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. I haven't regretted it for a moment. The 7100 is everything I need to take stunning shots of my textiles, beautiful scenes of Montana, and crisp portraits. This is my 4th Nikon.
Summary: I use this camera in an underwater setting while SCUBA diving. It has very good battery life. The controls are easy to use. The camera can be used in automatic or RAW mode. I love the tilt screen for on land shooting. Ample MP unless you want to do a 10' tall poster. Very good lens. Its size is perfect for my hands.
Summary: I had an old kodak compact superzoom, that was getting on in years, so when looking for a replacement I picked this one. Read many reviews and viewed many, many user photos and was suitably impressed with the results others were getting with this camera. It isn't cheap, but well worth the money, for my needs. Not to many of the compact digitals I looked at had the ability to shoot and save a raw file, but this one did and that was one of my must haves.
Great camera, super size & loaded with features. A++++
2 March 2013
Summary: Love it! I wanted a camera that I could keep in the glove box of my car without having to empty everything else out. This really fits the bill. Once my wife saw it and used it, it no longer is mine to use.
Summary: We bought this camera for our son as a Christmas present. He absolutely loves it! We feel we got a great camera for a great price! He has taken many pics and videos already. Love he has found a new hobby.
Summary: Rec this camera in June, I wanted a sm camera (purse) and one that I could use filters on. I started reading the reviews on Amazon, I researched for months. I didn't understand camera terms. I saw on many sites the quality of pics this camera could take. Some sites that review cameras comments that this P7100 was not for a novice. I ordered David Bush's book which I knew I'd need after reading the reviews.
Summary: A great camera with controls for both novice and professional. Feels good in your hand with many ready to use controls at your fingertips. A very high resolution LCD + an optical viewfinder in case the sun is a problem.