Nikon Coolpix P7800 adds a viewfinder to its high-end compact camera

Nikon has announced the Nikon Coolpix P7800, bringing a few updates to its high-end compact camera.

Updating the popular Coolpix P7700, the new model occupies the same high-end space, looking to appeal to those enthusiasts who demand higher-quality results from their compact.

The new viewfinder occupies the top left-hand corner of the P7800 and has a 921k-dot resolution, so it's nice and sharp, adding to your options when it comes to getting those great shots.

The addition of a viewfinder means that there's some reworking to the layout of controls from the previous P7700 model, but for the most part, these cameras are the same.

That means you have the same generous-sized body, with plenty of space for physical controls. There is a DSLR-style mode dial on the top, alongside the exposure compensation dial, with plenty of buttons around the back.

On the front is a 28-200mm f/2.0-4.0 lens that feeds a 12-megapixel 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, the same as the P7700. We found in our review of the previous model that it that out was very capable, giving great quality results.

READ: Nikon Coolpix P7700 review

The new Nikon Coolpix P7800 will only be available in black from 26 September 2013 and will cost £499.99.



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