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Best ergonometrics in a compact The P7100 was purchased after several epiphanies: when travelling I never have room for my DLSR any more, or even a mirror-less system for that matter; 99% of my images are never printed on paper; and as I now need reading glasses viewfinders are of lesser value. The P7100 has become my main camera replacement, taking the place of both my compact and my DSLR for almost everything. Excellent IQ but the outstanding feature is the ergonometrics; I love features like having separate controls for Aperture and Shutter and having things like Flash Compensation at hand without going to the menu. These controls are main selling feature of the camera for me. The tilt out screen is the main feature I like; I generally shoot from the waist. March 16, 2013
The best camera I had so far! It is not easy to choose a camera. So many brands and models! It took me a lot of time to make final decision. I wanted to say "Good bye" to my old 4-megapixel Olympus C-765UZ. I was using it for nearly 10 years! Great camera, but time takes its toll. I chose Coolpix P7100 as replacement. I was dreaming about decent camera, but did not want to invest into bulky dSLR or ever newer light mirrorless systems. I have read many reviews about P7100, paying extra attention to negative reviews. I noticed that many people who was not satisfied with P7100 claim to be dSLR users. Would you expect them to be fully satisfied with relatively simpler and slower camera? I would not. For me, this camera is a huge step forward from my 10-year-old Olympus. P7100 is much faster. Quality is much better. Screen is much bigger and tilting. Manual controls are much easier to access using plenty of dials. No, I don't touch them by accident like some users reported. I can control my fingers with high precision. I will have a lot of time learning how to use all the features presented in this camera, and I am looking forward to it. This camera might not be perfect for everyone, and I am sure I will find something that I would not like, but hey, is there anything perfect in the world? I don't think so. I am very happy with this camera, and I got it for just $325 dollars including shipping, Onyx bag and 4GB memory card. December 26, 2012
great camera-little dslr This is a great camera. I have a nikon d7000 which is nikons best dx camera. I use this camera when i need a light camera. The camera is great in low light. I use a sb-400 flash with this camera a great combo. I would like to have 1080p but video is good. October 9, 2012
Big improvement over P7000 Major improvement over P7000. Seems faster and I appreciate the pull-out LCD to help take photos from different angles. When shooting in manual mode it's a big help to have the front dial for quickly, easily changing Aperture. August 20, 2012
Great for everyday photography I am still in the process of learning how to use this camera. There are so many different features on it. I like that I can set it on automatic and roll with the flow, along with being able to use various settings, including manual, for more specialized shooting. Highly recommended as the camera to have with you for everyday use rather than carrying around a full blown digital SLR and lenses. Not that I plan to give up the SLR anytime soon. My only gripe is that I wish Nikon had included a case with the camera like the nice leather case that came bundled with the Coolpix S8100 I bought at Costco. Are you listening Nikon? August 15, 2012
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CoolPix 7100 and CLS

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Will the popup flash on the CoolPix 7100 act as a CLS controller? If not, will a Nikon Speedlight attached to the 7100 act as a CLS controller?
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I have used my SB800 as a flash and as a commander on the P7100.
The P7100 does NOT support a very few features of the Nikon CLS, most notably AutoFP (high speed sync above standard shutter speeds).
I have very easily used my SB400, SB600, and SB800 with great effect.
Last note, except for times when you need the extra "kick" of the SB600 or SB800, I would recommend the SB400 because it balances nicely on the camera.
 
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Yes It works fine with CLS and with SU-800 just put all remote Speedlights SB-800, SB-600, SB-700 and SB-900 in group A this worked very fine with me even in close ups
Oct 28, 2011 by
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Are you directly familiar with the camera, or are you speculating based on earlier models?

The P7100 page lists compatibilty with the SU-800 Commander, and the SU-800 page list compatibility with the P7100. This infers that the P7100 does have CLS capability.
Aug 30, 2011 by
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no it wont work only with DSLR
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what is the difference between the P7100 and the P7000?

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Differences... the P7000 had mediocre operational speed and sometimes seemed to have confusing on-screen menus. It was a camera that I looked at seriously, but on which I passed. On the other hand, the P7100 has both highly improved operational speed compared to the P7000, the very useful command dial on the front of the camera, and what sold me was the flip-out LCD screen on the rear. There are other small improvements as well, but this serious/pro level compact has not only lived up to expectations, but as an owner can say that it has surpassed them as well. The bokeh is far better than expected.

