Nikon Coolpix P7000 and two more compact cameras announced *UPDATED*

Update - pre-order options:

Nikon Coolpix P7000


Update: Nikon Coolpix P7000 promotional video with Bob Krist in Arizona (sample images available here):

Full press releases after the break:

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S80

New COOLPIX Camera Gives Enthusiasts Full Manual Controls and Superior NIKKOR Optics in Addition to Advanced Photo and Video Features in a Package That Evokes SLR Familiarity

MELVILLE, NY (September 8, 2010) – With advanced functions and features similar to those found in Nikon’s line of award winning and critically acclaimed D-SLRs, Nikon Inc. today introduced the COOLPIX P7000, the ultimate compact camera that’s ready to take on most any photo assignment. At home in a pro’s gadget bag or in the hands of a spirited enthusiast, passionate photographers of all levels will benefit from the P7000’s high performance, extensive manual controls, stunning image quality and advanced shooting functions.

The 10.1-megapixel COOLPIX P7000 features a large 1/1.7” CCD sensor coupled with a 7.1x Wide Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens for consistent superior image quality that explodes with vivid color and sharpness frame after frame. Taking Nikon’s commitment to image quality a step further, the P7000 adopts Nikon’s new EXPEED C2™ high performance digital image processing engine to ensure high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness.

“The COOLPIX P7000 represents the best of both worlds. It is an exciting compact camera offering from Nikon, as it not only provides expanded creative control found in digital SLR cameras, but also provides photo enthusiasts with the portability and simplicity of COOLPIX digital cameras,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “The P7000 is the perfect complement to an advanced photographer’s D-SLR, and it inspires the entry-level consumer to explore the boundaries of their photographic capabilities and fulfill their creative vision.”

ISO sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 to 6400 (expandable to ISO 12,800 in low noise Night Mode) to ensure incredibly sharp, crisp images when shooting in low-light or photographing fast-moving subjects. The P7000 also offers a variety of functions that enable superior rendering when shooting at high sensitivities, including a Low Noise Night Mode and a Noise Reduction Filter. The camera also features 5-Way VR Image Stabilization System, which utilizes a variety of tactics including optical lens shift to minimize the effect of camera shake to help banish the blur while shooting handheld or in low-light.

Thoughtful engineering has led to the addition of features that will be welcome to current D-SLR users. The Zoom Memory function allows the camera’s 28-200mm (35mm equivalent) lens to be used in a way that simulates use of a prime lens, ideal for shooting at a preferred angle of view. The P7000 also adds controls and buttons for key features like ISO, white balance, bracketing and exposure compensation. The new innovative and independent Quick Menu dial ensures easy access to key functions with the comfort of analog operation. Advanced users will also enjoy the benefits of shooting RAW/NRW* files for creative freedom, and macro abilities as close as 0.8 inches.

While the image quality of the P7000 is nothing short of stellar, the video capabilities are far beyond that of a typical compact. The P7000 records HD video at 720p at 24 frames-per-second (fps) with optical zoom and autofocus control. A COOLPIX first, users can now record audio with an external stereo microphone via the microphone input. An accessory microphone or Nikon Speedlight can be mounted on the P7000’s hot shoe.

Additional features of the Nikon COOLPIX P7000 digital camera include:

  • 7.1x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens (28-200mm f/2.8-5.6) allows for detailed close-ups and dramatic landscapes.
  • 3.0-inch 921,000-dot Clear Color Display with wide viewing angle makes it easy to compose, view and share still images and movies that come alive with rich detail and improved contrast.
  • Large optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment dial
  • Tone Level Information helps photographers achieve their desired exposure with a histogram display, allowing them to determine the exposure while checking the balance between highlights and shadows.
  • Electronic Virtual Horizon Indicator gives the user visual confirmation that the camera has a level horizon.
  • In-camera editing functions include exposure compensation, COOLPIX Picture Control, noise reduction filter, Quick Retouch, D-Lighting and Active D-Lighting.
  • 5-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System
    • Optical VR Image Stabilization by lens shift minimizes the effects of camera shake.
    • Hybrid VR Image Stabilization by lens shift and electronic VR.
    • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
    • High ISO up to 6400 at full resolution for optimal results when shooting in low-light or photographing fast-moving subjects.
    • Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the user presses the shutter and saves the sharpest image.
  • Full Manual Controls-PSAM (Program, Shutter, Aperture, Manual) control gives creative control over images.
  • NRW (RAW) file function compatible with Mac® and Windows® Operating Systems.
  • Bracketing functions for Automatic Exposure (Sv and Tv) and White Balance allows the user to take consecutive shots with slightly different settings and select the one that best matches their intention.
  • HD (720p) Movie with Stereo, Mic Input Jack and HDMI Output records at 24 fps with optical zoom, autofocus and stereo sound.
  • Subject Tracking automatically activates autofocus while tracking moving subjects, like active children or unpredictable animals.
  • Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the shooting situation and adjusts the camera’s settings accordingly for great pictures anywhere.
  • Smart Portrait System integrates the following features to make it a snap to capture stunning portraits:
    • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically fixes most instances of red-eye.
    • Enhanced Face-Priority AF can detect up to 12 faces from a variety of angles.
    • Skin Softening ensures smooth skin tone on the face of subjects by leveraging built-in face-detection technology.
    • Smile Timer automatically detects when a subject smiles and releases the shutter.
    • Blink Warning alerts the photographer if a subject has blinked.

The Nikon COOLPIX P7000 will be available in late September 2010 for $499.95 MSRP**.

*ViewNX 2(supplied) and Capture NX 2(available separately) are required to open NRW files on a computer. The application or updates can be downloaded from Nikon’s website.
**MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Microsoft®, Windows® and Windows Vista™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. *Macintosh®, Mac OS® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

The S8100’s Compact Design Includes 12.1 MP CMOS Sensor to Capture Amazing Photos Up To 10 FPS

MELVILLE, NY (September 8, 2010) – Nikon Inc. today announced the COOLPIX S8100, which offers a 12.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor to provide consumers with enhanced performance and outstanding image quality for high-speed shooting and low-light conditions. Fast, responsive and versatile, the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 with an incredible 10X zoom will capture fast-moving subjects in still images and HD (1080p) movies.

