a picture waiting for the camera to catch up with you. Low Noise Night Mode for beautiful photos without flash at night, with minimal noise. Or Subject Tracking to automatically track and auto focus on a moving subject. You have 19 optimized scene modes at your service, including the Scene Auto Selector, which automatically recognizes any shooting situation and optimizes all the settings for that scene.
A 7-blade rounded diaphragm combined with the extremely wide aperture can deliver portraits with beautiful blurred backgrounds (bokeh). A built-in neutral density (ND) filter can help you capture those blurred backgrounds even in bright sunlight. A wide range of filters and effects are available also: Soft Focus, Nostalgic Sepia, High Key, Low Key, Selective Color, Cross Process, Zoom Exposure, Defocusing, Creative Monochrome, Painting and more. The P7700 will also accept a 40.5mm filter.
There's even a built-in full-size accessory shoe that allows you to use serious professional Nikon DSLR accessories like Nikon Speedlights, the GP-1 GPS module, an external stereo microphone, and more. The P7700 is a compact camera for photographers who won't settle for compact results.
Superb Image Quality
The COOLPIX P7700 satisfies even the most passionate shooters. At its heart is a 1/1.7" 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor-larger than the sensor in most compact cameras-that delivers exceptional image quality and detail. Use that power to bring every shot to life in vivid clarity. A 7.1x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens takes you from wide-angle (28mm) to telephoto (200mm) in an instant. Create an expansive landscape one shot, a stunning close-up the next. But as powerful as the COOLPIX P7700 is, you don't need to be a pro to excel with it. Whether you prefer letting Auto Mode do the work for you, using Scene Modes to match your shooting situation or taking complete control of your images with full manual control, you'll be proud of every photo and video you create.
Excel in Low-Light Situations
Great low-light performance starts with the lens, and the COOLPIX P7700 has one of the best lenses we've ever put in a COOLPIX camera. With a maximum aperture that's wider than most compact cameras (f/2.0), the 7.1x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens gathers maximum light so you can shoot with faster shutter speeds. Combine that with a highly sensitive CMOS image sensor and Nikon's renowned ISO performance, and you'll capture the shots you've been missing-low-light indoor shots, evening group shots around a fire, nighttime cityscapes, fast-moving subjects and much more.
Fast Operation and Continuous Shooting
Life moves fast, but the COOLPIX P7700 keeps up. In an instant, it powers up, zooms in, auto focuses and captures stunning shot after shot. Hold down the shutter button and fire a blazing-fast 8 fps (up to 6 shots) for some of the most impressive action-freezing sequences you've ever seen. Plus, every photo and video will be sharp and steady, even if your hands are not-Nikon's VR image stabilization ensures a little camera shake won't ruin the shot.
Moveable 921,000-Dot Vari-Angle Display
When you can swivel your camera's LCD display to just about any position, you're free to explore exciting new perspectives all around you. Hold the COOLPIX P7700 at ground level for a surprising new view of a common scene. In tight, cramped spaces, raise the camera overhead and get the shot or video you need. Every shot you frame, review or share is rendered in 921,000 dots of brilliant detail. When transporting the camera, protect the LCD by flipping it to the closed position.
Full HD (1080p) Video With Stereo Sound
Apply your creativity to videography. With the touch of a button, go from shooting stills to recording Full HD (1080p) videos that can easily be shared on your computer, social networking sites or an HDTV. The COOLPIX P7700 lets you use the optical zoom while recording, so you can frame exactly the shot you want. It also lets you maintain creative control; adjust the aperture and exposure settings, add creative filters, special effects and more. The built-in stereo microphone captures clear, natural audio (it even includes wind noise reduction), but for maximum sound fidelity, add the optional ME-1 stereo microphone.
Full-Size Accessory Shoe
The COOLPIX P7700 includes a full-size accessory shoe that's compatible with Nikon's most popular D-SLR accessories: Nikon's renowned Speedlights, GP-1 GPS module, ME-1 stereo microphone, and more. Build a creative system around the COOLPIX P7700.
Comfortable, Smart Design
The COOLPIX P7700 is designed to be used-as often as possible. Its compact, ergonomic body lets you create comfortably. All the camera's settings are accessible through easy-to-navigate menus, and key features are at your fingertips. You can even program your favorite settings for quick recall.
VR Image Stabilization System
• Optical VR Image Stabilization by lens shift minimizes the effects of camera shake. • Hybrid VR Image stabilization by lens shift and electronic VR.
• Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
• High ISO up to 6400 at full resolution for optimum results when shooting in low light or photographing fast-moving subjects.
• 3" Ultra-High Resolution (921,000-dot) Clear Color Display for still images and movies that come alive with rich detail and improved contrast. The large LCD's wide viewing angle and anti-glare coating make it easy to compose, view and share pictures.
RAW File Function
RAW file function compatible with Mac and Windows.
EXPEED C2 continues to expand the possibilities of photography with improved levels of image quality, fine detail and processing speed. Custom-optimized for each COOLPIX model, Nikon's renowned digital image processing engine ensures outstanding images.
• Dial controls for key functions including ISO, white balance, bracketing, exposure compensation and more.
• PSAM (Program, Shutter, Aperture, Manual) exposure control, custom function control.
• ISO can be set as high as 6400 at full resolution.
• Tone Level Information provides photographers with 9 levels of grey scale information about the scene for fine exposure analysis according to user's creative needs.
• In-camera editing functions include Exposure Compensation, COOLPIX Picture Control, Noise Reduction Filter, Quick Retouch, D-Lighting and Active D-Lighting.
• Electronic Virtual Horizon Display enables precise leveling of the camera in landscape or portrait orientation during LCD monitor shooting.
• COOLPIX Picture Control can be customized for Image Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Filter Effects, and Tone.
HD Movie Recording
Full HD (1080p) Movie with Stereo, Mic Input Jack and HDMI Output. Records at 24 fps with Zoom, Autofocus and stereo sound. Mic Input Jack allows for optional microphone to be used during recording and HDMI output allows easy in-camera playback or convenient playback on HD-TV or computer.
• Ultra-fast start-up, autofocus and shooting.
• Subject Tracking tracks a moving subject to ensure sharp focus.
• Shoot Continuously up to 6 pictures at approx. 8 fps at full resolution.
• Interval Timer Shooting captures images at specified time intervals.
• Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles.
• In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects most instances of red-eye as you shoot. You may never see red-eye again.
• Face-Priority AF. Nikon's face-finding technology automatically detects up to 12 faces.
• Skin Softening smoothes skin tones at three different levels for optimal portraits; can be applied while shooting or during playback.
• Blink Warning alerts you if a subject has blinked.
• Built-in Flash plus i-TTL Flash function when used with optional Nikon Speedlight System.
• 19 Scene Modes, including Scene Auto Selector, for optimized shooting in a variety of settings and situations.
• Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene you're shooting and selects the most appropriate scene mode; offers six scene modes plus auto.
• Macro shooting as close as 0.8".
Creative Special Effects
Apply professional-looking filters and effects to your photos and videos-Soft Focus, Nostalgic Sepia, High Key, Low Key, Selective Color, Cross Process, Zoom Exposure, Defocusing, Creative Monochrome, Painting and more.
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