Nikon Coolpix P7000

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    Nikon Coolpix P7000

      In summary

      Nikon's latest digicam for photo enthusiasts who want a full range of controls plus support for raw files and HD video. It's taken a while for us to get our hands on Nikon's Coolpix P7000, although we've reviewed its main rivals: Canon's PowerShot G12 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. There's clearly a market for a competent, pocketable camera that supports raw file capture and offers P/A/S/M shooting modes. And it's obvious the main players are watching their rivals because all three models provide similar functions. . . [more]

      Full review

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      It's taken a while for us to get our hands on Nikon's Coolpix P7000, although we've reviewed its main rivals: Canon's PowerShot G12 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. There's clearly a market for a competent, pocketable camera that supports raw file capture and offers P/A/S/M shooting modes. And it's obvious the main players are watching their rivals because all three models provide similar functions.

      While they all provide an effective resolution of 10-megapixels and support P/A/S/M shooting modes and raw file capture, some cameras implement their controls better and some produce superior imaging performance. Subtle differences exist between the three cameras in a few areas, as shown in the table below.

       

      Nikon P7000

      Canon PowerShot G12

      Panasonic LX-5

      Sensor size/type

      7.6 x 5.7 mm RGB CCD

      1/1.63-inch type (~8 x 6 mm) CCD

      Effective resolution

      10.1 megapixels

      10.0 megapixels

      10.1 megapixels

      Lens

      6.0-42.6mm f/2.8-5.6

      6.1-30.5mm f/2.8-4.5

      5.1-19.2mm f/2-3.3

      35mm equiv. range

      28-200mm

      28-140mm

      24-90mm

      LCD monitor

      3.0-inch, 921,000 dots

      vari-angle 2.8 inch, 461,000 dots

      3-inch, 460,000 dots

      Viewfinder

      Optical with 80% FOV coverage

      Optional OVF/EVF

      ISO range

      100-6400

      80-3200

      100-6400 (ext. 12800)

      Shutter speeds

      60 to 1/4000 second

      15-1/4000 second

      60 to 1/4000 second

      JPEG options

      3 compression levels

      2 compression levels

      Raw format

      NRW.RAW

      CR2.RAW

      RW2.RAW

      Max. image size

      3648 x 2736

      Aspect ratios (stills)

      4:3 (7 sizes), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 (1 size each)

      4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 4:5 (4 sizes each)

      4:3 (5 sizes), 3:2 (6 sizes), 16:9 and 1:1 (5 sizes each)

      Continuous shooting

      1.3 fps; max. 45 JPEGs

      2 fps; unlimited JPEGs

      2.5 fps; max. 5 frames

      Video file formats

      MOV (MPEG 4 AVC/H264; audio AAC stereo)

      MOV (image data - H.264; audio - Linear PCM stereo)

      AVCHD Lite at 17, 13 & 9 Mbps; Motion JPEG

      HD video

      1280 x 720 pixels at 24 fps

      1280 x 720 pixels at 24 fps

      1280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps

      Flash range

      50 cm to 6.5 m (W)
      50 cm - 3.0 m (T)

      50 cm to 7.0 m (W)
      50 cm - 4.0 m (T)

      80 cm to 7.2 m (W)

      Dial controls

      Mode (11 settings), Exp. comp., Multi (ISO, WB, BKT, My, Info, Quality) + rear control dial wheel

      Mode (11 settings), ISO, exposure compensation + front and rear control dial wheels

      Mode (10 settings) + rear control dial wheel

      Battery

      EN-EL 14/ approx. 350 shots/charge

      NB-7L/ approx. 370 shots/charge

      ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack/400 shots/charge

      Dimensions (wxhxd)

      114.2 x 77.0 x 44.8 mm

      112.1 x 76.2 x 48.3 mm

      110 x 65 x 25 mm

      Weight (no battery or card)

      Approx. 360 grams

      Approx. 355 grams

      233 grams

      Interestingly, the higher-specified models aren't necessarily the best performers. And while their zoom lenses include optical image stabilisation and provide close-up focusing, their angle-of-view ranges are different. So are their flash ranges and battery capacities.

      Build and Ergonomics
      Like its predecessor, the Coolpix P6000, the P7000 has a metal and plastic body that is designed to appeal to enthusiast photographers. Physically, its styling resembles Canon's PowerShot G-series cameras. It's relatively large for a compact digicam, although small enough to slip into a jacket pocket.

