Summary: I have this camera nearly a month. I used it during my vacation trip and took hundreds of pictures. I like that the camera has a powerful zoom and pictures are nice and sharp. However, the camera sometimes freezes for no reason. Usually the problem occurs during the zooming process or powering up the system. I had to re-insert the power battery once in order to have the system goes normal. I hope if Nikon can fix the problem by a new firmware.
Summary: When I spend this much money for a camera it should excite me - it doesn't. I was enticed to buy this camera by the 26X zoom. I am returning it and will stay with my Panasonic FZ35 - 12mp/18X zoom. I took both cameras out to do a comparision, the panasonic pics were as good or better than the nikon - clearer, brighter, sharper.There also were some smaller things I didn't like: 1) the battery has to be charged in the camera, that means you can't use the camera with a...
Summary: We just bought a P100 and put it through its paces at Joshua Tree. As owners of a D70s, my wife and I were looking for something lighter and more versatile to reduce fighting over the D70s. The P100 neatly fits that bill, with caveats. Most of the nice features have already been covered so I'll be negative! First, ours locked up once on the three day trip. On/off was non-responsive, even after holding it down 10 seconds, so we hard reset by removing the battery.
Nikon Coolpix P100 vs. Canon SX20is......Nikon falls short, Canon for the win!
19 December 2010
Summary: Let me first start off by saying I am not a professional photog. However I am not a novice either. After 4 months of regular usage of my Canon SX20is, I noticed a small white dead pixel in my HD video recordings and having a 3 year extended warranty repair plan, the camera has gone back for repairs (an extended warranty is definitely a good idea when dealing with electronic items with moving parts).
Summary: Takes pretty good photos lots of settings to use. But was disappointed in build quality lens housing is a poor fit lot of play in it(even rattles when you shake camera)if you read reviews its the nature of this camera-plus some of the other brands these days of super zooms!!(my old Sony H50 lens is still tight to this day) Plus it needs more buttons for settings on outside-must go into menu for some, unhandy I think.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P100 is capable of doing some extraordinary things. It's chock-full of shooting options centered on a high-speed CMOS sensor married with a 26x megazoom lens. Things like high-speed photo and video shooting, fun modes and settings for near endless experimentation, and 1080p HD-quality movie recording are all here. The P100 is also well-designed with easily managed controls once you spend some quality time with the extensive manual (it's paper, too).
Summary: This camera has a whole lot going for it, but image quality is not one of them. If you are thinking of getting this as a substitute or bridge to your DSLR, you will be disappointed. I guess the best way to describe picture quality is...the pictures just aren't sharp, it takes several tries to get an image that is acceptable. However, if you don't know what DSLR quality is, this is a good upgrade from a regular point and shoot..
Excerpt: I love all the features and the ergonomics of this camera. However, I expected it to be an upgrade from my CanonA720, or at least as good...with the bonus of a large zoom. The quality of images is very poor and doesn't compare at all! The colors are soft and pale rather than sharp and crisp in the auto modes. And in the manual and priority modes they are dull and washed out. Very disappointed in what seemed like a 'wow' camera!
Excerpt: I bought this camera because it was much lighter and cheaper to carry to places where taking an slr would be somewhat intimidating. I like the video, the swivel lcd and the construction, but I dont like the difficulty in changing settings like ISO and others, and the fact that you cannot charge the battery separate from the camera.
Summary: I own and use a Nikon D90, and was looking for a bridge camera, and thought I would pick this Nikon (P100). The second time I used the camera, just to zoom in to a rabbit that visited my backyard, the lens got stuck! Pressing any buttons didn't help, not even switching the camera off, because there was absolutely NOTHING that could get the lens back to normal and turning the camera off! Removing the battery and reinserting it back did solve it, however.