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Nikon Coolpix P100

10.3-megapixel digital camera with 26X optical zoom and HD movie mode

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Our take on the Nikon Coolpix P100

by Tara W.
Nikon

High-zoom cameras put you "right there"

High-zoom cameras have powerful built-in lenses that get you close — really close — to your subject. Focus in on a hawk in the tree across the meadow, or zoom across the backyard for a candid close-up of your toddler's face. High-zoom cameras tend to be a bit bigger than the average point-and-shoot because of their larger lenses. These cameras also sometimes feature advanced controls for customizing your photos.

The Nikon Coolpix P100 has you covered for any type of photographic opportunity that comes your way. You can capture expansive cityscapes or fit a large group of people into a single frame with the wide-angle capability of P100's lens, or use the 26X optical zoom to focus on the details in a building, a monument, or a flowerbed. This camera's 10.3-megapixel CMOS sensor ensures razor-sharp, detailed photos even when shooting in lower light without a flash. And optical image stabilization with vibration reduction compensates for camera movement, so you get clear, rock-steady results.

Use the large, bright LCD screen or the viewfinder to compose your shots. You can even flip out the LCD and adjust its angle for better viewing. To capture a split-second scene like the first pitch of a ballgame or the maid of honor catching the bridal bouquet, you can snap up to 10 frames per second in continuous mode at top resolution. And count on automatic in-camera editing to remedy improperly exposed images and the red-eye effect, for beautifully sharp photos that might otherwise have been spoiled. And HD video recording lets you create detailed movie clips when you want a different perspective.

The camera's built-in 43MB memory holds approximately eight photos at top resolution — add optional SD™ memory cards for more storage.

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Highlights:

  • 10.3-megapixel effective recording
  • 26X optical zoom (4X digital/104X total zoom)
  • optical image stabilization with vibration reduction
  • 3" vari-angle LCD screen that allows you to adjust the screen angle
  • electronic viewfinder
  • wide-angle lens for shooting landscapes and large groups
  • 35mm equivalent focal length: 26-678mm
  • top JPEG resolution: 3648 x 2736
  • face priority autofocus for better portraits
  • smile shutter and blink alert for capturing ideal expressions
  • in-camera automatic red-eye correction
  • D-Lighting mode brightens dark areas of recorded images
  • high-definition movie mode (up to 1080p resolution)
  • mini HDMI output (HDMI cable not included)
  • aperture-priority, shutter-priority, and manual exposure modes
  • 16 scene modes including Landscape, Dusk/Dawn, and Museum
  • 9-point autofocus for group shots and off-center subjects
  • built-in pop-up flash
  • white balance compensation settings
  • 43MB internal memory stores approximately 8 shots at top resolution
  • compatible with SD™ cards
  • high-speed USB interface
  • compatible with PictBridge-enabled printers
  • 4-1/2"W x 3-5/16"H x 3-15/16"D
  • weight (with battery and media): 17 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • battery charger
  • audio/video and USB cables
  • neck strap
  • lens cap
  • software CD-ROM

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Features and Specs
General
LCD Screen Size
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3"
Adjustable-angle LCD
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Wi-Fi
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No
Touchscreen
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No
Waterproof
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No
GPS-enabled
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No
Lens 35mm Equivalent
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26-678mm
Optical Zoom
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26x
Digital Zoom
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4x
Filter Diameter
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N/A
Manual Focusing
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Yes
Manual Exposure
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Yes
Built-in Flash
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Yes
HDMI Output
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Mini
Memory
Internal Memory
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43MB
Memory Media
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SD/SDHC
Image
Effective Megapixel Count
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1.03e+007
Total Megapixels
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1.06e+007
Image Stabilization
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Optical
Highest Resolution
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3648 x 2736
HD Video Recording
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Yes
Dimensions
Width (inches)
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4-1/2
Height (inches)
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3-5/16
Depth (inches)
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4-3/16
Weight With Battery (ounces)
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17
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Digital camera with black camera body
  • EN-EL5 Lithium Ion battery pack (3.7V/1100mAh) with plastic terminal cap
  • EH-68P AC adapter (5V/0.5A)
  • 59" USB cable with a USB type-A connector on one end and a proprietary connector on other end
  • 58" Audio/Video cable with a composite video and mono-audio RCA connector on one end and a proprietary connector on other end
  • Lens cap
  • Lens cap string
  • Neck strap
  • Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
  • User's Manual (English)
  • User's Manual (Spanish)
  • Quick Start Guide (English)
  • Quick Start Guide (Spanish)
  • Nikon Digital Imaging Limited Warranty card
  • Online Product Registration card
  • "My Picturetown" offer
  • AVC Patent Portfolio License sheet
  • 2 Errata sheets