To help capture moments that are gone in an instant, the COOLPIX S8100 not only features high-speed shooting at five full resolution frames at up to 10 frames-per-second (fps), but a pre-shooting cache that records up to two shots before the shutter-release is fully pressed. For extremely fast action shots, the S8100’s Sports Continuous mode records up to approximately 120 fps. With Subject Tracking, the S8100 automatically tracks a designated subject by activating autofocus (AF), enabling the user to capture the best moment confidently. The S8100 also adopts Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED C2™ image processing engine, which is customized to each COOLPIX model to further drive enhanced performance, outstanding image quality and HD video.

Staying true to the legacy of the Style Series, the S8100 empowers users with serious performance and image quality, while remaining stylish and compact. Equipped with a 10x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens (30-300mm, 35mm equivalent), the COOLPIX S8100 allows the user to get close to the action, even when recording a movie in Full HD (1080p). For that family film producer, the S8100 features one-touch recording, optical zoom and stereo sound recording while filming for an enhanced user experience. Additionally, users can perfect their movies in-camera with a new editing function or snap still images while recording.

“Our portfolio of compact digital cameras is designed to equip photographers of any level with the features and functions they will need for various shooting situations in a portable, compact body,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “The COOLPIX S8100 blends superior high-speed and low-light performance with a sleek and stylish design for a camera that is not only ready to go when you are, but one you are proud to show off.”

Advanced Technologies for Beautiful Nighttime Shots
The COOLPIX S8100 features a 12.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor, which enables exceptional image quality even when shooting in low-light settings. This CMOS sensor lends itself to enhanced shooting functions in dark situations, including the advanced Night Portrait mode, which reproduces night scenes and indoor portraits as the user sees them while reducing image blur. The Night Portrait mode combines consecutive shots of the background while the subject is taken using the flash, allowing challenging night scenes to be easily captured during handheld shooting and eliminating any subject movement. To further help deliver crisp, sharp photos, the S8100 features a 4-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System with ISO settings up to 3200.

Other functions benefiting from the lower noise and exceptional image quality of the new CMOS image sensor include an advanced Backlight shooting function with an in-camera high dynamic range (HDR) function, which merges images of the same scene to achieve a single image with a broad range of tonal detail for a frame-worthy shot. Additionally, the S8100’s advanced Night Landscape mode combines a series of five consecutive shots taken at a fast shutter speed into a single image with reduced noise for when taking handheld shots. From romantic candlelit dinners to capturing the bright lights of New York City at night, the COOLPIX S8100 ensures that no low-light moment will be left in the dark.

Creative Versatility
The COOLPIX S8100 helps unleash the user’s photographic potential with enhanced shooting and editing functions, including a new Mode Dial conveniently placed next to the shutter-release button for quick and easy access to shooting modes. The COOLPIX S8100 also features the Creative Slider, which simplifies adjusting brightness, saturation and color tone in-camera. Other in-camera editing functions include Quick Retouch and D-Lighting, giving users the ability to adjust their images during playback.

To further help the process of composing and sharing photos and movies, the COOLPIX S8100 boasts a 3.0-inch ultra high resolution (921,000-dot) Clear Color Display with a wide viewing angle and anti-glare coating. Additional must-have features in the S8100 include 17 scene modes, including the Scene Auto Selector, which automatically recognizes the shooting situation and adjusts camera settings accordingly for great photos in any environment. For outstanding portraits, the S8100 features Nikon’s Smart Portrait System, which incorporates a series of automatic functions including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, improved Face-Priority AF, Blink Warning, Smile Timer and Skin Softening to flatter even the most camera-shy subject.

Availability and Pricing
The COOLPIX S8100 will be available late September 2010 for $299.95 MSRP* in a choice of attractive colors including black, red and gold.

*MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

MELVILLE, NY (September 8, 2010) – Integrating stylish design with intuitive operation, Nikon Inc. introduces the new COOLPIX S80, equipped with a beautifully bright 3.5-inch ultra high resolution organic LED (OLED) touch screen with an enhanced interface for a more enjoyable user experience.

With a user-friendly interface, the COOLPIX S80 gives the photographer easy touch control over the camera’s key functions for smooth operation, including touch shutter shooting, zoom and playback. To help users better compose their photos, the S80 employs tab-type graphics to maximize screen space without cluttering it with icons. When the camera is rotated for vertical shooting, display tabs and controls also automatically rotate for smoother shooting.

The large 3.5-inch ultra high resolution (819,000-dot) OLED touch screen display delivers clear, rich image reproductions, bright vivid colors and excellent contrast. With a wide viewing angle (approximately 180 degrees), brightness control and an anti-reflection coating, the S80’s touch screen display makes it easy to compose, view and share photos and HD (720p) movies.

“Our consumers not only rely on our compact digital cameras for beautiful photos and brilliant technology, but also as a reflection of their personal style,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “The COOLPIX S80’s slim, sophistcated design, touch screen technology and excellent features make it fun for consumers to capture high quality images and share their memorable moments.”

Measuring 0.7-inches, the surprisingly thin COOLPIX S80 can be slipped in any pocket or bag for unbeatable portability. Sliding the lens cover turns the camera on and off, while creating a sleek, modern look. Available in six colors as bright as the OLED touch screen display, the S80 is not only a compact digital camera, but it’s also a fashion statement.

With the COOLPIX S80’s intuitive touch screen, creativity is at the user’s fingertips. The S80 lets users add their personal touch to photos with the Paint function, giving them the ability to write or draw on images during playback. The Retouch Menu lets users easily adjust images in-camera with the touch of a finger by choosing from a wide range of functions, including Color Options, Soft Focus, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Miniature Effect and Fish-eye Effect. In playback mode, the user can even add moving stamps for an animated effect. In addition, the S80 features a new rating function that allows users to rate their photos with up to five stars and sort images according to their rating.

