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Old Sep 9, 2010, 1:01 AM   #1
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Default New Nikon P7000

For those that missed it on the front page. Nikon released their new "prosumer" compact digital camera. In the same class and targeted towards the same audience as the Canon G series (and bears a striking resemblance).

The specs look good though, nice set of controls, 28-200 nikkor lens, 720p video with mic jack, high sensitivity 10mp 1/1.7" CCD, etc.

see Steve's announcement here
http://www.steves-digicams.com/news/...x_cameras.html

and Nikon's product page here
http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Ni...tTabs.Overview
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My concern is where will the selling price "settle at." The MSRP = $499, which makes it more than the Canon G-11.

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I think the pricetag will be offputting for many, considering its nearly the same as an EVIL or entry DSLR
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It is being listed here in Canada at 499$ which as Dustin correctly points out puts it into the realm of the EVILS. And say, the discontinued D3000.

It is the same physical size as say the Oly E-PL1 "excluding protrusions" of the lens on the Oly.

What I cannot find is whether the lens system will actually have a diaphragm to truly stop down the lens versus the more common 2-step ND filter. Nor can I find whether filters can be mounted on the lens in some manner or another.

For the price this camera is going for, and the many ways to control the camera, not being able to stick filters on the lens or to be able to stop down the lens to find it's sweet spot at a given focal lenght does not make too much sense to me.
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For the price this camera is going for, and the many ways to control the camera, not being able to stick filters on the lens or to be able to stop down the lens to find it's sweet spot at a given focal lenght does not make too much sense to me.
The accessories page on Nikon's site says there is an adapter tube to hold the optional wide angle lens, so it seems logical that a filter could be used instead of the wide angle lens when you wanted to.

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Ni...bs.Accessories

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I too am seriously looking at the P7000. Yes, the EVIL and lower-end dSLRs are virtually the same cost ...or are they? Those entry-level interchangeable lens cameras come with standard 18-xx lenses, then you have to buy a 18-200 lens to match the useful range the P7000 already has. I don't want to change or pay for more lens(es). Also, once you add a decent zoom lens on an EVIL there goes the size advantage.

Nikon looks as if they have returned with an updated CP5700 in a CP5100 format and 1/3rd the cost from 7 years ago. That's great news to me as there hasn't been a decent zoom with a reasonably sized sensor since the CP5700. I hope to try a P7000 out today.
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I think there are a lot of folks, myself included who are following developments closely on the new Nikon P-7000. So please keep us informed as you move ahead with your P-7000 plans.

When compared to DPR we are a much smaller group in terms of numbers, but I sincerely believe that P-7000 interest is still high.

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The slow write time for raw shooting is not a factor for me whatsoever. The extra reach is a plus. Having flash units from SB600, SB800, SB400 and Nissin Di866 would also be a plus.
No articulating, swivel screen. Big minus. Thus, I will continue to keep and shoot with my Canon G11 instead.
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Hi Viz-

I am in about the same situation. I would like the G-9 like added zoom, as well as the ability to use my Nikon compliant external flashes, but I would miss the G-11's articulating LCD screen.

I just like to keep track of camera developments.

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Hey can anyone reccomend a better compact hd camera with external mic capability?

Also where to find the best compatable microphones for p7000 or your recomendation?

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