Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 48
Rated 4 out of 5 "Advanced" point and shoot? No.
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. The dials when slung over the shoulder or just hung by neck tend to rotate by even the slightest slide against a shirt changing settings. The LCD does not flip out like it's competitors which is a negative in my eye, along with having a SEMI low light lens for the surprisingly high price that it is. The viewfinder should just be omitted as you are literally looking through a peephole with no information viewed in the finder window. Also, if using in a low light situation, the LCD does not turn off and blinds the eye looking through the viewfinder rendering it a useless feature. In summation, I am a Nikon user, however, I will go elsewhere for a day to day smaller camera until Nikon catches up.
A side note for DSLR users looking for a smaller option for day to day use: The manual focus feature is pretty much the most ridiculous feature on this and any advanced point and shoot for that matter. It doesn't feel natural and it takes 4 times the amount of time to "select" a focus.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamasD90 Terrific camera for the entire family!
If you are seeking a very well rounded camera that will entertain the entire family, from the amaeteur photographer up to a more advanced professional looking to utilize the many customized functions and setting opportunities found on more advanced DSLR's then look no further.
This camera packs a punch with many key features I enjoy having access to such as custom settings and easy access to toggle switches to adjust variable aperture, speed and iso adjustments, putting the photographer in control of creativity. This camera also has many quick settings that your family can also use along with scene selections making photography a much more enjoyable experience. Mu daughters love taking photos with it.
I tend to enjoy using Program mode or aperture priority as the camera does a good job at adjusting the remainder of settings pretty well. You can go full manual as well for that "take control" opportunity where creativity is only limited by what you imagine.
I love this camera, the video also works very well and I have found microphone also picks up well as I have taken a few video clips for my kids highschool band concerts in low light, sports events etc. and it does very well at that also. Adjustable tilt LCD screen makes it even easier to get those shots that may take some arm stretching over a crowd that may otherwise have been missed.
Overall, I would recommend this one.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mr.nikon great camera-little dslr
This is a great camera. I have a nikon d7000 which is nikons best dx camera. I use this camera when i need a light camera. The camera is great in low light. I use a sb-400 flash with this camera a great combo. I would like to have 1080p but video is good.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve It's almost there, Niikon.
Very fine camera. It needs a fully articulated monitor and a longer zoom range and you'd really have something. Can you hear me, Nikon?
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nkon Fan Big improvement over P7000
Major improvement over P7000. Seems faster and I appreciate the pull-out LCD to help take photos from different angles. When shooting in manual mode it's a big help to have the front dial for quickly, easily changing Aperture.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kenny G. The P7100 Delivers Photo Quality Beyond My Expections
I bought my P7100 hoping that the operation and photo quality would be good enough so I could leave my much larger and heavier Nikon cameras and Len's at home once in a while. I like to go into the city of Portland, OR. and just shoot architecture and other subjects I happen onto without having to haul all my camera gear with me every time. I have used all the functions and it amazes me what it can do. I can't believe how well it does in close-up mode. Even the HDR function surprised me with how well it did. I have printed some 13x19 photos from the P7100 and they turned as well as shots from the D200. Ive' shot professonaly in the past and I know quality. The P7100 is quality shooter !
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nikon-mex Very Nice Advance Camera
This Camera offers the opportunity to take pictures playing with the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, Etc., so you can achieve very nice photos in this "Advance Point & Shoot Camera". The Auto Focus System is very accurate and fast, considering that this camera is under the Coolpix Series.
The only concern, that I have, is the Sensor Resolution, 10MP is not enough in this days, I am sure that 14 or 16MP must be offered, at least. That is the reason that I give 3 stars to this product.
I can recommend this product, but please, keep in mind the Sensor Resolution.
Rated 5 out of 5 by boliver Great features for small camera!
Great little camera! I shoot RAW most of the time and use it as backup to my bigger DSLR...and the pics are almost as good! Can shoot brackets, which I use often. It is small enough to carry around and have it handy whenever needed. The quality of photos is awsome!! And as usual, the user interface and getting around the menus is simple.
Rated 4 out of 5 by PIXANATOR44 EXCELLENT CAMERA FOR A HIGH PRICE
The camera works fine. But the strap is cheap, rough and cuts into the neck. Really annoying. Certainly a better quality strap could have been supplied. That's why I'm rating it 4 stars instead of 5. Otherwise, the camera does just about everything a mid-advanced Nikon SLR does at less than half the weight and without fiddling with lens and exposure rates, etc.