The S80 is equipped with a built-in slide show function, allowing the user to playback photos to pre-set music for an enjoyable sharing experience. The COOLPIX S80 also features HD (720p) Movie with optical zoom and stereo sound available during recording. An HDMI output enables easy playback on an HDTV for big-screen viewing of photos from a recent vacation or HD video from the latest family gathering.

Packed into the super slim COOLPIX S80 are must-have features like a 14.1-megapixel CCD sensor and 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens (35-175mm, 35mm equivalent) to help the user capture beautiful landscapes and allow them to get close to the action. The S80 helps reduce camera shake with a 5-Way vibration reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System that includes Optical and Hybrid VR, Motion Detection, ISO settings up to 6400 and Best Shot Selector, which automatically takes up to ten shots while the shutter-release button is pressed, and then selects and saves the sharpest image. The S80 employs Nikon’s EXPEED C2™ image processing engine to ensure outstanding image quality.

To further help users take better photos, the COOLPIX S80 includes 17 scene modes and the Easy Auto Mode, which automatically recognizes the shooting situation and adjusts camera settings accordingly for great photos in any environment. For outstanding portraits, the S80 features Nikon’s Smart Portrait System, which incorporates a series of automatic functions including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, improved Face-Priority AF, Smile Timer, Blink Warning, Blink Proof and Skin Softening to flatter even the most camera-shy subject.

Availability and Pricing
The COOLPIX S80 will be available in fall 2010 for $329.95 MSRP* in a choice of stylish colors including red, black, blue, pink, gold and silver/brown.

**MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

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  • Mister Le

    Wow very nice

    • I couldn’t find it – does it have GPS?

      • Joe R.

        No it does not.

      • HDZ

        I couldn’t find it – does it have Auto Distortion?

        • WoutK89

          *Correction I hope you were looking for, not making distortion

  • Abhinav


    • Banned


    • The invisible man

      Yes !
      Awsome for the Photokina’s visitors !

      Thanks to Nikon there will be a different Coolpix for each visitor !
      Really awsome !

      I just bought my ticket today !
      I want a Coolpix with at little free space on it where I will write “D900”

  • Carlos R B

    a shame only 80% ovf and no evf option…other than that the samples look awful…lol…awfully good..!!!!!!!!!!!!…l

  • Gary

    Bob Krist must be the official spokesperson for Nikon now!

    I bet he gets to preview the new D7000…that’s almost a given, as he has been using a D90.
    If there’s anyone qualified to evaluate the new D7000, it ‘s Bob Krist!

    • LGO

      Indeed. I would be very keen on reading his review on the D7000’s low-light capabilities.

      • Banned

        Yeah sure, I too would be very interested in seeing Bob Christ partial and useless rave about anything Nikon.

      • JoshL

        I would just like the D7000 to be released already…..

    • lolcatmaster FTW

      I really hope he gets to give us his first impressions, he is way more honest than other sponsored shooters and I respect him a whole lot 🙂 his travel photography is really nice :D.

  • Not interested…. Still waiting for D7000 with full manual controls over video…

  • Alex

    Nikon, since you’re in to the 7’s right now, how about a D7 and a a D700 replacement? 🙂

    • Abhinav

      wait for those too 😀

  • i_still_want_a_D900

    things that start with 7 seem to bring good luck to Nikon and starts a whole new series of cameras. D70 and then the D700. So the rule of 7 continues….into D7000 and P7000.

    • Global

      Same goes for 3’s and 9’s. D900 sounds good. 😉

  • Global

    I can’t figure out the S80. Are you sure it doesn’t belong on the back of a phone? Why 14mp? And why start at 35mm?? This is one confusing camera. Seriously, Nikon should apply this to phone cameras — at least then they could be one of the best, instead of making baffling P&S cams. Why is this a $300 camera??

    As for the P7000, I like its looks and its features! But I don’t like its megazoom range. If they could have brightened the lens, instead, it would be very very nice. Not a big deal, just a missed opportunity. Stopping at 135 would do. Or at least do a 24-135 or 24-105, instead of a 28-200. Even the Canon S95 doesn’t go to 24mm, so it couldve been a nice point to have. If Nikon would make a “sister” product of this and have it be a bright 1.8-2 lens going 24mm-105/135mm, that would be an accomplishment.

    Well, I like the P7000, so good luck to Nikon on it. They need to make more high-caliber cameras.

    What’s the S8100 about? Is this a highly sensitive camera? Or a gimmick? Its 12mp, so I’m not trusting it so much. Personally, I would like to see 8mp cameras back in production with big sensors and huge ISOs and bright glass in the 24-135mm range. Not sure why P&Ses even go over 10mp. There should be a law against it until the quality is as good as a D90 minimum.

    • LGO

      Re the P7000, I would get this if it has a better than 80% coverage with the optical view finder. 95% would just about do it. A 24mm f/2.0 on the wide end would make it delightful. Incorporating a wireless commander for the built-in flash and incorporating the full Nikon CLS and AWL would make it practically irresistible.

      • Paul

        Wireless commander would be sweet on this.
        Anyone know the sync speed on the P7000?

        • LGO

          That’s an info that I am also looking out for. Anyone who knows, please kindly post it here. Thank you.

        • LGO

          No wireless flash commander on the Nikon P7000.

          Nikon USA specs:

          “Built-in Flash Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes”

          One will need to use a SB-900 / SB-800 or sU-800 for Nikon AWL.

    • “Even the Canon S95 doesn’t go to 24mm, so it couldve been a nice point to have”

      This is a consumer focused camera. For them, when the camera thingy inside is too small and people are cut off then they just tell the people in the picture to hug n stuff or they get up and move backward a few feet so everyone is on the picture when it prints out cause the zoom thingy is out all the way already and that’s all it can do.

      We just zoom to 10mm. 🙂

      • Joe R.

        I think you’re wrong. I don’t think it’s supposed to be a consumer camera. I think it’s an enthusiast model which is very different.

