Nikon P5100 Review
|Full model name:||Nikon Coolpix P5100|
|Sensor size:||1/1.72 inch
(7.4mm x 5.6mm)
|Extended ISO:||64 - 3200|
|Shutter:||1/2000 - 8 seconds|
3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(98 x 65 x 41 mm)
|Full specs:||Nikon P5100 specifications|
The Nikon Coolpix P5100 couples a sensor resolution of twelve megapixels to a Nikkor-branded 3.5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization. The Nikon 5100 offers up a 2.5" LCD display with a higher than average 230,000 pixel resolution, as well as an optical viewfinder - an increasingly rare option these days, and one that's useful in difficult lighting conditions or when you need to economize on battery life.
For the enthusiast, the P5100 offers full program, shutter, aperture and manual exposure modes as well as 15 scene modes appreciated by less experienced photographers. Hi-ISO and movie modes are also provided. Adding to the P5100's versatility is its compatibility with add-on lens converters, such as Nikonís telephoto and wide angle lens converters.
The Coolpix P5100 features a quality-crafted body made of solid magnesium alloy, and the body features a quality finish with a comfortable grip covered in grid-pattern rubber. The built-in accessory shoe adds support for Nikon Speedlights and advanced i-TTL flash control.
The P5100 derives its power from a Lithium Ion battery, and images are stored on SDHC / SD / MMC cards plus 52MB of built-in memory.
The Nikon Coolpix P5100 will ship September 2007, priced at about US$400
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.