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Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera

B&H # NICPP7100B Mfr # 26286
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Product Highlights
  • 10.1MP Resolution
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle Monitor
  • NIKKOR ED Lens 28-200mm 35mm Equiv.
  • 7.1x Optical Zoom
  • EXPEED C2 Image Processor
  • 720p HD Movie Capture
  • 4-Way VR Image Stabilization
  • 3200 ISO
  • High-Speed Continuous Shooting
  • In-Camera Special Effects

The Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera lets you take your creativity wherever you go. Whether you're at a party, on vacation, or you simply want a lightweight option to carry around, the P7100 is ready to go wherever you go! While plenty of cameras can do that, they can't all provide you with the same amazing versatility and creativity options that this compact Nikon can.

Before we even get to the in-camera special effects or the manual options, let's consider that this "point-and-shoot" (technically anyway) has 10.1MP of power behind it and a 1/1.7" CCD image sensor. That sensor, along with the EXPEED C2 Image Processor, works to not only create beautiful and incredibly detailed images; the two ensure a fast and efficient camera. Often referred to as the heart of the camera, these two enable features like high-speed continuous shooting and the noise-reduction filter.

More than a still camera though, the P7100 also captures 720p high definition video with stereo sound. That translates into great looking and great sounding videos on your HDTV for the whole family to enjoy. Additional movie recording features include optical zoom control and auto focus.

Of course, the P7100 wouldn't get you very far without a stellar lens. The 7.1x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens doesn't disappoint. With a 28-200mm (35mm equivalent) focal range you can go from wide-angle to telephoto without even blinking an eye. Those close-up shots and all the sweeping vistas your heart desires will be easily within your reach. The lens also works together with the camera's 4-Way VR image stabilization system for clean, motion-free images.

While the hallmark of a pocket camera is the ability to shoot on fully automatic, Nikon knows you want to do more than that with the P7100. That's why they gave the camera versatile manual controls. There's even a front command dial so you're fully in charge of operating the camera at all times. Other features, such as an ISO of 3200, bracketing options, and even a virtual horizon, ensure that you'll get just the shot you want. Of course, the choice of four classic exposure modes (P/S/A/M) is essential to this type of shooting. Add the aforementioned in-camera special effects and other features like macro capture and HDR setting, and you've got one great little camera that puts the joy back into point-and-shoot photography.