        • Kuv

          +1 to joe and
          +1 to global

        • hah

          it is a consumer camera. an advanced consumer camera but still targeted as such. an enthusiast camera or so called pro sumer would be more along the lines of the NEX and other EVIL system and low end dslrs

          • Matt XVI

            Funny I actually find the low end dSLR’s a la D3100 is more consumer oriented than this camera. To me this is a compact that an enthusiast would want , while a low end dSLR like a D3100 is more a camera for the consumer market who want an “SLR”. For example: Me. I’m no pro yet but I definitely know my camera’s and how to work them. I’d be much more interested in buying this P7000 to go with my D700 and D90 than a D3100.

            • JoshL

              I agree, it’d be great to have as a backup or more portable option in the bag of someone w/ D90 or above already in their arsenal. The 80% coverage of the OVF is a bit of a turn-off to me though….otherwise, I’d get it in a heart beat. Maybe it’s just matter of getting used to shooting with the liveview…..

        • Matt XVI

          + 1 to Joe too.

    • Victor Hassleblood

      Is this WC-E75A meant to be for the P7000?

      That would ad a 21mm equivalent to it and I definitely would want one with the camera (or just not want the camera at all). 28 is not quite enough for my taste and style of using a compact.

      • lolcatmaster FTW

        Then don´t buy it, there will be a lot of people perfectly happy with it because they aren´t wankers like you.

        • Victor Hassleblood

          As it turns out the WC-E75A is indeed meant to be for the P7000. Really a nice accessory and satisfying (WA-) solution IMO.

          @localmaster FTW,

          are you OK?

          • lolcatmaster FTW

            No i´m not… sadly my pet rock died yesterday of lung cancer… it chainsmoked like hell

      • Jabs

        @Victor Hassleblood.
        Yes that part is an add on ‘lens’ that extends the wide end to 21mm – sweet.

    • Matt XVI

      I second, third, fourth the above agreements with Global. An f2 lens at 24mm equivalent and shorter on the tele end would have had me even more interested in this camera. Never the less, I think Nikon did a great job on this one! What a sexy, sexy looking compact! Oh, I love the design!

  • jastereo

    Wow – Nikon getting their act together on a compact that makes me actually want to own it over a Canon G series…that is something special. Nicely done on the “look” of it too.

    • f/2.8


      Nikon has finally, finally, “bring it on” in the compacts arena.

      I also agree with Global above – shift the zoom range to the 24mm end, or; cut the range to get a faster lens.

      I can’t wait for the EVIL.

      • Eric

        Yep, I agree with that, too much zoom range and too slow of an aperture for an enthusiast compact. It may be Nikons best compact offering to date, but the Panasonic LX5 + fast lens + EVF looks like the better camera to me. Nikon should have copied Panasonic instead of Canon.

        And I second the demand for the EVIL.

  • Adam

    P7000 looks like them ugly step child.

    • Joe R.

      I like the utility look. I screams, “I have a small radar signature!”

  • Kevin

    optical viewfinders are back!!!!? 😀

    • f/2.8

      Be Happy.

    • LGO

      Viewfinder Frame Coverage:

      80% horizontal (approx.)
      80% vertical (approx.)

      (compared to actual picture)

      • Joe R.

        “Damn, my backs up against the wall and I wish this was just a tiny bit wider.”

        Oh, it is.

  • I’m starting to wonder if NR already “knew” the camera, or had already written this spec/preview, and just wait till mid-night to post it just like all other sites?! Everyone knows all the major web site already knew the fact of all upcoming camera from the manufacturers, they just in NDA till a certain time before they can say anything about the product.

    And if that’s the case, then why NR always act like they really know nothing but rumor from other web site/forum? And at “perfect timing” to post up all the fact/spec/info just like all other sites?

    • Ooooh, sounds like a conspiracy. I wonder whether NR admin was responsible for Kennedy’s assassination too?

      Nice work on flickr, btw. Really great stuff!

    • Joe

      Er, this is copy & paste from the press release that just was published by Nikon. Marketing blurb and specs, not a self-written article.

      • JorPet

        Lies! All Lies!

        Admin works for Nikon and just can’t tell us. He knows every model that they are developing for the next 10 years and is just letting out tidbits to keep us stringing along.

        Or not…


    • lolcatmaster FTW

      because of NDA´s… NR admin receivs tips from a PR Agency who passes as a dude with inside info of Nikon, when the day of the press release draws near you receive the official info from Nikon with an NDA to respect the date of release of the info.

      What you see in Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc Rumors aren´t leaks at all, there´s a PR team disguised as sources giving tidbits of information this is called “controlled leak” which means the brand voluntarily gives away info and there´s a PR and Marketing team assessing the impact of the info being “leaked” in order to estimate impact on the market and tweak marketing campaigns as they check out how the “leaks” are received by the public.

  • jack

    Nice camera and good sample images–though at the price its still hard to compare against an EPL1–its getting into gf1 territory. Sure its smaller than m43, but this P7000 is still pretty large.

    My summary: One highly usable, but incredibly ugly expensive compact…

    Still waiting for the Nikon EVIL with cls (ahh to dream)….

    • LGO

      Add Nikon’s AWL to that too!

  • pete

    no flip screen on a camera that big is an epic fail.

    • Joe R.

      I won’t miss that at all.

      • LGO

        The articulating screen in the Canon G11 is helpful for video and overhead shots.

        The Canon G11-killer will be the Canon G-12, not the Nikon P7000.

        But this is a good start by Nikon.

        • Joe R.

          I have no doubt that it can be useful in lots of situation… I spend a lot of time lying on the ground with my cameras. But to call a product a failure for lack of one… that’s something you would expect to see on a rumor blog or something- not this place of seriousness.

          If I am hugely let down by the D7000 I may get a P7000 to hold me over since I’m itching for a new shutter button of some kind. If I end up with the P7000 I’m sure I live at the OVF.

    • hah

      flip screen lol. worthless, but. yeah THATS what will it all right? 😉

  • Nikkorian

    Why do the S8100 and S80, at least the former, not feature the same sensor as the P7000?

  • Phillip

    its better than D40?

  • John


    Nikon, please update the CP8400, then I’ll wake up.


  • SA

    P7000 – 0.7 shots/sec. Fabulous. 🙂

  • Wait, is this cool or not?