      The front panel is dominated by a large lens module, which retracts into the camera body when power is switched off. Like the P6000, the P7000's lens is optically stabilised. The zoom range has been extended from 28-112mm (35mm format equivalent) in the P6000 to 28-200mm, which provides 5x magnification. Aperture settings start at f/2.8 to f/8 at the wide position and f/5.6 at maximum optical zoom, with a minimum aperture of f/8 across the zoom range.

      There's an obvious viewfinder above the lens and an AF-assist LED close by. Single holes for the stereo microphone are located between the front IR receiver and the lens and just below the Nikon logo beside the viewfinder.

      The P7000's flash is concealed inside the camera body, just behind the Nikon logo and is popped up by a button on the rear panel, while the Canon's sits boldly above the Canon logo. Both cameras have grip mouldings that are covered by a rubber-like cladding.

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      Front view of the Coolpix P7000. (Source: Nikon.)

      A Function button is located on the front panel between the grip and the lower edge of the lens. It's an odd placement for this button because it's not readily accessible. However, it accesses settings for image size/quality, ISO sensitivity, white balance, Picture Control, Active D-Lighting and metering, so it could be quite useful if more sensibly located.

      Unlike Canon's more recent G-series models, the 3-inch LCD screen on the P7000 is fixed in place as it was on the P6000. However, its resolution is substantially higher, making it a better platform for reviewing shots and video clips.

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      Rear view of the Coolpix P7000. (Source: Nikon.)

      Above the LCD the viewfinder eyepiece is made prominent by a surrounding narrow rubber ring and a large dioptre adjustment wheel. But the finder itself remains small, cramped and difficult to use.

      Right of the screen is a 'rotary multi selector' , which works like an arrow pad, providing quick access to the flash, metering, macro, and self-timer modes. Below this dial are the Menu and Delete buttons.

      A second infrared receiver for the optional ML-L3 remote controller is recessed into the camera body just above the menu button. Above it lie the Playback and Monitor buttons, the latter enabling users to toggle through different display settings.

      A command dial wheel is semi-recessed into the rear panel just below the top panel, while the AE/AF Lock button is located on the top right corner of the camera's back. USB and HDMI connectors can be found under a lift-up cover on the right side panel, while a socket for connecting an external microphone is located just below the strap eyelet on the opposite side of the camera.

      The top panel carries three dials. The largest is the mode dial, which has 11 settings that cover Auto, P, S, A, and M shooting modes, Movie and Scene modes and a Low Noise night mode plus three User modes in which combinations for frequently-used settings can be stored. Unlike the Coolpix P6000, the P7000 has no GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver.

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      The top panel of the Coolpix P7000. (Source: Nikon.)

      To the right of the mode dial lies an exposure compensation dial, which is similar to those on Canon's G-series cameras. On the opposite side of the top panel is a new Quick Menu dial that accesses the ISO, WB, BKT, My, Info and Quality sub-menus.

      You have to press the central button to rotate this dial and then use the ring around the multi-selector to set the required adjustment. It takes some getting used to and isn't as quick as the ISO dial on the G-series cameras but doesn't justify serious complaints.

      The shutter button is surrounded by the zoom ring and sits proud of the camera body. Recessed into the body are two buttons: the on/off button and one labelled 'AV/TV'. This is a strange addition because by default it simply changes which command dial to use for controlling the aperture or shutter speed. However, it can also be programmed to display the virtual horizon on the monitor or view or hide the histograms and framing grid or change the built-in ND filter setting.

      The rechargeable battery shares a compartment in the base of the camera with the memory card slot. Unlike the P6000, a separate charger with a mains plug attachment is provided and the P7000 can use SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

      A metal-lined tripod socket lines up against the hinge of the battery/card compartment where it's some way off the lens axis. This makes aligning shots for panoramas much more difficult leading to complications during the stitching process.

      Aside from the battery charger, the P7000 is supplied with an EN-EL14 battery plus terminal cover, a neck strap, USB and A/V cables and a CD containing ViewNX2 software (for uploading and organising images and converting NRW.RAW files. A printed Quick Start Guide and User manual are also provided, along with a service warranty card and offer for Nikon's My Picturetown online storage and sharing facility.
      Controls
      The mode dial carries settings for Full auto, P, A, S and M shooting modes as well as the Movie and Scene modes and a low-noise night mode that records reduced-size (2048 x 1536 pixel) images without flash. (Double-exposing doesn't appear to be used.)

