Nikon Coolpix P100 Digital Camera with 10.3 MP, 26x Wide Angle Optical Zoom, 3.0" Bright Vari-Angle HVGA Display, Matte Black

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About Nikon

The Nikon CoolPix P100 combines high-speed shooting capability and an enormous focal range in a compact 'bridge-style' digicam. Sporting the low profile of a compact DSLR, the Nikon P100 can knock out up to 10 full-resolution images-per-second of subjects close and far through the P100's fixed 26-678mm equivalent lens. For applications that require even faster capture rates, the P100 can also shoot up to 120 fps at 1.1MP. Basically, if you can see it, you can shoot it.

The P100 utilizes backside illumination technology that enables the camera sensor to capture and display more detail and tone than conventional CMOS sensors. Combined with Nikon's Backlit Scene HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, the images captured by the diminutively-sized CoolPix P100 will truly blow you away. Video shooters will appreciate the P100's ability to capture dynamic 1080p HD video at 30 fps complete with stereo sound and HDMI output.

Other features found in the CoolPix P100 include a bright 3" (460,000-dot) LCD, a 5-Way VR image stabilization system for maintaining sharp pictures under the lowest of lighting conditions, and ISO sensitivities up to 3200. The P100 also features Nikon's Smart Portrait System, which makes easy work out of taking flattering portraits, along with a host of in-camera shooting modes and retouching tools. And for macro aficionados the Nikon CoolPix P100 can focus down to 0.4".

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Image stabilization (8),Good in low light (5),Zoom range/performance (5),Easy to use (3),Good image quality (3),Large clear LCD (3),Nice body color (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (6),Travel (6),Family photos (4),Low light (3),Video (3),Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Nikon Features

  • 10.3 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches. Sharp resolution to capture the finest details, crop creatively and produce incredible enlargements
  • Extraordinary 26x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens offers quality optics that provides exceptional images.
  • High-speed 10 fps enables high-speed continuous shooting for full 10MP images, ideal for sports and action
  • Sports Continuous shooting with pre-shooting cache option enables high-speed shooting at approximately 120 fps for images up to 1.1MP
  • Advanced Night Landscape mode combines a series of consecutive shots taken at a fast shutter speed into a single, clearer image when taking handheld shots at night
  • Backlit Scene HDR (High Dynamic Range) merges different exposures of the same scene to create an image with a range of tonal detail that could not be captured in a single photo
  • Incredible, Bright 3.0-inch vari-angle high resolution HVGA (460,000-dot) Clear Color Display makes it easy to compose and share your images and movies with brightness adjustment and anti-glare coating
  • New Full HD movie with stereo sound and HDMI output Full 1080p HD movie recording at 30fps made better with stereo sound built-in microphone, dedicated movie-record button and HDMI output for easy in camera playback or on your TV or computer
  • 5-way VR Image Stabilization System
  • Smile Timer and Blink Proof makes sure you'll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles and Blink Proof function shoots fives pictures and automatically saves the one in which the subject's eyes remain open
  • Blink Warning, when activated alerts you that the subject may have blinked and allows you to retake the photo
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes, while shooting, most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again
  • Face-Priority AF Nikon's face-finding technology that automatically focuses on up to 12 faces
  • Skin Softening smoothes skin tone at three different levels for optimal portraits
  • Subject Tracking will track a moving subject to ensure sharp focus. The camera will automatically track your subject - even if they temporarily move out of the frame
  • Quick Retouch optimizes contrast and color vividness for beautiful images
  • Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in your picture and adjusts camera setting
  • D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail during playback
  • Active D-Lighting adjusts highlights, shadows and contrast while shooting
  • 17 Scene Modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • Macro shooting as close as 0.4"

Nikon Specifications

Image Sensor Type
CMOS
Sensor Size
1/2.3 in.
Total Pixels
10.6 million
Effective Pixels
10.3 million
Image Area (pixels)
3648 x 2736(10M)
3264 x 2448(8M)
2592 x 1944(5M)
2048 x 1536(3M)
1600 x 1200(2M)
1280 x 960(1M)
1024 x 768(PC)
640 x 480(VGA)
3648 x 2432(3:2)
3584 x 2016(16:9)
2736 x 2736(1:1)
Vibration Reduction
Combination of image-sensor shift and electronic VR (still pictures)
LCD Monitor Size
3 in. diagonal
LCD Monitor Type
Vari-angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
LCD Monitor Resolution
460,000 Dots
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800), High ISO Sensitivity auto (ISO 160 to 1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 160-200, 160-400)
Storage Media
SD
SDHC
Internal Memory
Approx. 43MB
Interface
Hi-speed USB
Lens Zoom
26x
Lens Specification
4.6-120mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 26-678mm); f/2.8-5; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 2712mm)
Focus Range
50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (8)
Macro mode: 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (8)
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Battery / Batteries
Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-ion Battery (supplied)
AC Adapter
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P
EH-62A AC Adapter (optional)
Battery Charger
MH-61 Charger (optional)
Battery Life (shots per charge)
EN-EL5: 250shots
Approx. Dimensions
Height: 3.3 in. (82.7mm)
Width: 4.5 in. (114.4mm)
Depth: 3.9 in. (98.6mm)
Approx. Weight
17.0 oz. (481g) with battery and SD memory card
Mfr #
26212
SKU
INKCPP100BK

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A lot of power in small package

Henry Ford once said you can have any color you want as long as it is black, Well it looks to me like Nikon has color coded their cameras. If it is available in a color other than black, I have to ask, is it first a camera or a hand bag accessory? A lot of cameras Nikon offers with color have a few amazing features but they always seem to fall short somewhere else. Before you buy that optional colored bodied cousin of this camera be certain you compare all feature to this camera. Don't get su...

