The Nikon Coolpix P7100 has many of the features you would expect to find in a Digital SLR, but in a much smaller body size. It is aimed at the photography enthusiast or at a photographer looking for a smaller alternative as a second camera to a Digital SLR. Nikon have packed the Coolpix P7100 with advanced features.
Starting off with more straightforward features the Coolpix P7100 has 10 megapixels and a 7x optical zoom lens. The lens has wide angle capabilities. The Coolpix P7100 gives you access to a full set of manual exposure controls (fully manual, aperture priority and shutter priority).
When it comes to picture composition Nikon have given you the choice between a 3 inch LCD screen and an optical viewfinder. The LCD screen has a much higher resolution than most digital cameras have. This should offer much greater clarity for viewing.
Image stabilisation has been built in to help combat picture blur caused by camera shake. You can also capture images in RAW format. This presents you with extra option if you plan on carrying out post production with packages such as Photoshop.
The largest aperture the Coolpix P7100 offers is f/2.8. You also have plenty of control over shutter speeds with a 60 second delay being available in manual mode. For close up work there is a macro setting that can focus from 2cm away from your subject.
Nikon have equipped the Coolpix P7100 with a movie mode that allows you to shoot High Definition movies with a maximum resolution of 720p.
JPEG / RAW
Focal Length Equivalent:
28 - 200mm
60 - 1/4000 seconds
f/2.8 - f/5.6
ISO 100 - 3200
White Balance Settings:
Auto 1 (Normal), Auto 2 (Warm), Cloudy, Daylight, Fine Tune By Kelvin Color Temperature Setting, Flash, Fluorescent (FL1 to FL3), Incandescent, Manual
± 3 EV in steps of 1/3
256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot, spot AF area (with support for 99 focus areas)
Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Maximum Movie Resolution:
1280 x 720p
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
2 or 10 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
76.9 x 116.3 x 48mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Nikon Coolpix P7100 Specification