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Recording Features
Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Battery Information
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Supplied Software

Recording Features

Vari-Angle LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix P100 features a 3.0-inch Vari-Angle High-Resolution LCD which makes it easy to compose and share your pictures with family and friends. The monitor features approximately 460,000 pixels, an anti-reflective coating and a five-level brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor has approximately 97% horizontal and vertical coverage in the shooting mode and 100% coverage in playback mode. The vari-angle LCD will tilt and rotate out and up to a 90° angle and down to a 82° angle, enabling you to get those high-angle and low-angle shots.

Electronic Viewfinder: The Coolpix P100 also features a real-image 0.24" TFT Color LCD viewfinder featuring approximately 230,000 pixels. The incorporation of the high-resolution electronic viewfinder enables you to see through the lens in any type of lighting condition. The viewfinder has approximately 97% frame coverage vertically and horizontally during shooting mode and 100% coverage in playback mode. The viewfinder features a diopter adjustment function to adapt the viewfinder picture to your vision.

10.6 MP CMOS Imaging Sensor:  The Coolipix P100 is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 10.6-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 10.1-million. The sensor's advanced backside illumination, coupled with the EXPEED processor, enables such high performance benefits as high-speed continuous shooting, superb low-light and nighttime shooting, and high dynamic range.

Optics: The Coolpix P100 digital camera uses a wide-angle (26-678mm) Zoom-Nikkor glass lens (F2.8-5.0) for superb image quality. Every aspect of the lens manufacturing process is controlled by Nikon. The Zoom-Nikkor lens is designed for the specific camera and image sensor combination. The Coolpix P100 uses a 26x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom lens that is equivalent to a 26-2712mm lens in 35mm photography.

5-Way VR (Vibration Reduction) Stabilization: The Nikon Coolpix P100 offers a 5-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Stabilization System:

  • Optical VR Image Stabilization: Nikon's Optical VR Image Stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by moving the image sensor. This produces clearer, sharper results in lower lighting or unsteady conditions.
  • New Hybrid VR Image Stabilization: The combination of sensor shift and electronic stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake.
  • Motion Detection: Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts the shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
  • High ISO up to 3200: High ISO 3200 capability gives you sharper results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. This creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions.
  • Best Shot Selector (BSS): Nikon's Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and then saves the sharpest image.

Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 43 MB internal memory for storing still images and movies with sound.

Optional Recording Media: In addition to the built-in memory, images can be recorded onto SD (Secure Digital) or SDHC Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically recorded onto the card. When no card is inserted, the images automatically record to the internal memory. The camera can support 2 GB SD cards and SDHC cards from 4GB to 32GB.

Still Image Size: The Coolpix P100 records still images in JPEG format. You have a choice of the following still image size/image quality options and movie options:

Image Size/
Resolution
Image Quality Number of Storable Images (approx.)
Internal Memory
43MB
SDHC Memory Card
4GB
10M
3648 x 2736
Fine 8 775
Normal 17 1545
Basic 34 3015
8M
3264 x 2448
Fine 11 970
Normal 21 1915
Basic 42 3655
5M
2592 x 1944
Fine 17 1525
Normal 33 2940
Basic 63 5485
3M
2048 x 1536
Fine 27 2410
Normal 52 4640
Basic 98 8620
2M
1600 x 1200
Fine 43 3770
Normal 83 7100
Basic 144 12000
1M
1280 x 960
Fine 65 5745
Normal 119 10000
Basic 196 17000
PC Screen
1024 x 768
Fine 98 8620
Normal 171 15000
Basic 275 24000
VGA
640 x 480
Fine 196 17000
Normal 305 24000
Basic 458 40000
3:2
3648 x 2432
Fine 10 870
Normal 19 1720
Basic 38 3350
16:9
3584 x 2016
Fine 12 1065
Normal 24 2115
Basic 46 4020
2736 x 2736
1:1
Fine 11 1030
Normal 23 2045
Basic 45 3890

Continuous Shooting Modes: When in P, S, A, or M, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:

