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Nikon Coolpix P100: Review

The Nikon Coolpix P100 digital camera is a type of bridge can ensure great performance and allowing photographers to shoot a variety of subjects and different scenes, always getting the best results. The powerful 26x zoom NIKKOR lens with wide-angle lens allows maximum freedom of recovery and ensures sharp images and brilliant, while the back-illuminated CMOS image sensor increases the sensitivity of the machine and reduces noise, ensuring good images even in low lighting.

Other specifications include a resolution of 10.3 megapixels. A  3-inch LCD monitors high-resolution electronic viewfinder, 17 scene modes, PASM, five functions against blur, motion pictures and Full HD video input miniHDMI.

Nikon Coolpix P100: Design

The Nikon COOLPIX P100 is a compact camera-type bridge equipped with a robust and well-built body and a comfortable grip style reflex. It has a large 3-inch TFT LCD display with exceptional resolution of 460,000 pixels and an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 230,000 pixels. The size of the camera, finally, are 114.4 mm in width, 82.7 mm in height and 98.6 mm in thickness. The weight is 481 grams with battery and memory card.

Nikon Coolpix P100: Features and Functionality

The manufacturer Nikon has produced a good number of compact digital cameras, including the Nikon COOLPIX P100, a compact type ” bridge ” capable of providing users with a little more demanding than the average functionality and commands by professionals. Heir to the Nikon Coolpix P90, it inherits the camera body and some functions, such as the swiveling display, presenting more technical innovations of recent times.

Starting from the specifications, the camera is equipped with a CMOS image sensor backlit by 1/2.3 inches in size and 10.3-megapixel effective resolution. It is a resolution is not particularly high but, which allows to obtain the photo, particularly sharp and with a maximum resolution of 3,648 x 2,736 pixels.

Nikon Coolpix P100
Nikon Coolpix P100

As for the optics, the Nikon COOLPIX P100 features a Nikkor lens that has a focal length of 4.6 – .120 mm, equivalent to 26-678 mm on a traditional 35 mm, and an aperture f2.8 Focal equal to -F5.0. But the most notable feature is the outstanding 26x optical zoom, which is typical of this series. In practice, this camera allows you to shoot beautiful landscapes as well as close-up shots sharp and of exceptional quality.

Do not miss the digital zoom up to 4x. Once the specifications and passed to the description of the functions offered by the camera, very interesting is the swiveling display that is attached to it, with the ability to bend in almost any position, allows shooting from angles otherwise impossible, just as do the photographer’s professionals.

Even the handle of the Nikon COOLPIX P100 closely resembles that of reflex and ensures a secure grip and perfect. Not to mention the controls strategically placed on top of the camera, to have them all at your fingertips. Also for those who want more control over photos and video, the camera is equipped with a PASM mode, activated by locking ring that allows you to have more creative control. But it is still a compact, so has all the automation necessary to enable everyone to get quality photos.

First of all,  the automatic scene selection, which selects the optimum scene according to the situation, choosing from 17 available. Do not miss the portrait functions like Smile Timer, which is triggered when the subject smiles, the blink proof, which alerts you when someone had their eyes closed and face-priority AF with automatic red-eye correction, that allows you to focus up to 12 faces in a frame.

But all this would be useless without a stabilization system, very useful for beginners of photography, especially on a model much heavier than traditional compact and therefore, more subject to vibration. The Nikon COOLPIX P100 has five functions to blur.

This is the vibration reduction lens-shift and electronic, which reduce the effect of the movement of the machine, the high sensitivity, up to ISO 3200, which reduces the risk of blurred photos in low light, motion detection and BSS (Best Shot Selector), which automatically selects the sharpest of up to ten sequential shots.

The P100 is provided, then, integrated flash, macro mode, to photograph a subject as 1 cm away, the EXPEED processing engine and high speed continuous shooting. Very interesting, also, the ability to recharge the camera is via the included AC adapter or by connecting it to the USB port of your computer.

The Nikon COOLPIX P100 has, then, the multiple exposure function, which combines several consecutive shots into a single image at high quality. Finally, with this camera, you can make movies Full HD video in high definition, with a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

Finally, it is equipped with HDMI interface for connecting to advanced peripherals. As for the ability to save photos and videos, the camera has an internal memory of about 43 MB, so quite poor, expandable via Secure Digital cards. As for autonomy, the lithium battery provides up to 250 shots on a single charge. The purchase package includes the lithium battery, the battery charger with AC adapter, USB cable, the audio / video cable, the cap from the lens, strap and CD-ROM with the software.


The Nikon COOLPIX P100 is a compact bridge that shares with SLRs with manual controls focus ring, the rotatable display and the handle. Remarkable optical zoom, a bit ‘less the resolution of the sensor is lower than the average compact available. Other important features are the viewfinder, Full HD movies, HDMI, functions for portraits, dual charging options and functions for the five anti-blur.

Where to Buy Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100 10 MP Digital Camera with 26x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 5-way VR Image Stabilization System and Smart Portrait System
  • Full 1080p HD movie recording at 30fps and HDMI output
  • 26x wide-angle optical zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • 10.3 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches and backside...
  • Bright 3.0-inch vari-angle high resolution HVGA Clear Color Display
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : OPTICAL ZOOM, Electronic Viewfinder, Full HD Movie; Bridge; Display large, high-definition, adjustable, 5 anti-shake functions; backlit sensor; PASM; Input miniHDMI.

CONS : Resolution is not high; Memory; RAWZOOM OPTICAL No format support; Electronic Viewfinder, Full HD Movie; Bridge; Display large, high-definition, adjustable, 5 anti-shake functions; backlit sensor; PASM; Input miniHDMI.

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