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Nikon Coolpix P700 compact camera rumored specifications

Nikon-Coolpix-P600-ultra-zoom-compact-camera

The current Nikon Coolpix P600 model

In addition to the Coolpix P8000, Nikon is also rumored to announce a new Coolpix P700 compact ultra zoom camera with 1" Aptina made sensor. Here are the rumored specifications:

  • Lens: 24-2000mm f/3.5 - 8.5 (full frame equivalent)
  • All magnesium body with a big grip
  • Very heavy: the weight is rumored to be 1.3 kg/45.8 oz
  • 3.5" LCD screen
  • 1" Aptina made sensor
  • Expeed 4 image processor
  • The official announcement is expected in May

The current Nikon Coolpix P600 camera ($446.95) has a 1/2.3" sensor and 24-1440mm lens equivalent, I am not sure how Nikon will be able to squeeze 24-2000mm lens for a much bigger (1") sensor. Sony's RX10 camera ($1,298.00) has 1" 20.2MP sensor and 24-200mm equivalent f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens.

If this rumor is true, Nikon is definitely trying to shift to more advanced compact cameras.  On several occasions in the past Nikon's reps mentioned that they are still committed to advanced compact cameras.

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  • rumora

    You should really check your sources… ;)

    • Master Yu

      What’s the problem grasshopper…?

  • http://www.rmjphotography.net/ RMJ

    “2000mm equivalent” with 1″ sensor would need 740mm focal length. Somehow I don’t see that happening. (think of how big the upcoming 70-300mm lens for Nikon 1 has to be, and that’s only 300mm).

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      Actually the 70-300mm lens will be 190-810mm equivalent in FX format. The 70-300mm is also faster. Otherwise I agree that it is a strange lens.

      • http://www.rmjphotography.net/ RMJ

        That’s what I meant. It’s “only” 300mm physical focal distance (810mm FX equivalent). This “2000mm” lens camera would need to have 740mm physical focal distance since it has the same 1″ sensor and hence the same crop factor of 2.7.

        Imagine 740mm (2000mm FX equivalent) lens for Nikon 1. It won’t be small, no matter how dark you make it.

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          I agree, it is a strange lens and this rumor could be bust or maybe something got lost in translation – maybe it is just a 24-200mm lens like the Sony RX10. I will say again: this source has been giving me correct information in the past.

          • Up $#!t’s creek!

            maybe its 2000mm equivalent with a crop mode like on D7100?

            • Zhuk

              That’s really a video feature on the D7100. For stills mode it has no other advantage than making 7 fps possible.

            • http://www.rmjphotography.net/ RMJ

              If it would have additional 1,3x crop mode, then it would still require 570mm focal length (2,7 * 1,3 * 570mm = 2000mm). Which is still a lot.

          • longzoom

            200 mm will not be 8,5. Something is wrong.

      • Guest

        @NikonRumors:disqus
        I kind of believe this rumor. P600 is 60x & this one is 80x zoom. So weight mentioned should be true too. I have fried who shoot birds with high end bridge cameras. This one might be aimed a them for day light shooting & the P8000 might be f/2.8 aimed at more serious shooters. So makes sense. Appreciate all ur efforts in bringing us all news.Thanks.:)

    • Zhuk

      Actually that’s less than a stop. Not quite “a whole lot darker”. (8.5/6.3)^2 = 1.8

      • http://www.rmjphotography.net/ RMJ

        True, but it just makes things even bigger and heavier.

    • Simon

      Just marketing!

      The digital zoom will be included in these stats ;-)

  • fjfjjj

    Finally a successor to the D700!

    • Eric Duminil

      I LOLed :D

    • Eric Calabros

      need a “DP”review to make sure it is

  • DuncanM

    2000mm?! Finally! Something to photograph the lunar surface with.

  • Spy Black

    “I am not sure how Nikon will be able to squeeze 24-2000mm lens for a much bigger (1″) sensor.”

    An f/3.5 – 8.5 aperture pretty much says it all for me…

    • Remedy

      Canon SX50 HS – kthxbai. How about You crawl out of Your mid 90′s cave from time to time?

