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Nikon Coolpix P7000 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 7.1x Wide Zoom-Nikkor ED Lens and 3-Inch LCD by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Nikon Coolpix P7000 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 7.1x Wide Zoom-Nikkor ED Lens and 3-Inch LCD
Report Date: 09/20/2015
Based on 289 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 11.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Weight5.0   above average
Button4.6   exceptional
Compact4.5   average
Image4.5   above average
Video4.5   above average
Control4.4   above average
Size4.4   average
Photo4.3   average
Price4.3   average
Quality4.3   average
DSLR3.9   average
Light3.9   average
Sensor3.8   average
Color3.5   below average
Flash3.5   above average
Viewfinder3.3   average
Speed3.2   average
Menu2.9   below average
Lens2.7   below average
Shutter2.7   below average
Display2.3   mediocre
Focus2.3   below average
Cover0.8   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Battery

Battery:
"I give only 4 stars for third party battery problem."
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"ProsView Finder, Screen Resolution, Strong Flash, 200mm Zoom, Flexible Flash Setting, Flexible White Balance: Presets, User Defined User Modes (U1,U2,U3), Excellent Photo QualityConsFlash does not auto pop-up in full auto mode, Battery indicator missing until battery depleted, Non-Standard USB, Slow Screen Response, Larger than most point and shoots, poor color reproduction on full Auto."
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"The battery life is good enough to record 8+ innings of a baseball game amongst friends, so figure on around 3 hours."
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"Battery life: For a long trip I recommend to have a Spare Battery."
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"Pros:build qualityimage IQsizeLens (good zoom)looksgood battery lifelots of buttonsCons:difficult to use and adjust."
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"Battery life is very good."
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Button

Button:
"It is packed with buttons and dials, so much so that it's hard to pick it up there's not much room to hold it and when taking a photo, there is very little room for the left hand to hold the camera."
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"It takes really good pictures and there are a bunch of little dials and buttons on it that provide quick adjustments."
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"I really liked the design on the Nikon because it had all of the buttons on the outside."
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"love the size of this camera but this camera has 19 buttons and nobs and i do like buttons more then menus but you still have to use all the menus all the time."
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"The OK Func button of Canon work as good and is on the right."
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"I find myself accidentally pushing a button with my right hand while trying to get a good grip and I can't really figure out what to do with my left hand."
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Color

Color:
"Color:P7000: In Fluorescent Incandescent the Reds were disappointing but Blues and Greens turned out better."
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"Elph: Almost dead on for color in all lightingWhat I noticed in reviewing the two cameras was that the Elph was ready to take a shot much faster than the P7000."
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"I received the camera and was disappointed because the LCD showed inaccurate color and has a weird yellow tint."
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"I read so many reviews about this camera and was expecting at least to be parallel to the DMC-LX5...I have it for two days and it's going back...The picture quality is no comparison...Very slow all around....Has so many dials that are useless...Slow focus...Bad colors..Bad EVF.....Inaccurate metering..Noisy pics...And and...This camera will be great if it's the only one in the market,buy if you compare the performance and the picture quality to other similar cameras like the LX5,TL500...All you can say it's far below average...Even when you compare it to much cheaper cameras like the Kodak m575...No comparison."
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"I love it, but it's got a few annoying quirks that could all easily be addressed in firmware updates (fingers crossed).The Good: The color is spot-on under very challenging conditions."
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"IQ is awesome and pictures are tack sharp with excellent color."
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"Color saturation is great, noise levels are very good, low light performance is excellent, clarity is exceptional."
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"Color saturation is remarkable."
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"In general the Canon cameras had the best color reproduction on Auto."
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"The P7000 tended to over expose and wash out colors but I was able to compensate beautifully with a -1 EV."
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Compact

Compact:
"It's not the perfect camera or even the perfect compact but this camera has the best image quality I've ever seen in it's class."
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"Did you see it, every single site said the same thing, Iit has X, Y, and Z problems, but it takes the best pictures of any Compact camera, or is in the top two or three."
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"What a great compact camera."
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"But, can be a good substitute to your professional camera in a trip, as it's much more compact and takes very good quality photos in almost any lighting condition."
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"It's user-friendly, compact and the images are clear and sharp."
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"I puerchase a Lexar Class 10 SD Card and it works perfect for a compact camera."
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"I also own 2 Nikon DSLR's and would probably not rely on this as my only camera since no compact with a sensor this small will give you good IQ indoors."
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Control