  • Single: The camera records one picture each time the shutter release button is pressed.
  • Smile Mode: The camera detects a smiling face to shoot your subject automatically. The camera can recognize up to three smiling faces.
  • Continuous H: While the shutter-release button is head down, the camera shoots about 10 frames per second when the image quality is set to Normal and image size is set to 10M (3648 x 2736). Shooting ends when the shutter release button is released, or six shots have been taken.
  • Continuous L: While the shutter-release button is head down, the camera shoots up to 200 pictures at a rate of up to 2.8 frames per second. Image quality is set to Normal and image size is set to 10M. The rate slows down when Distortion Control is On.
  • Best Shot Selector: The BSS is recommended for situations in which inadvertent camera movement can produce blurred pictures, or when parts of the image are prone to under- or over-exposure. When BSS is on, the camera takes shots while the shutter-release button is pressed, to a maximum of ten. The images are compared and the sharpest picture is saved to the memory or memory card.
  • Multi-Shot 16: Each time the shutter release button is pressed, the camera takes 16 consecutive "thumbnail" images at a rate of about 30 frames per second, and arranges them into a single picture of 4 rows of 4 images each. Image quality is fixed to Normal and the image size is fixed to 5M (2560 x 1920).
  • Interval Timer Shooting: The camera shoots automatically at specified intervals. The interval and maximum number of frames that are taken are: 30 sec (600 images), 1 min (300 images), 5 min (60 images), and 10 min (30 images).

Blink Proof/Warning Function: The Blink Proof function is available when you are shooting in Smile Mode. Each time a picture is taken, the camera automatically take five consecutive shots. Of the five shots, the shot in which the subject's eyes are open takes priority and is saved. When the camera detects that one or more human subjects have closed their eyes shortly after recognizing the faces and shooting them, the face of the human subject that may have closed his/her eyes is framed is displayed so you can check the picture and determine if you need to take the picture again.

Focus Mode: You can choose from the following focus modes:

  • Autofocus: The camera automatically adjusts focus according to distance to subject. You can use this when the distance from subject to lens is 1 ft 8 in (W), or 5 ft 8 in (T) or more.
  • Macro Close-Up: The Macro Mode is used for close-up shots. The camera can focus on objects as close as 4.0" to 0.4" to the lens. The camera will focus continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
  • Infinity: The Infinity Mode can be used when shooting distance scenes through foreground object such as windows or when shooting landscapes. The flash turns off automatically during this mode.
  • Manual: The focus can be manually adjusted for any subject that is a distance of 0.4" from the lens of the camera.

AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area Modes to determine where the camera focuses.

  • Face Priority: When the camera recognizes a face (front view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically. Up to 12 faces can be recognized.
  • Auto: The camera automatically selects the focus area (1 of 9) containing the subject closest to the camera.
  • Manual: You can manually select from 99 focus areas in the frame. Pictures can be taken while focus area selection screen is displayed.
  • Center: The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

Focus Lock: The Focus Lock feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in Center AF mode.

AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 13.0 feet at the maximum wide-angle position and 11 feet at the maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.

Exposure Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can select from the following automatic and manual exposure modes:

  • Auto Mode: This is an automatic "point-and-shoot" mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
  • Programmed Auto Mode: The Programmed Auto Mode is a simple point-and-shoot mode in which the majority of camera settings are controlled by the camera. The camera will automatically set the shutter speed and aperture. This mode is recommended for most situations.
  • Shutter-Priority Auto Mode: The Shutter-Priority Auto Mode allows you to choose the shutter speed and lets the camera select the aperture value for best results when freezing or blurring motion.
  • Aperture-Priority Auto Mode: The Aperture-Priority Auto Mode allows you to choose the aperture value and lets the camera select shutter speed for best results when using to blur background or bring both foreground and background into focus.
  • Manual Mode: The Manual Mode allows you to control exposure by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture manually. You can set the camera's shutter speed from 1/2,000 to 8 seconds and adjust the aperture value between f/2.8 and f/8.0 (W) and f/5.0 and f/8.0 (T).
  • User Setting Mode: Settings that are frequently used for P, S, A, and M shooting modes can be saved in the User Setting Mode. Settings are saved using the Menu, and recalled by moving the Mode Dial to the "U" setting.
  • Subject Tracking Mode: Use this mode to shoot moving subjects. Subject tracking begins when you select a subject to focus on. The focus area will move and follow the subject.
  • Smart Portrait Mode: The camera detects smiling faces using face priority and releases the shutter automatically. The skin softening function makes a human subject's skin appear smoother.
  • Scene Modes: The camera gives you the option of various Scene Modes. The camera settings are automatically adjusted to suit the selected scene. The Scene Modes include:
    • Portrait: Useful for photographs where you want the main subject to stand out clearly from the background.
    • Landscape: For vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in such subjects as forests and skyscrapers.
    • Night Portrait: For shots that provide natural balance between the main subject and the background when shooting portraits under low lighting.
    • Party/Indoor: Shots include details of the background behind the main subject, or to capture the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting
    • Beach/Snow: Vividly captures the brightness of subjects such as snow fields, beaches or sunlit expanses of water
    • Sunset: Preserves deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises
    • Dusk/Dawn: Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise and after sunset
    • Night Landscape: A slow shutter speed is used to produce stunning night landscapes.
    • Close Up: Used to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers, insects and other small objects, with the background artistically blurred
    • Food: Use this mode take pictures of food.
    • Museum: Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited or in other settings in which you do not want to use flash
    • Fireworks Show: Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light from fireworks
    • Copy: Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board, business card or in other printed matter
    • Back Light: Use when light is coming from behind your subject or when your subject is in the shade but the background is brightly lit
    • Backlit Scene HDR: For shooting landscapes with a large contrast between light and dark. Different exposures of the same scene are merged to create an image with a range of tonal detail that could not be captured in a single photo.
    • Panorama Assist: Use to take a series of photographs that you will later join to form a single panoramic scene
  • Scene Auto Selector: By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode for simpler shooting. One of the following scene modes: Auto mode, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, Backlight.