Rated 5 out of 5 by smile1900 Many features in a small package
This is a great camera. I have already reviewed it but I bought a second one because the first one got stolen. Image quality is outstanding and very close to that of a DSLR. There are many features. I like that I can shoot raw, set the camera in manual mode if I need to. I have used this camera extensively in all light conditions and I have to say that low light is handled well by this camera provided one knows how to use it. I like that I can change settings quickly from outside buttons. I particularly like the built in ND filter because it allows me to do long exposures, which I like to do.
Of course, in order to fully appreciate the value of this small camera, one has to learn it and get a feel for all the features that are offered. It's a really serious compact.
The coolpix P7100 has been with me in many difficult environments from dusty to icy places and performed very well every time. It's the camera I take when I travel. I love the 200mm zoom lens. And even though I don't use the long zoom on a regular basis, it has come handy very often. The quality is very good at 200mm too.
Rated 4 out of 5 by dmarklin Small but with lots of control
I'm pretty pleased with this camera with the exception of the speed to record to the card [and the viewfinder]. And I have a ultra fast SanDisk. It can do bracketed shots for HDR.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jason Awesome point and shoot camera
This camera is great. It is exactly what I want. I don't want to carry around a big SLR or a bunch of lenses and equipment. I just want something that is small enough to take everywhere, and that will take great pictures. This camera does that. It gives me all the flexibility I need with almost all of the adjustments you get in an SLR.
Rated 1 out of 5 by TBPTCHT Not so great. I'm disappointed in not only the camera but in Nikon support.
I bought the P 7100 on May 3, 2012. Used it on vacation for 4 days before the built in flash stopped working. When I returned from vacation I followed the directions to submit the camera for repair and sent it to Nikon using 2-3 day FedEx. The camera was received on 6/14/12 and the only feedback I get from Nikon is that they are waiting for parts and they cannot give me an estimated date of completion.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jan fantastic camera
My CoolPix 7100 does everything and more than my non -Nikon D SLR does. I love the light weight, compact design, easy to change settings. The zoom saves lugging extra lenses and the view finder is a necessity when the sun is very bright. I especially like the flash switch...so easy to use without going to a menu . The same can be said for changing Quality settings. This is my first Nikon and I am extremely pleased with my new purchase.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Olook Its a Nikon, say no more!
I purchased the Nikon P7100 because of the larger sensor and extensive manual features. I have had the camera now for close to a month and could not be happier with the overall performance. I upgraded from a 12.2 mega pixel point and shoot and I can say the dynamic range of both contrast and colors with this Nikon P7100 camera are outstanding. I have been working with all the features and noticed the controls for these features are very easy to access with all the function buttons on this camera. My passion is macro photography and this P7100 does a very nice job, no complaints. The tilting display makes it very nice to shoot at all angles, a must for macro. The low light capabilities are also a plus, thanks to the larger sensor and wide angle lense. Oh and did I mention the lens? Well it is Nikkor glass, thats what defines a Nikon and this P7100 is truly Nikon all the way. I could go on and on about the features but it is easier to just say if you are looking to upgrade to an advanced point and shoot with extensive manual controls then do not hesitate to purchase a Nikon P7100, you will not be disappointed. .
Rated 5 out of 5 by NikonHappy Great features in a nice compact camera
As a long time Nikon DSLR shooter, I was getting tired of hauling the big dslr & its lenses around all the time, especially on short trips, so I went looking for an advanced compact camera to provide most of what my dslr does without the weight. The other requirement was no lens changes. The P7100 meets those requirements plus brings more options than I had even thought about. Fairly steep learning curve; got David Busch's guide to help. Just one week into the new camera; the pictures are great & it is so much fun to shoot with!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rev45 Enfoque veloz y comodo uso
Eficaz diseño, versatiles funciones profesionales.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HHAMX Gran Equipo de Fotografia
Sin duda equipo con grandes capacidades y efectos dignas de una SLR (Reflex).
Lo malo es que el view finder no es electronico y el enfoque manual no tiene capacidad para modificar exposicion. Sin embargo, definitivamente si es un equipo recomendable para cualquier amante de la fotografia en serio.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Al007 Coolpix P7100 no paper manual
prior to buying I spent a lot of time comparing with Cannon but chose Nikon, for its good reputation on customer support
I love this camera and all its vast range of features, it produces a very good quality results, it is a great shame a printed manual is not included.
The manual is easily obtained on the internet but if printed off big and cumbersome, and no good for reading on aeroplanes and the likes.
Please go back to small compact printed manuals, so we can maximise the benefit of all these superb features
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tinker Quality Product
Improved over P7000 - Faster, better white balance and color rendition (better than primary competition). Great battery life. Good feature set. Good build quality. Reliability to be determined. Expected to be good based on previous Nikon experience.
