Play, Edit and Print Functions
Inputs and Outputs Notes
3" Vari-angle LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix P7100
has a 3" TFT LCD monitor featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a five-level
brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor has approximately 96% horizontal and
vertical coverage in the shooting mode and approximately 100% horizontal and
vertical coverage in playback mode. The LCD screen can be tilted for best
viewing at difficult angles; approximately 81° downward and 105° upward.
Monitor Display Options: When using the LCD monitor in
shooting mode, you can choose whether or not to display the picture and shooting
information, hide the shooting info, or turn the monitor off altogether (for
using the viewfinder). In playback mode, you can display the photo along with
the information, hide the picture information, or display a smaller picture
along with the picture information and tone levels (histogram, etc.).
Optical Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" monitor, the
has a real-image optical viewfinder. It has approximately 80% horizontal and
vertical coverage, compared to the actual picture. The viewfinder's diopter lets
you adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight.
Image Sensor/Processor: The Coolpix P7100 features a
large 1/1.7" CCD image sensor with approximately
10.39-million total pixels and 10.1-million effective pixels. The EXPEED C2
Image Processing engine delivers high-quality, natural-looking pictures with
stunning color and sharpness.
Optics: The Coolpix P7100 digital camera uses a Zoom-NIKKOR
ED glass lens 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 CCD combination.
The Coolpix P7100 uses a 7.1x wide-angle optical zoom lens, that is equivalent
to a 28-200mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the
camera's total zoom capability is 28x. The angle of view is equivalent to that
of a 800mm lens (35mm format).
Zoom Memory: When the zoom control is operated while
pressing the Fn1 button on the front of the camera, the zoom stops at the
following preset focal lengths: 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, and 200mm.
The function is similar to having 7 different prime lenses on a D-SLR camera.
You can select any or all of the presets in the menu. (Zoom Memory is only
available in the P, S, A, or M shooting modes.)
Optional Wide-Angle Converter: The WC-E75A Wide-angle
Converter (sold separately) can be mounted to give you an even wider angle view,
equivalent to a 21mm lens. The UR-E22 Adapter Ring is required for mounting.
Photo Information: Three display options for the LCD monitor
are available during shooting:
- Virtual Horizon: A level display allows you to check whether the
camera is being held perfectly horizontal or vertical.
- Histograms: A graph that shows the brightness distribution in the
- Framing Grid: Two vertical and two horizontal lines can be
overlaid in the picture, dividing the frame into 9 sections, to assist you
in framing your shot.
Vibration Reduction: The Coolpix P7100 offers Vibration Reduction (VR)
image stabilization to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when shooting. The
camera compensates for the effects of camera shake by
shifting the lens.
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.
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.
File Formats: The Coolpix P7100 records still images in JPEG
and RAW (uncompressed) formats.
HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC
stereo). You have a choice of
11 still image size options and three movie options (see chart below). You can
set the image quality (compression) for each image size as Fine (1:4 compression
ratio), Normal (1:8), Basic (1:16).
NRW (RAW): Raw, uncompressed data from the image sensor is
saved in the memory. You can convert the raw data to a JPEG image file in the
camera using the NRW (RAW) processing option in the playback menu. You can also
take a RAW image and a JPEG image at the same time. The JPEG image compression
can be set to Fine, Normal, or Basic. The image size of a RAW image is set to
10M: 3648 x 2736.
Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 94 MB internal memory for storing still images and
movies with sound.
