Nikon Coolpix P100

  • Nikon Coolpix P100
77
Based on 37 scores, 58 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    21
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Solid design, Whopping 26x zoom, Flexible LCD screen, Excellent burst mode.
  • Good color reproduction and image quality, good 1080p video recording, superb LCD display, 26x optical zoom, rugged build, ergonomics, hybrid image stabilization, auto bracketing
  • Good 26x zoom lens with sensor-shift Vibration Reduction (VR), 26-678mm eq. lens is wide with excellent telephoto reach, Well-balanced feel, comfortable grip, Very simple control layout, Sharp vari-angle 3-inch LCD screen rated 460K dots, 0.24" EV...

Cons:

  • No shortcut menu, No Vibration Reduction for movies, Very modest 10cm macro, Poor battery life.
  • Mixed image quality, Clunky incamera battery charging, Pricey

Expert reviews and ratings

By About.com on 70

Nikon's Coolpix P100 is one of a growing number of digital still cameras offering 1920 x 1080p HD video recording. While the Coolpix is obviously a still camera first, we'll focus this review on the camera's video recording capabilities....

By GadgetReview on 80

The P100 is a decidedly good camera, with an exceptionally fast zoom lens and accurate color reproduction. It’s lightweight enough to carry for the long haul and agile enough to swing around to take whatever shot appears one-handed. And with 26x...

By PC Mag on -

An upgrade to the Coolpix L110 ($279.95 list), Nikon's Coolpix P100 ($399 list) sports a 26 millimeter wide-angle NIKKOR ED glass lens with 26x optical zoom and 10.3 megapixel CMOS optical sensor. While it certainly looks like its predecessor, the...

By Camera Labs on 85

The Nikon COOLPIX P100 looks similar to the P90 it replaces, but is, in fact, a very different camera. At its heart, the new 10 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor has very different qualities to the 12 Megapixel CCD sensor of it's predecessor....

By ConsumerSearch on -

Reviewers agree the Nikon Coolpix P100 ultra-zoom is loaded with stunning features, yet falls short of the competition with unremarkable image quality. CNET's Joshua Goldman praises the P100's solid design and easily managed controls, and says...

By IT Reviews on -

The P100 is unlikely to appeal to serious photographers, as its picture quality isn't top of the class - but its range of shooting options, plus the addition of Full HD movies and a massive zoom will attract the compact crowd demanding more....

By Cameras UK on 80

The Nikon Coolpix P100 is up against plenty of stiff competition. I like the features it has, especially the fast burst mode, but I felt picture quality suffered a bit by comparison to other cameras in this category. Test Shots See larger images ...

By Steves Digicams on -

Building on the success of past P-series super-zoom models, Nikon has introduced the Coolpix P100. This unit replaces the P90 from 2009. The overall look and feel hasn't changed much, however Nikon has added some appealing new features to the P100...

By Macworld UK on 80

Updating the DSLR-shaped P80 model, the CoolPix 100 – of practically identical dimensions to Samsung’s WB5000 – matches the Fujifilm with a 10.3 megapixel effective resolution via its backlit CMOS sensor promising increased sensitivity...

By PCWorld on 60

The powerful P100 does everything easily, thanks to its 26X zoom lens, versatile features, and intuitive controls. Exposure quality and color accuracy are superb, but its photos suffer from distortion and lack of sharpness. Shop for the Coolpix P100...

By TechTree on 70

Right from the moment I held the Nikon CoolPix P100, I felt it was a cut above the rest. The build quality is very solid and ergonomics have been taken care of. Full manual control along with a host of options coupled with high speed and high...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Decent feature set and able performance in a variety of tasks make this a sound...

By Digital Photography School on -

I fondly remember earlier digicams like the Coolpix 5400 way back in 2003, complete with 5.1 million pixels, a 4x zoom lens and a vari-angle LCD viewfinder. Dirt cheap at AUD1599!In terms of the Coolpix 5400, the new Nikon Coolpix P100 is definitely...

By What Digital Camera on 82

Nikon's latest ultra-superzoom bridge camera certainly doesn't do things by halves: the P100's 26x zoom lens ranges from a wideangle 26mm right through to super-telephoto 678mm, there's a new backlit 10.3MP sensor and even the capability...

By Mac|Life on 70

At heart the P100 is a competent superzoom. It’s responsive and versatile, and produces good images. But the HD movie mode’s weaknesses drag the P100 down slightly.Coolpix...

By Digital Photography Review on 70

Despite the abundance of features the P100's user interface is geared towards auto-mode users. So, if you want a camera that gives you lots of gimmicks to play with in a compact package the Nikon is a good choice. If you'd like the same thing...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

Nikon has hit all the necessary specs with the P100, as it offers an impressive 26x optical zoom as well as full HD movies. The specs don't always translate into decent image quality though, and with a bridge camera this is all the more...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

A feature-packed model that’s ideal for those looking to experiment with manual controls. The long zoom and lightweight body make it a great travel...

By The Imaging Resource on -

I have no problems recommending the Nikon Coolpix P100 as a traveling companion for your next vacation or if you just want a versatile digicam at your fingertips. Photos, even though "only" 10.3-megapixels, are quite good indoors and out....

By DigitalCameraInfo on 84

Nikon updated its $400 ultrazoom offering with a switch to a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that enables 1080p video and extremely fast burst-rate shooting. For the money, the feature set looks pretty good. However, our lab tests revealed flaws...