Summary: The new Nikon COOLPIX P7100 is a great camera Bridge with excellent technical features all controlled and interfaced by an excellent graphics processor, the new and efficient EXPEED C2 image quality and best movie recording, as well as high performance with exceptional sensitivity noise limited even...
Pros: 7.1x optical zoom, RAW format, High-resolution display adjustable, CCD sensor 1/1, 7 inches, Functionality advanced HD video (720p), EXPEED C2 image processor.
Summary: Nikon's engineers have done a lot to address the issues that hindered the P7000 like slow operational speed and quirky handling. The P7100's excellent image quality combined with good ergonomics and build quality make this camera a good choice for anyone looking for a compact camera with a DSLR-like...
Pros: Versatile and sharp 28-200mm equivalent lens, Very good image quality, especially at low ISO settings, New front control dial adds a useful manual control point and makes operation more ergonomic, Articulated screen is invaluable for shooting from troublesome vantage points, Optical viewfinder ca...
Cons: Exposure compensation dial is quite easy to move inadvertently, Limited manual control in movie mode, Fn 2 button is not as useful as it could be (can only be set to activate up to 4 options), Video recording is limited to 720p, Optical viewfinder coverage is relatively low at approximately 80%
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is an impressive camera with an unmatched feature set. Already its stabilized 7X wide-angle optical zoom lens is unique among premium compacts, making it the only one in its class with telephoto reach.
Pros: Excellent control over image noise, Above average metering accuracy, Great lens sharpness, Good image colors possible, Good white-balance system, Impressive stabilization, Fast autofocus system, Short shutter-lag, Good ergonomics, Solid build-quality, Excellent video recording capabilities
Cons: Autofocus gives up more than average, Not Exposure-Priority LCD preview, Poor LCD coverage, Extremely poor viewfinder coverage, Live-Histogram not often accurate, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Slow Quick-Menu, Video cuts too early
Excerpt: Nikon's P-range of COOLPIX cameras have long been at the top of the advanced compact market. The latest addition, the P7100, arrives with a new LCD screen, several design alterations and a host of 'under the hood' improvements. The question is, how does the camera perform when put to the WDC test?
Pros: Large vari-angle LCD screen, improved Raw capture speeds, great image quality
Cons: High price-tag, lack of ground-breaking improvements
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P7100 and cameras like it represent a quirky in-between-breed — even more so than the mirrorless, interchangeable lens models taking over the market. You’re buying a point and shoot without the convenience of fitting it in your back pocket, and most of the complications of a DSLR...
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is big on image quality and manual controls, although it comes at the cost of size and weight. The camera will appeal to you if you are an enthusiast who doesn’t always want to lug a D-SLR around, but is a tough sell if you’re looking for a compact and sleek point-and-shoot.
Pros: Lots of physical controls. Tilting LCD. Optical viewfinder. Raw shooting support. Hot shoe.
Cons: Bulky. Expensive. HD video limited to 720p24. Some performance and control quirks.
Summary: The Nikon P7100 is the camera that its predecessor should have been. If you have been holding out on the P7000 because of its questionable performance, wait no longer. Nikon has delivered a worthy raw-shooting competitor to the Canon G12.
Excerpt: The new Nikon P7100 offers many function buttons and dials along with a large mode dial on the top to choose standard exposure modes like P, S, A and M. The camera offers a full automatic mode, scene modes and special effect modes (like B&W, sepia tone effect, “High Key” effect and more).