The COOLPIX P5100 Designed for the consumers looking for more creative control in a compact camera, the 12.1 megapixel COOLPIX P5100 has the ability to capture every last detail, while also providing creative freedom to crop and edit. It features a 3.5x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, as well as an optimized image menu for producing high-quality images that lookstunning in any size.
The P5100 offers program, shutter, aperture and manual exposure modes that allow photographers increased creative control over theirphotos. Adding to the camera's versatility is its compatibility with add-on system components, such as Nikon's telephoto and wide angle lens converters.
The COOLPIX P5100 features a quality-crafted body that feels immediately familiar in the hand. Made of solid magnesium alloy, the body features a quality finish, a comfortable grip covered in grid-pattern rubber, as well as an optical viewfinder to aid composition in any light condition. The built-in accessory shoe adds support for Nikon Speedlights and advanced i-TTL flash control.
To ensure sharp and steady images, this camera boasts an anti-shake mode that combines the benefits of Optical VR image stabilization and Nikon's exclusive Best Shot Selector, (BSS) that snaps multiple frames and automatically selects the best one. TheP5100 has an optical viewfinder and an incredibly bright, high resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor. The P5100 is powered by a Li-ion rechargeable battery
New EXPEED Image Processing System
Top-of-the-line performance and stunning image quality are staples of the COOLPIX P5100. The new EXPEEDTM image processing system combined with enhanced high sensitivity capabilities to ensure the best picture quality. The EXPEEDTM image processing system enhances noise reduction and improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio that preserves image quality even when shooting at higher ISO settings. The P5100 extends the light sensitivity range to ISO 3200, which makes it easier to capture fast moving subjects, even in lower light conditions.
Simple Yet Advanced Functionality P5100 offers a new mode dial which provides quick access to a selection of 15 different scene-optimized modes, movie modes, and macro mode. The new graphical user interface has enhanced the pop-up design, and allows for more precise menu navigation and interaction. These technologies, referred to as "Nikon In-Camera Innovations" include In-Camera Red-Eye FixTM, D-Lighting, and Face Priority AF. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography. In playback mode, D-Lighting compensates for excessive back-light or insufficient flash in images.
Nikon's enhanced Face-Priority AF automatically finds and focuses on one person's face or upto 12 people's faces within one frame.