Control:
"Aside from a few confusing controls, which are easily mastered, the biggest negative issue with this camera is focus."
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"Thanks, Nikon, for a camera that allows me more control with less frustration."
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"I have to turn the camera off and back on when the zoom control fails."
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"The myriad controls it has are rather excessive since they don't make up too much of a difference."
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"I think the controls layout is better on the P7000 than G10.For those who have noted problems, they probably need to do one of the following:1."
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"If you read study the manual, practice and utilize the white light balance control, change ISO appropriate to the Challenge, change meter pattern as dictated you will love this little gem."
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"Once I began learning how to control this camera, I am taking some really great pictures and like it very much."
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"Just don't think the controls menu are very user friendly."
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"I use a full frame Canon and sometimes you don't want to carry a anchor around with you but still want to be able to have controls on your photo, this camera works fine...now being a Canon owner it took a while before I pulled the trigger on this Nikon...but after reading up on the camera i bought it...it works great for me and still easy enough for my wife to use"
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"Its a wonderful choice you won't be dissapointed all the controls that a photographer needs plus compct enough to fit your pocket."
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"If, however, you are looking for a great P&S that also gives you manual control, and is more than speedy enough for single frame shooting, I highly recommend it."
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Cover

Cover:
"I had the same problem as another person with the lens cover sticking and having to open it with my finger."
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"I have three other cameras (Nikon P5000, P6000 and a Samsung) which have the same lens cover mechanism as the P7000...none of which have failed."
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"On the second day of her trip, the automatic lens cover failed, making the camera near useless."
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"The biggest problem is build quality of the lens cover and the lens itself."
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"There's major design problem with this camera, namely - lens cover wouldn't open fully after a while."
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"So with the exception of the malfunctioning retractable lens cover, this camera is hard to beat."
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"I've had my P7000 just since before Christmas and have had no problem with the lens cover shutters not opening completely."
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"The camera is good, but the lens cover will not fully open when turned on."
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"Great camera, but the lens cover does not close properly."
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DSLR

DSLR:
"I bought this camera just for snapshots when it's inconvenient to lug around my DSLR."
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"But by no means its able to replace or match my DSLR."
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"For the time I've had this camera, I have gotten really good shots I would have otherwise missed because I didn't have a DSLR with me."
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"This camera is noiseless which is really nice in some situations where a DSLR can be annoying."
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"-RAW performance is definitely not as good as even an older DSLR, and comes with sluggish operating speed."
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"It is not reasonable to expect this camera will replace DSLR."
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"Shoots videoSturdy and tough encasementSmall enough that you can take it on outings where you don't want to have to tote a big dslr, but still get great picture quality."
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"Semi-pros are great because you get the quality of a DSLR without having to lug a heavy, bulky object around"
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"What I like about it is it has all the adjustments I use on my DSLR, it has a view finder, a reasonable range of zoom, you can take macro closeups, you can use all Nikon accessories like the wireless remote and flash, and it is sooo light weight."
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"The fill flash is the best I've ever seen in any Nikon DSLR."
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"This is a great camera that does 98% of what a DSLR will do for 30% the price at 90% the quality that 99% of people won't even notice is 10% short."
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Display

Display:
"Worth noting that these two are about the only non-DSLRs left with an optical viewfinder, not as accurate as the display, but useful in bright sunlight."
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"After Nikon degraded this series by removing the articulating display feature I was forced to switch to the Canon G series."
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"It cannot compare with a DSLR viewfinder, but it does zoom with the lens, and is handy to have when it is hard to see the LCD display."
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"Nikon made the mistake of ending the versatile articulating display in this type of camera back with the Nikon Coolpix 5000 and finally the Coolpix 5400.They made the huge mistake of shrinking the display size with the 5400 while all other manufacturers increased their displays for better viewing and better sales."
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"Then Canon also made the huge mistake of degrading following generations by removing the articulating display and getting rid of the IR remote capability."
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"Very good display, fast snapshot, big capacity battery."
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"Nikon, if and when you finally re-introduce the incredibly versatile Articulating Display on this series please let me know so I can switch back to Nikon."
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"The LCD display is great, and I like the virtual horizon option."
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"There's so many options for taking photos- Compatible with Nikon flashes and remote accessories- The display is gorgeous!"
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"If you want a swing out display buy something else and don't Complain."
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Fit

