Imaging-resource has published a new review on the Nikon P7700. Overall, the P7700 is a pretty good camera that performs well in most areas. You should compare the P7700 against other similar models such as Canon G15 and Panasonic LX7. Check this review out.
Their conclusion: It’s taken three tries but Nikon has finally produced a flagship Coolpix camera that stacks up well against its main competitor’s class-leading cameras. No, the Nikon Coolpix P7700 isn’t perfect and it still only uses a 1/1.7-inch sensor compared to the 1.5-inch chip in the Canon PowerShot G1 X and the 1-inch sensor in the Sony Cyber-shot RX100, but those are both considerably more expensive cameras.
But we genuinely liked the new, more original design of the Nikon P7700, which makes it more portable and more handsome looking. It’s small and light, but boasts a solid magnesium body with several nice ergonomic touches, including a comfy handgrip. Yes, the optical viewfinder is gone, which will likely upset some photographers. And, truth be told, we have never really liked optical viewfinders on compact cameras because of how inaccurate they are, particularly when you’re zooming in.
Speaking of zooming, the P7700 has an excellent new 7.1x (28-200mm equivalent) lens with a bright f/2 (wide) to f/4 (telephoto) aperture range. While it won’t produce the dramatic bokeh in portraits that you get from a good lens on a DSLR, it captured very sharp portraits for us at f/2 and did well when shooting in low light. We also really liked the new, 3-inch LCD vari-angle screen that flips out to the left, letting you compose images from difficult angles. (Another reason not to get too upset that the camera doesn’t have an optical viewfinder.)
On the downside, while some performance metrics such as burst speed are much better than its predecessors, the P7700 is actually slower when capturing RAW images in single-shot mode. Autofocus is also slower, though still good for its class. We also wish Nikon had put a one-touch video button on this camera. The P7700′s full 1080p HD video mode is very nice but it takes unnecessarily long to engage it. Image quality overall was good, with just a few saturation quirks, and the P7700 produced large, high quality prints, especially at lower ISOs.