  • sword

    I don’t know what they are .
    I want D7000 and SB700.
    I’m pity.

  • LGO

    This is to correct an earlier post I made in an earlier thread that the P7000 has a maximunm shutter speed of 1/2000″. It is actually 1/4000″ in Manual and Aperture Mode:

    Shutter: Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter

    Shutter Speed
    1/2000 – 8s (P, S mode)
    1/4000 – 8s (A mode)
    1/4000 – 60s (M mode)
    4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show

  • Roger

    sexy looking camera

  • Jack Le Boul

    Here what I do not understand…..

    The Nikon S8100 for 299:- USD – has 1080p / 24fps video with STEREO sound.
    The Nikon P7999 for 499:- USD – has 720p / 24fps video with MONO sound.

    Why ?

    • WoutK89

      it has a mic in 😉 They probably want people to use that

    • hah

      silly rabbit, you’re paying for a still camera with full manual controls and raw, not a video camera.

    • Joe R.

      Because the P7000 is a serious pocket still camera that can grab video. It was designed, ergonomically and electronically, for that purpose.

      The S8100 was designed to hit lots of bullet points on a fact sheet. Don’t be confused by Nikon’s over use of zeros P and S, they’re two entirely different species. Think of the S8100 as a Coolpix and the P7000 as maybe they figured it out.

    • lolcatmaster FTW

      Dude… get a shotgun mic and call it a day :/ recording sound in camera SUCKS

      • Captain Obvious

        better-yet, grab a Tascam ( or equiv ) digital recorder, a Belkin “iPod” male->male stereo-mini cable, a Belkin “iPod” stereo-mini extension cord, and use the digital recorder for close-micing, while connecting the line-out of the recorder to the camera, for audio-sync, for post-production!

        Excellent quality audio, & excellent optics.

        Can’t fix that repugnant 24p framerate, though…


        • Captain Obvious

          ( the reason for the Belkin “iPod” cables, is that they seem to have
          a) high quality conductors in ’em, and
          b) shielding
          also, they’re very flexy. )

  • LGO

    Well, the Nikon P7000 has at least one advance feature that I hope Nikon will adopt for all its dSLRs:

    “Remote Control

    The Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 communicates with sensors on both the front and back of the COOLPIX P7000 to enable remote shutter release, providing necessary camera stability when using long exposures, such as for landscape and macro photography. ”

    The ability to use an IR remote control in the front or in the rear of the camera is very helpful when shooting in mirror-lock, doing away with the need to add an external remote shutter release. This is particularly helpful when shooting in the dark where one does not want to use a flashlight to attach the external remote shutter release.

    • SA

      Self timer will help from any side: back, rear, right/left sides etc. Self timer is in any Nikon’s DSLR.

      • LGO

        Mirror lock and timer are not the same. The mirror-slap that occurs during timer operation is as great as the normal pressing of the shutter. Mirror-lock is intended to minimize or eliminate the vibration introduced by the mirror slap.

        While it would be great if Nikon were to support mirror-lock on timer, these are currently two separate functions and mutually exclusive on the D300 and D700 for example. You can choose one to the exclusion of the other.

        One work-around I use is to leave the D700 on mirror-lock for 30 seconds after which the D700 releases the shutter to what you have set the shutter to, e.g., 20 seconds. No such luck on the D300 as it will simply close the shutter.

        • SA

          I thought it’s possible to use together mirror-lock and self timer in the same time. If not possible so it’s BS, bad.

          • LGO

            Well, if Nikon provide IR remote in front and at the rear of its dSLRs, one can just choose mirror lock, then drop the shutter using the IR remote lock. So even with a timer, a remote IR shutter release would still be extremely useful.

        • Jabs

          Good points. Does the D3 series do this mirror lock and allow self timer shutter firing?
          I think the older film cameras F3/F4 did this and even had a plug in cable shutter release – (forgot name but used it – think it was MC something) – used it with my F3AF and autofocused plus did other things.

    • Quoll K

      ML-L3 unfortunately only has one button (My old D40x uses the same remote). There’s not even a “half press”, so either you set it to manual focus, or you risk having it fail to find a focus, and then fail to shoot. It’s pretty annoying.

  • Broxibear

    What happened?…were the design team on holiday so Alan from accounts decided he’d design the P7000…man is it ugly.
    £489 in the UK is expensive considering the competition…
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is £300
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is £355
    Olympus E-PL1 + 14-42mm is £420
    Olympus PEN E-P1 + 14-42mm is £330
    Not sure who’s going to buy this, I’m thinking of one of the above cameras to carry around with me, but that Nikon doesn’t come close to them…not to me anyway ?

  • WoutK89

    Did anyone notice that this cam shares the same battery as the D3100?

  • alex
    • Lola

      You get the impression that Bob was being very careful not to say anything remotely negative about the P7000 in that video, thanks for posting it alex.

  • Simpleman

    coolwhocares camera , why is this remotely interesting ?

  • Gary

    NR should just follow Bob Krist around; he gets all the goodies in advance 🙂

    You just know he has had to have been testing the new D7000.

  • Eric

    It’s shame and naughty by Nikon to copy Canon’s G series design, isn’t it? Come on Nikon do something different. A Nikon fan.

    • hah

      what’s wrong with taking your competitor’s successful product and making it better?

      • Don Pope

        But… is it better? I really would like to know.

  • Interesting camera, but not sure worth updating my G9. Even though G9 misses AF now and then, unlike the older Samsung compact I had. I’ll wait a bit to see if Panny updates the GF1, or Nikon comes with an EVIL.

    • One more comment: it has two wheels for shutter speed and aperture control on manual, likely only compact with that feature. Nice touch, which likelywon’t be noticed by most people buying this camera.

      • hah

        most people buying this camera do so BECAUSE of the manual controls. otherwise they would go for something like the automatic coolpixes.

      • donald

        canon s90 allows independant controls for aperture and shutter

      • Martin

        Canon S90 has control ring (the cool one around the lens) and some rotating control dial on the rear (packed with other controls, not cool at all). S95 should be similar.

