As high-end compact cameras are continuously challenging the DSLRs, Nikon’s P-series put great efforts in launching the COOLPIX P7000. It is a high-performance digital camera offering superb image quality and precise imaging control, much alike DSLR shooting which favors both professional and enthusiastic photographers.
Inside the box you’ll find a Nikon COOLPIX P7000 digital camera, a EN-EL14 battery pack, a MH-24 battery charger, a UC-E6 data cable (USB), a EG-CP16 AV cable, a AN-CP22 strap, a CD-ROM, a user's guide and a BS-1 accessory shoe cover.
Nikon COOLPIX P7000 is quite large and square in size, with plenty of external controls. Operated under EXPEED C2 processor, it has 10.1 MP effective pixels with 7.1x optical zoom, supplemented with a pop-up flash. Also, it supports 720p (1280x720) HD video recording with AF and lens zoom during recording.
The screen of Nikon COOLPIX P7000 is a 3.0-inch 921k dot TFT LCD screen mounted with anti-reflection coating and has a 5-level brightness adjustment. There is also the optical viewfinder which is of 80% coverage above the LCD. As mentioned, there are lots of external buttons all around P7000.
The advantage of having such many buttons is to give faster control to the camera without entering any menu. There is a display mode button, image review, and menu near the LCD. To the right of the 4-way controller is the delete button, and on the cardinal points of the controller itself are direct access points for macro/normal AF, self-timer, flash modes and AF modes.
On the top right there is the exposure mode dial, on/off switch, shutter release and collar-type zoom control.
A multi-purpose mode dial which provides access to ISO, white balance, image quality and bracketing is on the other side of the top. And there is the flash activation button below it.
A NIKKOR ED glass lens is found on P7000 with focal length of 6.0-42.6mm, equivalent to 28-200mm lens in 35mm.
Last but not least, the HDMI and USB 2.0 A/V out ports are hidden beneath a small sprung door on the right of the camera's body.
Overall, Nikon is once again hitting the high-end compact camera market by this P7000. With all the brilliant features that it has, photo enthusiasts will be benefited with superb quality photos and great shooting experience that P7000 provides.