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Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The P7700 kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.


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As you're shooting images with the Nikon Coolpix P7700, the type and amount of data that appears on the screen depends on which mode in which you're shooting. In the image above -- using Automatic mode -- you'll see quite a bit more information versus what's found in other fixed-lens cameras. On the primary screen, you'll see the Auto mode icon, Quick Menu dial icon, flash setting, battery icon, and Vibration Reduction icon across the top of the screen. Across the bottom of the screen you'll see the EV setting, shutter speed, aperture, resolution, and storage space remaining on the memory card.

Press the Disp button on the back of the camera, and you can remove all of the data from the screen. Press Disp again to restore the data on the screen.

When you press the shutter button halfway to prefocus on the scene, the shutter speed and aperture appear across the bottom of the screen, along with green rectangles indicating the autofocus points.


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In Program mode you'll find a few different icons on the screen, including the metering mode on the far right and the white balance, ISO, and EV settings; as well as any effects that have been applied on the far left. Again, as with Auto mode, you can remove all icons from the screen by pressing the Disp button on the back of the P7700.


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When you're ready to change your shooting mode, you just turn the mode dial on the top panel of the Coolpix P7700. As you twist the mode dial, the camera places a digital representation of the mode dial on the screen, identifying which mode has been selected.



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When you select Scene on the mode dial, you'll find that Nikon included 19 scene modes, as well as an automatic mode, with the P7700. The scene modes available are:

  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Sunset
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Night Landscape - Hand-held, Tripod
  • Close-up
  • Food
  • Museum
  • Fireworks Show
  • Black and White Copy
  • Backlighting - Off, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
  • Panorama - Easy Panorama (Normal 180 degrees, Wide 360 degrees), Panorama Assist
  • Pet Portrait - Single, Continuous
  • 3D Photography

If you need more information on any of the scene modes, you just press the zoom ring to the right with a scene mode highlighted, and the camera will display an explanation on the screen. Press the zoom ring to the right again to remove the Help screen.



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In addition to using the four-way button to make menu selections, you can gain quick access to certain commonly used features. Just press the edge of the four-way button with the corresponding icon of the feature you want to access, and the P7700 will display a popup menu. Use the four-way button to scroll through the popup menu. 

Some options may be grayed out or not shown, depending on which shooting mode you're using. Use the OK button to make a selection.

  • Flash - Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Manual (Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync, Commander Mode
  • Autofocus Area - Face Priority, Auto, Manual, Center Normal, Center Wide, Subject Tracking, Target Finding AF
  • Focus Mode - Autofocus, Close Range Only, Macro Close-up, Infinity, Manual Focus
  • Self-Timer - Off, Smile Timer, Remote Control (Continuous, 10s, 2s, 1s), Self-Timer (10s, 2s, 1s)


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The key to the Coolpix P7700's menu controls may very well be the Quick Menu dial on the left side of the top panel of the camera. Through this dial, you can gain access to many of the camera's advanced, manual-control shooting features without having to scroll through a series of on-screen menus. 

Just twist the dial to the option that you want to use, and the camera will display the screens shown here. To call up the screen for the option that's currently selected on the Quick Menu dial, press the tiny button in the center of the Quick Menu dial.

Then use the four-way button to scroll through the various options and the OK button to pick a selection. Some options can be selected using the command dial on the back of the camera, too. (It's just to the right of the Disp button.)

Some of the options in these menus might not be available, depending on which shooting mode you've selected on the mode dial. Using Program or Manual modes will likely give you the most options.

  • Image Quality/Image Size (QUAL) - Image Quality (Fine, Normal, RAW + Fine, RAW + Normal, RAW), Image Size (12M, 8M, 4M, 2M, VGA, 3:2 10.5M, 16:9 9M, 1:1 9M)
  • ISO Sensitivity (ISO) - ISO Sensitivity (Auto, Auto 80-200, Auto 80-400, Auto 80-800, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1/6400), Minimum Shutter Speed (Off, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30)
  • White Balance (WB) - White Balance (Auto 1, Auto 2, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent FL1, Fluorescent FL2, Fluorescent FL3, Cloudy, Flash, Choose Color Temp., Present Manual 1, Present Manual 2, Present Manual 3), Choose Color Temp. (2500K to 10,000K with 30 available intervals), Fine-Tune (144 options)
  • Auto Bracket (BKT) - Auto Bracketing (Off, Tv/Shutter Speed, Av/Aperture Value, Sv/ISO Sensitivity, WB/White Balance), Number of Shots (3, 5), Increment (0.3, 0.7, 1.0) or (1, 2, 3), Range, Reset
  • My Menu (MY) - Custom Picture Control (Edit and Save (Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome), Delete), Metering (Matrix, Center Weighted, Spot), Continuous (Single, Continuous H, Continuous M, Continuous L, BSS, Multi Shot 16, Continuous H 120 fps, Continuous H 60 fps, Interval Timer Shooting), AF Area Mode (Face Priority, Auto, Manual, Center Normal, Center Wide, Subject Tracking, Target Finding AF), Autofocus Mode (Single AF, Full-Time AF)
  • Picture Control (Paint icon) - Standard (Quick Adjust (+2 to -2), Image Sharpening (Auto, 0 to 6), Contrast (Auto, -3 to +3), Saturation (Auto, -3 to +3), Reset (Yes, No)), Neutral (Image Sharpening (Auto, 0 to 6), Contrast (Auto, -3 to +3), Saturation (Auto, -3 to +3), Reset (Yes, No)), Vivid (Quick Adjust (+2 to -2), Image Sharpening (Auto, 0 to 6), Contrast (Auto, -3 to +3), Saturation (Auto, -3 to +3), Reset (Yes, No)), Monochrome (Image Sharpening (Auto, 0 to 6), Contrast (Auto, -3 to +3), Filter Effects (Off, Y, O, R, G). Toning (B&W, Sepia (1 to 7), Cyanotype (1 to 7)), Reset (Yes, No)), View Grid (Standard, Neutral, Vivid (225 options each), Monochrome (15 options))