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Henry Ford once said you can have any color you want as long as it is black, Well it looks to me like Nikon has color coded their cameras. If it is available in a color other than black, I have to ask, is it first a camera or a hand bag accessory? A lot of cameras Nikon offers with color have a few amazing features but they always seem to fall short somewhere else. Before you buy that optional colored bodied cousin of this camera be certain you compare all feature to this camera. Don't get suckered in by the 12 to14 mega pixels some offer over the 10.3 mega pixel of this camera. And some cameras for less even have amazing zoom. The camera first has to be able to take a picture in all the conditions you desire to shoot. Example low light, action, and zoom simultaneously. If it is grainy, blurry, and or dark, mega pixels do not mean anything, unless you enjoy grainy, blurry, or dark pictures. I have pushed the limits of photograpy with this camera and it has performed well. No, it is not a Digital SLR but neither is the price tag. Nevertheless, you can still be fairly serious about your photography with this light weight easy to handle camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

freezing

This camera freeze about 10 times since I had it for 4 months. It was a very BIG disappointment! Now I always worry if it will freeze again whenever I use the camera. It tends to act sluggish and occasionally freeze when it couldn't re-focus itself when I switch scene. I believe it may be software problem, I love Nikon, I really hope Nikon would do something about it! I still love Nikon, but not this particular,model!

Reviewed by 25 customers

 
1.0

having a problem with picture shake on movie mode

By

from Florida, USA

Have the camera a couple of years take good photos I notice in move mode when using the zoom the picture shakes from the motor. I contacted Nikon customer service even though its out of warranty and they had me send a sample. They reply was that was normal but if i wanted it fixed it would cost me .If its normal why would it need to be fixed? I do not think nikon designed a camera to have the lens shake when using the zoom. I've been thinking about moving up to a D-SLR but after reading about the horrible customer service on the oil spotting on the D 600 I'll look at Canon. i would feel confident if nikon would fix or replace the defect.

 
5.0

very clear instructions

By

from Undisclosed

Japanese products instructions used to be laughably unclear. Now they are written in excellent Englisg, and very easy to understand. The instructions only add to an excellent product.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing Photos

By

from Thunder Bay, ON, CA

I have had this camera for just under a year and I can't believe the quality of the pictures. I have taken every kind of photos imaginable from macro to moonless nightshots and have gotten consistently excellent shots. There has been the odd hiccup here and there, but so has all my other electronics, but not enough to not recommend this camera to my friends. Don't listen to the naysayers, just buy this camera. You won't regret it.

 
4.0

Good carry along anywhere camera

By

from Boise, Idaho  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Use camera for reference photos for landscape painting. If the light is right have even gotten some very nice bird photos.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best!

By

from Kalispell, Montana

The Nikon Coolpix P100 is a great camera. I sought the zoom capabilities and ease of using the auto pre-set modes and manual modes. I have shot 7000 photos in the past year since purchase utilizing every setting imaginable. I love this camera for a point and shoot. I entered 8 photos in the local fair this year and took 3 first place and 1 third place ribbon. I am hooked on Nikon and will be purchasing a D7000 or D5100 this next spring!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Camera!

By

from Hampton Roads, Va

This is a great, camera i would recommend this as a "first camera" for anyone who is an aspiring photographer. I am an avid photographer, though i am just starting out under aprenticeship of my mother, i say that choosing this camera to get started was one of the best decisions i have made as a photographer. The camera has great quality and great features including the 26x zoom, and the manual mode is great, which is where my camera stays set most of the time. although the manual mode is wonderful, i wish the camera had two scroll wheels, each separate for aperture and shutter speed, but all is well. Team Nikon forever!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great phone

By

from Undisclosed

love this camera was handy while out of the country while not carrying a large camera, does have a great zoom feature, you can zoom all the way and then once there, zoom more and more... pretty cool feature....

(5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Totaly in Love

By

from Brasil

I love my Nikkon so so so mucht!!! It's easy, it's perfect image! It's NIkkon!

 
4.0

This camera has accomplished what I boug

By

from South central Kansas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this camera for my wife. She has been delighted with the pictures she has taken with it.Nikon did a great job designing this unit.I would recommend the P100 for anyone looking for a great camera to learn with, even as a backup if you wanted one. HB

(18 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best camera for the Serous Amateur.

By

from El Paso, TX

I did a thorough survey on the web about similar cameras in the same price range. I found that the Coolpix P100 had the features that I wanted, a great zoom (26x), the sports pic function does amazing feats with moving objects; also the time interval between photos was 1st class and so was power up time. I have been playing with the camera for some weeks now, and it does amazing things. For starters, the camera comes loaded with neat features. Low light photo has always been a problem area for all cameras, some introduce more noise than others, I found that the P100 CMOS sensitivity was the best when compared to other cameras in the same price brackets, I’ve tested it and found that night time photos are stunning. The only flaw that I see is that the autofocus sensor sometimes has a hard time when you zoon in to objects that are anyway to close, but you can overcome this with the macro function, so you can take the photo anyway. I love the sports mode, my dog can’t be still for a second, the sports mode takes care of that in an amazing way, the photos are just brilliant. There are cameras out there that do more, but also cost more, in the end I don’t like expensive things just because they are expensive, if you are an amateur, but serious about photography then Functionality vs Price is the key… and the Coolpix P100 delivers great Value!

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PAUL D  Has great zoom and takes pictures almost as good as my Nikon DSLR cameras D50 and D40 but you don't have to change lenses

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