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. I think that the only non perfect feature is the sensor. Although it take very very good pictures, it's not like a DSLR sensor. If you need a better one you should look at Fuji's X10 or XF1.
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. Image quality is excellent, although many more megapixels are available in compact cameras, they are generally not superior to this one.
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! Also I use the bounce flash and can substitute for photo lamps. I like the eye viewfinder that even has an adjustment for the photographer's eye, like my old Leica.
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.