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Nikon COOLPIX P5100
5.2 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX P5100

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12.1 megapixel Nikon with optical image stabilization

30 November 2011
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P5100 offers 12-megapixel resolution and extensive manual control in a high quality camera that is amazingly small and handy. It has a 3.4X optical zoom Nikkor lens, can shoot VGA movies with sound and at a full 30 frames per second speed, record voice and voice memos, and there...
  • Pros: 12 megapixel resolution, Full manual operation in addition to 16 scene modes, Optical lens-shift image stabilization, Very small and handy for this much power, Face recognition mode, Voice recording, Full speed VGA movies with sound, Optical viewfinder
  • Cons: No optical zoom during movies
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Overall 8

Nikon Coolpix P5100

21 December 2008
  • Summary: So is the P5100 an adequate fall-back - if not quite repacement - for a digital SLR? Well, it's at least half the size of an already small D40x, and has lost half the features. But that still means that it offers more than most compacts in its price range.
  • Pros: Rugged magnesium alloy body gives the impression that this is a DSLR that has been shrunk - crisp packet style - in an oven, DSLR-like command dial, quick start up and generally responsive in operation - even when shooting at maximum 12.1 effective megapixels, crisp, richly detailed, naturally co...
  • Cons: Images display noise if you creep above ISO400, though 'VR' is a help to avoid camera shake it's not 100% reliable (but then what is?), 4cm macro mode is 'so so', lens noisy in operation (buzzes like a gnat)
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Nikon Coolpix P5100

PC Magazine
20 December 2008

Camera Review: Nikon Coolpix P5100

Pop Photo
7 December 2008
  • Excerpt: If Charles Dickens were alive today and writing for PopPhoto.com, he might preface his review of the Nikon Coolpix P5100 ($310, street) thusly: "It was the best of cameras, it was the worst of cameras.
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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Features 8
Performance 6
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 7
Build quality 9

Expert Review

DP Review
17 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Like the P5000 before it, with the P5100 Nikon has taken a different approach to creating 'photographers' compact' camera to that taken by Canon with its G9. The Nikon more closely resembles the form and cost of other compacts, so won't be too daunting to users wanting to get more involved in the...
  • Pros: Very compact and pocketable, Excellent handling for a small camera, Solid build and excellent fit / finish, Good resolution and decent edge-to-edge consistency, Realistic natural color, subtle processing, excellent tonality for a compact, Extensive system support - optional add-on lenses and flas...
  • Cons: User interface somewhere between 'quirky' and 'frustrating', Very slow focus and rather sluggish performance overall, Frustrating manual control mode, Poor performance above ISO 200, ISO 3200 pointless, Unimpressive burst mode, Default settings produce images lacking 'punch' (of course you may se...
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Digital Camera Review
17 December 2007
  • Summary: For the second half of the twentieth century Nikon was the camera of choice for photojournalists, documentary shooters, and serious amateur photographers. When the digital imaging revolution began, Nikon’s arch-rival Canon embraced the changes in the world of photography while Nikon drug it’s...
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Nikon Coolpix P5100 12.1Mp digital camera

12 December 2007
  • Summary: Best viewed as a more portable, full-featured alternative to the likes of Nikon's excellent D40 DSLR, not only is the Nikon Coolpix P5100 small, it also boasts a light but strong magnesium alloy body.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Review

What Digital Camera
4 December 2007
  • Summary: If Raw capture or the extended focal length isn’t an issue for you, then the P5100 would certainly serve as a more-than-capable compact – even more so if you’re nimble-fingered.
  • Pros: Distortion control feature, menu system.
  • Cons: Noise after ISO: 400, shallow grip.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

3 December 2007
  • Summary: Read an expert, independent digital camera review of the Nikon Coolpix P5100 digital camera.
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Nikon P5100 Coolpix 12.1MP Digital Camera

Personal Electronics buzz
23 November 2007
  • Excerpt: I choose to purchase the Nikon P5100 Coolpix, because it’s built really solid, the controls are exceptionally easy to use, and the image quality is superb. I've had this camera for about 3 months now, and I'm amazed at all the features and flexibility squeezed into this small camera.
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