      • Eric Duminil

        I kinda agree with both of you. Yes, superzooms got better, but still produce unusable results at ISO > 800. And you need a tripod, lots of light or very very steady hands at anything above 24X zoom. Above 40X, you only take pictures of atmospheric haze, and VR/tripod/good sensor cannot help you.

        • Spy Black

          Actually, my comment about small sensors was relative to the zoom high ratios, not ISO. Smaller sensors can get away with higher ratios. On FF camera anything over 4x is pushing it.

      • Spy Black

        How about you seeing an eye doctor?

    • Paul

      Actually a 2000mm f/8.5 would be a light-gathering monster, and a much bigger lens than any of Nikon’s current supertelephotos. The front element would have to be at least 2000mm/8.5 = 235mm = 9.26″ in diameter. A weight of 45oz seems unlikely; 45kg would be more like it. :)

      So something must have gotten lost in translation.

      If it’s a 7.75x crop sensor then maybe the lens is a 258mm f/8.5, or 2000mm f/66 full frame equivalent.

      • Spy Black

        Yeah but supertele’s are dedicated beasts, this is a zoom, and a really long ratio zoom at that. Regardless of what relative light gathering ability it may appear to have, you’re going to get junk wide open. You’re going to have to stop down if you hope to get any semblance of IQ, and even stopped down it’s going to look like crap. It will probably be heavily post-processed in the camera with sharpening and other processes to compensate for it.

  • KT

    Are you sure that 24 – 2000 mm zoom is not a typo? That sounds kind of wild even at F8.5

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      I am not sure – this is what I got, it is coming form a good source but I agree that the lens is unusual.

  • broxibear

    Is this the patent for the P8000 ?
    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/D701257.pdf

    • tuco

      i dont beleive anything of this rumor …p700 1 inch sensor technically impossible .. chimerique …

      • broxibear

        hi tuco,
        I don’t know anything about the P700, I just remember this patent appearing a few days ago and the design is different from the P7800…that’s why I thought it might be the P8000

        • Mato34

          That body in the patent sheet is exactly the same as the Coolpix P7700. Anyway it’s strange the date of about a few days, since the P7700 has more than one year.

          Saludos!

          • broxibear

            in which case you’re probably right, I compared it to the last model the P7800.

        • Mato34

          That body in the patent sheet is exactly the same as the Coolpix P7700. Anyway it’s strange the date of about a few days, since the P7700 has more than one year.

          Saludos!

    • SteveHood

      If that is the P8000 with 24-120mm f2-f3 lens then Nikon will do well. This is a much better body than what the Nikon 1 currently has.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors
      • broxibear

        Thanks…long 24 hours, everythings starting to look the same, lol.

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          No problem :)

  • Global

    f/8.5 & 24-2,000 mm sounds like its going to be a nasty lens.. no thanks.

    • tuco

      that is realy chimerique why not p900 with 16-3000 full frame
      and for the p8000 ? i dont beleive it ever comes …

  • Photo-Jack

    I cannot resist to wonder why Nikon insists to invest energy into camera lines which are about to die. With the Nikon heritageit woud be rather worthwhile to go into the direction of a Leica S utilizing Sony’s 50 MP CMOS sensor,
    Again, as a Nikon user I begin to worry about Nikon’s future. Because if they fail, my investment in Nikon products fail too. And that would be a huge draw back.

    • 5r

      High-end superzooms or compacts are about to die? Don’t think so!

  • Kristoper

    If the specs is right and hoping that there’s a dual axis level sensor, then Nikon can take my money.

  • Michael Steinbach

    If they would try, just try to bring something like the sony rx10 I’d look at it, maybe. This is just another throw against the wall to see if it will stick.

  • Michael Steinbach

    If they would try, just try to bring something like the sony rx10 I’d look at it, maybe. This is just another throw against the wall to see if it will stick.

  • DaveR

    Not wishing to pour cold water over exciting rumors, however…

    The lens marking is not very clear, but seems to show 4.3-258mm. That is a 60x ratio, so seems likely to be correct as it matches one of the rumored specifications.

