Rumored Nikon Coolpix P7000 to compete with Canon G11

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Canon PowerShot G11

NikonRumors is reporting some basic specs for an upcoming new camera from Nikon, the Coolpix P7000, to replace the P6000. Its speculated that it will be announced in two weeks on August 19th, along with the rumored Nikon D3100, the DSLR replacement for the D3000 witih 1080p video and continuous focus (a first for DSLRs).

The rumored specs include:

  • A lower megapixel sensor, 10MP instead of 13MP (love it…! more megapixels in small sensors aren’t helping anything, would much prefer good quality 8 megapixel images vs low quality 16 megapixel images)
  • A larger 1/1.7″ sensor, similar size to the P6000
  • A 7.1x zoom lens (28-200mm equivelant, f/2.8-5.6), up from 4x in the P6000

Hopefully we’ll see a higher resolution screen on the P7000 too, replacing the low res 230k screen on the P6000. Hopefully the large sensor and lower megapixels result in better image quality, according to DXOMark benchmarks the G11 appears to have an edge in image quality over the P6000.

See Snapsort’s comparison of the G11 vs P6000.

Source: More info on the Nikon Coolpix P7000 from NikonRumours