Fit:
"The camera is large and heavy for a point and shoot, and won't fit in your pocket; fortunately, it's comfortable to hold."
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"Has all the features I could ever want and a size that easily fits in a bag."
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"It has amazing quality, you can fit it in your purse, it's just awesome."
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"This one fit the bill perfectly."
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"This camera fit the bill (pun intended) perfectly."
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Flash

Flash:
"And the exposure becomes incorrect when using the built-in flash."
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"The built-in flash illuminates subjects, but isn't a great fill-flash, and doesn't have a great range."
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"The LCD does not look like 920k color as it claim, handle is good but the size is like those sony nex body or gf3.I took some picture and overall is not as good as s95, especially at low light, in good light is better at auto setting,battery is bigger it hold more photos, the flash and the driver problem has force me to return this."
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"And please recognize that my perspective is one coming from using my D90....Pros:1) smaller than an entry level DSLR, my wife likes its size very much2) hot shoe and iTTL - already have been using the sb600 a bit, not enought to tell you how the camera handles TTL metering....but I wish it was CLS compatible - can use my SB900 to trigger the 600 off camera, or get an SU800 or just use an SC-17 sync cord (dont have the cord or the su800).3) Monitor resolution is very good4) Like the exposure compensation knob5) Has a viewfinder6) Cant say too much about image quality yet, have only had it for a week or so, but so far it seems to shoot pretty nice casual photos7) focus speed is pretty good (it aint my D90 though :)Cons1) For indoor shooting, I frequently want to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and flash exposure compensation frequently....ISO and flash compensation are annoying to change in this camera (unless there are quicker ways to do it that I have yet to figure out - to change iso there is a multi-selector dial that you rotate to ISO - then hit the button, then it brings up a menuu, then you choose one of the auto ISO modes or a specific ISO....this process is very annoying to me personally."
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"And the darn SB600 is not that easy to adjust flash compensation either."
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"Couple that with an even more annoying difficulty changing flash compensation - I use the same multiselector and rotate it to my custom menuu, and select it from that menu then change it."
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"Pros:Excellent picture qualityPop-up flash, which is better than directly on camera."
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"the quick ones like rapid flash selection, easy landscape macro pick and instant photo editing!"
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"The fill flash is the best I've ever seen in any Nikon DSLR."
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"Fill flash with my SB-600 is amazingly good."
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"-very good built in flash with goo control options and works flawlessly with ittl units as a bonus."
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Focus

Focus:
"When I get a picture, its awesome, but there are many times where I have missed a shot since the camera is starting up and focusing ..."
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"Also, the cameras (we now have 2) sometimes have problems focusing up-close in dim light, even with the close-up function."
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"But after reading many reviews for a week, I narrowed down the drawbacks of getting this camera: crappy focus, slow at writing raw, menus are sluggish, the front lens cover thingy craps out, blown highlights, and that the optical viewfinder sucks."
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"Focus is painfully slow, try to take a pic of anything moving and end up with an empty frame."
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"For me this is a very big deal and until now this has been a very serious drawback of digital as opposed to manual focus film cameras."
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"Focusing is painfully slow."
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"HAS AUTO FOCUS AND EASY FOR CLOSE UPS AND FAR PICSWAS SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH I LIKE IT"
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"It's easy enough to use manual focus with a headlamp for lighting."
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"pros:great image qualitysolid build qualityfast autofocus(I'd insert a conditional, but in good lighting it's even comparable to some of the SLRs out there)plenty of controlsfun scene and settingsCons:As I mentioned earlier my wife loves this camera and as for the title of this review..."
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"It does have a manual focus which is pretty good."
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"Picture quality: very good, especially in low lightHandling: very goodAuto Focus: sometimes some minor problems, but most of the time okThe main reason why I have sold it to a friend of mine (after a couple of days using it): a very poor material quality in my opinion."
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Image