        Anyway, having 2 rings is a real advantage, and having one of these as a control ring around the lens makes a nice reason for a P7100 in 2011. So would a VF with more coverage area than 64%.

        • Thanks for info. Re OVF, I’d do away with it and include an optional EVF like GF1.

          • Martin

            It would be nice to have one VF solutions that works fine all the time. Most compact offer 2 (or 3) choices, neither is the all time solution. Thats a step backward from film days I think, and an avoidable too. A decent OVF is still my preferred choice. Displays don’t display much in sun and often I do not like holding the camera away from me. The EVFs I tried so far were to slow and darkened to fast, no good for scenes like children indoors, a must have for me 😉

            External EVF sounds more expensive to me, I’d rather pay some bucks extra for a good OVF.

            OVF area isn’t all. The P7000 OVF doesn’t look so small, if it is bright and has a decent magnification (for a compact), 64% area may not be so relevant. Except for the all time solution thing …

  • jason

    havn’t used a compact since the days of putting film in i was thinking of buying one for those days when you dont always have your kit with you ,the p6000 was always going to be the one to get until i hurt that nikon was updating it so i thought id hang on a while to see what the difference is in cameras and i have to say that the p6000 looks far better it still looks like a pros compact, the p7000 may have a updated spec but i just dont like the look of it nikon should have kept the same style
    as for next week as we await the D7000 im looking forward to seeing what spec this camera has compared to the d90/d300s its replacing i maybe tempted to buy this camera as im FX and im looking for a second camera body with something different to give me a different aspect to the subject’s, im also still holding out for the maybe maybe not D800/D900 or D3xs
    does anyone have any info on these last three

  • jason

    heard not hurt (i hate typing when someone next to you talking on the phone )

  • so i guess all we need to do is hold it a little bit more for the D7000 in about a week 🙂

    • SA

      dpreview’s guys already test it. I think.

  • fr0z

    What was that camera on the tripod on the end of the video? Some new Nikon camera? Or a Leica etc?

    • fr0z

      Must be a D7000 with wide converter…

  • fr0z

    plääh… P7000, NOT D7000.

  • Joe

    So no CLS wireless flash?


    well, i am glad to tell you that i have got the chance to get apporching to these models.
    as a member of N, hope N could go further and further.
    best sales ever!

  • zzddrr

    Sorry to ruin the party but Nikon release an entire collection of crap. I am getting worried that this new Nikon president is a weirdo…. look the greatest improvement Nikon was able to accomplish is that most importantly all of these crap will be available in a choice of stylish colors including red, black, blue, pink, gold and silver/brown. 🙂

  • I think it looks kinda cool! I like it’s absolute apparent rejection of any sort of function following form. Ergonomically I think it would be great to use.

    Oh well, horses for courses eh?!

  • Elmo

    Ha ha ha… he is the Bob Ross of Nikon…

  • D90

    Canon guys are laughing right now. Let’s see if the D7000 still has monaural audio.

  • Jabs

    Nikon certainly continues to amaze me. The pictures from the CoolPix 7000 by Bob are simply amazing for a P&S or any camera!
    Nikon is on a roll and the first shot was the D3100 and now this. I can’t wait to see what the replacement for the D90 looks like. Nikon usually takes their time and this often frustrates their fans or users, BUT when they come out, they usually raise the bar so HIGH, that the competition looks ‘left behind’.
    Same concept when people had to wait for the jump from F2 series to F3 and then same from F4 to F5 plus again F5 to F6 in film. In digital, we had to wait for ‘eons’ for updates and then Nikon took ‘eons’ to go Full frame while Canon was there for years.
    However, WHEN Nikon went Full frame or FF – the competitors looked lame and we had the D3 (also like the revolutionary F3 series) and both cameras were milestones of Professional designs and performance unequaled even today. We long time Nikon users have become used to this even when we also get frustrated from waiting.
    GOOD things come to those who WAIT – seems to be Nikon’s motto!
    I can’t wait to see the D4 and possible D4X, as the D3X is absolutely stunning and I want one badly. If Nikon tops that camera (regardless of price), I will be floored indeed.
    Congratulations Nikon – a whole series of HITS right out the ballpark AGAIN!
    Raising the bar for us suffering photographers is really appreciated.
    MORE toys to drive ya crazy and make ‘mo money’ with ‘mo problems’ – LOL!

    • Anonymous

      Jabs, by the time Nikon comes out with the D4 you would be dead for over a century. Take a look at the shit Nikon came out! All sensors and components in these “new” cameras have been used by sony and canon since 2009! WTF was Nikon doing in the meantime?

      This company looks slower than ever. tell, me why the hell did have to nikon wait with the release of these gadget cameras for a year?

      I think Nikon is becoming an embarrassement at least in the p&s segment. These cameras are way too expensive and came 1 year late compared to the competition. I guess Nikon will wait until a bloody iPhone reaches the resolution and IQ of the D700 and D3 to do something about them.

      • Jabs

        @Anonymous or whatever or whoever you are.
        Here is a REPLY above your head, perhaps.

        When the DEAD become ‘vampires’ or bloodsuckers, they attempt to SUCK the life out of the living, as in the positive human beings – BECAUSE they are already DEAD and on a mission to cause doubts in others.

        Losers are like that – they HAVE no accomplishments in life, so they attempt to PUT others to sleep – Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

        Good news means BAD things to these mentally unstable ‘AGENT provocateurs’ and thus GO BACK into your coffin Count Whatever!


        • Anonymous

          Jabs, I am not sure you addressed this beautiful piece of art of yours to me, but if so then I am politely asking you to keep your personal attacks for yourself. I am not going to go down that route to attack others just because they have different views.

          I am sorry to disappoint you but I respect others even you.

  • Jabs

    Life is like THIS.
    You get damned if you DO NOT produce a camera that meets expectations.
    WHEN you do produce that, they STILL complain and damn YOU!!!
    They complain BECAUSE they have low self esteem issues and they translate THEIR frustration unto others to make YOU as miserable and crabby as they are.

    Damed is YOU do and DAMNED when you DO!
    Who cares!

