Nikon P100 summary
Nikon P100 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially launched on July of 2010. It features a 10 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The P100 places at #196 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #850 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your custom requirements.
The following is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.
Nikon P100 history
The Nikon P100 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can view all previous and more recent models as well as main features.
Nikon P100 Gallery
You can view the P100 from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon P100 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon P100 based on criterias that are often regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Nikon P100 Sensor specs
The Nikon P100 is powered by the Expeed C2 processor chip. The size of the sensor on the Nikon P100 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 10MP and includes a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the P100's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The P100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon P100 dimensions
Nikon P100 weighs 1.06 lb (481 grams / 16.97 ounces) and the size of the camera is 114mm x 83mm x 99mm (4.5" x 3.3" x 3.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Nikon P100 is more heavy compared to various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a visual of the Nikon P100 besides a softdrink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the P100.
Nikon P100 Lens details
The P100 provides a fixed lens giving a focal range of 26-678mm giving it a 26.1 x zoom which is very good and will make it easier to zoom right in.
At it's widest 26mm, it will have an aperture of f2.8 making it quite sluggish and not great in low light circumstances and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to boost your ISO which results in noisy photos. On the long end, 678mm is phenomenal zoom and comes to f5.0 which is quite slow and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Nikon P100 Connectivity
The P100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer images and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Nikon P100 Video details
The highest possible video resolution on the Nikon P100 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in video quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack which means you get zero control over your sound. It is perhaps best to look into an alternative camera if you want good sound in your videos.
Nikon P100 Weather Sealing
Nikon P100 does not have environment sealing so damp conditions can ruin the camera.
Nikon P100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon P100 features a 3 inch tilting display with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details regarding Nikon P100 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
Viewfinders can be really beneficial in bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Nikon P100 Shutter details
Nikon P100 has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Nikon P100 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon P100 boasts just inbuilt flash with missing external flash support.
Nikon P100 Autofocusing details
Nikon P100 boasts only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & exact compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Nikon P100 has the ability to use manual focusing if needed in low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.
Nikon P100 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the best (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the best battery life:
Nikon P100 for various types of photography
The following graph shows a summary of the Nikon P100 for various types of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Nikon P100 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon P100 receives a points tally of 28 which is bad, and means the camera is not really good to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files along with the flexibility to use external flash.
Nikon P100 Street photography advice
Getting a modest points total of 50, the Nikon P100 is relatively acceptable for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Nikon P100
A bad sports photography points total of 37 suggests the Nikon P100 is not really good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have great tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon P100 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really crucial when selecting a travel camera. All things considered, the Nikon P100 gets a decent 49 as a travelling camera which is reasonably adequate to purchase for your trips.
Landscape photography with Nikon P100
When you're planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon P100 with it's bad rating of 40 as a landscape camera is not really good within the current market.
Nikon P100 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Nikon P100 is not really good as a vlog camera as it receives a bad score of 25.
Nikon P100 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the P100, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall into the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram here shows you an overview of the P100 versus it's highest ranking rivals listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might look at as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.