      Eighteen scene pre-sets are provided; two more than in the P6000. The Beach/Snow mode in the P6000 has been split into two separate settings, while new additions include a Scene Auto Selector and a Food mode. The Voice recording mode has been shifted to the playback settings and voice annotations can only be recorded after shots are taken.

      Most other controls are pretty standard for an advanced digicam. Two autofocusing modes are provided: single and full-time AF. You can also select from five AF area settings: Face priority, Auto, Manual, Centre and Subject Tracking (a new addition). In manual mode, the AF sensor is moved around the frame with the arrow pad, as with the P6000.

      Metering is unchanged from the P6000; so are the continuous shooting options, although the P7000 boasts a slightly faster capture rate in the standard mode. Interval timer capture is the same as in the P6000.

      However, sensitivity settings have been changed. The P7000 provides 11 options: full auto, High-sensitivity auto (ranging from ISO 100 to ISO 1600), A200 and A400 (which restrict the top sensitivity accordingly) and individually selectable one EV steps from ISO 100 to ISO 320. Beyond ISO 3200 is a further step, Hi1, which equates to ISO 6400.

      Unlike the P6000, image size is not reduced at the top two ISO settings. However, you can't set shutter speeds slower than 1/2 second at ISO 3200 or 1/8 second at Hi1, which limits the usefulness of these settings.

      Eight white balance settings are provided, comprising an auto setting, pre-set manual and settings for Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent (three options), Cloudy and Flash lighting. The pre-set manual mode allows colour temperature to be measured by the camera. Colour temperature setting is a new addition, as is white balance fine-tuning.

      Another new addition is the built-in neutral density (ND) filter that reduces the amount of light passing through the lens by three stops. This enables users to set slower shutter speeds and/or wider apertures when shooting in bright contditions. The P7000 is the first Coolpix camera with this feature, although Canon has provided it in several PowerShot models for a few generations.

      Zoom memory, which lets users specify a preset focal length, is another new addition. With this function you can switch quickly between wide-angle and tele positions without having to move through the camera's zoom range.

      The P7000 also comes with an electronic spirit level display to help you keep horizons straight and a tone level information display for checking exposures with a histogram that shows nine brightness levels. Raw capture support is now available with Active D-Lighting and also in the continuous shooting mode.

      Sensor and Image Processing
      Measuring 7.6 x 5.7 mm in area, the Coolpix P7000's sensor is the same size as it's predecessor's but its resolution is lower, which means each photosite is slightly larger. The sensor is coupled to the latest EXPEED C2 image-processing chip, which is designed to improve response times and supports a top sensitivity setting equivalent to ISO 6400.

      Users can record bursts of Large/Normal JPEGs at 1.3 frames per second and the buffer memory can accommodate up to 45 frames. This is a worthwhile increase over the P6000's burst speed of 0.84 frames/second and buffer capacity of only six frames. Unfortunately, when you swap to NRW.RAW burst, the buffer fills with only five NRW.RAW frames or RAW+JPEG pairs.

      Despite criticism when it was introduced with the P6000, Nikon has stuck with the NRW raw format instead of using the same NEF.RAW format as on its DSLR cameras. Raw and JPEG files have a default setting at 3648 x 2736 pixels and RAW+JPEG is supported. Four aspect ratios are offered but, as in the P6000 only one image size is available for the 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 aspect ratios.

      As in the P6000, raw files are uncompressed and have a bit depth of 12 bits. In-camera processing can only produce JPEG copies of NRW images but users can adjust white balance, exposure levels, image size and quality and apply Picture Control settings to their raw images before processing.

      Compression seems a little stronger than in the Coolpix P6000, although the same three JPEG compression ratios are offered: Fine, Normal and Basic. Simultaneous RAW+JPEG capture is supported at all JPEG sizes and compression ratios. Typical file sizes are shown in the table below.

