Being a Nikon shooter, Photo Plus Expo 2010 in New York City was an excellent time for me to visit Nikont. Nikon has new lenses like the their 24mm F/1.4 which we reviewed not too long ago, as well as the 35mm F/1.4 and their 85mm F/1.4. I got to see some incredible examples of what these lenses could do. I was able to get sample images with the Nikon D7000 and D3100 which I talked about in a post several weeks ago. I also finally got my hands on the P7000. There was no news on the next full frame from Nikon.
Hands on with Nikon Coolpix P7000
Nikon recently introduced its P7000, a compact digital camera, from their Coolpix line, for the more advance photographer. The camera had a nice build was decent to hold. The buttons were easily accessible. The camera’s user interface was detailed but took some getting use to. It was tough to shoot with the manual setting at first. When trying to adjust aperture and shutter speed I found myself hitting the button and going pass my intended settings; the reason for this was because there was significant shutter lag. Nikon did a hard reset of the camera and totally reinstalled the settings on the floor.
The f/2.8-5.6 lens with its 28-200mm lens range had smooth zoom functionality. The autofocus was quick and the pictures taken with this camera had good color to them. The video samples were very good also. A serious photographer on the go, but not wanting to carry a DSLR or a standard point & shoot would find this camera useful. As soon as we are able we will have a full review of this camera.
The Nikon D3100 and D7000 Sample images
In my original hands on, with the Nikon D3100 and the Nikon D7000, I did not get to get any sample images. I got them at Photo Plus Expo. I really like the D7000 still. If not for my dream of a full frame camera I would be trading up.
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