Nikon P7100 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix P7100 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: P7100
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 13.9 oz (395 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 3.0 x 1.9 in.
(116 x 77 x 48 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.08 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3584 x 2016 (7.2 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
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 2.3), 12-bit RAW (.NRW), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Zoom-Nikkor ED VR; 11 elements in 9 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 200 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.10x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/8.0
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 cm to Infinity
0.8 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: Auto (9-area automatic selection), Center (wide, normal, spot), Face priority, Manual with 99 focus areas, Subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto (100 to 800), Fixed range auto (100 to 200, 100 to 400), High ISO Sensitivity auto (100 to 1600), Low noise night mode (400 to 12800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1=6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto 1 (Normal), Auto 2 (Warm), Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent (1/2/3), Incandescent, Cloudy, Flash, Manual, Fine Tune By Kelvin Color Temperature Setting
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot, Spot AF area (99 focus areas)
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual (1/64 - full power), Slow sync, Rear curtain sync
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: [W]: 0.3 to 9.0m (1 ft. to 29 ft.); [T]: 0.3 to 4.5m (1 ft. to 14 ft.)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe (iTTL)
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.NRW), RAW+JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (Video:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
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 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR (ML-L3)
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack, IR Remote (2 receivers)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 2.43
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.02
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.15
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.281
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.193
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.268
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.594
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.019
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.278
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.90
Shutdown Time: 1.70
Play -> Record Time: 1.20
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 3.50
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 3,864
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL14
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL14 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New AF system, 3-inch tilting LCD, improved performance, new Special Effects and Filter Effects.

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