      Image size

      (pixels)

      Designation

      File sizes

      Fine

      Normal

      Basic

      3648 x 2736

      NRW (RAW)

      14.4MB

      3648 x 2736

      10M

      4.5MB

      2.25MB

      1.14MB

      3264 x 2448

      8M

      3.6MB

      1.8MB

      0.92MB

      2592 x 1944

      5M

      2.25MB

      1.16MB

      0.62MB

      2048 x 1536

      3M

      1.44MB

      0.74MB

      0.4MB

      1600 x 1200

      2M

      0.9MB

      0.47MB

      0.27MB

      1280 x 960

      1M

      0.6MB

      0.33MB

      0.20MB

      1024 x 768

      PC

      0.4MB

      0.23MB

      0.14MB

      640 x 480

      TV

      0.2MB

      0.13MB

      0.08MB

      3648 x 2432

      3:2

      4.0MB

      2.0MB

      1.03MB

      3584 x 2016

      16:9

      3.27MB

      1.64MB

      0.85MB

      2736 x 2736

      1:1

      3.43MB

      1.71MB

      0.87MB

      The introduction of HD video recording at 1280 x 720 pixels brings the P7000 into line with its competitors. But there's no direct recording button and only three settings are provided, two of them with standard definition. The table below shows the file sizes and aspect ratios plus the recording times for a 4GB memory card.

      Aspect ratio

      Quality

      Picture size
      (pixels)

      Bit rate

      Approx. recording time/4GB card

      16:9

      HD

      1280 x 720

      9 Mbps

      55 minutes.

      4:3

      VGA

      640 x 480

      3 Mbps

      2 hours 30 min.

      QVGA

      320 x 240

      640 kbps

      11 hours

      The maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes and Nikon recommends Class 6 or faster cards be used. Continuous AF and zooming are possible in video mode and a Wind Cut filter is available when the internal microphones are used, although NOT (surprisingly) with an external microphone.

      Playback and Software
      Nothing much has changed here since the P6000. The standard single, index ( 4, 9 or 16 thumbnails) and slideshow modes plus delete, protect and rotate functions, image tagging for printing and small pic mode that resizes shots for emailing, saving the smaller image separately. Users can view shots by date in list or calendar modes.

      D-Lighting adjustments can be applied post-capture and in-camera cropping and re-saving are supported. Users can add black borders to images and save them separately. New additions include skin softening and straightening processing and a Miniature Effect setting has been included to bring the P7000 into line with some competing cameras.

      The software bundle contains Nikon's basic ViewNX uploader/raw file converter application plus ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5 and the latest version of QuickTime. None of them is overly impressive so we recommend third-party applications like Photoshop Elements for image editing and raw file conversion.

      Performance
      Although we expected an improvement in image quality as a result of the larger photosites and new image processor, in fact most of our test shots straight out of the camera appeared slightly softer than those from the Coolpix P6000 we reviewed. Imatest showed fairly high levels of undersharpening so this could be a deliberate ploy. Unsharp masking restored the 'punch' in most cases, although some shots were soft as a result of incorrect focusing.

      Autofocusing was reasonably fast in bright conditions but speed and accuracy often suffered in dim lighting and with close, low-contrast subjects. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't lock when focus is not achieved, instead the AF frame simply turns red and shots can still be taken.

      The face detection system performed slightly better than the P6000's and few misses were noted. We were able to hand-hold the camera at shutter speeds down to about 1/8 second with the lens at the wide position. However, the stabilisation system performed best in the full auto mode, where the camera brings in ISO adjustment and motion detection to minimise the risk of unsharp photos.

      Imatest showed the sensor/lens resolution to be below expectations for JPEG files, even near the centre of the frame. Edge resolution was somewhat lower and some edge and corner softening was visible in test shots. The graph below shows the results of our Imatest tests across a range of focal length settings.

      Nikon_P7000_Res-vs-FL-graph

      Swapping to raw file capture boosted resolution to the levels expected for a 10-megapixel camera at ISO settings up to 400. However, the differences between centre and edge resolution remained and resolution tailed off as sensitivity was increased.

      High-ISO shots were also noticeably softened. The graph below shows the results of our Imatest tests on both NRW.RAW files and JPEG test shots.

      Nikon_P7000_Res-vs-ISO-graph

      Lateral chromatic aberration ranged from negligible to the lower end of the 'moderate' band, with most lens settings within the 'low' band. In the graph of our test results below, the red line marks the border between 'negligible' and 'low' CA, while the green line separates 'low' from 'moderate'.

      Nikon_P7000_CA-graph

      We found noticeable barrel distortion at 6mm when the Distortion Control was set to Off. Switching it on produced some improvement but failed to totally remove residual barrelling. Slight pincushioning was observed at the 43mm focal length.