Recording Media: In addition to the built-in memory, images
can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC 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, SDHC cards from 4 GB to
32 GB, and SDXC cards over 32GB. The capacity of the internal memory and
optional memory cards is as follows:
| Image Size/ |
| Image Quality |
| Number of
Storable Images (approx.) |
| SDHC Memory
| 10M |
3648 x 2736
| 8M |
3264 x 2448
| 5M |
2592 x 1944
| 3M |
2048 x 1536
| 2M |
1600 x 1200
| 1M |
1280 x 960
| PC |
1024 x 768
| VGA |
640 x 480
| 3:2 |
3648 x 2432
| 16:9 |
3584 x 2016
| 1:1 |
2736 x 2736
| Movie Option || Frame Rate |
| SDHC Memory
| HD 720p |
1280 x 720
| 24 fps |
1 min 26 sec ||
55 min |
| VGA |
640 x 480
| 30 fps |
4 min 13 sec ||
2 hrs 45 min |
| QVGA |
320 x 240
| 30 fps |
17 min 5 sec ||
11 hrs 20 min |
Note: The maximum movie length for a single movie is 29
minutes, regardless of the amount of free space on the memory card.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting 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 1/4,000 to 60 seconds and adjust the
aperture value between f/2.8 and f/8.0 (W) and f/5.6 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. Up
to 3 settings can be saved, and recalled by moving the Mode Dial to one of
the "U" settings (U1, U2, U3).
- Low Noise Night: For capturing the atmosphere of a
low-lit scene, and shoot with a low amount of noise and without flash. The
image size can be 3M: 2048 x 1536 or smaller, and the ISO sensitivity is set
automatically within a range of ISO 400 to 12800.
- Scene Mode: You can manually or automatically select a
scene mode with settings optimized for the shooting situation:
- Scene Auto Selector: The camera automatically judges the type of
subject (scene mode) when you frame the picture so that you can more easily
take a picture suited for the scene. The mode will automatically be changed
to one of the following scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night
Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Backlighting, and Other Scenes.
- Portrait: Useful for
photographs where you want the main subject to stand out clearly from
- Landscape: For vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines,
colors, and contrast in such subjects as forests and skyscrapers.
- Sports: For dynamic action shots that freeze the
action in a single shot or record motion in a series of pictures. Up to 45 frames are captured at
a rate of about 1.3 frames per second when the shutter button is fully
held down. Image size is set to 10M: 3648 x
- 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: Vividly captures the brightness of subjects
such as beaches or
sunlit expanses of water.
- Snow: Vividly
captures the brightness of subjects such as snow fields.
- Sunset: Preserves deep
hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
- Dusk/Dawn: Preserves
the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise and after
- 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: Used when shooting 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
- Black & White Copy: Provides clear
pictures of text or drawings on a white board, business card or in other
- Backlighting: Use when
light is coming from behind your subject or when your subject is in the
shade but the background is brightly lit. You can use the HDR (high
dynamic range) function when a bright backlight cause dark shadows on
- Panorama Assist: Use
to take a series of photographs that you will later join to form a
single panoramic scene.
- Movie Mode: Record movies with sound in HD 720p (1280 x 720), VGA
(640 x 480), or QVGA (320 x 240).
Continuous Shooting: In the P, S, A, or M shooting modes,
you can select in the menu from the following single or continuous shooting options:
- Single: One image is shot each time the shutter-release
button is pressed.
- Continuous: Up to 90 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 1.2 frames per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 10M: 3648 x
- Continuous Flash: While the shutter button is fully
held down, continuous shooting is performed with the built-in flash.
Approximately 3 frames continuously are shot at a rate of 1.0 fps (when
image size is set to 10M: 3648 x 2736 pixels).
- Best Shot Selector: Camera captures up to 10 images while the
shutter release is held down, and the sharpest image in the series is
selected and saved.
- Multi-shot 16: Camera takes 16 shots at about 30 fps and arranges
them in a single image of 5M: 2560 x 1920.
- Interval Shooting: The camera shoots still images
automatically at a set interval. The maximum number of frames that can be
taken depends upon the length of the interval:
|Interval ||Images |
|30 seconds ||600 |
|1 minute ||300 |
|5 minutes ||60 |
|10 minutes ||30 |
- Movies: Shooting HD movies at 24 frames per second and
SD movies at 30 fps.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second and
2 second timer for self-portraits. In addition, the camera can use face
detection to detect human faces, and automatically release the shutter when a
smile is detected (Smile Timer).
