With a mega wide variety of powerful and portable cameras on the market at the moment, you’re going to want to look out for something as all-round capable as Nikon’s Coolpix B700. This camera offers a whole lot of spec for a very affordable price.
How’s the zoom?
A 60x optical zoom is very impressive on a camera at this price point. Optical zoom is important in that it allows for an increased proximity to the subject without any loss in resolution, as is the case with digital zooms. Nikon also offers up to 120x Dynamic Fine zooming and a macro mode so you can get up close and personal with a distant bird or a proximal leaf.
Is it a capable of capturing decent video footage?
One of the major selling points of the B700 is its ability to capture 4K Ultra HD footage at 30fps, or 1860p Full HD footage at 60fps, providing you with an excellent video camera on top of a stellar still camera. This feature gives reason enough to buy the camera if you’re considering getting into prosumer photography and videography but don’t want to take the extra step involved in spending big on modular gear.
Any neat future-ready features?
Thanks to Nikon’s SnapBridge technology, you’ll be able to use a low-energy Bluetooth connection to connect with your smartphone (without draining too much battery) and share your snaps for quick and easy storage or social media uploads. You can even automatically archive your pictures and allow your smart device to access your photos when the camera is off.