Could benefit from UV haze filter and Polarizing filter.
Quick disconnect neck strap would improve versatility.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chuckie Lots of capability. Lacking a few features I'd like to have!
Camera takes great pictures in almost every mode from full auto to full manual. Lacks a few features I'd have liked.... GPS capability with GP1? Commander mode for flash? A little quicker recovery between shots?
All in all though, terrific for what it is... an advanced, compact, "point & shoot" type camera!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mesari Very good
Very good cámera, I love it from the beginning. Highly recommended
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jostian 'Monster' of a camera!
Everything the P7000 should have been, unbelievable amount of manual control options, brilliant IQ, well built, only problem I have is very yellow shots in Low Light Mode no matter what I change WB to.
Rated 5 out of 5 by songman1950 Extremely pleased!!!
I have used both Sony and Canon products similar to this camera. I have to say that I have enjoyed this camera much more!!! All the bells and whistles are there for anyone wanting to "take it up a notch". You can put it on auto and just use it as a point and shoot. It works very well. But if you're like me, and enjoy having a little more control, you can move into a more manual operation and you call the shots. I've shot over 1,000 pics so far (I've only had it for about a week) and I have to say I'm very pleased. I have experimented with flash units on it and been very pleased with that too. I've used Pocket Wizards with flash off camera and I've used a Ray Flash on for macro shots!!! It handles them all with ease. Image quality is very good. I've increased ISO up to 3200 and found the image still usable (although I've corrected some in software for noise reduction). Out of camera images are still good at 800 to 1600 ISO. It fits extremely well in your hand. The ergonomic design is much better than other cameras I've used. It's perfect for those trips where you don't want to take along a DSLR (or for that person that just wants one camera to do it all, this one fits that bill too). I don't used video that much but have tried it out some and found it does a very good job (video is very clear). Overall I plan on using this camera for years to come. I'm very glad I purchased it (after much online searching and researching).
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve good fit between a compact and an SLR
Just got this camera. It is what the salesman said it was;.a cross between an SLR and a compact. I like the small size and portability. the controls are easy enough to figure out, but I haven't mastered them all yet. It seems the only way to go back from autofocus to manual, and then back is to shut off the camera. There must be another way. The shutter seems to be quick, and the weight and feel of the camera is very intuitive.
I wanted to get the Nikon camera case, but it is not available, either on line or at the Nikon store.I find that strange that they would release the camera months before, and not even have a date when this important accessory in available. I would like to protect my investment.
I hate having to go back to my computer to read the manual, since they give the purchaser only a very small quick start written manual, and a cd for the reference manual.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Photojim Camera freezes
While I do enjoy the Coolpix P7100, it does have a tendency to lock up and refuse to restart. Techical support told me to remove the battery and reinsert it and then turn it on. Not good. Support then told me to send it out for service. Hello? I haven't even taken a half dozen pictures with it.
I all fairness however, after leaving the battery out of the camera over night it did turn back on with an "unknown error"! on the screen. I turned it off and then back on again and it is now working. But I must say that I am just waiting for the next freeze.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kem What a surprise!
I just received my Nikon P7100 and took it for a test drive. I have been an film photographer for over 40 years and am one of the last to convert to digital. I wanted a camera that would give both full automatic and full manual capabilities in a budget priced package. If this is what you are looking for then the P7100 is for you. The learning curve for the many controls is short as the camera has an excellent, intuitive layout. Nikon put a lot of thought into which controls would be most used by the advanced user. For example, one dial is dedicated to exposure compensation, a very common accessory for many photographers. Physically, this little gem is well balanced and easy to control. It feels comfy in the hand. The wide ISO range allows for shooting in a variety of lighting conditions with little loss in image quality. I was surprised! If you are the type of person who likes to do a lot of post shooting image manipulation then you won't be disappointed. This camera can record in JPEG and RAW format giving you all the latitude you could desire for computer "darkroom" play. I do wish the camera would accept additional telephoto lenses as I feel limited by the 28-200 mm configuration of the lens system. While this lens appears to be excellent, I would love to reach out with a 400 mm lens. Perhaps Nikon will consider this in a future generation. Whether you are a beginner who is looking for a camera to learn all aspects of photography or a dedicated professional looking for that "pocket back up", you won't be disappointed by the Nikon P7100.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Underwater Photoman Is it a Camera or a Coffee Grinder
I just received this Nikon P-7100.
I'm some what to totally disappointed.
The camera was to be great for diving with my underwater camera housing specially design for this camera
Is it a Camera or a Coffee Grinder That a good question a Coffee Grinder comes with a user manual
The problem that I found for one was no manual
As I was going to try to the learn the different functions on this camera.
