Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
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Nikon P100 Review
Nikon Coolpix P100
Member Name: nickwade97
Nikon Coolpix P100
Advantages: Great image quality
Disadvantages: Digital viewfinder could be better quality
The 10-mega pixel Nikon bridge camera is the perfect companion for any beginner. It's 26x zoom lens enables you to capture the breathtaking action in stunning clarity, it has a full HD mode, recording in 1080p detail it's accompanied with a stereo microphone that enhances the overall result.
Being in at just 481 grams, it is extremely light weight. Its DSLR like body gives you a firm sturdy grip when taking you photographs.
It's built in pop-up flash, mounted at the top of the camera, is nice however it is not a necessity due to the back illuminated CMOS sensor. When the flash is used however it can spoil the photograph as the light produced can be too vigorous on the other hand, you can fully adjust the settings of the flash and many other parts of the camera.
Despite the camera being extremely attractive, it is not completely customisable in the way that you can fit on external parts, this means that if you wanted a high end shot using a polariser, it would not be possible as there are non available on the current market to fit it's unique design.
Thankfully, Nikon as include a Vibration Reduction mode, I have found that this makes a noticeable difference to the sharpness of the image.
The 3 inch LCD screen is a beautiful addition to the already fantastic camera, it shows its detail across 460,000 dots of excellence. If you wanted more professional shots, you may opt for use of the electronic viewfinder. It is not as appealing as the LCD screen likewise it is less detailed being only 230,000 dots however it is brilliant for use on a sunny day when you might not necessarily be able to see the LCD screen.
For the price, it is a bargain. Priced at around £150 it is an unmissable camera for a beginner or intermediate.
Overall I would give this camera a thorough 8/10. I believe its special design is fantastically suited for beginners use offering high end quality results for a fraction of what it would cost to buy a DSLR.
I personally think that there are areas that can be improved on, for example the electronic viewfinder and the flash however the standard of image that is produced can make up for it.
Owning this camera for several years, I strongly recommend this camera to any budding photographer that are looking on improving their skill.
Summary: It is a fantastic begginer camera.
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