Nikon Coolpix P5100

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews (10 September’08)

The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is 12.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 30 August’07) features 3.5x zoom lens(35mm equivalent: 35-123mm) with Optical VR Image Stabilization, Hot Shoe for i-TTL compatible Nikon Speedlights, ISO range of 64 to 3200, a 2.5-inch High Resolution LCD and Optical Viewfinder. The camera measures 3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6 in (98 x 64.5 x 41 mm) and it weighs 7.1 oz (200 g). (Download P5100 Brochure)

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Deal Info


Nikon Coolpix P5100 Reviews

TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“It is solidly made, handles well and looks suitably impressive despite its relatively small size. Its main strength is its excellent image quality, but it is let down by slow performance, especially its disappointing AF system..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyReview reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“I enjoyed testing the P5100 and didn’t want to return it. I wish it had faster, more consistent, lockable auto focus. If it had that, the image quality is strong enough that I could live without RAW… The P5100 is good, but it could have been so much more – it could have been a champ..”
Rating: N/A

ImagingResource reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“I enjoyed using this camera to take more contemplative shots, but the Nikon P5100 didn’t seem too hip at a party, thinking a bit too much after each shot. Still, I was happy with the Nikon P5100.”
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ePhotozine reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“This is the nicest camera I got to use at the weekend. I like the grip so I can use the camera one handed without being worried of dropping it. Once I’d read the instructions, I would use the manual functions.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“The image quality is what you would expect from Nikon although the images could be a little sharper… Nikon’s P5100 is a solid advanced camera and while it has a few issues, most notable is the difficulty in high contrast shooting scenarios and a very slow burst mode, it provides an adequate option for users after manual functionality in a sturdy and slim body.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PopPhoto reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“If you’re shooting landscapes and still studio type images and you want a lot of control over all areas, by all means, buy a P5100. But, if shooting landscapes and stationary objects aren’t your gig, and you get aggravated because you’ve missed a shot of your child running to first base because the camera won’t focus, the P5100 will be a lesson in patience.”
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DigitalCameraReview reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“Images are generally very good (up to ISO 400) with impressive sharpness and nicely rendered shadow detail with bright, hue accurate, relatively neutral colors and lots of pop (although some very minor pattern noise is visible). ISO 64-100 images are excellent with very good detail and virtually no noise. ISO 200 images are surprisingly good, essentially the same as lower ISO images. Noise levels rise noticeably at ISO 400 – images are a starting to get a bit flat and some fine detail is lost”
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PCAdvisor reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“All said and done, if you’re looking for a portable backup to your DSLR the Nikon Coolpix P5100 may well be the answer to your prayers. A RAW mode and better handling of image noise at the higher ISO settings might just have made the P5100 perfect.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“Its speed is most disappointing, but it is otherwise a decent digital camera. Its colors are fairly accurate, it kept noise acceptably low when the ISO is set under 400, and its resolution renders detailed images. The Nikon P5100’s performance is above average, but competitors like the high-end Canon G9 perform even better and do so faster.”
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Megapixel reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“The Coolpix P5100 is designed to be both a point and shoot and a camera that can satisfy the needs of a more assiduous photographer thanks to the inclusion of more advanced modes and a fully manual mode. And once printed, or reduced in size so as to be seen whole on a monitor, or on high definition television or through a projection system, the images from the Coolpix 5100 should please most people.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cameras.uk reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
” The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is one of the more advanced compact digital cameras. It has many features you would expect to find on an SLR, but retains a certain ease of use. Picture quality is very good and the camera feels good in the hand. Recommended”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photoxels reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“The Coolpix P5100 is targeted to advanced photographers who appreciate professional features (which the P5100 has in spades) and image quality. Image quality is very good at ISO 64 and usable up to ISO 200 (or even ISO 400 with the images cleaned by noise removal software), and is on a par with that on other compact digital cameras. At higher ISOs, images are very noisy, again perhaps usable when printed at small prints and displayed for Web only, but certainly not for professional uses.”
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PhotographyBlog reviews the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and writes;
“…to be picky perhaps the biggest disappointment with the Nikon Coolpix P5100 is its handling of noise, which is visible from ISO 400 upwards, making the ISO 1600 and ISO 2000 settings practically pointless..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos

- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ PhotographyReview
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ PhotographyReview
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ PopPhoto
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ Megapixel
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Nikon Coolpix P5100 Sample Photos @ Nikon.usa

Nikon Coolpix P5100 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon Coolpix P5100 Press Release

August 30, 2007 — TOKYO –Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX P5100, the new flagship model in the Nikon COOLPIX lineup tooled to satisfy photo and camera enthusiasts. Built on a custom application of Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, The COOLPIX P5100 is built to realize optimum performance and maximum image quality.

Class-leading imaging ability begins with a full 12.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution and new digital image processing engine that reproduce the finest details and subtlest tones with precision and clarity, even when taking advantage of sensitivity settings as high as ISO 3200*. It also includes the compositional freedom of the 3.5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens and compatibility with converter lens options that further extend wide-angle and telephoto reach.

In addition to a variety of automated and scene modes, four advanced exposure modes offer learning and advanced photographers greater personal control over the camera. Providing easy access to these modes is the Mode dial, a good example of how the COOLPIX P5100’s logically placed controls are designed to simplify and streamline camera operation.

In addition to a variety of automated and scene modes, four advanced exposure modes offer learning and advanced photographers greater personal control over the camera. Providing easy access to these modes is the Mode dial, a good example of how the COOLPIX P5100’s logically placed controls are designed to simplify and streamline camera operation.

Optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization counteracts the effects of camera shake in lower light or when shooting unsteady subjects to help achieve sharper results. Active full time, it also stabilizes images displayed on the 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with wide 170-degree viewing angle for easier framing and more reassured shooting.

As with any photographic tool, the COOLPIX P5100 really begins with a quality-crafted body that feels immediately familiar in the hand. Made of solid magnesium alloy (Mg), the body features a quality finish, a comfortable grip covered in grid-pattern rubber, as well as an optical viewfinder to aid composition, particularly in brightly lit conditions. The built-in accessory shoe adds support for Nikon Speedlights and advanced i-TTL flash control.

Price and Availability The Coolpix P5100 will be available nationwide beginning September 2007 with an MSRP of $399.95.

* ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 5M (2592 x 1944) or smaller.

Nikon COOLPIX P5100 Feature Highlights

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1 Comment »

Comment by paolo
2008-04-23 14:55:11

Hi,
I have bought a Nikon Coolpix P5100 but I would like to receive the user manual in italian language if possible.
Many thanks indeed.
Kindest regards
Paolo Conti

 

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