Captured moments are further enhanced by superior NIKKOR lens optics to ensure that subjects always look crisp and vibrant. With the incorporation of a Super Extra-Low Dispersion glass element, chromatic aberration is effectively reduced, and excellent image quality is maintained, even at a higher zoom ratio. Advanced users now also have greater freedom to experiment and edit their images with the camera’s ability to shoot in RAW format, with no impact on image quality.
Combining technological refinement with lightning-fast performance, important moments are never missed. Locking on to subjects is even faster with high-speed autofocus at approximately 0.09 seconds*4, aided by a pre-focus function which enables quick focusing when the camera detects composition change and camera shake. When tracking moving subjects such as football players or animals on the move, the enhanced Vibration Reduction (VR) performance with improved camera shake detection and at a compensation effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 5.0 stops*5 faster, helps ensure images are sharp when shooting. Easy and handy operation to help users navigate the ultra-high-power zoom are made available with the Snap-back Zoom and Side Zoom Control buttons.
Be it filming travel escapades, or exciting sporting adventures, the B700 comes with an extensive suite of stand-out video features for the aspiring movie-maker. Advanced 4K Ultra-High-Definition movies with stereo sound are a snap to create in 3840x2160/30p format, for vibrant videos with sumptuous details. Features such as a dedicated movie-record button, still image capturing, and push autofocus function during movie recording, further simplify the movie-making experience for everyday users. HDMI support is also available in the B700, allowing the direct playback of exciting video creations for immediate enjoyment on bigger screens.
The 2016 Spring COOLPIX range sees the introduction of a “Superlapse” movie function for selected models in the line-up. With this feature, still images saved from a recorded movie are automatically stitched into a 30 or 25fps fast-motion movie, even while recording in motion, allowing the user to experiment with creative composition or changing landscapes. In addition, bustling cityscapes or picturesque sunsets can be put together for an impressive time-lapse creation with the quick selection of a shooting scene.
Creative image creation is embraced with an array of versatile and intuitive editing and post-processing functions. For celebrations with extra sparkle, Multiple Exposure Lighten is a new function for photographing light trails. The camera automatically composites two or more images taken with interval-timer photography, for the best shots of fireworks, star trails and flying aircraft. Another new feature, Creative Mode enables users to use preset modes such as “Light”, “Depth” and “Classic”, which comes with pre-adjusted options such as an appropriate aperture, contrast and colour reproduction before shooting, for a unique visual narrative with every shot.
Wrapping up the camera’s features is an exterior inherited from a SLR camera, marrying both style and function. An electronic viewfinder, equipped with an eye sensor, ensures a stable shooting position and easy switching between monitor shooting and viewfinder operation. The camera’s vari-angle TFT LCD monitor allows for convenient shooting from high and low angles, with clear visibility even under direct sunlight. Additionally, a premium body construction is conveyed by the camera’s refined styling and high quality textures, for secure yet comfortable handling.
The Nikon COOLPIX B700 comes in black and red colours for a sophisticated and high-quality finishing touch.