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Nikon Coolpix P5100, 12.1 Megapixel, 3.5x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # NICPP5100 Mfr # 25580
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The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is designed to satisfy the needs of photography enthusiasts, and professional photographers looking for a compact yet versatile digital camera. It provides an astounding 12.1 effective megapixels of resolution, and combined with Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image processor, the P5100 reproduces the finest details and subtlest tones with precision and clarity, even when taking advantage of sensitivity settings as high as ISO 3200. Furthermore, the precision 3.5x Zoom Nikkor lens is endowed with Nikon's proven optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization system that counteracts the effects of camera shake in lower light or when shooting unsteady subjects to help achieve sharper results.

The mode dial of the Coolpix P5100 allows users to quickly access four advanced exposure modes that offer both enthusiasts and more advanced photographers greater personal control over the camera. In addition the camera is programmed with a variety of automated and scene modes that provide for the simplest operation. It is easy to compose your shots on the 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD monitor that provides a wide 170-degree viewing angle for easier framing and more reassured shooting, and there is also an optical viewfinder to aid composition, particularly in brightly lit conditions.

The quality-crafted body of the Coolpix P5100 is made of a durable magnesium alloy, and features a quality finish, with a comfortable grip covered in grid-pattern rubber. The cameras capabilities can also be expanded with the availability of optional converter lenses that further extend the cameras wide-angle and telephoto reach, plus the built-in accessory shoe adds support for Nikon Speedlights and advanced i-TTL flash control.

