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Nikon CoolPix P7100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and image quality. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the low light performance. Some have doubts about the exposure and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon CoolPix P7100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon Coolpix P7100 Review


When one thinks of owning a professional camera, most likely the first things that will come to their mind are DSLR cameras. While this may be right to a very large extent, cameras, which are available in the compact form factor that can also offer...

The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is available in India at a street price of Rs. 20,000. This camera is a delight to use for amateurs, professionals, as well as enthusiast level photographers. The ability to tinker around with all the settings allows one to...

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Nikon CoolPix P7100 Review


The prosumer camera is a niche if you ever saw one. It's all about the in-between, riding those lines that separate simple, compact point and shoots from big-sensor DSLRs. It's hard to get this segment just right because you have two target customers:...

Impressive image quality -- you can push ISO and hues are natural ; Advanced customization options ; Nice hardware and UI setup

Only 720p video capture ; Burst mode is disappointing; frame to frame refresh also laggy

Those who prioritize image quality, customization and fine shooting controls will find exactly what they’re looking for.

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Nikon Coolpix P7100


When Nikon released the CoolPix P7000 in 2010, several commentators, including ourselves, remarked on its uncanny resemblance to the Canon Powershot G-series. Clearly intended to compete with Canon's G-series in the high-end compact camera market, the...

Versatile and sharp 28-200mm equivalent lens ; Very good image quality, especially at low ISO settings ; New front control dial adds a useful manual control point and makes operation more ergonomic ; Articulated screen is invaluable for shooting from...

Exposure compensation dial is quite easy to move inadvertently ; Limited manual control in movie mode ; Fn 2 button is not as useful as it could be (can only be set to activate up to 4 options) ; Video recording is limited to 720p ; Optical viewfinder...

Nikon's engineers have done a lot to address the issues that hindered the P7000 like slow operational speed and quirky handling. The P7100's excellent image quality combined with good ergonomics and build quality make this camera a good choice for...


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Nikon Coolpix P7100 Review: Superb Images, Intricate Controls


The 10-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P7000 caused quite a stir when it was released last year, thanks to its extended feature set and great image quality. So it's no surprise that anticipation was high for its successor, the Coolpix P7100 ($500 as of...

Excellent image quality and deep imaging controls ; Superb low-light video ; Full manual controls and RAW shooting ; Tilting high-resolution LCD and optical viewfinder ; Long optical zoom range for its class

Complex controls and features can be intimidating ; Maximum video resolution of 720p ; Slow shot-to-shot times

Nikon’s Coolpix P7100 is as complex as it is powerful, with excellent image quality and a feature set to please even the fussiest photographer. Just make sure you’re up for the challenge.

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Nikon Coolpix P7100Digital Camera Review


The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is the camera giant's latest high-end compact, equipped with a viewfinder, oversized sensor, and RAW-format capabilities. It's an update to last year's P7000 model, and most of the “new” features herein are really just...

The Nikon P7100 is on a mission to be everything that photo enthusiasts have come to expect from a high-end compact: A bigger sensor than most compacts, an optical viewfinder, heaps of dials and direct-access controls, and the option to shoot in RAW...

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Nikon Coolpix P7100 Hands On Preview


Nikon is launching six all new Coolpix series cameras this September, and Steve's got a chance to get an early, hands on sneak peak of each one. First up, we have the Coolpix P7100, which is a follow up to last year's P7000. Holding a P7100 is a fun...

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Nikon Coolpix P7100


There are upgrades and there are updates, and the Nikon P7100 seems more like a much-needed update to a camera that was great, but not quite up to its full potential. The P7100 delivers greater speed where it's needed, and the optical and image quality...

Faster overall; Very good image quality; Generous 7.1x zoom range; Good controls; Tilting VGA LCD; RAW support

Video limited to 720p24; Other cameras are still faster in some areas; LCD tilts only up or down, not side-to-side; Sub-command dial turns too easily

It was with some trepidation that I approached this review of the Nikon P7100. While there was much to like in the previous model including its good image quality and excellent built-in zoom lens, it was a slow and frustrating camera to use. When you...

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Nikon COOLPIX P7100


The Nikon P7100 finds itself in a bit of an odd position. The Canon G12 is its closest competitor, and has a shorter zoom range, but bests the P7100 with better image quality. Other high-end compacts, like Panasonic's LX5 or Olympus's XZ-1, trade that...

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Nikon Coolpix P7100 Review: Take Two


When Nikon released the CoolPix P7000 last year, there was much discussion about its eerie resemblance to the Canon G12. The Canon Powershot G12 has been the top dog in the high-end point-and-shoot market since the introduction of the original G1 in...

Excellent images ; Nice ergonomics ; Vast performance improvements

Expensive ; Just 720p HD video ; Bulky for a compact

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Nikon Coolpix P7100


A great enthusiast compact all-around, best for patient shooters.

Sharp, clean image quality; Excellent hands-on interface

Bulkier and slower than rivals

The Nikon P7100 is on a mission to be everything that photo enthusiasts have come to expect from a high-end compact: A bigger sensor than most compacts, an optical viewfinder, heaps of dials and direct-access controls, and the option to shoot in RAW...

Product Specifications

The P7100 was developed to be the ultimate photographic tool and is the top model in the COOLPIX series, offering even better image quality and portability than its predecessor, the COOLPIX P7000 , as well as additional features that make photographic imaging more fun. It is a high-end compact digital camera that lives up to the COOLPIX flagship label with advanced functions and a refined design that will satisfy even users of digital-SLR cameras.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WITH EYE-FI

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/1.7''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL14
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL14


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes