This is for someone who would likely use its features. Good value for the $
7 November 2014
Summary: Got this because my previous point and shoot broke and I never go anywhere without a camera of some kind. This one was advertised to shoot in RAW, and that captured my attention, as I always like to do my own processing. Pros: Very nice features. Lots of versatility. Wide range of ISOs available. Auto focus works well. For all the features, it is fairly compact. It would be difficult to get it all into a smaller package. Tilt monitor is really nice.
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. Having the manual on a cd is a real Pain in the A**!
Summary: Picked this used unit up to see what it is about. Was surprised exactly how good it is for the $$$ in the used market. Have paid as much for point&shoot cameras new. This is on par with the Canon G series units,with better zoom thrown in. Photo quality very good, low light use very acceptable,don't think Nikon has ever made a bad lens this no exception.
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. The idea, I think, is that you get quick access to many adjustments without drilling down menus. Sometimes your fingers even have to hold a button and turn a dial at the same time.
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. , I find all sort of species - Dapper gentlemen, slobs, homeless and the well homed.
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. It's not DSLR quality but it's close. It's not really good for capturing fast subjects like a bird. However, fast action was not my primary reason for getting the camera.
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. I'd prefer it to be a little more compact, but you might have to sacrifice too much to get there.
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 customizable "my menu"; another set exposure compensation + / 1 three stops. Shutter speed and aperture set using front and back dials just like my D90.
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 you have a sensor size fetish it is only 10.1MP.
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. It takes photos almost as sharp as the Canon DSLR with kit lens, but in most instances I couldn't tell if the quality was much more better than the Lumix and Canon A610 (which capture very good images in their...
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. I narrowed it to the P7100 or the Canon G12 and ultimately went with the Nikon because of the flashes that I already own. As a side note, I ruled out the ILC cameras early because I didn't see the need to carry extra lenses when the P7100 and G12 have 28-200mm range.