12.1 Megapixels for Superb Image Quality
The 1/1.72-inch RGB CCD can capture an effective resolution of 12.1 megapixels providing images that capture the finest details of your subjet with the ability to crop creatively and produce beautiful enlargements.
3.5x Zoom-Nikkor Lens
the P5100 incorporates a powerful 3.5x Zoom- Nikkor lens that provides superb image sharpness, plus the camera provides a 4x digital zoom that extends compositional freedom, and macro shooting capability that can focus as close as 1.6" (4 cm).
Shooting Mode Dial for Greater Control
the P5100 provides four exposure modes that are easily accessed via the Mode dial to provide greater control over camera operation. The Programmed Auto [P] mode automatically selects the optimal shutter and aperture settings; Shutter-priority Auto [S] lets the user select shutter speed, while the camera sets the optimal aperture; Aperture-priority Auto [A] offers 10-step manual control over the aperture setting to let the user decide depth of field, while the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed; and the Manual [M] exposure mode provides full control over both the aperture and shutter speed settings.
Lens Shift VR Image Stabilization
Optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) is field proven technology that provides the ability to shoot at shutter speeds as much as three stops slower without blurring the image, as well as producing a smoother viewfinder image which aids composition. Nikon's VR system also yields sharper results when using the optional telephoto converter lens.
Enhanced Performance with EXPEED
The advanced EXPEED image processing system provides optimized performance and color reproduction, and Nikon's signature 'look and feel' of rich accurate colors, smooth skin gradations and exceptional detail
ISO 3200 Capability
Extended light sensitivity range up to ISO 3200 adds the power to shoot more effectively in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity. Furthermore, the EXPEED image processing engine provides clear results and effective noise reduction, even when shooting with high ISO settings.
Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
The Red-Eye Fix system automatically corrects for most instances of the red-eye effect that is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera.
Nikon D-Lighting
The Nikon D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically brightening the dark areas in the picture, while maintaining the brighter areas of the image.
Nikon Face-Priority AF
The Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits.
Distortion Control
The innovative distortion control feature corrects for barrel distortion when shooting in at wide angles, and even displays the corrected image on the LCD in real time.
Creative Digital Filters for Monochrome Photography
When shooting monochrome images, the P5100 provides a choice of 4 different digital filters for creative effects, (yellow, orange, red and green).
Continuous Flash Shooting
Continuous flash shooting helps capture the action by allowing a burst of consecutive flash shots without having to wait for the flash to recharge.
1:1 Format Image Capture
Shoot pictures with a more traditional framing and composition thanks to the 1:1 (square) format option.
Intuitive Menus
The improved menu interface makes it much easier and faster to locate and activate any of the cameras feature, plus the camera menus are available in a choice of 23 languages.
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The camera includes 52MB of built-in memory, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards.
Extensive System Expandability
Optional system components further expand the photographic possibilities of the COOLPIX P5100. Nikon's 0.67x wide-angle converter (WC-E67) and 3.0x tele-converter (TC-E3ED) lenses are available to extend the range of the attached 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor lens, while a built-in accessory shoe supports the use of Nikon's advanced i-TTL flash control for external flashes, including the Speedlight SB-400, SB-600 and SB-800.
PictBridge Compatibility
Simply connect the Coolpix P5100 to a PictBridge compatible printer with the included USB cable, engage the direct print feature, and print directly - without the need for a computer The direct print feature allows you to select all images or just the images you like best, and even make multiple copies to share with family and friends.
Camera Type Compact Advanced Digital Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/1.72" 12.43 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution 12.1 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
Color Modes Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait, Custom, Black-and-white
Image File Formats JPEG (High, Normal)
Recorded Resolution 4000 x 3000 (12M)
3984 x 2656 (3:2)
3968 x 2232 (16:9)
3264 x 2448 (8M)
2992 x 2992 (1:1)
2592 x 1944 (5M)
2048 x 1536 (3M)
1600 x 1200 (2M)
1280 x 960 (1M)
1024 x 768 (PC)
640 x 480 (TV)
Video Recording AVI Moton JPEG with sound
TV movie (640 x 480 @ 15 or 30 fps)
Small size (320 x 240 @ 30 fps)
Smaller size (160 x 120 @ 15 fps)
Sepia (size (320 x 240 @ 15fps)
Monochromatic (size (320 x 240 @ 15fps)
Time lapse movie (640 x 480 with 15 fps playback)
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording WAV audio (monaural)
Optics
Lens Type Zoom-Nikkor Lens (7 elements in 6 groups)
Optical Zoom 3.5x
Lens Focal Length 7.5mm - 26.3mm (35mm - 123mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 4x
Minimum Focus Distance 1.6" (4cm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.7-5.3
Optical Image Stabilization Yes (VR image stabilization)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 28mm with UR-E20 Adapter Ring
Focus Control
Focus Type TTL Contrast-detect AF (Face priority AF, Auto (9 spot), Center, Manual (99 area)) with AF assist lamp
Focus Modes Single AF, Continuous AF, Face-priority AF
Focus Range Normal: 11.8" (30cm) - infinity
Macro: 1.6" (4cm) - infinity
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO (64 - 800)
Selectable ISO (64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200)
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2000 second
Aperture Range f/2.7-5.3 (max.)
Exposure Metering TTL Matrix Metering (256-segment matrix, Spot, Center-weighted, Spot AF area)
Exposure Modes Auto, Program (auto), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Scene, High-sensitivity shooting, Anti-shake mode, Exposure compensation (±2EV in 1/3EV steps), Exposure bracketing
White Balance Modes Auto, Preset, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
Scene Modes Face-priority AF, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Anytime Flash, Flash Cancel, Slow Sync)
Effective Flash Range 1.0' (0.3m) - 26' (8.0m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
External Flash Control i-TTL Flash Control
Performance
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability Continuous up to 0.8 fps
Self Timer 10 seconds or 3 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory 52MB
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type EN-EL5 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter EH-62A AC Adapter (optional)
Input/Output
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control No
Video Output NTSC & PAL
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista (32bit)
Macintosh OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
Display
Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Display 2.5" TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels) with wide viewing angle and anti-reflection coating
Language Options English, Spanish, French, Czech, Danish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, and More
Playback Options 1 frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 up), Slide show, Zoom playback, Shooting information display, BSS (Best Shot Selector), D-Lighting, In-camera Red-Eye Fix, In-camera barrel-distortion fix, Histogram display, Delete Function (Delete all frames, delete selected frames, protect function available, card format), Image adjustment (Image sharpening, Saturation control, In-camera crop)
Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6" (98 x 65 x 41mm)
Weight 7.1 oz (200g) without battery
Nikon Coolpix P5100, 12.1 Megapixel, 3.5x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)
  • EN-EL5 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • MH-61 Battery Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
  • AN-CP16 Camera Strap
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Memory Cards

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    Nikon -  EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7v 1100mAh)
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    Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

    Nikon -  TC-E3ED 3x Telephoto Converter Lens
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    Nikon -  SC-28 TTL Coiled Remote Cord (9')
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    Nikon -  UR-E20 Converter Adapter
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