    • Anonymous

      Jabs, are you alright? My observations had nothing to do with self-esteem. All I said that Nikon did not bring the “magic camera” and/or did something extraordinary that would justify the higher price for these crap they just released not to mention that they are late again compared to the competition.

      Now, if you cannot avoid personal attacks on other posters then I suggest to keep your thoughts for yourself.

      • Jabs

        The ‘guilty’ always reply ON CUE!

        Snookered by a smarter person – LOL!

    • lolcatmaster FTW

      Amen jabs!

  • DaveyJ

    Most people logging on to this site are looking for the D7000 updates, not point and shoot. My guess no one goes to the Four Corners area with just a point and shoot and I for one am
    NOT impressed with the P&S camera on an expensive trip. Maybe Nikon thinks this is good PR but I think the trip was to do promotional for the D7000 or it was a supreme waste of time.

    • G11 is among best-selling Canons, LX5 as well for Panny. Nikon knows it’s important. D7000 doesn’t need that exposure, its public goes around for info. Not so with entry-level dslrs and compacts.

      • Anonymous

        rhlpetrus, you’re right but in this case why did nikon wait a year? also, why on earth could not innovate something. Perhaps if they asked some people who know how to take pictures then they would have noticed that there is segment that wants a good p&s.

        I am telling you, the NEX looks better by the day compared to these crap.

        • Of course the NEXs are better cameras. I think the market for good compacts will shrink as EVILs and some large sensor compacts take charge of the +-500USD market. Yes, Nikon took too long with this camera, maybe they just want to sell D3000 (it’s #1 at Amazon now, digital cameras, not dslrs. You know I’d bring it, no? 😉 ).

          Anyway, better late than never. Myself, will wait a bit, want to see what Panny will do with GF2.

          • Anonymous

            rhlpetrus, yep this is exactly the case. And yes even the D3100 made to the top 10 at Amazon even though it will be available later this month. 🙂

            I am really curious about what sony can improve on the NEX for the second generation. For the current ones, I think it was not a bad start. Now this is what is missing from nikon.

        • lolcatmaster FTW

          When they deliver a sharp lens, use hard buttons for useful things like ISO, shutter, aperture, etc and not silly menus. we will talk, the only good options for people wanting a mirrorless camera today are Panasonic and Olympus….

    • Anonymous

      DaveyJ, I 100% agree with you. When you need something compact for let’s say a business trip you use your cell phone. That is why I am more excited about the Nokia N9 with zeiss lens for the same or lower price (with 1 yr phone service contract) than these crap. I would not be surprised that 95% of the buyers of these cameras would be satisfied with the output of a good and I said good quality cell phone picture.

      It seems to me that Nikon still does not understand that people who have serious dslrs and want to buy a GOOD p&s are screaming from this crap at this price. Sorry but even samsung will beat nikon in this category in less than a year. And let’s not start talking about the sony NEX. I bet the second generation of NEX will far outperform half of the Nikon DX dslr line.

      • Jabs

        EARTH to you – the Sony NEX is an example of Sony’s consumer expertise mistranslated into a product that will sell to ‘specheads’ or those obsessed with ‘touchy feely issues’ BUT will not perform at the DSLR level – facts!
        Have you seen the shots from the NEX?
        Have you seen how large the lenses are compared to the body?
        Have you read about or even used the camera and heard of its’ LOUSY usability?

        I don’t wish that mess upon either Nikon or Sony, but consumers buy ‘CUTE’ things and then when the novelty wears off, they dump it.
        Disposable cuteness is what you describe, while I expect Nikon to produce usable and great long range performance and NOT mere cuteness.
        Nikon appeals to Engineers, PRO photographers, serious shooters, perfectionists, people looking for detailed equipment performance and such.
        WHY do you think the lowly D3000 sells so well?

        I actually like the look of the NEX, but would not buy one, as the body and lens sizes do not match and thus would be uncomfortable for me to use for any length of time especially when I put on a long lens. The confusing MENU system would also have me throwing a fit and just throw the thing away or give it to someone else in exasperation. Personally, I think too logical to deal with an NEX, as it reminds me of a some Leica’s – all style and attitude, but lousy usability.
        A camera to ME – an extension of my body with an ability to allow me to be creative while forgetting that I am using it or it becomes second nature, as they say.
        Nikon alone understand this from my perspective – hence I have stuck with them for years. I don’t need nor want a ‘cute’ small camera, as I don’t want an IPod, or a Walkman nor the equivalent of an MP3 player in a camera. I have man sized hands and not about to be lost in small and cute – MALE here!

  • A couple of questions:

    Does it have live histograms on the LCD? This, coupled with the dual controls, would make it much easier to nail exposure quickly. I have it in the G9, but you have to toggle from shutter speed to aperture to have full control of settings.

    When attaching the WA adapter for 21mm WA, would other FLs go along or it works just for the widest value?

    • Martin

      The WA adapters from other cameras I’ve tried or used are mechanical solutions only and affect all focal lengths. So P7000 with WA 0,75 attached would give a 21mm-150mm. But the 28-150 range will probably be much better without adapter. Also, the camera will not know about the adapter, so fl indication in exif would not be compensated.

  • Don Pope

    I don’t get the hating. Looks like a very nice upgrade. So, it doesn’t have everything everybody wants, but it’s still quite good for a compact. The camera’s design is more utilitarian than pretty, but that appeals to quite a lot of people. Personally, I like it a lot.

    • Jabs

      @Don Pope.
      Great observations.
      You know what is weird HERE. People have been clamoring even here for a Nikon P&S that handles and even LOOKS like the older Nikon film bodies such as FM-2, FM-3(a), F3 and F4 in their top layout with knobs and stuff instead of the newer ‘electronic menu’ layout.
      Nikon HIT a home run with this CoolPix P7000 and still people complain. I think that this new camera is definitely aimed at the PRO or enthusiast street shooters and so far, the dynamic range and tonality of the JPEG’s (have not seen the RAW files) look like DSLR’s.
      Great camera perhaps for a specialized audience and perhaps ‘my name’ is on one soon. I want to see how it does in B+W, as I shoot stainless steel items with flash a lot and was wondering aloud (lol) on how to attach a polarizer to it without seeing this thing personally.

