Excerpt: If you’re dithering between a mirrorless and a DSLR camera for serious, down-to-earth photography, this one from Nikon fits exactly that role. Sure, the lens is fixed but it is a Nikkor that equates to 28-200mm as a 35 SLR equivalent: a 7.1x enlargement in fact. Very cleverly, Nikon has also installed an optical viewfinder: tiny but useful. Agreed, the CCD captures only 10.1 megapixels, meaning you can snare a maximum image size of 3648×2736 pixels or as a 31x23cm print.
Excerpt: The Nikon P7100 is part of a small niche of compact cameras aimed squarely at photography enthusiasts. It's not just the proliferation of buttons and dials that set it apart from consumer-oriented cameras - it's also the premium quality lens and 1/1.7in sensor, which has 50 per cent more surface area than the usual compact 1/2.3in sensors.