I found that I didn't have a owners or users manual for this High Technique multi function camera.
The Discontinued Model P-7000 had manuals but not the P-7100.
You have to download it off the CDROM, Print out the 260 pages then Cut all the pages and Bind this Manual some how that is if you want hard copy.
Or if your are on a vacation or a outing or activity and have a question on how to use one of the setting or function of this camera, I guess you will just have to plug the CD Rom in to the side of palm tree on the beach or the granite wall to bring up and download the manual.
What in the world were they thinking.
The controls Menu are good and some what user friendly There are a lot of auto to manual controls of this camera.
Here is another area of a Problem
The zoom motors sounds like a coffee grinder and isn't very smooth at all (very noisy#.
Also when zooming back to full wide angle it goings pass the stop point and comes bouncing back a click or three. Unfortunately the images does this too.
I thought that maybe these problems was with only my camera on these issues, But that wasn't the case.
This problem was confirmed when I went back to the camera store and found that the Demo Unit did the very sane thing. The store clerk open a New Box Unit with the same results.
I then tried the top camera and other competitors in this category and price range of cameras. The competitors camera’s Zoom had 1/2 the noise as the Nikon and it seemed to move with out the jerkiness of the Nikon and without the over zooming as the Nikon had going back to full wide angle in the images.
One of the competitors camera did have a little over zooming in the lenses mechanics movement itself. But this jerkiness stuttering or bouncing action was block from the actual image. Some how the maker's of that camera had stop this from accruing in the image.
I also tried several lower end and cheap cameras and even they were quieter than the Nikon with out the jerkiness or the stuttering action.
This could be a very annoying problem specially when using the video mode on this camera.
This was and is totally disappointing from a camera of this price and a long time camera maker like Nikon.
Nikon knew that they had this problem because they had added a Zoom Quiet Mode in the Camera Menu. #It's A Joke#
What they should had done was to address the root of the cause of the problem to start with , Before this camera when in to production. Not a cover over band aid patch job which is a total joke that doesn't solve the problem to start with.
Look like Nikon has cut corners any where they can on this camera as well as the whole new line up for 2012. Remove manuals and quality of the products
Photo quality of the P-7000 #The Discontinued Model) seems to be better and the monitor on the P-7000 has better quality that that of the P-7100 Clear Images. better photos But it is fixed doesn't fold out
If you own a P-7000 keep it don't upgrade.
If you a new buyer the also look at the others in this market Same price range but better quality better spec in most areas.
I had high hopes just to be let down by this Nikon.
I have been a long time Nikon fan and I think I need to second guess this in the future
A New P-7100 Techniques Camera that Doesn't Make the grade
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy Street Very impressive!
My wife is a professional photographer so I handed over my new Nikon P7100 for her to "check out" for me. She uses a Nikon D3s with top-of-the line Nikkor lenses for her professional work so I'm sure that she was not expecting too much from the "point & shoot" P7100. Was she surprised...especially with the "low-light" capability of this little "gem"! The photos produced were sharp, bright and the colors were outstanding. Add to that a Nikkor 7.1x wide optical zoom and HD video and she gave the P7100 two "thumbs up" with no reservations. Note: We utilized the HD video at our grandson's basketball game. Even in indoor gym lighting, the video came out sharp, bright and focused with excellent audio quality. All in all, the P7100 is a wonderful camera! I just point & shoot and it does all the work for me.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dimpleschick Fantastic pictures and relatively easy to use
My review targets the casual user who wants excellent photographs without having to use manual controls.
I have always used a point-and-shoot camera and have always been disappointed when I wanted to have my subject appear closer than what the lens was capable of. The P7100 has provided what I am looking for. I like that I can use the automatic controls and the zoom lens gives me the photos I have been wanting to take. The tilting monitor is very helpful for taking high and low shots . There are so many features in this camera that I am pleased with. The colors are true. The battery lasts longer than I expected before needing to be recharged. It takes videos which I haven't even tried yet.
I read a lot of reviews and interviewed several cameras at my local camera shop before I decided on this one. I have made the right choice. While Nikon makes many very good point and shoot cameras, I am glad that I finally made the step up to the next level in photography. I live on an island which gives me lots of photo opportunities. I am still learning to use the features of this camera. I am sure it will take me quite some time to do it well, but I am sure having fun.
The only thing that I would change is the neck strap. I don't want my camera hanging around my neck. I would prefer to have a sturdy wrist strap that could disconnect from the camera when desired. There are several available on-line, but I would like to see Nikon provide their own.
Click on my photos below to see what features I used.