Amazing image quality in an all metal Nikon camera for pocket change.
30 May 2011
Summary: Image quality is the key to any camera & the Nikon P3 was blessed with it. Eight megapixels on a larger 1/1.8" sensor combined with the excellent Nikkor lens & great Nikon color add up to a compact camera that you can get amazingly large detailed prints from. For the price the Nikon P3 & P4 sells for now it is a no brainer for the photographer on a budget that wants maximum image quality in a compact package, not to mention it it's all metal construction & wifi...
Summary: I have owned this camera for a little over two years and have taken almost 3,000 pictures with it. Everything has been excellent and this camera is built like a rock. It has taken a few drops right on the lens and been fine. This past weekend I accidentally left it on the bumper of my truck and it fell off while driving about 20mph and the car behind me ran straight over it with their tire.
Summary: Not being a digital camera kind of person, this is easy to use, and takes very good photos. However, I don't like not having a viewfinder. Using only the screen drains batteries quickly. Constantly turning it off to preserve battery life results in not having it ready when needed. Using this camera in the sun is difficult if you are wearing polarized sunglasses.
Summary: I've owned my P3 for over a year, and it's going strong. I have several cameras in my bag, including a pricey DSLR, but this is the one I really count on when I'm in a hurry and don't need to mess with a lot of settings. The Wi-fi capability is a little gimmicky. Download time is very slow--and only a little faster with the supplied USB connect. A 2.0 card reader solves that little snag.
Summary: Where I am happy with the camera itself....The actual cost, once I received the final total, I am not happy with. The purchase cost was $257., after shipping, exchange rate, AND customs fees(which were not disclosed at the time of purchase, and delayed the shipping) the actual total was $359.48. I could have purchased the camera locally for $325. What was the point of buying from Amazon??????