Play, Edit and Print Functions
3" LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix P7700
has a 3" Ultra-High resolution, Vari-angle LCD monitor featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a five-level
brightness adjustment. The orientation and tilt of the monitor can be changed to
allow you to shoot with the camera in a high or low angle, or when taking
self-portraits. The monitor can be swiveled out 180 degrees and rotated 270
degrees for best angle. The LCD monitor has approximately 100% horizontal and
vertical coverage in both shooting and playback modes.
Note: There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix P7700 features a
1/1.7" CMOS image sensor with approximately
12.76-million total pixels and 12.2-million effective pixels.
Optics: The Coolpix P7700 digital camera uses a 7.1x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens for superb image
quality. The lens has a focal length of 6.0-42.8mm that is equivalent
to a 28-200mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the
camera's total zoom capability is up to 28.4x. The angle of view is equivalent up to a
800mm lens (35mm format). The lens has a filter diameter of 40.5mm, and will
accept the optional Nikon
Neutral Color (NC) filter.
Zoom Memory: When the zoom control is operated while
pressing the Function 1 button, the zoom stops at the
following preset focal lengths: 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm,
The function is similar to having 7 different prime lenses on a D-SLR camera.
You can select any or all of the presets in the menu. (Zoom Memory is only
available in the P, S, A, or M shooting modes.) You can set the camera to a
specific Startup Zoom Position (28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, or 200mm) in advance.
Optional GPS: The P7700 is equipped with a port for the
optional GP-1 GPS (Global
Positioning System) Unit. With the GP-1 connected, your files can be geotagged with precise location information, including coordinates. Geotagged
pictures and movies can integrate with Nikon's my Picturetown photo sharing
site, Google Earth, and Nikon View NX2 software to provide map point where the
photos were taken.
Vibration Reduction: The Coolpix P7700 offers Vibration Reduction (VR)
image stabilization to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when shooting. The
camera automatically detects the panning direction (horizontally or vertically)
and compensates for camera shake by
shifting the lens.
Best Shot Selector (BSS): Nikon's Best
Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is
pressed, and then saves the sharpest image. BSS is recommended for shooting
under low lighting without the flash, with the camera zoomed in, or in other
situations in which camera shake is likely to blur pictures.
File Formats: The Coolpix P7700 records still images in JPEG
format. 3D photos are stored in MPO format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV
format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo). Movie audio is captured by
the built-in microphone, or an optional external mic. You can choose from two
compression ratios for each image size: Fine (1:4) and Normal (1:8). There are eight still image size options and four movie options:
- Still Images:
- 12M: 4000 x 3000
- 8M: 3264 x 2448
- 4M: 2272 x 1704
- 2M: 1600 x 1200
- VGA: 640 x 480
- 3:2: 3984 x 2656
- 16:9 9M: 3968 x 2232
- 1:1: 3000 x 3000
- Movies (Frame Rate 30 fps):
- HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080 (Bit rate: 18.8 Mbps)
- HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080 (Bit rate: 12.6 Mbps)
- HD 720p: 1280 x 720 (Bit rate: 8.4 Mbps)
- VGA: 640 x 480 (Bit rate: 2.9 Mbps)
Note: The maximum movie length for a single movie is
29 minutes, or 4 GB file size.
3D Photography: The Coolpix P7700 can record 3D pictures
viewable on a 3D-compatible TV or monitor. The camera takes one picture for each
eye to simulate a three-dimensional image. After the first picture is taken
using the shutter release, you must move the camera horizontally to the right
and align it with the guide on the monitor. The camera then takes the second
picture automatically. Pictures taken in this mode are saved in MPO format with
Normal image compression, and 1920 x 1080 image size.
High Speed Movies: In addition to standard movies, you can
record movies at higher and lower frame rates that, when played back, become
slow motion or fast motion movies. There are three HS Movie options:
- HS 120 fps (640 x 480): 1/4-speed slow motion movies with a 4:3
aspect ratio. Recording is up to 7 min 15 sec and plays back up to 29
- HS 60 fps (1280 x 720): 1/2-speed slow motion movies with a 16:9
aspect ratio. Recording is up to 14 min 30 sec, and plays back up to 29
- HS 15 fps (1920 x 1080): 2x speed fast motion movies with a 16:9
aspect ratio. Recording is up to 29 minutes and plays back up to 14 min 30
Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 86 MB internal memory for storing still images and
movies with sound.
Recording Media: In addition to the built-in memory, images
can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory cards. When an SD Memory
card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically recorded onto the
card. When no card is inserted, the images automatically record to the internal
memory. The camera can support 2 GB SD cards, SDHC cards from 4 GB to
32 GB, and SDXC cards of 64 GB to 128 GB. In addition, the camera is compatible
with Eye-Fi cards.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:
- Auto Mode: This is an automatic "point-and-shoot" mode
recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
- Programmed Auto Mode: The Programmed Auto Mode is a
simple point-and-shoot mode in which the majority of camera settings are
controlled by the camera. The camera will automatically set the shutter
speed and aperture. This mode is recommended for most situations.