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You can twist the Exposure Compensation dial on the far right of the top panel of the camera to make a quick adjustment to the EV setting. As you twist the dial, a graph with the EV settings will appear in a gray bar along the bottom of the screen, and the display will change to show you what the scene will look like with the currently selected EV setting.


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Nikon included a limited manual focus option with the Coolpix P7700. There is no focus ring on the lens, similar to what you'd find with an interchangeable lens DSLR or ILC camera, but you'll use the four-way button to sharpen the focus.

Manual focus is not available in Auto mode, but you can use manual focus in the more advanced shooting modes on the mode dial. Press the bottom of the four-way button to open the focus popup menu. Scroll down to the MF command. 

With manual focus activated, just press the OK button. You'll see a magnification of a small portion of the scene in a window on the LCD. Use the up and down buttons on the four-way button to precisely dial in the focus, as shown in the magnified area. Once the sharpness is where you want it, press the shutter button to record the image.



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To open the main Shooting menu on the Coolpix P7700, press the Menu button. If you're shooting in Auto mode, you won't see a Shooting menu. However, when you're shooting in the more advanced modes, you'll have a variety of options in the Shooting menu. Some options may be grayed out, depending on some of the other settings on the camera or the shooting mode you're using.

The icons on the left side of the LCD indicate which menu you're viewing. The Shooting menu will be marked with a P, A, S, or M, depending on which shooting mode you've picked from the mode dial. The Set Up menu is marked with a wrench icon. The Shooting menu options are:

  • Custom Picture Control - Edit and Save (Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome), Delete (Custom 1, Custom 2)
  • Metering - Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
  • Continuous - Single, Continuous H, Continuous M, Continuous L, BSS, Multi Shot 16, Continuous H 120 fps, Continuous H 60 fps, Interval Timer Shooting (30 s, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min)
  • AF Area Mode - Face Priority, Auto, Manual, Center Normal, Center Wide, Subject Tracking, Target Finding AF
  • Autofocus Mode - AF-S/Single AF, AF-F/Full-Time AF
  • Flash Exp. Comp. - +2 to -2
  • Noise Reduction Filter - High, Normal, Low
  • Built-in ND Filter - On, Off
  • Distortion Control - On, Off
  • Active D-Lighting - High, Normal, Low, Off
  • Zoom Memory - 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, 200 mm
  • Startup Zoom Position - 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, 200 mm
  • M Exposure Preview - On, Off
  • Focus-Coupled Metering - On, Off
  • Commander Mode - Flash Mode (Standard Flash, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction), Flash Control Mode (TTL (-3 to +3), Manual (Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64))


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When you select Effects on the mode dial, you'll have the ability to open the Special Effects menu by pressing the Menu button. The Special Effects menu options are:

  • Special Effects - Creative Monochrome, Painting, Zoom Exposure, Defocus During Exposure, Cross Process, Soft, Nostalgic Sepia, High Key, Low Key, Selective Color
  • AF Area Mode - Face Priority, Auto, Manual, Center Normal, Center Wide

The Set Up menu, marked with the wrench icon along the left side of the LCD, gives you access to various camera control options. There's a long list of options in the Set Up menu -- some of which are pretty obscure -- so it can be a little tough to scroll through. The upside, however, is that you can really gain control over the camera's functions.