Your Passion for Photography Doesn't Take a Vacation
If you're looking for a compact companion to your DSLR gear for road trips and vacations, grab the Nikon COOLPIX P7100 and keep on shooting. This portable camera doesn't compromise quality or creativity, delivering the versatility, performance and speed that keep you in the game. Get amazing photos and HD (720p) movies with intense detail powered by a large 10.1MP, 1/1.7" CCD sensor and Nikon's imaging technology. Process every moment with faster performance-even minimize image blur with VR image stabilization. Then add in-camera special effects to take your photos in a new direction. You'll keep the photography passion burning
Superior Nikon Image Quality: Large 10.1MP 1/1.7" CCD Image Sensor
Perfectly portable, the P7100 delivers high performance to ensure that images and movies astound you with incredible detail and sharpness. A large 10.1-MP, 1/1.7" CCD sensor minimizes image noise and faithfully renders superb color in everything from portraits to travel photos. Fast image processing powers through your most demanding needs for capturing spontaneous shots, frame after frame. The P7100 even minimizes the chance of a blurred shot thanks to VR image stabilization paired to a 7.1x wide angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens. Keep photography your non-stop passion with a non-stop camera
Capture the "Decisive Moment": High-Speed Performance
As a photographer, nothing is more important than capturing "the decisive moment." And nothing is more essential than a camera that can grab the moment. The P7100 captures each photo with incredible responsiveness powered by Nikon's EXPEED C2 image processing engine technology. Fire frame after frame the moment you turn on the camera-compose then shoot. Fast auto focus ensures images are caught in sharp detail. Go ahead, shoot in RAW for greater control. Get high-resolution photos or shoot HD movies with the compact, yet powerful P7100 in your pocket. Heed the creative call when the moment beckons
Pursue Your Creative Vision: Manual Control Puts You in Charge
You see an image a certain way. Pursue that vision. Don't let your camera limit what you create. With the P7100, you control the camera's functionality, which means you have the power to customize each shot the way you desire. The P7100 puts you squarely in the driver's seat via dedicated controls for P/S/A/M and a multitude of camera functionality commands. Every exposure nuance is in your hands. Wish to personalize even more? Consider adding in-camera special effects such as the new Cross Process or HDR
Put Your Vision in Motion: 720p HD Movies with Stereo Sound
Put your vision in motion with HD movie recording, and make dazzling photojournalism, travel movies, even mini documentaries in HD 720p with stereo sound. The P7100's versatile 7.1x wide angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens gives you control from wide angle to telephoto to macro. The director in you will love how easy and fun it is to create productions. Tell your own vision
A New Angle On Your World: Ultra High-Resolution Vari-Angle Monitor
The P7100's 3" Vari-Angle (921,000-dot) monitor not only delivers great viewing of in-camera still and movie creations, it also lets you take your creative passion to new levels. Whether working indoors or out, capture what you see from most any point of view. Adjust the Vari-Angle monitor, with its Clear Color Display and anti-reflection coating, to observe what the camera sees-even when you're in the most unconventional position or stretching the limits to reach a unique angle
Level the Playing Field
Display the Virtual Horizon indicator on the LCD to ensure the camera is level relative to the horizontal plane and also confirm horizontal inclination
Enhance NRW (RAW) File Format
Nikon's own NRW (RAW) file format contains the original image information read by the CCD image sensor for each shot. This permanent record of the unprocessed data lets you modify and edit the image freely without worrying about any degradation in image quality
User-Define Focal Length Settings
Zoom Memory lets you quickly switch between seven preset focal lengths as though you were choosing instantly between one of seven different prime lenses
Quick and Precise Image Adjustment
Tone level information lets you easily confirm tone levels for any point within the framed image, and from there make fine adjustments to exposure compensation, aperture, shutter speed or even ISO settings
Vibration Reduction
Lens-shift VR
Monitor Frame Coverage
Shooting mode: 96% horizontal, 100% vertical
Playback mode: 100% horizontal
Storage File System
DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF compliant
Voice Memo Function
Record notes to self
Scene Modes
Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
In-Camera Image Editing
Black Border, Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, NRW (RAW) Processing, Quick Retouch, Skin Softening, Small Pic, Straighten
Continuous Shooting Options
Best Shot Selector, Continuous, Continuous Flash, Interval Timer, Multi-Shot 16, Single
Aperture
Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Accessory Shoe
Integrated
Supported Languages
Arabic, Czech, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery Life
Approximately 350 shots per charge
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 10.4 Megapixel
Effective: 10.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/1.7" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: AAC, WAV
Max Resolution 10MP: 3648 x 2736
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Optics
Lens 11 elements in 9 groups
EFL: 6.0-42.6 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-200 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Zoom Optical: 7.1x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 2.62' (80 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.79" (2.0 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-12800
Shutter 60 - 1/4000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Matrix, Spot 1
Please Note:

Also utilizes Spot AF

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Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Manual
Burst Rate Up to 1.2 fps at 10 MP for up to 90 frames
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Flash
Flash Modes Auto 2
Please Note:

TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

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Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1 - 29.53' (0.30 - 9.0 m)
Telephoto: 1 - 14.76' (0.30 - 4.5 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Built-in Memory 94MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Optical
Viewfinder Coverage 80%
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Power
Battery EN-EL14 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 3.1 x 1.9" / 116.8 x 78.7 x 48.3 mm
Weight 13.93 oz / 395 g With battery and SD memory card

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NikonCOOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 130 reviews)

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    (43)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (120)
  • Large clear LCD (103)
  • Image stabilization (93)
  • Easy to use (92)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (91)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (16)
  • Poor flash (5)
  • Limited zoom (4)
  • Short battery life (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (105)
  • Family photos (97)
  • Landscape/scenery (84)
  • Low light (51)
  • Video (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (48), Semi-pro photographer (37), Casual photographer (21), Pro photographer (19), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (122), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great pocket camera for advanced amateur

The Nikon Coolpix P-7100

My family and I were planning a much needed vacation to Italy. Typically I'll travel with a DSLR and a couple of lenses but I wanted to...Read complete review

