Nikon's latest P-series advanced compact enters a very competitive market. However, a range of modifications make the Nikon Coolpix P7000 more competitive than ever. How does it fair on the WDC test bench?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon Coolpix P7000

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:90%


  • Design, Image quality, Ample LCD screen


  • Incredibly sluggish Raw capture and processing, Slow AF


Nikon Coolpix P7000 Review


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Nikon Coolpix P7000 review – Verdict

At around £479, the Nikon P7000 is priced, albeit competitively, towards the higher-end of the market. Despite improving on the previous model in many areas there are new issues. Overall, however, it’s still a very good enthusiast compact and some £50 less than its Canon G12 rival.


If you’re the kind of photographer for whom Raw capture holds no appeal, then there’s very little to complain about with the Nikon Coolpix P7000. The problem is that if you’re considering an advanced compact then there’s every chance that Raw capture is exactly what you’re looking for and the P7000’s extensive delay in its capture is very limiting. Although it’s a fantastic advanced compact overall it’s this single issue that causes the P7000 to just miss out on a WDC gold award.


Power:Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Dimensions:114.2 x 77.0 x 44.8mm
Weight:360g (with battery & card)
Memory Card:SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI mini connector, AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
Metering System:Matrix, Centre-weighted average, Spot, Spot AF area
ISO Range:ISO 100-3200 (6400 extended High-1)
White Balance:Auto / Daylight / Incandescent / Fluorescent FL1 / Fluorescent FL2 / Fluorescent FL3 / Cloudy/ Flash/ Manual (Kelvin adjustment) / Custom 1/2/3
Flash Modes:Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual (1/64 - full power), Slow sync, Rear curtain sync, Flash exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Exposure Modes:PASM, Custom U1/U2/U3, Low Light Noise mode, 18 scene modes, Movie
Shutter Speeds:60 - 1/2000 seconds
File Formats:JPEG, Raw (NRW format)
Lens:7.1x zoom (28-200mm) f/2.8-5.6
LCD:3in, 921k-dot LCD
Sensor:10.1 megapixels, 1/1.7-in CCD, 10.39MP total
  1. 1. Nikon Coolpix P7000 review - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality and Value
  5. 5. Verdict
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