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
The Coolpix P7100’s autofocus system is the same as that found in the P7000. It is a contrast-detection AF type, with a 99-point auto mode.
Single-point AF is limited to the centre of the frame. The system is reliable, particularly in good light where it snaps into focus rapidly. In low-contrast light there is a degree of hunting for the point of focus, but that is nothing unusual for a contrast-detection AF system in a camera at this level.