Excerpt: There are numerous names of manufacturers in the world of digital camera photography. Each one trying to get her share in the market that is quite vast. The effective features made in your device would determine the acceptance by the numerous procurers out there. The Nikon Company is one of the big names that equipped their device with a lot of functionality and performance. The introduction of the P5100 in the Cool-pix as made this possible.
Summary: We live in a retirement community and my wife takes 6,000 (yes 6,000) pictures annually. Our camera is more than 3 years old now so we are talking about 20,000 pictures or so. As you can imagine I spend a good bit of time on the computer printing these out; but my wife is known as the "Picture Lady" and is much loved in the community. when the P5100 finally gives up we will definitely replace it with another Nikon.
Summary: This is a great little camera even thogh it is now out of production and probably replaced by equally competant (if not superior) models. Called an advanced point & shoot, it has many user adjustable features allowing more experimentation and more precise control of modes and parameters: largely things beyond my technical level but wonderful to have available. It's compact and durable with a handsome titanium body.
Summary: A former flagship product holds its own. A really excellent pocket camera. Lots of DSLR similar features packed in a small frame. Now that it is two model revisions behind the current model, also quite affordable. A poster child for the eBay experience.
Summary: I decided to buy this camera because I absoutely love takin pictures. Currently I have a Nikon CoolPix s52c and although I am pleased with the camera, I wanted to get more "high-tech" if you will. It takes crystal clear photos and so far I love it!!
"Optical view finder and high quality pix are great"
21 January 2011
Pros: As a long time SLR user I simply could not adjust to a P & S cameras with led screen viewing. The optical view finder really set this camera apart. The ergonomics are also great. It takes some discipline to master the camera but it is worth it.
Cons: The 12 MP is overkill. Shutter lag is a nuisance when shooting already difficult subjects like children, animals and crowd actions. My biggest criticism is distortion in shooting art. I have to re "square" the shots using 3rd party software.
Summary: Having lost my P5000, I knew the P5100 would be even a little better. Although used, it was very thoughtfully packed, with all accessories still wrapped as tho new. I've taken a few photos and it seems to have the same "action" as my old camera. I was going for the same feeling. I did have the option of buying a Nikon point and shoot with much better optical zoom - maybe that'll be my next camera. Or was tempted by Canon's G11 - tho it's a bit bigger.
Summary: This is a great camera for those wanting to take professional photos with the easy "point and shoot" stye. The Images come out clear and crisp with no pixelation to blur photos. The Camera is also highly functional while moving when shooting so you dont need to hold still for 30 seconds to take a great shot. This has been one of my favorit cameras to work with over the past 2 years. Its quality is highy professional yet easy to use in its small form.