Summary: This camera was purchased specifically for underwater photography using a plexiglass housing. The video capabilities of this camera are above average and Nikon's reputation for quality is exactly why I chose this model, very simple to use, light weight solid construction will make for years of great underwater photography.
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: 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.
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. VR is very effective. Video is ho-hum. Flash recycle time is slow and feels unpredictable. Battery life is excellent. I never worry about running out of power when going out for the day.
Excerpt: This is an excellent compact camera, and the best for my use. I own a Nikon D90, and a Canon G11 too. Image quality are on par if you shoot raw. The Canon is better if you shoot jpeg. I shoot only raw. That's why I bought the P7100. For me, the two main advantages of the Nikon over the Canon are : - the longer zoom (200mm against 140mm). That's very handy when you want take pictures of people. The lens is very sharp. - the perfectly usable optical viewfinder.
Summary: The cameras end results are stunning and the creative black and white feature pretty much takes any post editing out of the process. It is light and has a good feel in hand. It doesn't feel cheap or that it may break if you handle roughly. It has an aggressive look, that of a good rangefinder. However, the firmware needs to be revamped and it has trouble calculating exposure when using the manual power flash setting.
Excerpt: pregi: sviluppa la creatività con le opzioni B/W e bordo nero e altri gadget. Comodi i tre pulsanti U1-U2-U3 per le impostazioni personali più frequenti. Buona qualità del sensore. difetti: esposimetro tende a sovraesporre, bisogna controllare lo scatto e ripetere con -1/3 o -2/3 di stop a volte anche di più. la ruota controllo esposizione si sposta inavvertitamente durante l'uso occorre attenzione. E' una grande macchina anche per viaggi impegnativi.