Nikon P7000 unveiled

Top-notch compact rocks stellar features

Wide-angle lens, low light skills and full manual control make P7000 a stunner.

Nikon has just come over all official with its new P7000 compact. But this is no basic point and shoot, instead rocking the kind of skills we’re used to seeing on swanky DSLRs.

As well as a super sharp 7.1x optical zoom with Vibration Reduction, the P7000 is loaded up with 10.1 megapixels and ISO up to 3200 baked inside too. It even has a dedicated Noise Reduction function for tinkering with shots taken in low light.

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Manual controls abound, meaning this is a snapper perfect for those who want to take their snaps to a new level but don’t fancy lugging around a hefty professional peeper. That means RAW support is built in, as well as Nikon’s Picture Controls feature from its SLRs, which allows you to take pics with varying settings and choose the best one.

720p video is also on board, as is an HDMI port for beaming your clips straight to your TV. And you can even edit images on the camera’s 3-inch panel, letting you tweak tone and shadows on your handiwork.

The P7000 is up for grabs from 23 September for £489. Best get the credit card out as this one looks like a keeper. For more, keep it locked to our Facebook and Twitter pages.