The Nikon Coolpix P-7100

My family and I were planning a much needed vacation to Italy. Typically I'll travel with a DSLR and a couple of lenses but I wanted to spend more time with the family this trip, as opposed to being pre-occupied with camera bags filled with lenses and accessories. So I thought I'd investigate these newer "Compact" type cameras. I had heard there were some significant advances in quality.
I went to all the usual on line sources for camera reviews and surveyed the field. I am naturally pre-disposed to Nikon, having shot with them for over 20 years but could not deny the photos captured on my wife's Canon point and shoot was impressive, except for file size.
So I found myself checking out the P-7000. There seemed to be issues that put me off. I was rethinking the DSLR but then came across an article about a new offering from Nikon… the P-7100. Promising bigger faster and better everything… even you-know-what. Naturally, I was intrigued. Here was a camera that gave me a view finder, manual controls and a decent RAW file. Also, it felt good in my hand, sported a large, articulated viewing screen and I could still slip it into a jacket pocket out of sight of those ever present museum guards.

I was able to obtain one of the first cameras to arrive at B&H only a few weeks before leaving for Rome.

I'm not in the habit of buying one of the first cameras off the shelf. Typically, once in the hands of the public, little issues are noted and resolved and secondly, because it's the newest, the hottest, etc.. etc., the price is "MSR" : discounts are out of the question.

The camera arrived quickly along with an extra battery and several 8-gig cards I ordered. I went looking for the manual but found nothing to speak of except a large PDF file. I had considered printing it out but at 220 pages, I realized I'd have to miss a few good meals in Florence to pay for it, so it made getting to know the camera more difficult.

There's a dial on top left and right to easily change ISO and exposure priority that makes sense once you figure out the system. It occurred to me there were a few too many dials on the camera. You could change several settings with one of two dials located on the top and front. Perhaps this was an effort to make the camera more appealing to technophiles who appreciate that classic "rangefinder" look. I found it confusing.

Again, comparing it to a DSLR, I found it frustrating when wanting to zoom in or out with some accuracy, it sort of goes a little further than you want then bounces back a little. It has a mind of its own.

The camera does start up quickly and there is very little shutter lag. Shooting raw, the camera does take some time to write the image to the card. I haven't tried shooting fast in a JPG mode to see if there's any difference in the write times, so I recommend a fast write speed on your storage cards. If you take a lot of video you should get a spare battery, otherwise one battery will easily last a long day.
As for it's video mode, I don't have a lot of experience but think it does a decent job. One issue is the zoom again. It is a fixed speed with two settings; either fast or slow in menu settings; no variable. I haven't seen any resulting video on my high rez monitor yet and I'd like to learn more about video editing.
Regarding the actual file, I found the quality of the RAW file to be adequate. The image from the 10 megapixel chip comes in at a little over 9 x 12" @ 300ppi, or 57 megs at 16 bits. When enlarged to 100% has a pleasant tri-x like grain, er… noise pattern. Typical of these newer cameras, ISO noise is relatively low, unlike my old D200. Working these files in Lightroom 3 noise is easily eliminated if you wish. I believe the chip factor is 2.4 when compared to the 35mm format. The zoom lens has an equivalent 28 to 200mm range with ƒ stops running ƒ2.8 at 6mm to ƒ5.6 at 42.6mm.

There are several other features , like auto bracketing I haven't had the time to get into but this camera is definitely one that will always be close at hand and makes a great backup for details and notes when on assignment.

Shortly after purchasing the Coolpix P-7100 I became aware of the New Nikon V-1 and it's iterations. Considering the cost difference and similar chip size I couldn't see investing more into what amounts to a "compact" type camera.

With minimum effort I found it easy to switch away from my familiar DSLR environment into an easy-to-travel-with camera that delivers a great photo while not holding up non-photographer friends.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

best of the range

the coolpix 7100 was a notable advance over the 7000. imho, it's a better product than the 7700 successor for one key reason: the optical view finder. while the finder does leave a...Read complete review

the coolpix 7100 was a notable advance over the 7000. imho, it's a better product than the 7700 successor for one key reason: the optical view finder. while the finder does leave a lot to be desired compared to the best coupled optical viewfinders, it *does* allow you to work in bright sunlight, and *does not* require you to hold the camera at arm's length to choose an image. Nikon, what WERE you smoking when you made the 7700?