      Digital zoom shots were as good as we found with the P600, showing no apparent softening or interpolation artefacts. Close-up performance was also commendable, although the camera's small sensor made it difficult to obtain truly out-of-focus backgrounds unless the longest focal length setting was used (which limited focusing distances).

      The built-in flash tended to under-expose shots taken with the 43mm focal length at ISO 100. However, by ISO 400 this problem had been rectified and exposures were evenly balanced for the rest of the sensitivity range.
      Auto white balance performance was typical of most digicams Photo Review has tested. The auto setting failed to correct the orange cast of incandescent lighting but produced close-to-neutral colours under fluorescent lighting. The pre-sets over-corrected slightly but manual measurement delivered neutral colours with both types of lighting.

      Not surprisingly, video quality has improved since the P6000 and is the best we've seen so far from any Coolpix we've reviewed. However, it's not a match for Canon's PowerShot S95 (which is a smaller camera).

      Our timing tests showed the P7000 to be relatively unresponsive, even with a Verbatim 16GB Class 6 SDHC card. It took roughly 1.5 seconds for the camera to power-up and shot-to-shot times for JPEG capture averaged 0.8 seconds without flash and 1.5 seconds with. Capture lag averaged 0.3 seconds, reducing to around 0.1 seconds with pre-focusing.

      It took an average of 2.4 seconds to process each Large/Fine JPEG image. A burst of six Large/Fine JPEG images recorded with the standard continuous mode was captured in 1.9 seconds. It took only 12.1 seconds to process this burst.
      The camera slowed down for raw file capture, taking 4.3 seconds to process one NRW.RAW file and 5.5 seconds to process a RAW+JPEG pair. In the continuous shooting mode, you can only record five raw frames before the camera slows down.
      It took 19.2 seconds to process a burst of five NRW.RAW files and 26.6 seconds to process five RAW+JPEG pairs. And the camera freezes while shots are being processed so you're stuck with a pretty long wait.
      When we switched to the Multi-shot 16 continuous mode, 16 frames were captured in 0.8 seconds and recorded as a single 2560 x 1920 pixel (4.9-megapixel) image. Processing appeared to take place as shots were recorded as the combined file appeared within two seconds of the final shot in the burst.

      The continuous flash mode performed to specifications, recording three frames in 3.6 seconds. It took just under six seconds to process this burst and recharge the flash and the camera wasn't usable during this period.

      Buy this camera if:
      - You'd like the ability to shoot both still pictures and HD video clips.
      - You'd like a digicam with plenty of user-adjustable controls.

      Don't buy this camera if:
      - You require noise-free images at high ISO settings above 800.
      - You require high burst speeds and buffer capacity plus fast cycle times.
      - You'd prefer a simple user interface.

      IMATEST GRAPHS
      JPEG images

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      Raw images converted in Adobe Camera Raw 6.3

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      SAMPLE IMAGES

      P7000_DSCN0181_AWB_tung

      Auto white balance with incandescent lighting.

      P7000_DSCN0169_AWB_fluoro

      Auto white balance with fluorescent lighting.

      P7000_DSCN0295_night-ISO100

      ISO 100, 60 second exposure at f/2.8; 7mm focal length.

      P7000_DSCN0296_night_ISO400

      ISO 400, 30 second exposure at f/2.8; 7mm focal length.

      P7000_DSCN0297_nightISO1600

      ISO 1600, 4 second exposure at f/2.8; 7mm focal length.

      P7000_DSCN0195_night-Hi1

      ISO Hi1 (6400), 1/8 second exposure at f/2.8; 7mm focal length.

      P7000_DSCN0184_flashISO100

      Flash exposure at ISO 100; 43mm focal length, 1/30 second at f/5.6.

      P7000_DSCN0185_flashISO400

      Flash exposure at ISO 400; 43mm focal length, 1/30 second at f/5.6.

      P7000_DSCN0186_flashISO1600

      Flash exposure at ISO 1600; 43mm focal length, 1/30 second at f/5.6.

      P7000_DSCN0188_flash_Hi1

      Flash exposure at ISO Hi1 (6400); 43mm focal length, 1/30 second at f/5.6.

      P7000_DSCN0250_wide

      6mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/212 second at f/5.6.

      P7000_DSCN0253_tele

      43mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/127 second at f/5.6.

      P7000_DSCN0252_digizoom

      Digital zoom; 170mm focal length equivalent, ISO 100, 1/136 second at f/5.6.

