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: Almost one year of usage. Over 3800 pictures taken. Satisfied with the picture quality and details. For me, the P7100 is a good transition step between my old 5900 and a DSLR in the future. Camera is festooned with dials and buttons on its body and they can make it seemingly too busy.
Summary: I am not a working photographer, rather a photographic artist. While my specialty is landscape and wildlife, I occasionally dabble in wild life of another sort - people being people - they CAN be interesting. When I find my way through the hidden paths of the mall, like The Americana in Glendale Ca.
Summary: I purchased the Nikon 7100 a few months back, of course, right before the P7700 came out. We all know how that works! I have had the chance to use the P7100 on a number of different shooting situations. It's a great camera, image quality is very good, and it's portable.
Summary: I bought the P7100 as a light-weight supplement to my main DSL, a D700. It's everything I expected. Specially useful are the optical viewfinder (though it covers only about 85% of the actual field), the ability to shoot in RAW, the first-rate glass, and the manual controls.
Summary: Nikon describes the P7100 as a "compact companion to your DSLR that's perfect for roadtrips and vacations" and that is what they delivered. Full creative control - one camera-top dial give instant access to ISO, white-balance, picture quality (including RAW), picture control menus plus a...
Pros: DSLR-level creative / manual control including RAW., Excellent images including low light., Bright, large, variable angle TFT screen., Thoughtful control design.
Cons: Viewfinder not particularly useful and perhaps not worth added size / weight., For my purposes would be nice for menu structure to duplicate that on my D90. For that and other reasons I had occasional frustration getting the settings I wanted., If you care about movie quality HD is only 720p., If...
Summary: I got this to replace my aging Canon A610. I've also used a Canon basic DSLR and Panasonic Lumix ZS7. This has some good things going for it. For the most part it takes consistently good pictures, but this review will highlight "weaknesses" for reader's benefits.
Summary: I mostly shoot with DSLR (D70, D90, D700) but sometimes with an old Canon point and shoot (SD-400). I was looking for something small, but with some manual control and better performance over a P&S.
Excerpt: I bought my P7100 as a carry-everywhere supplement to my D300s, and it has been great for that. Image quality is effectively as good as the D300s for web and video picture frame use, with good color rendition and nice operation indoors with natural light (no flash). I shoot RAW.
Love the camera but one problem for my particular needs
13 April 2012
Summary: First some background, I've been doing more post-processing work on my photos now that I'm getting more accustomed to using Lightroom and Photoshop. I see the limitations of shooting in jpg, so I wanted a Nikon Point and Shoot (PS) that could shoot in RAW.