The Nikon Coolpix P7700 is slightly different than the previous version of the camera, the P7100, released in 2011. Probably the most significant change is that the newer camera uses a 1/1.7 inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor, for better low light image quality and faster continuous shooting speed, compared to the 1/1.7 inch CCD sensor of the older camera. Other important changes are that the newer camera has an LCD that’s fully articulated rather than tilting only, though it lacks the previous version’s tunnel viewfinder. The Coolpix P7700 has an improved video mode that can record in 1080p and can record at up to 120 frames per second, for slow motion video. It retains the older camera’s 7.1x optical zoom (28-200mm, 35mm film camera equivalent), but has a wider aperture throughout (F2.0-4.0 compared to F2.8-5.6) which further improves its low light image quality. Like the older camera, the Coolpix P7700 can also shoot in RAW mode. It has a hotshoe for a separate flash and inputs for a remote control, a stereo microphone and a GPS, all of which are available separately. While the Coolpix P7700 does have an auto mode it’s not given much emphasis as the camera is obviously geared towards the more advanced photographer.
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