Image:
"Another problem with editing images stems from the computer monitor, NOT the P7000."
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"Focus is painfully slow, try to take a pic of anything moving and end up with an empty frame."
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"Everything about this camera except the images it produces is wrong."
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"I very nearly returned this since its video performance wasn't nearly as good as I had hoped, but I did need a good new photo camera and this does work rather well as a video camera in quieter, better lit environments."
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"So, what's the point of having a camera that can't produce excellent quality images?"
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"With the exceptions of admissible user errors, the images I brought home were as good as my DSLR images from earlier trips."
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"Great images."
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"The image quality is amazing, its the best camera I've ever had."
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"Excellent photo quality and easy to use."
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"TAKES GOOD PICS."
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"I have had this camera for almost a month and I am still learning how to navigate through all of the different menus but I still love this camera and the pics have turned out great."
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Indoor

Indoor:
"Taking pictures indoors was a whole different and frustrating process."
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"I think this is a neat little camera...yes its a bit annoying to operate in low light - indoors with flash etc...but I am happy so far still with the choice to buy it."
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"I also own 2 Nikon DSLR's and would probably not rely on this as my only camera since no compact with a sensor this small will give you good IQ indoors."
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"For indoor use, I keep it at ISO400 and generally have good results."
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"Good video results indoors and very good video results outdoors."
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"Indoors is still pretty darned good, too."
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"As far as using it for its intended purpose of taking photos, the few outdoor shots I've taken were outstanding, while the indoor, low light shots were hit or miss: there is a specific mode for low light shooting that either works great or not so much."
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Lens

Lens:
"I had the same problem as another person with the lens cover sticking and having to open it with my finger."
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"I have three other cameras (Nikon P5000, P6000 and a Samsung) which have the same lens cover mechanism as the P7000...none of which have failed."
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"If you want to see real good samples and challenges for this camera: go to Flikr and search p7000Cover lens problem?"
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"On the second day of her trip, the automatic lens cover failed, making the camera near useless."
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"The biggest problem is build quality of the lens cover and the lens itself."
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"Never had a problem with the shutter or lens jamming."
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"Lens distortion is minimal and easily fixed in Photoshop - CS5 and newer have a lens profile for this camera built-in."
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"I figured I can live with the drawbacks (except the lens cap thingy), considering this camera is a pretty good deal for $260 new."
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"Here are a few of my observations, good and bad:Good:-Exceptional lens, many 3rd party applications are available for additional lens and filters."
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Light

Light:
"Also, the cameras (we now have 2) sometimes have problems focusing up-close in dim light, even with the close-up function."
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"The LCD does not look like 920k color as it claim, handle is good but the size is like those sony nex body or gf3.I took some picture and overall is not as good as s95, especially at low light, in good light is better at auto setting,battery is bigger it hold more photos, the flash and the driver problem has force me to return this."
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"AF was terrible in bad to decent light."
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"I used to take pictures with my D200, a very nice camera too, but now I'm looking for a more light camera, because of a problem in my vertebral column."
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"The limitations are: Low light performance, which is to be expected with this image sensor technologyso low light focusing can be a problem but can be worked around some by using the low light low noise setting."
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"I find in such light ISO400 is about the best you can go and still not have grainy pictures."
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"It have been my travelmate to every place I have been and its great for its size, it has great quality and great low light performance."
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"Auto white balance is impressive, especially with balancing correctly under household lights."
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"Color saturation is great, noise levels are very good, low light performance is excellent, clarity is exceptional."
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"It is fabulous in low light, and has incredible resolution."
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Macro

Macro:
"Initially I was unhappy with some buggy issues particularly with attempts to focus for macro shots."
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"I was looking for a camera with good macro functions, easy to use but large enough that no one could walk out of the office with it."
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"What I like about it is it has all the adjustments I use on my DSLR, it has a view finder, a reasonable range of zoom, you can take macro closeups, you can use all Nikon accessories like the wireless remote and flash, and it is sooo light weight."
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"the quick ones like rapid flash selection, easy landscape macro pick and instant photo editing!"
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"I am less than a novice, but like to take macros, this camera has great features and size for the price, and it still easy to get good shots with, while the features will keep yo getter better and better as you learn to use them."
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"The Macro setting is amazing."
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Manual

