Review posted for Nikon Coolpix P5100!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 17:31 EST)
Nikon's flagship enthusiast digital camera, the Coolpix P5100 borrows a few features from its dSLR brothers: 12 megapixels, a 2.5-inch LCD, a simple Command dial, and a menu system that's easy on the eyes.
The combination will make Nikon shooter feel right at home with the Coolpix P5100, while remaining simple for newcomers. There isn't a button on the back we didn't use, and the Shutter button was right where it should be. The Coolpix P5100's 3.5x zoom lens is a bit restricting, but screw on an adapter and attach a wide angle or a telephoto converter for a good deal more versatility. The Nikon P5100's built-in hot shoe will allow you to get great flash shots using any of Nikon's Speedlights, all of which read the Coolpix P5100's lens and ISO settings.
The Nikon P5100 loses the P5000's silver and chrome in favor an all black body but does it overcome the P5000's shortcomings in autofocus and shutter lag? Click here to read our review of the Nikon Coolpix P5100 digital camera to find out.