      P7000_DSCN0290_close

      Close-up; 6mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/222 second at f/2.8.

      P7000_DSCN0291_backlight

      Backlighting; 8mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/945 second at f/3.5.

      P7000_DSCN0179-80_D-L

      D-Lighting comparison; the shot on the left was taken without Active D-Lighting at 1/125 second while the shot on the right had the Active D-Lighting set to Normal and used a shutter speed of 1/233 second.(43mm focal length, ISO 100 at f/5.6.)

      P7000_DSCN0260_ISO800

      6mm focal length, ISO 800, 1/2 second at f/4.

      P7000_DSCN0262_ISO3200

      6mm focal length, ISO 3200, 1/10 second at f/4. Camera hand-held.

      P7000_DSCN0263_Hi1

      6mm focal length, ISO Hi1, 1/14 second at f/4. Camera hand-held.

      P7000_DSCN0278_Hi1

      6mm focal length, ISO Hi1, 1/8 second at f/2.8. Camera hand-held.

      P7000_DSCN0304

      Camera tripod mounted; 6mm focal length, ISO 200, 15 seconds at f/6.3.

      P7000_HD-video

      Still frame from HD video clip.

      P7000_VGA-video

      Still frame from VGA video clip.

      P7000_QVGA-video

      Still frame from QVGA video clip.

       

      Specifications

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      Image sensor: 7.6 x 5.7 mm RGB CCD sensor with 10.4 million photosites (10.1 megapixels effective)
      Lens: 6.0-42.6mm f/2.8-5.6 zoom lens (28-200mm in 35mm format)
      Zoom ratio: 7.1x optical, up to 4x digital
      Image formats: Stills - JPEG (3 compression levels), NRW.RAW, RAW+JPEG; Movies - MOV
      Image Sizes: Stills -3648 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480; 3648 x 2432 (3:2), 3584 x 2016 (16:9), 2736 x 2736 (1:1); Movies - 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
      Shutter speed range: 60 to 1/4000 second
      Self-timer: 2 or 10 second delay
      Image Stabilisation: Lens shift VR
      Exposure Compensation: +/- 3EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
      Focus system/range: Contrast-based TTL AF, range 50 cm to infinity; macro to 2 cm
      Exposure metering/control: 256-segment matrix metering, Centre-weighted average, Spot metering, Spot AF area (with support for 99 focus areas)
      Shooting modes: Auto, P, S, A and M, Low Noise night mode, User Settings preset (U1,U2, U3), Scene (Scene Auto Selector, Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Sports, Snow, Party/indoor, Beach, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Backlight, Panorama assist)
      ISO range: Auto (ISO 100-800), Manual: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi (equivalent to 6400)
      White balance: Auto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
      Flash modes/range (ISO auto): Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Off, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync; range 0.5 to 6.5 metres
      Sequence shooting: Max. 1.3 fps up to 45 shots
      Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
      Viewfinder: Optical with 80% FOV coverage
      LCD monitor: 3.0-inch TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating; 921,000 dots
      Power supply: EN-EL14 rechargeable lithium-ion battery; CIPA rated for approx.
      Dimensions (wxhxd): Approx. 114.2 x 77.0 x 44.8 mm (excluding projections)
      Weight: Approx. 360 grams

       

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      NSW 2193 VIC 3070
      Ph: 1300 365 220

      Electronics Warehouse

       

      www.electronicswarehouse.com.au
      1300 801 885
      Australian retailer of Vapex rechargeable batteries offering factory direct prices and fast, free shipping Australia wide.

      Greg Smith's Photo Accessories

       

      www.dvdreamtime.com.au
      1800 50 80 82
      Big range of photographic accessories, Australia-wide shipping.

      Paxtons

       

      www.paxtons.com.au
      285 George St
      Sydney NSW 2000
      Ph: (02) 9299 2999

      Photographic Equipment & Supplies - Retail & Repairs. Click here for list of stores.

      Ted's Cameras

       

      Teds-Logo120

      www.teds.com.au

      1800 186 895
      Big range of cameras and photographic products with stores in most states and online.

      Rating

       

      RRP: $749

      Rating (out of 10):

      • Build: 8.5
      • Ease of use: 8.0
      • Image quality: JPEG 7.5; Raw 8.0
      • Video quality: 8.0
      • OVERALL: 8.0

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