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5.0

I own two of them now

By B

from stamford, CT

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Setup
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

    take photos of all kinds of wild things-family, birds, wild life etc.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Simple for amateurs, excellent shots

    By Lazy Susan

    from Mid-Michigan

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Grip
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Optical ViewFinder
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Not Shockproof
    • Not waterproof

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

    I plan to use it for photos and videos of family, for vacations - nature, especially. I just used it put to an ad online. I don't know much about all its features yet, but I can already take great photographs because it controls camera shake, has auto controls, has preview, and is simple to figure out without reading the manual much - for people like me who'd rather read the directions only when necessary. I love the optical viewfinder, since I can never see the screen kind in sunlight - it was a major reason I bought it. Also, the lens is protected when not on, it is very easy to grip, it is a reasonably small size, light, easy to take with me....I'm set!

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great travel/day off companion

    By Bing and Eng's kid

    from Napa Valley, California

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

      Wanted a camera when I didn't want to lug my DSLR. I was looking for one with enough features that I would wish I had brought the bigger camera with me. Bought a P7000 but it has a bunch of problems including burning out one of my SB 400 flashes. Loaded firmware fix and gave it to a local yearbook class. They have reported no problems. Looked at the P7700 but rejected it for lack of a viewfinder. I didn't want a screen glowing in the dark. Even though it was not the latest, thing I purchased the P7100. It is the camera the P7000 should have been. It has performed well no matter what I have asked of it. In places where flash is forbidden it is amazing. Recently took pictures of the terra cotta warriors from Xian. Color and detail were spot on. If only Nikon could put an APS size sensor in this body.Exposures good. Very flexible in the field. Solid feel. A gem.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN

      By AVENTURA SQUIRE

      from Aventura,FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

        I bought this camera based on a recommendation from my nephew who is a professional photographer. I buy my cameras at B&H because this is where he buys his and I am happy with the choice. 2-things are especially important:
        The screen is maneuverable, and in case of need there is also a traditional viewing scope.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        WOW what a great camera

        By Jack

        from Murphy, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

            Now I don't have to carry my big cameras on every trip. This really fills a much needed need.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this camera again

            By Sasha

            from Ny

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

              Image quality is very good, a lot of shotting modes, good in evening and dark, long battery life
              Sometimes auto focus does not work correctly, but it is not a problem for me

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent for every day point and shoot

              By Carole

              from Bellingham, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

              This camera is great for an advanced amateur. I bought it just to have a camera with me at all times as the DSLR is too much to lug around on a daily basis. I just won a photo competition with a shot I took with this camera, so you know the quality of the image is excellent.

              As others have said, the instructions come in a pdf file which is expensive to print out. I recommend getting David Busch's book on the P7100. David has a way of explaining things in a very easy to understand manner. Invest in his book if you are getting this camera. It's well worth it :)

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Works nicely

              By Jim C

              from Manlius NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                I use this as my travel camera. It is a little larger than I like for that use, but I like its features. My main cameras are a Nikon D90 and a Nikon D300, so I look for sharpness, good color capture and a good mix of manual and automatic features. The P7100 has them. The only downside, other than size is that many of the controls are on knobs and dials. There are a number of them, and while this makes the features accessible, they can get in the way of my large hands. That has taken some getting used to. Overall, though, it is a great camera and serves my purpose well.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Pretty Awesome

                By Tiffany

                from Shady Side, Maryland

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                  I wanted a camera a little better than a standard point and shoot, but not quite SLR. This camera is exactly what I was looking for. It takes great pictures, and offers different options for controlling your shots. The only down side, is the instructions leave a lot to be desired. I am really happy with my purchase.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice improvement over the P71000

                  By Mick Klass

                  from Tacoma, WA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Poor Flash

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                  Use as a small carry around alternative to a DSLR. This is more responsive than the P7000, while still having an optical viewfinder that the P7700 lacks

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 5
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  It's a great camera

                  By Elizabeth

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                  the price was great, the lighting and the quality are very good

