Rock solid

Started May 10, 2011 | User reviews thread
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arc97
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Rock solid
May 10, 2011

Had this camera since 2004.

PROS:
-It is built rock solid. All metal body has taken much abuse internationally for 7+ years, and still going strong.

-It is small enough to be very pocket-able, in fact I almost never use the camera case, because the lens fully retracts and is protected.

-Picture quality is very good, because it is 5 Megapixels and good sensor, not trying to squeeze maximum megapixels into a tiny sensor.

-Nice features for a P+S camera when it was released. E.g. a 30s minimum shutter.

-Battery life is ridiculously long. Weeks sometimes before recharging.

CONS:

-The flash stopped working in 2010, probably after thousands of shots. It did its job.

-The sensor is highly prone to dust, as many people have reported. I took it apart, cleaned it, but dust appeared soon after.

-The control wheel is slowly losing its callibration, selects incorrect modes. Just wear and tear over time I guess.

In Conclusion, the P100 has been an absolutely solid camera since purchase. It's slowly dying but I'll continue to use it until I run it to the ground!

arc97's score
4.5
Average community score
4.4
bad for good for
Kids / pets
unrated
Action / sports
unrated
Landscapes / scenery
great
Portraits
great
Low light (without flash)
okay
Flash photography (social)
good
Studio / still life
unrated
= community average
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