Nikon Coolpix P7100 Preview: Features & Specifications

Nikon has announced the Nikon Coolpix P7100 that was designed for the keen enthusiast photographer which offers superb images quality with a 7.1x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens and large 10.1-MP, 1/1.7-in. CCD images sensor. It fast and responsive with Nikon’s EXPEED C2 image processing feature, also can be shoot RAW files for added image control and flexibility including 720p HD video recording with stereo sound and has a 3-inch, 920,000-dot LCD screen.

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Nikon Coolpix P7100 Features

Large 10.1 MP, 1/1.7″ CCD image sensor

Offers a large 10.1 MP, 1/1.7″ CCD images sensor, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 camera offers a high performance to capture incredible detail and sharp your images and movie with little images noise that make your photos and movie has superb color whatever your images. It also offer a fast images processing power for capturing spontaneous shots, frame after frame of your images and movie. Equipped with a VR Image Stabilization features that combined with a 7.1x wide angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, the camera can be minimizes the chance of a blurred shot of all your images. All features allow the users to produce and keep the high images quality.

High-speed performance

The Nikon Coolpix P7100 has a Nikon’s EXPEED C2 image processing engine technology to provide a incredible responsiveness when capture the important moment, so you will not lost the best moment of your life. It features can shoot frame after frame the moment you turn on the camera—compose then shoot. With fast auto focus, this camera provides you to capture a sharp and detail images the moment, and also allow you to shoot in RAW format. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is a compact camera that allow you to produce a high-resolution photos or shoot HD movies and suitable in your pocket.

HD (720p) movies with stereo sound

The camera allow you to enjoy create a HD (720p) movies with stereo sound that can be capture in 1280x720p / 24fps including a 7.1x wide angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens to provide you control from wide angle to telephoto to macro when you record the movie. To support the movie recording, this camera equipped with AE/AF lock with a number of shooting settings, including exposure compensation and white balance. The camera is also equipped with an HDMI Mini connector for displaying movies on HD televisions. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 records clear and sharp movies with impressive picture quality with very little noise.


Ultra high-resolution Vari-Angle monitor

With a 3-inch Vari-Angle (921,000-dot) LCD monitor, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 not only allow you to great viewing of your images and movie, but it also allow you to take your creative passion to new levels. Whatever you see indoors or outdoors, this camera allow you to capture images from most any point of view. The monitor has Clear Color Display and anti-reflection coating that supported by Vari-angle feature to allow you view in the unconventional position to reach a unique angle.



Image Sensor

Approx. 10.1 million pixels
CCD image sensor type
1/1.7 in. sensor size


7.1x optical zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
Focal length of 6.0-42.6mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-200mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
F/2.8-5.6 No.
Construction of 11 elements in 9 groups

Vibration Reduction

Lens-shift VR

Autofocus (AF)

Contrast-detect TTL AF


Auto (9-area automatic selection), Center (wide, normal, spot), Face priority, Manual with 99 focus areas, Subject tracking

Focus Range

[W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 2 ft. 8 in. (80 cm.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: [W]: Approx. 0.8 in (2 cm.) to infinity


Frame Coverage: 80% horizontal (approx.), 80% vertical (approx.)


3.0 in. diagonal TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating, 921,000-dots.
Frame coverage (shooting mode): 96% horizontal (Approx.), 100% vertical (Approx.).
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode): 100% horizontal (Approx.).

Storage Media

SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card
Internal Memory: Approx. 94MB

Storage File System

EXIF 2.3
DPOF compliant

Storage File formats

Audio files: WAV
RAW and JPEG can be recorded simultaneously
Movies: MOV (Video:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)


Audio file format: AAC stereo
HD: 1280x720p / 24fps
Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
Small Size: 320×240 / 30fps
Standard TV: 640×480 / 30fps

Image Size

3648 x 2736 (10M) pixels

ISO Sensitivity

ISO 100-3200
Auto (auto gain ISO 100-800)
Fixed range auto (ISO 100-200, 100-400)

Exposure Compensation

± 3 EV in steps of 1/3

Exposure Metering

256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot, spot AF area (with support for 99 focus areas)

Exposure Control

Programmed auto exposure with flexible program
aperture-priority auto
exposure bracketing (Sv)
exposure bracketing (Tv)
exposure compensation (-3.0 to +3.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
motion detection
shutter priority auto

Exposure Modes

Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)

Scene 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.

In-Camera Image Editing

Black Border, Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, NRW (Raw) Processing, Quick retouch, Skin softening, Small Pic, Straighten.

White Balance

Auto 1 (Normal), Auto 2 (Warm), Cloudy, Daylight, Fine Tune By Kelvin Color Temperature Setting, Flash, Fluorescent (FL1 to FL3), Incandescent, Manual.

Shutter Speed

1/4000 – 60s (M mode)
1/4000 – 8s (A mode)
4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

Up to 90 shots at approx. 1.2 frames per second

Continuous Shooting Options

Best Shot Selector, Continuous, Continuous Flash, Interval Timer, Multi-shot 16, Single.

Built-in Flash

TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto): [W]: 0.3 to 9.0m (1ft. to 29 ft.), [T]: 0.3 to 4.5m (1ft. to 14 ft.).


Hi-speed USB, MTP, PTP

Video Output


HDMI Output

Can be selected from:, Auto, 480p, 720p, 1080i.

I/O terminal

Audio/video (A/V) output
Digital I/O (USB)
HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)

Power Sources

One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (supplied)

Battery / Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14

Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.6 in. (116.3mm) x 3.1 in. (76.9mm) x 1.9 in. (48mm)


14 oz. (395g)

Supplied Accessories

* AN-CP21 Strap
* UC-E6 USB Cable
* EG-CP16 Audio/Video Cable
* EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
* MH-24 Battery Charger
* NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM
* Reference Manual CD








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