The only shortfall at this point is the apparent shortage of the EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion batteries, and one can only hope that this is just a temporary situation.
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Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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Favorite Subject: Travel
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The P7000 is not a speed demon of a camera and whilst neither is the P7100 (I wish Nikon had used the Expeed 3 processor) it is slightly faster than the P7000. Other differeences are the front dial which works really well and the articulated screen at the back. It also has HDR in camera capability and also you can create panaramas. The P7100 gets rid of most the problems that the P7000 had and is now as good as the Canon G12 (which the P7000, should have been). It isn't a bad camera and has many good points over cameras like the V1 (ergonomically and the ability to mount a normal flash) but the speed of the 1 series cameras put the P7100 to shame.
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Use the compare feature on Nikon's website.
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If I mount P7100 on extension pole to photograph roofs, will wireless remote ML-L3 trigger the shutter?

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Wanted to use self timer to do this but I beleive (don't know for sure) shutter release button has to be pressed BEFORE self timer activates. This sets focal length with camera in hand, not when camera is lifted up to capture roof image.
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Sorry, small mistake the front IR is just below "NIKON "
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One on the front just below the shutter release button and the other in the rear next to the menu button
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ML-3 will activate the shutter but remember you must line it up with one of the IR receivers on the camera. Yes you are correct about the self timer shutter must be activated (and focused)when you activate the timer.
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How many Frames per second can it take with full resolution?

Aug 30, 2011 by
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For the P7100, the top Continuous shooting is 1.2 frames per second.
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Unfortunately, there was no link to let us know which camera you are inquiring about. Please reply with the model.
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What method of lens shade is recomended for the P7100?

Aug 30, 2011 by
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Longtime street shooter: I use my hand to approximately cover the lens and viewing system; not perfect nor stylish but it works. Alternatively: an 18% Grey Card.
Oct 4, 2011 by
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Las Cruces NM USA
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Las Cruces NM USA
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The new COOLPIX P7100 doesn't use a Lens shade. Please click on the link below for a list of accessories for the COOLPIX P7100.
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Does the Nikon P7100 have infrared remote control capability with the ML-L3?

Sep 12, 2011 by
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http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Remote-Cords/4730/ML-L3-Wireless-Remote-Control-(Infrared).html#tab-ProductDetail.ProductTabs.CompatibleWith
Sep 12, 2011 by
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Yes.
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Is there any way to order/purchase a PRINTED manual for the Coolpix 7100?

Sep 23, 2011 by
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If not, can Nikon publish a manual formatted for Kindle (mobi format)? The PDF is too difficult to read on a Kindle due to the small fine type - which was designed for print.
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The PDF of the docs show up very well on the kindle fire. Even the illustrations can be enlarged.
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The user's manuals for our cameras only come in PDF files.
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Raw mode photos take a very long time to save to memory

Oct 18, 2011 by
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Just picked up a P7100. I was very excited about the P7100's raw mode capabilities. However, when shooting in raw (NRW) mode, it takes 4 or 5 seconds before the camera is ready to take another picture. I'm shooting in "raw only" mode. Is there something wrong with my camera or is 4 seconds per picture within specs for this model?
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I shoot only in NRW and have not noticed any delay in writing images from buffer to the memory card. I am also using a memory card that is rated for 45 MB/s and can hold down the shutter release for a minute or more without pause.

Try a card that is rated for at least 30 MB/s and you will notice a huge speed increase.
Dec 22, 2011 by
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Try using a SDXC class 10 memory card. Your camera is rated at 1.2 frames per second.
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P7100 NRW files does not display in Aperture 3, in Photoshop 5 !!!

Nov 12, 2011 by
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I am not being able to view NRW files of the P7100 on Aperture, Photoshop , or any other software ...
What is the problem
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As with any other new format it takes time for software developers to get a patch out that will support the new file format.

Just be glad that Photoshop 5 is still the latest version out there. When I upgraded last year to the d7000, they phased out support for the new RAW format for the older Adobe software and I had to upgrade to Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 - that was an addtional $400 I wasn't planning to spend.

As long as you have the current version of the software, the developer should send out a patch in the next 60-90 days.
Dec 2, 2011 by
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The "problem" is the software, you will have to get in touch with the relevant software makers for updates or use View NX or Capture NX2 which will handle the RAW files.
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The P7100, has an 28-200mm zoom lens (x7.1). It is very much the top of the line compact/bridge camera that Nikon make. The advantage of it is that it is ergonomically great, with lots of dials and controls on the camera. It is aimed at more experienced users, who already have a DSLR.
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No interchangeable lenses, only DSLR's, Nikon 1 and Nikon film cameras have a choice of lenses.
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