Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P100 is a compact bridge that shares with SLRs with manual controls focus ring, the rotatable display and the handle. Remarkable optical zoom, a bit ‘less the resolution of the sensor is lower than the average compact available.
Cons: Resolution is not high; Memory; RAWZOOM OPTICAL No format support; Electronic Viewfinder, Full HD Movie; Bridge; Display large, high-definition, adjustable, 5 anti-shake functions; backlit sensor; PASM; Input miniHDMI.
Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P100 replaces the popular P90 super-zoom, extending the zoom reach from 24 to 26x and increasing the resolution of its 3 inch screen to 460k pixels. But by far the biggest change is the image sensor.
Pros: 26x optical zoom., Fast continuous and burst shooting., Dedicated movie record button., Excellent high ISO noise performance
Cons: No shortcut menu., No Vibration Reduction for movies., Very modest 10cm macro., Poor battery life.
Summary: For anyone seeking to buy a superzoom, the P100 is likely to make it onto your shortlist. With a strong features list it’s an appealing option, but the overall weak picture quality and variety of performance issues are certainly a let down.
Pros: 26x zoom is significant, 1080p movie, ease of use when shooting, vari-angle screen
Cons: build quality, slow start up time, poor image quality, poor LCD screen viewing angle
Summary: Barely a year after introducing the Coolpix P90 superzoom, Nikon is back with another “performance series” big-lens model, the Coolpix P100 . Where the P90 (which remains on Nikon’s website as of this writing) featured a 24x optical zoom spanning the 26-624mm focal range (35mm film equivalent), the...
Pros: Excellent AF speeds, Nice image quality, Good high ISO performance
Cons: Delay going to video, In-camera battery charge
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P100 is up against plenty of stiff competition. I like the features it has, especially the fast burst mode, but I felt picture quality suffered a bit by comparison to other cameras in this category.
Pros: Features - Burst Speed - Low Shutter Delay - Movie Mode
Cons: Wide angle shows barrel distortion when close in - colours
Excerpt: The Nikon P100 has much in common with the Fujifilm HS10. Both cameras have a 10-megapixel back-illuminated sensor, record 1080p HD video and lower-resolution slow-motion clips, and both come with a 3in articulated screen. The P100 costs considerably less than the HS10, though.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P100 is a feature-packed superzoom camera that is aimed at the enthusiast photographer who either does not want to buy into an SLR system or wants a lighter, more portable alternative to his or her main workhorse.