Nikon Coolpix P7100 Digital Camera Price in Singapore, Features and Other Details

Nikon Coolpix P7100 Digital Camera Price in Singapore, Features and Other Details: We managed to spend some time with the new Coolpix P7100 from Nikon and we came away duly impressed. Read on for the full details of the time we spent with the new flagship device of Nikon for the advanced compact category.
Design and construction
The Nikon Coolpix P7000 can now retire as the company’s advanced compact flagship because its successor is already in the fold in the name of the Nikon Coolpix P7100. With the release of the new P7100, Nikon is obviously going for the enthusiast photographer as its target market for this shooter. As such, the Coolpix P7100 will definitely appeal to somebody who already has a DSLR in his bag but longs for something that offers better portability.
The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is generally based on its predecessor in terms of its handling, build quality and image quality while at the same time improving on these while addressing the weaknesses of the P7000 such as lag in processing and speed of operations. In terms of its outside appearance, the P7100 looks very much like its predecessor but the shooter has been given a thumbwheel at its front panel similar to mid and high-end DSLRs of Nikon.
The fingergrip of the Coolpix P7100 was also subjected to a redesign in such a way that a user grips the shooter at an angle resulting to a more comfortable position for a user’s fingers. The grip of the P7100 has also been given a rubberized finish for a more slip-free hold on the P7100. In terms of buttons and controls, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 comes with varied physical controls that are all within easy reach for adjustments needed to be done on the fly. Similar to its mid and high-end DSLR offerings, the P7100 also comes with dual thumbwheels for a much faster operation.
All in all, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 gives of the impression of being a well-built shooter with its solid and sturdy frame. It is a bit chunky at its measurements of 76.9 x 116.3 x 48 mm and tips the scales at approximately 395 grams that already includes the power pack and media card of the shooter. For its size, the Coolpix P7100 will not fit inside the front pocket of your denims but will surely feel at home in a jacket or coat pocket.

Key features of the P7100
In terms of its image sensor, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 packs the same CCD image sensor like the one found in the P7000 that happens to have an effective resolution of 10.1 megapixels. The image sensor of the P7100 works in conjunction with the shooter’s EXPEED C2 image processing engine where in the shooter is based around.
As for its zoom capabilities, the Nikkor ED-branded lens of the Nikon Coolpix P7100 gives the shooter a 7.1x optical zoom. With the lens of the P7100 packing a pair of ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements, the shooter gets very useful optical image stabilization in addition to its focal range that ranges from a wide angle of 28 mm that reaches to a telephoto of 200 mm. A 4x digital zoom feature is also available and when combined with the optical zoom of the Nikon Coolpix P7100 results to an effective telephoto equivalent to 800 mm albeit with a considerable reduction in the clarity of the image.
The image processing algorithms of the Nikon Coolpix P7100 has also been enhanced with the improvements directed at the improvement of the shooter’s noise performance. In terms of ISO sensitivity, the P7100’s lowest ISO sensitivity is at ISO 100 that reaches a maximum of ISO 3200. This however can be cranked up to ISO 6400 at full resolution by making use of the shooter’s Hi 1 mode. A setting of ISO 12800 is also available but can only be utilized when the Low Night Noise mode of the shooter is toggled.
Performance and image quality of the Coolpix P7100
It is a given that the Nikon Coolpix P7100 is not a very speedy shooter when you come to think of it but it certainly shows a lot of advancement compared to its predecessor. No more lag is noticeable when accessing the menu of the P7100 unlike with the case of the P7000 that is pretty much a good start. Boot to shoot time in the Coolpix P7100 is pegged at almost three seconds and the time it spends in between shots come up to just 2.5 seconds which is a significant improvement compared to what its predecessor could come up with in its time. Burst shooting mode also sees an improvement with the Nikon Coolpix P7100 managing a 1.2 fps continuous shooting speed but this surely will not win the P7100 a lot of trophies.
The bottom line
The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is by large a very capable advance compact shooter and is certainly a lot better than the competition. Not only does it have a focal range that is wider but it also brings to the table improvements in terms of speed compared to the P7000. The Nikon Coolpix P7100 also comes with a lot of physical controls and buttons and at the end of the day turns out images with better image quality, which in itself is reason enough already to get one of these babies as a backup for your trusty DSLR.
Nikon Coolpix P7100 Digital Camera Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): S$ 799.00
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