Nikon P7100 overview
Nikon P7100 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally launched on February of 2012. The camera has got a 10MP, CCD 1/1.7" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The P7100 stands at #23 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all-around #577 out of 1421 for cameras in our database. Remember to look at our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Nikon P7100 history
The Nikon P7100 is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed list underneath.
Nikon P7100 Gallery
You can view the P7100 from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon P7100 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon P7100 based on features which are often viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Nikon P7100 Sensor information
The Nikon P7100 is powered by the Expeed C2 processor. The spec of the sensor in the Nikon P7100 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 10MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. The ISO can be increased digitally to a maximum of 6400. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the P7100's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The P7100 sensor has a crop factor of 4.8 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon P7100 dimensions
Nikon P7100 has a weight of 0.87 pounds (395 grams / 13.93 ounces) & has outer dimensions of 116mm x 77mm x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Nikon P7100 is more heavy compared to its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Down below is a picture of the Nikon P7100 alongside a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button arrangement on the P7100.
Nikon P7100 Lens information
The P7100 has got a built in lens giving a focal range of 28-200mm giving it a 7.1 x zoom which isn't amazing but it might be helpful in certain situations.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 which will be fairly sluggish and not very good for low light events and you may find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to raise your ISO setting giving you noisy photos. For the long end, 200mm comes with f5.6 which is pretty slow and you might have to set slower shutter speeds.
Nikon P7100 Connectivity
The P7100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send files and at times change settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Nikon P7100 Video information
The maximum video quality in the Nikon P7100 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in H.264 file format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should really target a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. Even though the body contains a mic jack, it is lacking a headphone jack which means you won't have the option to check your audio levels.
Nikon P7100 Weather Sealing
Nikon P7100 doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions can ruin the camera.
Nikon P7100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon P7100 has got a 3 inch tilting screen with a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder details for Nikon P7100 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
- Coverage 80%
Viewfinders can be quite helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Nikon P7100 Shutter information
Nikon P7100 continuous shooting rate is 1.3 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Nikon P7100 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon P7100 comes with both in-built flash together with external flash ability.
Nikon P7100 Autofocusing information
Nikon P7100 comes with only Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & accurate compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detection making it useful for taking portraits of people.
The Sensor has got 99 focus points to choose from. It also comes with Tracking AF for moving things. Nikon P7100 has got manual focus when needed for low light conditions or you require more exact control on focus.
Nikon P7100 Battery life
The battery on the Nikon P7100 is built to last for 350 photos with respect to the CIPA specifications making it higher than standard in comparison to its class. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest possible (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the strongest battery life:
Nikon P7100 for varying types of photography
The following graph displays a summation of the Nikon P7100 for varying types of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon P7100 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon P7100 receives a rating of 45 which is subpar, meaning that it is just not good for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files together with the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Nikon P7100
Getting a very good points total of 64, the Nikon P7100 is a fine option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon P7100 Sports photography highlights
A subpar sports photography points tally of 39 means the Nikon P7100 is just not good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have great focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon P7100 as a Travel photography camera
Size is super important when choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Nikon P7100 gets a average 57 as a travel camera which is reasonably suitable to take on your journeys.
Nikon P7100 Landscape photography advice
For those who are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon P7100 with it's decent score of 52 for a landscape camera is relatively acceptable compared to it's competition.
Nikon P7100 Vlogging information
A vlogging camera should really have a moving screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Nikon P7100 is just not good for vlogging as it receives a subpar rating of 30.
Nikon P7100 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the P7100, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph just below offers you a bird's eye view of the P7100 versus it's highest ranking rivals listed previously.
There are more cameras you may look into as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.