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Nikon Coolpix P5100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 492 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P5100. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Views about the zoom and battery are different. Many are critical about the contrast and focus.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

shutter, focus, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix P5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P5100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but there are mixed reviews on the flash and screen. There are some negative views about the lens and battery.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, image quality

low-light, battery, lens

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix P5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P5100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. The contrast and battery get critical opinions.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, price

shutter, focus, battery, contrast

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 review

 

Released not long after its sibling, the P5000 , the Nikon Coolpix P5100 quickly claimed its role as the new leader of the Coolpix pack. The two cameras bear a close familial resemblance both on the surface and under the hood--most notably the solid,...

The Nikon Coolpix P5100 fits manual exposure controls and optical image stabilization into a compact but sturdy body and produces very good photographs.

Slow; strong barrel distortion at wide angle. Be prepared to use the small optical viewfinder instead of its LCD outdoors when the sun is shining.

Despite its image-quality strengths, sluggish performance tarnishes the appeal of the otherwise well-equipped, compact Nikon Coolpix P5100.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Butler , Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Review

 

Announced just six months after the launch of the P5000, the Nikon P5100 is a gentle re-working of the existing model with a slightly larger, more pixel-dense sensor and hardware-based face-detection. Beyond that, the changes are predominantly cosmetic...

Very compact and pocketable Excellent handling for a small camera Solid build and excellent fit / finish Good resolution and decent edge-to-edge consistency Realistic natural color, subtle processing, excellent tonality for a compact Extensive system...

User interface somewhere between 'quirky' and 'frustrating' Very slow focus and rather sluggish performance overall Frustrating manual control mode Poor performance above ISO 200, ISO 3200 pointless Unimpressive burst mode Default settings produce...

Like the P5000 before it, with the P5100 Nikon has taken a different approach to creating 'photographers' compact' camera to that taken by Canon with its G9. The Nikon more closely resembles the form and cost of other compacts, so won't be too daunting...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100

 

Preview of the Nikon Coolpix P5100.

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Sep, 2007

Recommended!

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix P5100 compact digital camera is the successor to the P5000, which is a mere 6 months old. The new P5100 improves on the older model by offering a 12.1 megapixel , 1/1.72-inch...

So, as we asked at the beginning, is the Nikon Coolpix P5100 the ultimate enthusiast's compact, or an over engineered point and shoot hiding under a cloak of apparent sophistication? The answer to the first ...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Nikon Coolpix P5100 couples a sensor resolution of 12 megapixels to a Nikkor-branded 3.5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization. The Nikon 5100 offers up a 2.5 inches LCD display with a higher-than-average 230,000 pixel resolution, as...

Compact, attractive, sturdy magnesium body design ; Well laid-out buttons, well-designed menu system ; Excellent, natural color with good contrast ; Faster autofocus than predecessor ; iTTL flash hot shoe ; Adapter ring for Nikon Coolpix converter...

No live histogram ; No RAW file format ; Some consumers may find the P5100's natural color less appealing than the more typical over-saturated color of most digicams ; Slow shot-to-shot and continuous mode performance ; Face Priority autofocus can be...

For the enthusiast, the Nikon P5100 offers full program, shutter, aperture, and manual exposure modes as well as 15 scene modes appreciated by less experienced photographers. Hi-ISO and movie modes are also provided. Adding to the Nikon P5100's...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

12.1 megapixel Nikon with optical image stabilization

 

The Nikon Coolpix P5100 offers 12-megapixel resolution and extensive manual control in a high quality camera that is amazingly small and handy. It has a 3.4X optical zoom Nikkor lens, can shoot VGA movies with sound and at a full 30 frames per second...

12 megapixel resolution, Full manual operation in addition to 16 scene modes, Optical lens-shift image stabilization, Very small and handy for this much power, Face recognition mode, Voice recording, Full speed VGA movies with sound, Optical viewfinder

No optical zoom during movies

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Lent (popphoto.com)

Camera Review: Nikon Coolpix P5100

 

If Charles Dickens were alive today and writing for PopPhoto.com, he might preface his review of the Nikon Coolpix P5100 ($310, street) thusly: "It was the best of cameras, it was the worst of cameras." To its credit, Nikon has added to this flagship...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Laurence Chen (photographyreview.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Review

 

Nikon's latest flagship compact digital camera, the Coolpix P5100, reminds me of Marlon Brando's classic line from the movie, On the Waterfront: "I could've been a contender!" The P5100 teases photographers with almost everything you could ask for in a...

Ergonomic design and controls, Pocketable size and weight, Bright, high resolution LCD screen, Strong image quality, Usable high ISO capability, Realistic color rendition, Optical viewfinder, Flash hot shoe, Spot metering

Auto focus needs bright light, No RAW format, Card write speed is average, Slow shot-to-shot speed, No continuous shooting in scene modes, Battery life is average-to-short

An evaluation of the Nikon P5100 quickly boils down to one's expectations and photographic needs. In certain conditions, the Nikon P5100 offers an attractive set of features and delivers strong performance that largely doesn't disappoint. But when the...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is a rather disappointing camera. Although it has an extensive feature set and handles well, its overall performance nothing short of pathetic. Noise is present at all ISO settings, with ISO 200 being the highest relatively...

Great lens sharpness, consistent up to corners, Low optical distortion, Accurate image colors, Solid flash performance, Effective stabilization, Good build and handling

Poor coverage of LCD preview (94%), High image noise above ISO 200, Useless ISO 1600, Quite slow at everything, Poor LCD visibility, Odd user interface

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Howard Creech (digitalcamerareview.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is an update of the popular P5000 and the new flagship of Nikon's compact camera line.

User friendly ; Compact and lightweight ; 2.5" LCD screen ; Nice ergonomics

Slow ; Tendency to clip highlights ; Poor low-light performance

The pocket sized P5100 is meant to be a P&S camera for serious photographers

Dec, 2007

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The Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera offers wonderful opportunities for the photographer stepping up their...
$159.00 TO SHOP
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The Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera offers wonderful opportunities for the photographer stepping up their...
$159.00 TO SHOP
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The Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera offers wonderful opportunities for the photographer stepping up their...
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