Nikon’s Coolpix P7100 aims to build on the progress made by its predecessor, the P7000. We find out whether this new model truly stakes its claim as the ultimate compact camera

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Nikon Coolpix P7100


Nikon Coolpix P7100 review


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In an age of slimming down, I appreciate a camera such as the Nikon Coolpix P7100, which offers something of substance to hold on to with numerous controls that are directly to hand.

Those who have used the P7000 will appreciate the enhanced handling and speed of the P7100, and the good image quality over the entire focal range. File write times have been cut in half, making the P7100 a worthy successor.

The Canon PowerShot G12 had better watch out.


Exposure Comp:±3EV in 1/3EV steps
Compression:3-stage JPEG
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Metering System:256-segment matrix, centreweighted, spot and spot AF
DoF Preview:Yes (half-press shutter release)
Focusing Modes:Manual, single-shot, tracking, face detection
ISO:100-3200 + Hi (6400)
Colour Space:sRGB
Drive Mode:Continuous mode available at 0.7fps
Shutter Speeds:60-1/4000sec
AF array:Multi-point AF, centre spot, selectable point
File Format:Raw (NRW+) + JPEG simultaneously, JPEG
Lens:Nikkor 6-42.6mm (equivalent to 28-200mm on 35mm format)
Power:Rechargeable EN-EL14 Li-Ion battery
Weight:310g (without battery or card)
Exposure Modes:Program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manualplus 18 scene modes
Max Flash Sync:1/4000sec
Sensor:CCD with 10.1 million effective pixels
White Balance Bracket:Yes
LCD:3in, TFT LCD monitor, 921,600 dots
Output Size:3648x2736 pixels
Viewfinder Type:Optical device
Memory Card:SD, SDHC and SDXC plus 79MB internal memory
Built-in Flash:Yes
White Balance:Auto, 8 presets, plus 3 custom
AF Assistance:Yes, built-in lamp
Video:720p HD: 1280x720 pixels (24fps), VGA: 640x480 pixels (30fps)
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. LCD, viewfinder and video
  5. 5. White balance and colour
  6. 6. Dynamic Range
  7. 7. Autofocus
  8. 8. Metering
  9. 9. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  10. 10. Verdict
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