Nikon Coolpix P7100 Review

Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
dpreview conclusion

Nikon's engineers have done a lot to address the issues that hindered the P7000 like slow operational speed and quirky handling. The P7100's excellent image quality combined with good ergonomics and build quality make this camera a good choice for anyone looking for a compact camera with a DSLR-like level of manual controls.

Good for

Photographers who like to take control, with all of the P7100's external control points you almost never need to enter the menus.

Not so good for

People who want a truly pocketable compact camera. Although the P7100 does offer great manual control there are other cameras with similar image quality in smaller packages.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
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Nikon COOLPIX P7100 review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Oct 21, 2011)

The previous P7000 was a great advanced compact, but it fell down with its slow Raw capture speed. The P7100 manages to cut waiting time right down and, although it's still not the fastest on the market, it's definitely quicker. Other additions, including the tiltable LCD screen and front control wheel, are welcome and improve the usability of the camera, although others, such as the...

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