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Nikon Coolpix P100
Nikon Coolpix P100
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Hey! You should know that Nikon has released a newer version of this product: the Nikon Coolpix P500.

Nikon Coolpix P100

B
We've given the P100 a grade of B.

Editor's Review

The Nikon P100 was Nikon's top-end superzoom in 2010, and has since been discontinued and replaced by the P500. That camera is an improvement in pretty much every sense, including image quality, zoom range, and performance speed. While the P100 is still a solid camera, it costs roughly the same amount as its replacement, so go with that one. It's an easy choice.

Specifications

  • 10 megapixels
  • 26x optical zoom
  • 5-way image stabilization
  • 3-inch LCD monitor
  • 1080p HD video (30 fps)
  • Backside illuminated CMOS sensor
  • HDMI output
  • Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2010

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Nikon Coolpix P100 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix P100 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
Give ur money 2 a beggar but dont buy this camera....... (shaun mishra — 01/13/2011)
I bought this lemon 10 days back....rest all is know features about ...this camera......It frozes every now and then.......only way 2 get out is remove da battery.......It seems like i ve thrown my money in water......
  • 1.0 out of 5
Nikon P100, problems, problems and more problems (S Miller — 08/24/2010)
I received the Nikon P100 for my 50th birthday as I wanted to start taking more than just point and shoot pictures. On the 3rd day, the camera completely froze. Had to remove battery to get it to work again. It has done that quite a few times. Then the focus started going out - I would press the shutter halfway to get it to lock in and focus and it wouldn't. I would have to get out of any zoom and then try again. This became a huge issue. Then the flash stopped working and then different features started having problems. I would say that only about 40% of the pictures I had taken were actually usable. Most of the pictures were very blurry, so there was definitely a problem. I sent the camera to Nikon service and they had my P100 camera for a month. Turns out the lens and some other part had been on back order. I got the camera back a week ago and after turning it on and taking a few test shots, it was apparent that it had not been fixed and that it had even worse problems. When I used the view finder instead of the LCD display, I actually couldn't see anything - everything was very dark. I would click the shutter anyway and it would take the picture, but it's hard to take a picture of something you can't see. Since I mainly use the view finder, and the camera is close to my face, there was now a noise whenever I pressed the shutter halfway down that wasn't there before. I also noticed that there were lots of spots in the pictures I took - these were not orbs - they are from a "noise" problem. And then while I was outside taking pictures in the bright sunlight (I live in Florida) I noticed that the pictures had an extreme amount of glare in them that had never been an issue in the past. The glare issue was so bad that there would be a bright white round ball on the right of the picture with the glare shooting up towards the upper left corner of the picture. I tried changing pictures, using backlit, but nothing helped. And the camera started to freeze up all over again. I called Nikon and sent them a few photo's and was told it looked like there was an "over exposure" problem and I would need to send the camera back to them to fix again. At least this time they are going to pay for the shipping, but who knows how long the camera will be there this time... or even if it will ever work correctly whenever I get it back. This was my very first Nikon camera and am extremely disappointed.
  • 1.0 out of 5
Another lemon over here (James — 08/18/2010)
I have the same problems reported with the camera freezing/locking up. Camera now at Nikon for repair.
  • 3.0 out of 5
Zoom (Bob — 07/31/2010)
Sorry that I bought the all new Nikon coolpix P100 I have 4 Nikons , P80, P90,D 3000 and now the p100. The zoom is 26 x and my p90 has a 24x zoom. I can get better zoom shots with my p90 for has 12.1 Megagpixels and the Nikon p100 has only 10.3 Megapixels. That is why I can get a better zoom pictures out of my Nikon p90 24x zoom. How could a company put out a new camera like this and not as good as the Nikon p90. If anyone what to ask questions. email me at rgf1934@yahoo.com ----- Bob
  • 1.0 out of 5
Zoom froze the first time I tried to take a picture! (Valerie — 07/02/2010)
I am taking this camera back tomorrow! I had the same problem with the camera freezing in zoom mode, and had the same problem with the lens cap. So there are at least 3 of us that have the same lemon/stinker. Valerie
  • 2.0 out of 5
Poor picture quality in all lighting conditions. (Kathy — 05/29/2010)
On my first outing with my Coolpix p100 it too froze in full zoom. the only way I could get it to work was to take the batteries out and put they back in. In the auto mode the pictures were way over exposed when taking landscape pictures in full sun light.Using the exposure compensation helps but every time the camera turns off you have to reset it. In auto the shutter speed is often very slow so stopping action is impossible. Getting the camera to focus is also a problem. I take lots of pictures from a moving kayak of birds and some landscapes. I have found that the only way I have been sort of successful is to use the shutter priority mode and about a 400 shutter speed. The pictures in general are not very sharp, lack detail, nor is there good color saturation.
  • 3.0 out of 5
It broke/froze at 6 days...but tried to live (Lori — 03/14/2010)
The zoom started out rather loud. but never having used it, it was BRAND new out on the market, I had no reference other than other cameras in it's class. On day 6 the camera froze in full zoom. NOTHING would respond. I finally took the fully charged battery out and put it back it. It slowly retracted and shut down. I suppose I got a lemon, but that made me very nervous. I ended up with the Sony HX1. Both have good zoom, and take average pictures. Neither is perfect. The Nikon produced much more 'noise' in low light and tons of halo affect. Very annoying. In video, the zoom was very loud and shaky as hell. I did get some great shots, but the colors are rather flat. Still, at only 6 days it is hard to say what was possible with the camera. The sony is procuding better pics after 2 days though. Better low light pics too. Still in Nikons defence, I got a stinker.
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