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 steps.

Exposure Lock: The white balance, exposure, and focus of the camera is locked at the values set with the first shot. All pictures taken in a series have the same focus, exposures, and white-balance settings while the camera's exposure is locked.

Metering: The camera features two Metering modes:

  • Matrix: Camera sets exposure for entire frame; recommended in most situations.
  • Center-Weighted: Camera meters entire frame but assigns greatest weight to subject in center of frame. Recommended for portraits; preserves background details while letting lighting conditions at center of frame determine exposure.
  • Spot: camera meters area shown by circle in center of frame and ensures that subject in metering target is correctly exposed even if background is much lighter or darker
  • Spot AF Area: camera meters selected focus area; available only when a setting other than "Center" is selected for AF area mode

Auto Bracketing: Auto Bracketing is used to vary exposure by a select amount over a series of pictures when it is difficult to guess the correct exposure. You can set the camera to vary exposure by +/-0.3, +/-0.7 or +/-1.0 over your next three shots.

ISO Settings: Sensitivity is the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the following ISO settings:

  • Auto: Sensitivity is automatically set between ISO 160 and ISO 800 depending upon the brightness of the scene.
  • High ISO Auto: Sensitivity is automatically set between ISO 160 and ISO 1600 depending upon the brightness of the scene.
  • Fixed Range Auto: You can choose a range in which the camera automatically sets the ISO sensitivity: ISO 160-200 or ISO 160-400.
  • Fixed ISO: You can set the ISO sensitivity to a specific value: 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200.

Built-In Flash: The Coolpix P100 has a built-in Speedlite flash with a range of 1 ft 8 in to 32 feet (Wide angle) and 5 ft 8 in to 8 ft 2 in (Telephoto). Flash compensation is used to adjust the flash output by +/- 2.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV, changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. You can choose from the following flash modes:

  • Auto: flash fires automatically when lighting is poor
  • Auto with Red-eye Reduction: pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce red-eye effect
  • Flash Off: flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor
  • Fill Flash: flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
  • Slow Sync: auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds
  • Rear-Curtain Sync: flash fires just before shutter closes, creating effect of a stream of light behind moving subjects

In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: If the camera detects red-eye after the pre-flash has fired, advanced red-eye reduction processing is used to further reduce red-eye, slightly increasing the time required before the next picture can be taken.

White Balance: You can set the White Balance to Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset White Balance and use a neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual lighting conditions.

Image Optimization: When you are shooting your images, you can optimize your pictures by adjusting the following settings:

  • Normal: suited for most situations
  • Softer: softens outlines, producing natural results suitable for portraits or retouching on a computer
  • Vivid: enhances saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce vivid images with vibrant greens, reds, and blues
  • More Vivid: maximizes saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce crisp images with sharp outlines
  • Portrait: lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel to skin of portrait subjects
  • Black and White: shoot photos in black and white
  • Custom: allows you to manually adjust the settings for Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation

Active D-Lighting: Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast. The images taken will reproduce the contrast effect that is seen with the naked eye. This is particularly effective for shooting brightly lit outdoor scenery from darker indoors or taking pictures of shaded subjects at a sunny seaside.

Noise Reduction: The camera uses a noise reduction system to minimize noise (randomly-spaced, brightly colored dots in dark parts of the image). This is helpful at slow shutter speeds and long exposures.