Manual:
"For me this is a very big deal and until now this has been a very serious drawback of digital as opposed to manual focus film cameras."
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"I've read the manual, but I know there are features I either missed in the first read through or that I don't understand."
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"Much frustration can be avoided by keeping the user manual at hand until you learn to smoothly and quickly operate the camera."
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"Manual focus does not work well."
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"I do not use almost any of the manual functions, but it is very hard to get a point and shoot with a viewfinder."
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"It's a bit daunting, as the manual is not the most user friendly thing you'll ever read and it takes several read-throughs to figure out what they're trying to tell you."
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"There are both A priority and S priority settings, as well as a full manual mode."
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"Shoots RAW and manual as well as auto."
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"I highly recommend this camera...all of the manual features you would want in a camera but you don't need to lug your big DSLR around."
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"If, however, you are looking for a great P&S that also gives you manual control, and is more than speedy enough for single frame shooting, I highly recommend it."
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"The manual is an easy read so that anyone can learn the details."
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Menu

Menu:
"The other big speed complaint I have heard is the menus."
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"But after reading many reviews for a week, I narrowed down the drawbacks of getting this camera: crappy focus, slow at writing raw, menus are sluggish, the front lens cover thingy craps out, blown highlights, and that the optical viewfinder sucks."
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"Some of the sites badmouth the menu system, and it is a little confusing, especially if you get a chance to play with every digital camera that come to market and have 200 different points of reference to compare against."
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"You have probably read how it's slow to write files to the card, or how the menus are hard to learn."
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"Frankly the only things that I have found annoying about this camera is the strap that came with it, some menus and setting are hard to find than they should be."
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"Mostly this camera was easy to use... though there are some things that are hard to figure out with the way the menus are."
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"Just don't think the controls menu are very user friendly."
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"I have had this camera for almost a month and I am still learning how to navigate through all of the different menus but I still love this camera and the pics have turned out great."
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"Once you get used to the menu format, it's not that bad, but it could have been more user friendly."
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"also, controls are very easy to reach, plus, you can have your own custom menu, There are plenty of tools and features that even learners would appreciate, Grid, horizon level, histogram....anyway, the LCD is wide enough and sharp, Overall, I feel this is the best toy I ever had from Nikon."
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"It does not take too long to get comfortable with the menus."
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Photo

Photo:
"The LCD does not look like 920k color as it claim, handle is good but the size is like those sony nex body or gf3.I took some picture and overall is not as good as s95, especially at low light, in good light is better at auto setting,battery is bigger it hold more photos, the flash and the driver problem has force me to return this."
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"Even if they fix the camera the photos are ridiculous and lost forever."
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"I can't share these amateurish photos on flicker or Facebook but I can share my disappointment with the results with any one of my hundreds of family and friends."
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"Very frustrating since the unique photos of this family vacation have angled lens covers on many shots."
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"If we forget to check and make sure it's opened, our photos are ruined."
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"A pro friend of mine says it will either take the greatest photos or the worst photos and I agree."
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"You will still get decent photos."
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"To get good photos with the zoom settings be sure to change to the spot focus method."
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"But, can be a good substitute to your professional camera in a trip, as it's much more compact and takes very good quality photos in almost any lighting condition."
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"Works very good and gives me more options when taking photos."
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"I have a D-8ooE and other high-end Nikons, some of the best photos I have ever taken have been with this camera in fully automatic mode."
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Price

Price:
"I saw this on Amazon used and it was priced well below a new item and said well for the price I cant go wrong."
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"But I also needed it to be affordable, because I'm not rich, and easy to use, because I'm not a genius."
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"Between updating the firmware and learning what you're doing with film (in the old days, cheap film was known to be junk."
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"At this price it is without question the best camera value available anywhere at this time."
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"The MSRP is ridiculous, I waited til the price dropped below $350 but that's still kind of steep for a point and shoot."
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"The 'feel' quality of the wheel is not good enough for a Nikon at that price."
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"Got a great camera at a great price."
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"price is good! "
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"The best camera, I could find in that price range."
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"I saw this on Amazon used and it was priced well below a new item and said well for the price I cant go wrong."
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"Great price for good quality."
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Quality

Quality:
"The biggest problem is build quality of the lens cover and the lens itself."
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"picture quality is ok. its a fine product just does not work well for me."
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"All the reviews of the P7000 referenced excellent picture quality while many reviews of the Elph had negative reviews of picture quality."
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"So, what's the point of having a camera that can't produce excellent quality images?"
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"My only complaint is the quality of the multi function wheel."
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"She was very impressed by the ease of use and the quality of the pictures shot during her vacation."
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"Picture quality is terrific between ISO 100-200, at ISO 400, noise levels are noticeable, but the setting is still usable."
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"But, can be a good substitute to your professional camera in a trip, as it's much more compact and takes very good quality photos in almost any lighting condition."
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"It have been my travelmate to every place I have been and its great for its size, it has great quality and great low light performance."
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"The image quality is amazing, its the best camera I've ever had."
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Screen

