Nikon P5100 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix P5100 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: P5100
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2007-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 8.1 oz (230 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(98 x 65 x 41 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.72 inch
Sensor size: 41.5152mm2 (7.44mm x 5.58mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.86 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (15)
160x120 (15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Nikkor lens, 7 elements in 6 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 123 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.51x
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (wide) / f/5.3 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 cm to Infinity
1.6 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast detect with Face-priority AF; 9-area Auto, 99-area manual select, center
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto (64 - 800), 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200* (*3200 at 5MP or less)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset
Shutter Speed Range: 8 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF area
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist
Self Timer: 10 or 3 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync., Rear-curtain sync
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Range: (W) 0.3 to 8 m (1 ft. to 26 ft. 2.9 in.), (T) 0.3 to 4.0 m (1 ft. to 13 ft. 1.5 in.)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe (iTTL)
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC In
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.600
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.900
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 0.690
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 3
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 0.980
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 16.00
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.680
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.750
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.996
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.066
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.840
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 3.300
Shutdown Time: 1.600
Play -> Record Time: 0.800
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.900
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 692.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: 1 x proprietary EN-EL5
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL5 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 240
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows Vista (32bit), XP; Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical lens shift VR image stabilization, Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting.

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