Distortion Control: When activated, Distortion Control corrects distorted images by reducing frame size.

Movie Mode: You can use the Coolpix P100 to make high definition movies (in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format) with AAC stereo audio. The maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes. You can select from the following movie options (and the total time capacity of built-in and optional memory):

Resolution Bitrate Movie Lengths
43 MB Internal Memory 4 GB SDHC Card
HD 1080p
1920 x 1080
14 Mbps 23 sec 34 min
12 Mbps 26 sec 39 min 25 sec
HD 720p
1280 x 720
9 Mbps 34 sec 50 min
VGA
640 x 480
3 Mbps 1 min 37 sec 2 hrs 5 min
QVGA
320 x 240
640 kbps 4 min 34 sec 4 hrs 45 min

Electronic VR: The Coolpix P100 offers a Electronic Vibration Reduction when recording HD video to reduce the effects of camera shake.

Voice Recording: Audio voice recordings can be recorded over the camera's built-in microphone and played back over the camera's built-in speaker. Audio recording will end automatically when the internal memory or inserted memory card becomes full, or after 120 minutes of recording.

Play, Edit, and Print Functions

Copy: You can internally copy images and voice recordings between the camera's internal memory and an inserted SD-card.

Slide Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an automatic slide show with about three seconds between pictures. Maximum slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.

Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, or16) at a time. While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.

Calendar Display: Calendar Display allows you to select and view pictures taken on a specific date.

Playback Zoom: During playback, you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.

Rotate Image: Recorded pictures can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD screen.

Hide Images: You can mark images as hidden so they do not appear during playback.

Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix P100 to edit recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose from the following editing functions.

  • Quick Retouch: This editing function lets you create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
  • D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
  • Skin Softening: Make the subject's skin appear smoother.
  • Small Picture: You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file with a compression ratio of 1:16. You can choose from the following sizes: 640 x 480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240 (suited to display on web pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments). Calendar Mode: In calendar mode, images are grouped by date so pictures taken on a specified date can be displayed or printed separately.
  • Black Borders: This function creates copies of your images with black lines along the borders of the pictures. Copies with the black frame are stored as separate files.
  • Cropping: This feature allows you to crop out the part of the image you don't want and keep the part you do.

Voice Memos: Using the camera's microphone, you can record a voice memo during full-screen playback to be associated with a particular picture. Voice memos are recorded as long as the shutter release is held down, to a maximum length of 20 seconds.

Protect: The camera allows you to protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.

Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 20 different menu display languages including English, Spanish or French.

Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by using the Print Set option in the playback menu. Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and how many copies to print.

PictBridge: Users of PictBridge-compatible printers can connect the camera directly to the printer and print pictures without using a computer.

Battery Information

Power Requirements: The Coolpix P100 is powered by the supplied rechargeable Li-ion battery (EN-EL5) which provides up to approximately 250 shots when fully charged. The camera also comes supplied with a Charging AC adapter (EH-68P) which allows you to charge the battery in the camera, or operate the camera on common household current. The EN-EL5 takes approximately 3.5 hours to fully charge when battery is fully discharged.

Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

USB/Audio-Video Output: The Coolpix P100 features a single proprietary jack on the bottom of the camera for connecting the supplied Audio/Video or USB cable. This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB, or view your photos on a TV via composite video. The USB interface is USB 2.0 High Speed compatible. The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.

HDMI: The camera's mini-HDMI (Type C) output allows you to connect the camera to an HDMI-equipped HDTV for viewing still images and recorded movies in high-definition quality. A mini-HDMI to HDMI cable is required.

Supplied Software

Software Suite CD-ROM: The supplied Software Suite CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer, Panorama Maker and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in pictures as they are transferred. Panorama Maker is used for creating panorama images from the camera's recorded still images.

System Requirements: The supplied software will work with Windows and Macintosh. You computer will need to meet the following system requirements.

 

Windows

Macintosh

OS: Windows 7: (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate editions)
Windows Vista SP2: (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate editions)
Windows XP SP3: 32-bit versions (Home Edition, Professional)
MAC OS X version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6
CPU:

Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Intel Core series processor 1 GHz or faster recommended

PowerPC G4 or G5 model or Intel Core or Intel Xeon model (software is Universal Binary compatible)

RAM:

Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (1.5 GB or more recommended)
Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
(Minimum of 128 MB available RAM necessary for all systems)

512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended) with a minimum of 128 MB free

Hard Disk Space

A minimum of 1 GB free hard disk space required when software is running

 
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