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. Other important features are the viewfinder, Full HD movies, HDMI, functions for portraits, dual charging options and functions for the five anti-blur.
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. In a bold move, Nikon has replaced the P90's 12 Megapixel CCD sensor with a 10 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS 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. Many competitors' superzoom cameras struggle to provide anything superior however, and the Nikon's significant zoom lens here is a clear selling point.
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
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. What you don’t get here are the HS10’s tactile controls. There’s a command dial for making quick adjustments to settings, but most options are accessed by browsing the menu pages.
Excerpt: Le Nikon P100 fait partie de ces appareils numériques compacts à zoom de forte amplitude avec une optique (qui sera couplée à une stabilisation) équivalant à 26-679 mm (f2,8-f5). C'est le genre d'appareil qui s'adresse à ceux qui veulent du tout en un et du polyvalent, avec un encombrement limité voire reduit.
Pros: Amplitude du zoom, Capteur
Cons: La concurrence ?, Pas de raw, viseur un peu décevant