Pros: Awesome HD Video. Great zoom! Awesome continuous mode for capturing movement. (I love that feature because my sisters and I love to get pics while jumping, so, this feature captures every second of it, therefore we choose the one that came out best)
Cons: When you zoom too much, the camera would lose sight of the object or might not get a good focus and be blurry. Not a great picture quality. If you try to get images of lights or fireworks, this is NOT the camera you are looking for.
Summary: Don't go without an extra battery; it takes a while to recharge; they should have used AA batteries instead of the expensive one they put in ($40 at BestBuy); should have some internal memory beyond the SD card.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color
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: 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.
Pros: User friendly. For the beginner-mid range person who just wants pictures-not photographs it is a good camera. Programed override is great. Nice sz zoom for everyday shooting. Flash is good, doesn't blow out subject. Nice in-between size to carry.
Cons: Takes good photographs if you aren't zoomed in, however with the zoom you get alot of noise, even at low 160 ISO settings. and if you want to enlarge or print a photograph it is going to show up. FYI: Noise is the same thing as grain.
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..
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).
Excerpt: do not buy this item,I bought this camera thinking nikon would make a good camera ,turned out to be a bad camera.MY pocket camera does a better job Very slow shutter ,if you are trying to take a action good luck ,your better off with another camera