Nikon Coolpix P7100 digital camera : Nikon announces the latest Coolpix flagship model. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is a compact digital camera that incorporates Nikon's digital-SLR camera and lens technologies. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 was developed to be the ultimate photographic tool, offering even better image quality and portability than its predecessor, the Coolpix P7000. In addition, new features make photography with the Nikon P7100 even more fun. It is a high-end compact digital camera that lives up to the Coolpix flagship label with advanced functions and a stylish design that will satisfy even users of digital-SLR cameras. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 will be available from September 2011.
Nikon Coolpix P7100 camera
The Nikon Coolpix P7100 digital camera boasts a 1/1.7-inch primary color filter CCD image sensor that offers a resolution of 10.1 megapixels. A lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function and two ED lens elements that effectively suppress chromatic aberration have been adopted for the 7.1x optical zoom Nikkor lens that covers a wide range of focal lengths from the wide-angle 28mm to telephoto 200mm (equivalent with 35mm format).
Nikon Coolpix P7100 with Zoom memory
The new Zoom memory function on the Nikon Coolpix P7100 allows you to easily specify a preset focal length with zoom photography. As zoom can immediately be switched from a wide-angle position to a specified telephoto focal length, capturing images at the intended angle of view is fast and easy. Furthermore, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 is equipped with a built-in neutral density (ND) filter that reduces the amount of light that passes through the lens, enabling a three-stop decrease in shutter speed. This allows you to apply slower shutter speeds with shooting in bright surroundings.
3" tilting display on the Nikon P7100
Not only is the high-resolution monitor built into the Nikon Coolpix P7100 brighter, clearer and capable of more faithful display of colors, the Nikon P7100 also tilts to enable shooting from a wide variety of angles. In addition, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 offers faster image processing that increases noise-reduction processing capabilities for clearer and more beautiful images. High-speed response with faster power-up time, focus acquisition and shooting time lag make certain capture of the desired shots possible.
Nikon Coolpix P7100 image quality
A marked increase in noise-reduction processing capability results in clear, sharp images with very little noise. Improvements resulting in faster, more accurate referencing of noise information at each ISO sensitivity have enabled significantly faster processing. What's more, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 has optimized the noise-reduction processing with adaptive processing for edge noise results in images exhibiting a sharper feel and excellent image quality overall.
Nikon Coolpix P7100 autofocus
In addition to faster autofocus operation that acquires focus in approximately 0.16 seconds and a shooting time lag of approximately 0.22 seconds, overall response speed, including the time between image capture and display in the monitor, has been increased, allowing photographers to take more photos.
Tone level function on the Nikon P7100
The tone level information display allows you to check image exposure with a histogram (a graph showing brightness distribution). In addition, when the desired tone (brightness level; total of nine available) is selected, portions of the image exhibiting that tone blink. This tone level function on the Nikon Coolpix P7100 is convenient for determining exposure while viewing overall balance and major features in the image.
Record videos with Nikon Coopix P7100
The built-in HD video recording function allows you to preserve impressive scenes as is with 1280 x 720-pixel frames and stereo sound. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 camera is also equipped with an HDMI Mini connector for displaying videos on HD televisions. AE/AF lock is supported, and a number of shooting settings, including exposure compensation and white balance, can be specified and applied with movie recording. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 records clear and sharp HD videos with excellent picture quality exhibiting very little noise.
Nikon Coopix P7100 photo effects
The Nikon Coolpix P7100 camera is equipped with a Special effects mode that enables greater photographic expression when applied prior to shooting. Four new special effects have been added for even greater expression: Zoom exposure, Defocus during exposure, Cross process and Creative monochrome.
Nikon Coolpix P7100 price & availability
The Nikon Coolpix P7100 will be available from September 2011 and carries an estimated retail price of € 550. The new Nikon Coolpix P7100 comes in the color black.
Nikon Coolpix P7100 review
As soon as we receive a Nikon Coolpix P7100 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Nikon Coolpix P7100 review. In the mean time Nikon published some test photos of the new Nikon Coolpix P7100 camera so you can check out the image quality yourself. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 test photos can be downloaded here and here.