      For the ‘uninformed technically’ HERE – a clue:
      The lens opening is rectangular as it is LIKE a matte box to preclude extraneous light and give you HIGHER contrast and less flare e.g., plus VIDEO often requires this and it helps in that way.

      I think that people tell us their wishes independent of HOW a manufacturer positions a particular product, so their LACK of experience or even objectivity and knowledge, makes them miss the boat constantly HENCE, they whine or DREAM about things while wishing for an all in ONE package (NOT happening – lol) or even an ALL things to ALL persons camera.

      EMPTY barrels make the most noise – LOL!

      • lolcatmaster FTW

        Problem is that in many´s wet dreams they want a 400 bucks compact with SLR features that are more expensive than the price point of the P7000…. people have no idea about what they ask… I mean it is a compact point and shoot oriented to the shooter that wants to tweak and fiddle in manual mode… it wasn´t thought or even remotely designed as a Leica M9 killer…

        As Jabs said people dream based on their lack of knowledge about photography… god forbids they have to hold a Nikon FM body or a Hasselblad 500C they would freak out by the lack of CLS or the lack of auto ISO on film.

        • Jabs

          LOL@your response.
          Yeah – a $400 Leica M9 wannabe – oh yeah.
          People make ridiculous expectations often due to them being uninformed or in this day of WEB reading ‘experts’. we have a lot of “jethros” (from Beverly Hillbillies TV show) espousing things unknown to them.
          Oh well – I just read and sometimes overlook things as all of us have our own choices and desires.
          Parts of an M9 cost more than the whole P7000 – LOL!
          Though I don’t like rangefinders (from using them), I would not compare an M9 to this for sure (not saying that you did, as I got your satire), but people make unrealistic expectations and then when you remind them of the price points, they act like you are stupid or clueless – lol!

          ‘I dream and then my dreams confuse me, as reality BITES for me’ – seems to be their motto in life.
          OH WELL.
          All types of differing human beings on planet Earth.

  • Pat

    No whining here, just a comment regarding a specific market segment :

    For people looking for a camera smaller and lighter than their middle-end DSLR (D300… / D700…) for travel or even family/friends events :

    FAILS :
    * no CLS / AWS : come on guys ! You put GPS and ethernet jacks in the previous model (epic fail) but are not able to put a controler for my SB-600s and future SB-700s in this ! You are saying to me that if I want to play strobist with this one I need to buy a flash nearly the price of the camera (or controllers about the same price) ?
    * 28-200 : really ? 28 ? Come on …. Opening at 2.8 is OK … But 28 …
    * Viewfinder coverage : Do it or do it not … There’s no try with the Force … (but congrats to trying it!)
    * SD cards (not a showstopper but added to the rest …)

    WINS :
    Everything else is GREAT ! Even the G11 look 😀

    This being said, the needs I describe here may not be important enough (in term of sold units) to justify being included / considered. Maybe the “buyer persona” I’m in is not strong enough.

    A lot of people tend to forget that in the comments at NR …

    PS @admin : keep up the good job !

    • lolcatmaster FTW

      yes you want a camera completely impossible to do with a target price of 450 bucks… keep dreaming.

      CLS? LMAO dude get an SU-800…….

      • Pat


        Thanks again for a fantastic and very constructive comment

        #1 MSRP = 499$ not 450% : 10% difference here (well on official launching price at least) and in business 10% … is a lot …

        #2 One of the strong points of CLS is that it’s coming built-in (D90 / D300 / D700) or with the high-end flashes, so that you don t have to buy another type of commander or 500 bucks flashes. As soon as you have to buy a wireless (radio, IF or another techno) commander you will go with something else than SU-800 … At 250 bucks, I’m even asking myself how many of these Nikon is selling (I mean, apart from Bob Krist), but that’s another story.

        But once again my point was not to express “my desire” or to pitifully pray for anything from Nikon, just to try to give a minimum of feedback for the Nikon marketing trainee reading the posts. Just as @jabs said, we don t have any official statement about the target of this camera.

        • lolcatmaster FTW

          I´m all for constructive comments 😀 you are welcome but I charge for this kind of stuff, if you give me your email address I will send you an invoice :).

          I will get you this freebie: you do understand that all the prices of Japanese products have gone up as the dollar falls vs the Yen which means it isn´t their fault also the G11 is only cheaper because it was released sooner than the P7000.

          Your “desire” is a dumb rant about things than 95% of the people buying it don´t care about and from that 5% they already have SB-800, SU-800 and SB-600 so they don´t care about built in CLS, so your comment comes as rather ignorant and dumb. PLEASE 250 bucks is not a lot of money… You know that banks have saving accounts right? you can save money to buy the SU-800… hahaha my gosh you are whining for 250 bucks!!!!!! how cheap you are? I really hope you aren´t married because your wife must be sick of going to McD´s for “romantic dinners” because you are a cheapskate !!!!!

    • Quoll K

      All these things are addressed for the people who really need those features:

      * Viewfinder coverage: look at the friggen screen. Use your hand to shade it if you need to. The camera has 7x zoom. You can’t expect the OVF to do 7x perfectly too.

      * 28mm: there’s a wide angle attachment. More zoom makes very wide angle impossible without an adapter.

      * CLS: SU-800

      * SD cards: Of course it uses SD cards. WTF, dude

      Unfortunately it only does 720p video and that can’t be fixed with an attachment. So I’m out.

  • D90

    I always bring two cameras when I travel, my D90 and Lumix. Since I left my Lumix on a bus in Barcelona in July, I was hoping to replace it with a Nikon. But after this announcement, my new travel companions will now be the D7000 and G11. Although I’m now worried about the D7000. The vid on the D90 was an obvious marketing ploy. I mean.. monaural audio? I hope Nikon won’t pull a similar half-assed-Steve-Jobs-type-of-stunt on the D7000.

  • Jabs

    In addition to dpreview – here is an interesting Preview of the new CoolPix7000.


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