• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.3 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 678.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon Coolpix P100
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General
Model Number: P100 G3X
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $399.95 $999.99
Street Price:   $849.00
Date Available: 2010-03-15 2015-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.1 oz (486 g)
includes batteries
26.1 oz (739 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.5 x 3.3 x 3.9 in.
(114 x 83 x 99 mm)
4.9 x 3.0 x 4.1 in.
(123 x 77 x 105 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 10.3 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   63
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   21.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   521
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)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2912 x 3648 (10.6 MP, Other),
2304 x 2880 (6.6 MP, Other),
1232 x 1536 (1.9 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 7.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/​15)
1280x720 (30/​60)
640x480 (30/​120)
320x240 (30/​240)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p/​15p)
1280x720 (6p/​3p/​1.5p)
640x480 (6p/​3p/​1.5p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Zoom-Nikkor ED Lens with 3 ED and 4 Aspherical Elements Canon Zoom Lens with USM; 18 elements in 13 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 678mm 24 - 600mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.6 - 120mm 8.8 - 220mm
Zoom Ratio: 26.00x 25.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (Wide) / f/5.0 (Tele) - f/8.0 f/2.8 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/11, with 9-blade aperture; built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a Bayonet adapter
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast detect with Face-priority AF; 9-area Auto, 99-area manual select, center Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 31-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track), Touch AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 0.2-inch, 230K dot color LCD Optional hot-shoe attachable EVF-DC1, 2.36M-dot OLED EVF.
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto (160 - 800), High ISO Auto (160 - 1600), 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 8 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF area Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center or linked to Touch AF frame), Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sport Continuous, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Backlighjt, Backlit Scene HDR, Panorama Assist Scene Modes: Sports, Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks; Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Self Timer: 10 or 3 seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction,Off, Fill Flash, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off; (Red-eye reduction and second curtain sync available)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: [W] 0.5 to 10m (1 ft. 8 in. to 32 ft.), [T] 1.7 to 2.5m (5 ft. 8 in. to 8 ft 2 in.) Auto ISO: 60cm - 6.8m (W), 85cm - 3.1m (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory: 43.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): HDMI Output Jack for RS-60E3 remote shutter release switch
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.65 0.86
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   1.95
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 7.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6 9
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   0.7
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   Unlimited
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   0.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   Unlimited
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.17 seconds 0.41 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.24 seconds 0.38 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.109 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.82 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.311 seconds 0.044 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.3 seconds 1.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   2.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 7.0 seconds 4.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 250 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL5 Proprietary NB-10L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL5 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, MacOS-X 10.4.11+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, In-camera High Dynamic Range, Night Landscape Mode (hand-held), Best Shot Selector, Sport Continuous up to 10fps at Full Resolution, Pre-Shooting Cache, Active D-Lighting, Subject Tracking AF, 1080p HD Movies, HDMI Output, Smart Portrait System. 1-inch 20.2MP BSI CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 image processor, 25x 24-600mm eq. F2.8-5.6 zoom lens, improve, EOS-style controls and menus, magnesium-alloy body, dust and water resistant.