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Nikon Coolpix P7100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 532 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P7100. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and image quality. The portability and usability also get good views, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, screen

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix P7100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P7100 from 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 Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The performance and usability are also appreciated.

portability, usability, performance, size, image quality

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Compact Digital Camera (10.1MP, 7.1x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDNikon COOLPIX P7100 Compact Digital Camera (10.1MP, 7.1x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix P7100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P7100 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the price and portability. The design and usability also get good feedback.

usability, design, portability, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Coolpix P7100 Digital Camera (Black)Nikon Coolpix P7100 Digital Camera (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Kelcey Smith with additional content by Barnaby Br (

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...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

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.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Nikon Coolpix P7100


The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is big on image quality and manual controls, not to mention size and heft. The camera will appeal to you if you are an enthusiast who doesn't always want to lug a D-SLR around, but is a tough sell if you're looking for a...

Lots of physical controls. Tilting LCD. Optical viewfinder. Raw shooting support. Hot shoe.

Bulky. Expensive. HD video limited to 720p24. Some performance and control quirks.

Performance and Conclusions The P7100 performed well in our Lab tests. It was able to start up and grab a shot in about 1.6 seconds, there was a 0.9-second wait time between shots, and the camera recorded a mere 0.1 second on shutter lag tests. It...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Nikon Coolpix P7100 Test


Nikon Coolpix P7100 Test : Im August letzten Jahres hat Nikon ein neue, hochentwickelte digitale Kompaktkamera als Ergänzung seiner P-Serie (Performance Serie) eingeführt. Die Nikon Coolpix P7100 ist eine Megazoom-Kamera für ernsthafte Fotografen, sie...

Jan, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Nikon Coolpix P7100 Review


The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is a the new flagship model in Nikon's extensive range of Coolpix compact digital cameras. The Coolpix P7100 is the successor to the one-year-old P7000, the main additions being a rotary multi selector, second function button,...

The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is a more refined and crucially faster version of the model that it replaces, with an even better handling experience, quicker startup and autofocus times, and much more responsive RAW mode than before. Put the P7100...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (

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...

Expert review by : By Thom (

Coolpix P7100 Review


Nikon's second try at creating a Canon G12. What is it? The P7100 is the one-year update to the Coolpix P7000 model (which in turn was a substantive update to the P6000). To refresh people's minds, I conditionally recommended the P7000 when I reviewed...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Alvin Soon (

Nikon Coolpix P7100 - Big Image Quality


Made for the enthusiast photographer, the 10-megapixel P7100 features a large 1/1.7-inch CCD image sensor along with a 7.1x optical zoom lens. Read on to find out how it fared in our tests.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (

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...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, WAV
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):350
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:AC


Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Movie, Single image
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CE /FCC/LVD
Scene modes:10.2 x 8.27 x 8.66
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent


Color of product:Black
Product color:Black


Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:100


Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization


Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:99
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Macro focusing range (tele):0.05 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.236 - 1.68
Lens structure:11/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9
Maximum aperture number:5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):7.87
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Optical Zoom:7.1

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 3200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:94
Memory slots:1

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 25
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 25

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Date imprinting: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/1.7
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1024 x 768,1280 x 960,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,2736 x 2736,3264 x 2448,3584 x 2016,3648 x 2432
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total megapixels:10.39

Ports & interfaces

USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:320×240@30fps, 640x480@30fps, 1280×720@24fps
Video compression format:MOV
Video formats supported:MOV
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,960 x 540


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):13.9