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great photos on the go

                  By Charles Walker

                  from Pitman, New Jersey

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                    The Nikon CoolPix P7100 is a great camera to have on hand when you don't want to be bogged down carrying your DSLR and the equipment that goes with it. The P7100 is very easy to use, most of the controls are right on top of the camera. And, with the controls on top it is very easy to do a manual overide of the settings if you wish. I was impressed with the quality of the photos. One thing that is useful with this model is that it has an optical viewfinder in addition to the screen on the back of the camera. It is possible with this camera to be driving in traffic, stop at a red-light, pick-up the camera, turn it on, focus, shoot several pictures, all before the light turns green and you have to put the camera down and drive again. Perhaps my only "con" is the fact the user manual is on a DVD and not in printed form that you can put in your back pocket.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Just Right For Highe End Point & Shoot

                    By CHix

                    from Wichita Falls, TX

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                      I purchased this camera as a backup to my Nikon D700. I was in the market for a high end point & shoot with a viewfinder and RAW capabilities. While this camera takes some getting to used to - the viewfinder is a bit akward - sometimes what you see is not what you get - it works well for my currentneeds.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Excellent compact camera

                      By reviewer

                      from Florida

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                        I'm used to large digital slr formats when traveling abroad. I was looking for a compact camera with professional quality and capabilities and after reading recommendations and reviews decided to buy this one. Not dissapointing, but needs close-up shooting improvement.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Got some great pictures with this camera

                        By Just John

                        from Monroe Twsp. NJ

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                        • No printed manual

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                        Bought this camera based on a B&H employee recomendation. Told him I was looking for a camera to take to Iceland to take pictures of the northern lights and general landscape shots. This was one of a few he recommended because of the time the shutter stays open. The camera did NOT come with a printed manual, only a cd. I was leaving for Iceland in a couple of days after receiving the camera and wanted the manual to be able to reference it's functions while on teh trip. I was not bringing a laptop so the cd version was useless. A quick email to Nikon told me they do not provide a written manual, even if I was willing to pay for it. I learned the hard way the "night landscape" scene selection does not work when it is very dark as it was in Iceland. I found by accident that the "low noise night mode" setting did allow me to capture the northern lights. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time. Overall, the camera took some great shots. Good battery life.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera

                        By old dog

                        from Fort Worth

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                            Camera was a gift to my wife.
                            GREAT:compact,light weight,good zoom range(28-200).
                            Optical viewfinder for outdoors. Easy set-up. Reasonable Price!
                            NOT GREAT: Leaf type lens cover. In all previous cameras (film and digital), after a short time it only partially opens, then opens progressivly less. This includes Canon and Nikon models. No lens cap, no screw-on filters, without an adapter cone,(no longer compact).

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                            5.0

                            Great camera

                            By Regina

                            from Salt Lake City, UT

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                              I lack training in photography, but I love taking pictures of all kinds. I asked a friend of mine, who is a semi-professional photographer, what kind of camera to buy since my old camera was dying, and immediately he suggested the Nikon P7100. I love the quality and type of pictures he takes and hoped he knew what he was talking about. So I bought it for my husband to give to me as a birthday present--a great way to get what you want! My friend definitely knew his cameras. I love the image quality of the photos, the depth of field, how good it is in low light, and the quality of the movie option. This camera has many, many features that I am still trying to learn about, but it also comes with a CD reference guide that is very informative and makes learning easy. It is very compact for what it offers and it is easy to hold with a place to rest your thumb out of the way of the controls. I am very excited about using this camera!

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 9
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Many great features

                              By Mark

                              from Huntington Beach CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Viewfinder

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                                Purchased to use on a trip to France next month. Think it will give me one camera that will serve all my needs. I like all the functions accessible rather than him in the cameras menu. Wanted a compact with viewfinder, which many don't have, making them hard to use in bright light outdoors. Like zoom capability on video.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 9
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great carry around camera

                                By BobG

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Short Lag Time

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                                  I have a Nikon D5000 and D300 and use them extensively. Sometime though, I want a smaller camera to carry around. I don't like cameras without view finders as the sun blocks the screens and makes it hard to take pictures.

                                  The P7100 is perfect. It takes very acceptable pictures and is easy to use.

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 9
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Very Versatile camera

                                  By Mack

                                  from Augusta. GA

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Good in Low Light
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Small / Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light

                                    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera:

                                    Used to photograph prototype and mockups of technical projects.

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 9
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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