Screen:
"When the sun is behind you it is so hard to see the picture on the screen so you can fall back on the good old viewfinder."
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"If, for example, you drop your camera and damage the LCD screen, you will not be able to purchase a replacement screen to fix the camera yourself nor will you be able to work with a reputable camera dealer in your area."
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"I didn't think I would care about the articulating screen...wrong!"
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"I am very pleased with it and love that it has a viewfinder along with large screen."
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"When the sun is behind you it is so hard to see the picture on the screen so you can fall back on the good old viewfinder."
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"An articulating screen would be nice, but certainly not needed."
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"Also, without the movable screen, the P7000 is more reliable in the field because there's less the break."
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"It would be nice if the screen swiveled and or tilted, and the veiwfinder isn't horribly functional, and 10.1mp sounds small at first but for less than $250 this is a very good, very versatile compact camera capable of delivering exceptional quality pictures."
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Sensor

Sensor:
"The color space within the camera's sensor is a bit weird."
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"The limitations are: Low light performance, which is to be expected with this image sensor technologyso low light focusing can be a problem but can be worked around some by using the low light low noise setting."
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"One really nice feature is the real time histogram, if you use histograms this will save you a lot of time and missed shots as you can see your shot will be over or under range before you shoot - but then the matrix sensor is pretty hard to fool."
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"I also own 2 Nikon DSLR's and would probably not rely on this as my only camera since no compact with a sensor this small will give you good IQ indoors."
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"The image quality was excellent for the sensor size."
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"Picture are as good as you can get from a small sensor camera."
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"The large, 10-meg sensor and Nikkor lens produce terrific images."
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"Still a near-APS-size sensor, good low light performance and shoots RAW!"
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Setting

Setting:
"The only thing missing is the ability to see the f-stop and shutter settings in the viewfinder, and change them without looking away."
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"One negative in this regard is the ISO setting adjustment."
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"Experimenting with the scene and user settings can overcome the problems that spoil difficult shots."
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"It is too easy to adjust settings by mistake."
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"On the negative side, the camera can be slow in switching settings and between imaes, which has sometimes caused me to lose good shots."
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"Frankly the only things that I have found annoying about this camera is the strap that came with it, some menus and setting are hard to find than they should be."
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"ISO 800 is pretty bad and ISO 1600 through the hi settings are unusable."
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"There are both A priority and S priority settings, as well as a full manual mode."
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"To get good photos with the zoom settings be sure to change to the spot focus method."
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"I just have to learn all of the settings but even without knowing and just using the camera setting it takes nice pictures."
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"If you want to change the modes settings, you can do so with relative ease."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"The only thing missing is the ability to see the f-stop and shutter settings in the viewfinder, and change them without looking away."
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"Currently working with my second Coolpix P7000 as the first was returned on account of a faulty retractable shutter cover."
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"In the process of returning my SECOND Coolpix P7000 because of retractible shutter cover problems."
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"But this is just my experience and if you Google P7000 shutter problem you'll see I'm not alone."
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"Face it Nikon knows there is a shutter problem with this camera."
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"I still hate the shutter lag and write time challenges but I love the portability and quiet."
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"Never had a problem with the shutter or lens jamming."
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"NO SHUTTER PROBLEMS,FIRMWARE COMPLETE FIX,ULTIMATE CONFIGS,OPTIONS AND SUPERIOR QUALITY!"
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"I've had my P7000 just since before Christmas and have had no problem with the lens cover shutters not opening completely."
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"But the P7000 has that longer zoom and a nicer shutter button, and it's not slow by any means."
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"Picture quality is great, shutter lack good for a compact (remember this is not a DSLR), focus speed is good - not very fast, I am very impressed with the auto white balance - it beats my D300 on acuracy."
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Size