- Shutter-Priority Auto Mode: The Shutter-Priority Auto
Mode allows you to choose the shutter speed and lets the camera select the
aperture value for best results when freezing or blurring motion.
- Aperture-Priority Auto Mode: The Aperture-Priority Auto
Mode allows you to choose the aperture value and lets the camera select
shutter speed for best results when using to blur background or bring both
foreground and background into focus.
- Manual Mode: The Manual Mode allows you to control
exposure by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture manually. You can set
the camera's shutter speed from 1/4000 to 60 seconds and adjust the
aperture value between f/2 and f/8 (W) and f/4 and f/8 (T).
- User Setting Modes: Settings that are frequently used
for P, S, A, and M shooting modes can be saved in the three User Setting Mode. The
saved settings can be immediately retrieved for shooting by simply rotating
the mode dial to U1, U2, or U3.
- Scene Mode: You can manually or automatically select
one of 18
scene modes with settings optimized for the shooting situation. Available
scene modes include: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait,
Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night Landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum,
Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama, Pet portrait,
3D photography, and Scene Auto Selector.
- Effects: Effects can be applied to pictures during
shooting, including soft, nostalgic sepia, high-contrast monochrome, high
key, low key, selective color, painting, high ISO monochrome and silhouette.
- Movie Mode: You can record basic movies with sound, as
well as slow motion and fast motion movies.
- Movie Custom Mode: You can set the Shooting Mode and
ISO Sensitivity while recording movies.
Continuous Shooting: In the P, S, A, or M shooting modes,
you can select in the menu from the following single or continuous shooting options:
- Single: One image is shot each time the shutter-release
button is pressed.
- Continuous H: Up to 6 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 8 frames per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels.
- Continuous M: Up to 6 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 4 frames per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels.
- Continuous L: Up to 30 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 1 frame per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels.
- Best Shot Selector: Camera captures up to 10 images
while the shutter release is held down, and the sharpest image in the series
is selected and saved.
- Multi-shot 16: Camera takes 16 shots at about 30 fps and arranges
them in a single image of 5M: 2560 x 1920.
- Continuous H 120 fps: Each time the shutter-release
button, 60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/125 sec or faster.
Image size is fixed at 1M 1280 x 960.
- Continuous H 60 fps: Each time the shutter-release
button, 60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 sec or faster. Image
size is fixed at 1M 1280 x 960.
- Interval Timer Shooting: The camera shoots still images
automatically at a set interval. The maximum number of frames that can be
taken depends upon the length of the interval:
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second timer
for taking group shots that include yourself. A 2 second and 1 second self timer
can be used to reduce vibration when the shutter release button is pressed and
the camera is on a tripod.
Smile Timer: The camera detects smiling faces and
automatically releases the shutter, even if you do not press the shutter release
AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area
Modes to determine how the camera selects the focus area for Auto Focus:
- Face Priority: When the camera recognizes a face (front
view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically.
- Auto: The camera
automatically selects the focus area (up to 9) containing the subject closest
to the camera.
- Manual: You can manually select one of 99 focus areas
in the monitor. This method is handy when the intended subject is not
positioned in the center of the frame, and is relatively still.
- Center: The camera focuses on the subject in the center
of the frame. There are two settings: normal and wide.
- Target Finding: The camera detects the main subject and
focuses on that subject. If it can't detect the main subject, it focuses on
the subject closest to the camera.
- Subject Tracking: Once you select a subject to focus
on, the focus area will move and follow the subject.
Focus Modes: You can choose a focus mode according to the
subject and composition. The choices include:
- Auto Focus: Camera automatically adjusts the focus. Focusing
distances: 1'-8" to infinity (W), 2'-8"' to infinity (T).
- Macro Closeup: Macro mode is used for taking pictures
of objects as close as 0.8"
- Infinity: For use when shooting distant scenes through window
glass or when shooting landscapes.
- Manual Focus: The focus can be adjusted for any subject 0.8" to
infinity from the lens. The rotary multi-selector is used to adjust the
focus while viewing the image on the monitor. (Only available in certain
Focus Lock: The Focus Lock
feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in
Center AF mode.
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist
illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 13' at the maximum
wide-angle position and 6'-6" at the
maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.
Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the
camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from
-3.0 to +3.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is
the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the
sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the
following ISO settings:
- Auto: Sensitivity is set to ISO 80 when there is sufficient
lighting, and raises the sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600 when lighting
- Fixed Range Auto: Select from three ranges in which the
camera automatically sets the sensitivity: ISO 80-200, ISO 80-400 or ISO 80-800.
- Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the set value: ISO 80-3200, or Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400).
The ISO sensitivity interval can be set to 1 step or 1/3 step.
You can set the White Balance to Auto Normal, Auto Warm, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent
(FL1 to FL3),
Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Color Temperature, or Preset Manual and use a
neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual
lighting conditions. Up to three preset values can be saved in Pre1, Pre2, or
Built-in Flash: The Coolpix P7700 has a built-in flash with a range of
1'-8" to 26' (Wide angle) and 5' to 14' (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto: Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
Auto with Red-eye Reduction: Pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce
Flash Off: Flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor.
Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
Manual: Flash is forcibly fired at the flash output set for
the built-in flash or optional Speedlight SB-400.
Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds.
Rear Curtain Sync: Fill flash fires just before the shutter closes,
creating the effect of a stream of light behind moving objects.
Commander Mode: The camera's built-in flash emits low-level
flashes and an off-camera optional flash unit is controlled wirelessly as a
Optional Speedlights: The P7700 has an accessory shoe that
allows you to mount an optional Speedlight external flash unit. Compatible
Speedlights include the
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: If the camera detects red-eye after the pre-flash has fired, advanced
red-eye reduction processing is used to further reduce red-eye, slightly
increasing the time required before the next picture can be taken.
AF Modes: When shooting still images or movies you can choose between two auto-focus modes:
- Single AF: The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway and locks at this position during recording.
AF: The camera constantly adjusts focus, even when the
shutter-release button is not pressed.
Voice Recording: Audio voice memos for pictures can be recorded over
the camera's built-in microphone and played back over the unit's built-in
speaker. Memos can be up to 20 seconds in length. Memos are saved as WAV files.
Remote Control: You can operate the camera via remote
ML-L3 wireless remote and the
MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord can be used at close range or when camera
movement would cause blurring.
Play, Edit and Print Functions
Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an
automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures. If
desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum
slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images
(4, 9, 16, or 72) at a time.
While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to
highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing
you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.
Playback Zoom: During playback,
you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the
multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can
record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Rotate Image: Recorded pictures
can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix P7700 to edit
recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose
from the following editing functions:
- Quick Retouch: Quick Retouch can be used to easily
create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
- D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back
an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the
corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- Skin Softening: The camera recognizes faces in pictures
and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
- Filter Effects: You can apply the following digital
filter effects: Soft, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Fisheye, Miniature
Effect, Vignette, or Painting.
- Resizing Pictures (Small Picture): You can create a
small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file with
a compression ratio of 1:16. You can choose from the following sizes: 640 x
480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240 (suited to display on web
pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments).
- Black Border: Allows you to add a black frame around
- Crop: Creates a copy containing only a portion visible
on the monitor.
- Straighten: Tilt the subject within a picture to
compensate for slanting.
- RAW Processing: Create JPEG copies by performing RAW
processing in the camera.
Multi-Language Menu: You can
choose from 31 different menu display languages including English,
Spanish or French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by
using the Print Set option in the playback menu. Using DPOF (Digital Print Order
Form), you can designate which images to print, and how many copies to print.
Pictures can be printed as followed:
or Photo Lab: insert the memory card into a printer, or take the memory
card to a digital photo lab (images stored in the internal
memory need to be transferred to a memory card prior to printing).
- PictBridge-compatible Printer: connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible
printer via USB cable
- Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before
printing them via USB
Power Requirements: The Coolpix P7700 is powered by a
supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (EN-EL14). The battery is charged
using the supplied MH-24 Battery Charger. The supplied rechargeable battery will
last up to approximately 330 shots or 1 hour 10 minutes of HD movie recording on
one charge. A fully-exhausted battery charges in about 90 minutes.
AC Power Adapter: The camera can be powered by ordinary
household current during slide shows and downloading pictures. The optional
EP-5A Power Connector is inserted into the battery compartment of the camera,
and the EH-5b AC Adapter plugs into the Power Connector. A slot in the battery
chamber lets the cord pass through so the battery compartment door can be
Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the
Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the
batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the
Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1
minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
HDMI: The Coolpix P7700 is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type
C) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV. An optional
mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The camera's HDMI output can be set to
Auto, 480p, 720p or 1080i.
Output: The camera features a single proprietary jack on the right side of
the camera for connecting the supplied AV (EG-CP16) cable or USB cable (UC-E17). This one output allows you
to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB using the supplied
USB cable, or view your photos
on a TV using the supplied AV cable. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible. The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.
Microphone: A 3.5mm minijack is provided for plugging in an
optional microphone, such as the Nikon
ME-1, or other microphone with a 3.5mm miniplug.
Accessory Terminal: The proprietary Accessory Terminal,
located on the lower left side of the camera, can be used for plugging in the
optional GP-1 GPS Unit or the MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord. Only one accessory can
be used at a time.
ViewNX 2 Software CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
contains the following modules:
- Nikon Transfer 2: to copy (transfer) pictures from the
camera to the computer
- ViewNX 2: for viewing, editing, and printing your
- Nikon Movie Editor: for basic editing of transferred
- Panorama Maker 6: for
creating a single panoramic image from a series of images shot in panorama
assist scene mode
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with
the following Operating Systems:
- Windows 7 (SP1): Home Basic, Home Premium,
Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
- Windows Vista (SP2): Home Basic, Home Premium,
Business, Enterprise, Ultimate
- Windows XP (SP3): Home Edition, Professional
- Mac: OS X version 10.6.8, 10.7.4