    The rumor claim is for 24-2,000mm range (full frame equivalent). That is not a 60x ratio, so seems unlikely to be fully correct. Maybe 33-2,000mm?

    2,000mm full frame equivalent represents a crop factor of 7.75 from 258mm, so the sensor is not a 1″ sensor – which would have a crop factor of 2.7

    Ditto 24mm full frame equivalent represents a crop factor of 5.6 from 4.3mm, also demonstrating it cannot use a 1″ sensor.

    • Kristoper

      Youre right, this doesn’t make sense, even the camera has a P600 marking on it :D

      • DaveR

        True :)

      • Guest

        Admin already said that, look below the picture

  • Nikon User

    f3.5 is a let down to the potential buyers.

    Also according to the price tag history of recent Nikon, this fixed lens camera worth 2000 bucks.

    Wish it could be a 1″ sensor, 24 – 200 f2.8 NOT from Aptina useless, noisy sensor.

    Perhaps the rumor is true but not a 1″ sensor, but a compact sensor like it s predecessor.

  • Guest

    Wasn’t mentioned that the body of this camera also contains an embedded 53 inch tall folded tripod.

  • Kynikos

    1.3 kg a dealbreaker on a fixed lens camera.

  • Mansgame

    For the pretenders who wish they had a DSLR without all the scary lenses and stuff.

  • David G.

    MOAARRRRR ZOOM RANGE!!!1!1

  • photograbber

    Another ridiculous camera…nice one Nikon.

  • Pippo

    I’ll bet, the rumor is true on those characteristics: big lense, body & large LCD, small aperture at the end. This will be a blockbuster :)

  • Mardock

    “On several occasions in the past Nikon’s reps mentioned that they are still committed to advanced compact cameras.”

    Which is precisely why Christopher Chute from the market intelligence firm IDC said Nikon would be dead in 5 years.

    Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Nikon have the accelerator pedal to the floor and are driving headlong towards the cliff…yet they seem woefully unable — or unwilling — to do anything about it.

    • mikeswitz

      I will bet you any amount you like that Nikon will not be dead in five years. Pedal to the metal indeed.

  • heinzb

    That’s just like the canon g17 rumor….simply impossible. Either sensor size or focal length must be wrong.

  • Dino Brusco

    P700 >> “COMPACT” << (?) Camera, weighting 1.3 kg… ? Hey, I've never heard that an F5 or D4s were compact cameras… Someone lost his own common sense down the tubes…. Instead of such a big monster, would it be so difficult to follow RX10 path ? A much shorter, faster and better performing lens.. Probably the P8000 will address that, though.

    To me, even a 21-135/180mm would be enough. Hey, meaningful XX century pictures were 99.9% taken with something in that range.. not beyond that !

  • Larrry

    P700 looks like a Nikon 1 V2 with a fixed lens. They will have to price it over $1000 to not scavenge any V2 sales. Oh wait, what sales.

  • peterw

    ‘Advanced compact camera’
    2000 protruding mm being the advancement?
    I wonder if this will lead to advanced pictures
    Even in birdphotograhy it is better to advance on your feet (or knees), or better still, let the subject close in on you.
    Good photograhers will make good pictures with it :)

  • andy

    I think, there is digital zoom (2x or 4x). And real focus will be 24-1000 or even 24-500

  • sandy

    I would say highly improbable. Lens specs do not add up. Neither does the weight.

  • Aldo

    if you are just going to have a lens like the new 18-300mm on your dx camera you may as well just buy this one.

  • Jeff Curtner
  • animalsbybarry

    This lens would be huge for a compact camera but nikon might be able to decrease the size by bending the lightpath with a mirror.

  • Mr Sensor Zeiss

    1″ sensor with 24-2000mm lens……I would be extremely surprised if this kind of camera shows up, ever….

  • http://www.aaanouel.com aaanouel

    It’s simply NOT possible… only if keeping 1/2.3 sensor.
    The prize of such camera wouldn’t be under U$2000… if so…
    As other commentarist said: You’d better check your sources!

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