Size:
"There was a small problem that I noticed right away."
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"To small and i dislike non 100% coverage viewfinder."
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"There's a reason why, it's because it's not that good... when compared to other cameras in it's size and price class."
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"The only other small disappointment with this camera is that the viewfinder is fixed."
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"Nikon made the mistake of ending the versatile articulating display in this type of camera back with the Nikon Coolpix 5000 and finally the Coolpix 5400.They made the huge mistake of shrinking the display size with the 5400 while all other manufacturers increased their displays for better viewing and better sales."
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"This is a pretty powerful camera for the size and perfect for day time and out door photography."
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"It have been my travelmate to every place I have been and its great for its size, it has great quality and great low light performance."
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"Has all the features I could ever want and a size that easily fits in a bag."
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"The best small digital camera that I,ve ever purchased."
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"The size, The weight is perfect."
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Speed

Speed:
"The other big speed complaint I have heard is the menus."
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"It's not the fastest or the best handling camera but the IQ is far ahead better than the Canon G10, G11 and Panasonic LX-5 that I once owned."
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"But after reading many reviews for a week, I narrowed down the drawbacks of getting this camera: crappy focus, slow at writing raw, menus are sluggish, the front lens cover thingy craps out, blown highlights, and that the optical viewfinder sucks."
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"Focus is painfully slow, try to take a pic of anything moving and end up with an empty frame."
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"ProsView Finder, Screen Resolution, Strong Flash, 200mm Zoom, Flexible Flash Setting, Flexible White Balance: Presets, User Defined User Modes (U1,U2,U3), Excellent Photo QualityConsFlash does not auto pop-up in full auto mode, Battery indicator missing until battery depleted, Non-Standard USB, Slow Screen Response, Larger than most point and shoots, poor color reproduction on full Auto."
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"Zoom is slow and mostly works, although not as well as I think it should."
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"I have no problem using this camera to photograph fast moving children."
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"Very good display, fast snapshot, big capacity battery."
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"You can't expect this to fire shots as fast as a DSLR, but it's a great point and shoot."
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"This camera is positioned between the cheap point and shoot you have or are considering and a good DSLR, as such it is not as fast as an SLR, or small as some P&S cameras, but it produces images that can rival a good SLR and is convenient to carry around."
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"I have focused in all type of light conditions, and have been pleasantly surprised that it is not that slow (after reading so many reviews)."
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Video

Video:
"I very nearly returned this since its video performance wasn't nearly as good as I had hoped, but I did need a good new photo camera and this does work rather well as a video camera in quieter, better lit environments."
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"HD video quality is not as good as an HD camcorder (nobody said it was supposed to be), but it's quite good unless you compare them side by side."
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"Shooting RAW was even worst.3) Zooming (in low light situations) while shooting video was terrible."
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"Other than the frustration, the P7000 movie mode seems to work well for such a small camera and the pictures are not bad at all from the small view finder."
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"Video is nice and no complain."
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"The video from this camera is pretty crisp too!"
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"The pictures are very high quality as well as the videos, as long as you don't zoom in."
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"With an 8 MB card you can take 28 minutes of HD video that's crystal clear with very good sound quality."
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"It takes fantastic pictures, and the HD video option is really impressive."
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder:
"I had always been somewhat dissatisfied with the first because it had no optical viewfinder, which I had relied on constantly when using my film camera."
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"To small and i dislike non 100% coverage viewfinder."
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"Why people complain about the viewfinder is beyond me as I find it very workable and would never have bought this camera or any camera that didn't have one."
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"I do not use almost any of the manual functions, but it is very hard to get a point and shoot with a viewfinder."
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"The second complaint - We like to shoot using the viewfinder rather than the display, especially in bright sunlight."
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"Worth noting that these two are about the only non-DSLRs left with an optical viewfinder, not as accurate as the display, but useful in bright sunlight."
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"So I am delighted with the viewfinder on the P7000."
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"I am very pleased with it and love that it has a viewfinder along with large screen."
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"When the sun is behind you it is so hard to see the picture on the screen so you can fall back on the good old viewfinder."
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"I cannot, after decades of looking through quality finders on ground glass, or rangefinder viewfinders, feel creative holding up a small television screen to my face which usually is almost impossible to see if you are outside."
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"I love the viewfinder."
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Weight

Weight:
"The convenience of this light-weight camera which will do most of what my DSLRs do is appreciated."
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"The size, The weight is perfect."
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"This camera is exactly what I need for travel: small, light weight, easy to operate."
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"It is light weight and so far I have enjoyed the camera"
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"It's light weight, easy to learn to operate and has plenty of flexibility for creating spectacular images."
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