However, Nikon did a pretty nice job organizing the more commonly used commands at the top of the Set Up menu, but if you have a function that you use fairly often that's buried in the fourth or fifth page of the Set Up menu, you may want to try to assign it to one of the Function buttons. The Set Up menu options are:

  • Welcome Screen - None, Coolpix, Select an Image
  • Time Zone and Date - Date and Time, Date Format (Y/M/D, M/D/Y, D/M/Y), Time Zone (Home Time Zone, Travel Destination)
  • Monitor Settings - Image Review (On, Off, Tone Level Information), Brightness (1 to 5), Photo Info (Show Info (Virtual Horizon, Histogram, Grid), Hide Info (Virtual Horizon, Histogram, Grid)), Virtual Horizon Display (Circle, Bars)
  • Print Date - Date, Date and Time, Off
  • Self-Timer: After Release - On/Exit Self-Timer Mode, Off/Stay in Self-Timer Mode
  • Vibration Reduction - On, Off
  • AF Assist - Auto, Off
  • ISO Sensitivity Step Value - 1 Step, 1/3 Step
  • Digital Zoom - On, Crop, Off
  • Zoom Speed - Auto, Normal, Quiet
  • Fixed Aperture - On, Off
  • Sound Settings - Button Sound (On, Off), Shutter Sound (On, Off)
  • Record Orientation - Auto, Off
  • Rotate Tall - On, Off
  • Auto Off - 30 s, 1 min, 5 min, 30 min
  • Format Card - Format, No
  • Language - 31 options
  • TV Settings - Video Mode (NTSC, PAL), HDMI (Auto, 480p, 720p, 1080i), HDMI Device Control (On, Off), HDMI 3D Output (On, Off)
  • External Mic Sensitivity - Auto, High, Medium, Low
  • Customize Command Dials - No Swap, Swap Main and Sub
  • Command Dial Rotation - On/Reverse Rotation, Off/Standard Rotation
  • Multi Selector Right Press - AF Area Mode, Off
  • Delete Button Options - Press Twice to Disable, Disable Second Press
  • AE/AF Lock Button - AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock Hold, AF Lock Only
  • Fn1 + Shutter Button - Off, RAW/Normal, ISO Sensitivity, White Balance, Picture Control
  • Fn1 + Command Dial - Off, Metering, Continuous, Flash Exp. Comp., Active D-Lighting, ISO Sensitivity, White Balance, Picture Control, Vibration Reduction
  • Fn1 + Selector Dial - Off, Metering, Continuous, Flash Exp. Comp., Active D-Lighting, ISO Sensitivity, White Balance, Picture Control, Vibration Reduction
  • Fn1 Guide Display - On, Off
  • Fn2 button - Off, Virtual Horizon, View/Hide Histograms, View/Hide Framing Grid, Built-in ND Filter
  • Customize My Menu - Select menu positions 1 through 5 (Custom Picture Control, Metering, Continuous, AF Area Mode, Autofocus Mode, Flash Exp. Comp., Noise Reduction Filter, Distortion Control, Active D-Lighting, Vibration Reduction, Digital Zoom, Format Card, Built-in ND Filter, Eye-Fi Upload, None)
  • Reset File Numbering - Yes, No
  • GPS Options - Record GPS Data (On, Off), Synchronize
  • Eye-Fi Upload - Enable, Disable
  • MF Distance Indicator Units - m, ft
  • Reverse Indicators - +0-, -0+
  • Flash Control - Auto, Optional Flash
  • Reset All - Reset, No
  • Firmware Version



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When shooting movies with the Coolpix P7700, you'll have the option of displaying certain types of data on the screen, just as you do with still images. The basic movie screen includes the Movie icon, Quick Menu setting, flash icon, battery icon, and Vibration Reduction icon across the top of the screen. The movie resolution and the amount of space remaining on the memory card are along the bottom of the screen. Pressing the Disp button removes all data from the LCD.

You press the shutter button to begin recording the movie. You'll see a REC icon flashing at the top left of the screen, and the amount of time remaining on the memory card will count down in the lower right corner.

When you press the Menu button with the mode dial set to Movie, turn the Quick Menu dial to QUAL, and you'll have the ability to set the resolution for your movies. The movie resolution options are: HD 1080p 30 fps (high bitrate), HD 1080p 30 fps (normal bitrate), HD 720p 30 fps,  VGA 30 fps, VGA 120 fps, HD 720p 60 fps, and HD 1080p 15 fps.


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When you're in Movie mode on the mode dial, you can open the Movie menu by pressing the Menu button. There's only two options on this screen:

  • Autofocus Mode - AF-S/Single AF, AF-F/Full-Time AF
  • Wind Noise Reduction - On, Off

To gain a bit more control over the movie settings, turn the mode dial to the Movie Custom mode. Press the Menu button to gain access to the following options in the Movie Custom menu:

  • Shooting Mode - Aperture-Priority Auto, Manual, Special Effects (Painting, Cross Process, Soft, Nostalgic Sepia, High Key, Low Key, Selective Color)
  • Custom Picture Control - Edit and Save (Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome), Delete (Custom 1, Custom 2)
  • Autofocus Mode - AF-S/Single AF, AF-F/Full-Time AF
  • Built-in ND Filter - On, Off
  • Wind Noise Reduction - On, Off

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