Nikon P7700 vs. Olympus XZ-2 review

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Olympus Stylus XZ-2 is a camera I would choose for urban, street and people shots. It focuses faster than Nikon and has better shot-to-shot performance. This is especially important in urban areas where nothing seems to stay still in these modern times. Touch LCD is another big plus – it allows user to focus and take the shot very fast and without the hassle of focus point change what is especially important for street shooting.

Olympus XZ-2 PRO:

  • LCD with tilt and touch capability
  • Lens quality
  • Autofocus speed
  • Replaceable grip
  • External controls and customization options
  • Image quality

Olympus XZ-2 CONS:

  • Very slow start-up (please read update in Overall speed chapter)

On the other hand, Nikon Coolpix P7700 might be the perfect nature and landscape companion. Its 200mm lens allows us to zoom on the distant details or valley landscape. Side-tilting LCD is especially practical for vertical macro shoots. Slower shot-to-shot time is not an issue here; the mountain is not going anywhere for the next couple of millions years. Instead, it forces you to slow down and think how to frame your shot, resulting in better images. The whole point of going to nature (in my opinion) is to relax and slow down, not to shoot 10fps and run around like a wild goat on steroids.

Nikon Coolpix P7700 PRO:

  • Large and bright 7x optical zoom
  • Lens sharpness
  • Grip shape and material
  • Tilt-LCD
  • Huge set of external controls
  • 120fps video mode
  • Image quality

Nikon Coolpix P7700 CONS:

  • Slow shot-to-shot time




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