Summary: This camera is amazing for those who look for a small camera with plenty of resources. My main camera is a D90 and I bought the P7100 in order to have a smaller one to carry when I travel to not so safe places/countries. It has all the manual controls that you may need.
Summary: This is the one you want if you need an alternative to your large DSLR, or if you want a most advanced and flexible non-interchangeable lens camera. It is not small and will not fit in your pocket, but it is still compact and easy to carry in a purse or small case, or the pockets of a fishing vest.
Summary: I purchased this camera based on the recommendation of an experienced professional photographer friend. I have enjoyed getting to know the camera and bought two books from Amazon on the P7100. Yesterday in the middle of shooting images I got a lens error message.
Summary: I had a p7000 and replaced it after I smashed it in a fall. Before its demise, the p7000 gave me a lens error so I sent it in and it was repaired and returned. The P7100 replacement lasted a whole eight months before I got a lens error.
Summary: Some people think there are too many controls on this camera. I love the controls and options! I love the quality of the pictures. I love the hotshoe and having a SB400 flash that reaches across the room with the telephoto feature and brightens up the object beautifully!
Summary: After my P7100 was stolen a few months ago, I discovered that I couldn't even take a decent picture with any of the loaned cameras offered up by friends. It took me just a few days to realize how much I missed my camera, bit the bullet and purchased the very same model.
Summary: If you hate electronic view finders as I do and want a great compact camera this is the one but you better hurry as it's no longer in production. Has most of the features of a good digital SLR, although I do miss the separate RGB channel breakout in the histogram.
Summary: The camera is not bad in and of itself, but, like many others, I am having to send it in for repairs because the lens stopped opening completely. This was not a result of neglect or damage on my part; it simply got stuck.
Summary: I know nothing about cameras but wanted something that took better pictures than your typical "point and shoot" camera. Tried this because the price was good (299.99) and I am very happy with it...it takes great pictures on auto !