Remote Control Shooting: With the optional
ML-L3 Remote Control, you can take self portraits or shots on a tripod to
effective eliminate camera shake. You can choose from quick-response remote
shots (shoots instantly when you press the remote control button), 10 seconds
remote or 2 seconds remote shots.
AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area
Modes to determine how the camera selects the focus area for Auto Focus:
- Face Priority: When the camera recognizes a face (front
view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically.
- Auto: The camera
automatically selects the focus area (up to 9) containing the subject closest
to the camera.
- Manual: You can manually select one of 99 focus areas
in the monitor. This method is handy when the intended subject is not
positioned in the center of the frame, and is relatively still.
- Center: The camera focuses
on the subject in the center of the frame. The center focus frame can be set
to one of three sizes (Wide, Normal, Spot).
- Subject Tracking: Once you select a subject to focus
on, the focus area will move and follow the subject.
Focus Modes: You can choose a focus mode according to the
subject and composition. The choices include:
- Auto Focus: Camera automatically adjusts the focus. Focusing
distances: 1'-8" to infinity (W), 2'-8" to infinity (T).
- Macro Closeup: Macro mode is used for taking pictures
of objects as close as 0.8"
- Infinity: For use when shooting distant scenes through window
glass or when shooting landscapes.
- Manual Focus: The focus can be adjusted for any subject 0.8" to
infinity from the lens. The rotary multi-selector is used to adjust the
focus while viewing the image on the monitor.
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 26' at the maximum
wide-angle position and 22' at the
maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.
Blink Warning Function: The Blink Warning function is
available when you are shooting in Face Priority mode. When the camera detects
that one or more human subjects may have blinked, the blink warning screen is
displayed. The subject is framed by a yellow border, allowing you to check the
picture and decide whether or not to take another picture.
Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the
camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from
-3.0 to +3.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps, using a rotary dial on the top of the camera.
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 set to ISO 100 when there is sufficient
lighting, and raises the sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 800 when lighting
- High ISO Auto: The ISO sensitivity is set automatically
between ISO 100 and 1600.
- Fixed Range Auto: Select from two ranges in which the
camera automatically sets the sensitivity: ISO 100-200 or ISO 100-400.
- Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the set value: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600,
3200, or Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400).
You can set the White Balance to Auto Normal, Auto Warm, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent
(FL1 to FL3),
Cloudy, Flash or Choose Color Temp. 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. Up to three preset values can be saved in Pre1, Pre2, or
Built-in Flash: The Coolpix P7100 has a built-in flash with a range of
1' to 29' (Wide angle) and 1' to 14' (Telephoto). 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
- Flash Off: Flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor.
- Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
- Manual: Flash fires at a preset output. Choose from Full,
1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, or 1/64.
- Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds.
- Rear Curtain Sync: Fill flash fires just before the shutter closes,
creating the effect of a stream of light behind moving objects.
External Flash: The P7100 is equipped with an accessory shoe
for mounting an external flash unit, such as the Speedlight
SB-900. The camera is also compatible with the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight
Commander for controlling multiple flash units.
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.
AF Modes: When shooting still images or movies you can choose between two auto-focus modes:
- Single AF: The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway and locks at this position during recording.
AF: The camera constantly adjusts focus, even when the
shutter-release button is not pressed.
Voice Recording: Audio voice memos for pictures can be recorded over
the camera's built-in microphone and played back over the unit's built-in
speaker. Memos can be up to 20 seconds in length. Memos are saved as WAV files.
Play, Edit and Print Functions
Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an
automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures. If
desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum
slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4,
9, 16, or 72) 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: This feature displays a calendar allowing
you to select and view pictures taken on the same 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
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix P7100 to edit
recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose
from the following editing functions:
Multi-Language Menu: You can
choose from 29 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.
Pictures can be printed as followed:
or Photo Lab: insert the memory card into a printer, or take the memory
card to a digital photo lab (images stored in the internal
memory need to be transferred to a memory card prior to printing).
- PictBridge-compatible Printer: connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible
printer via USB cable
- Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before
printing them via USB
Power Requirements: The Coolpix P7100 is powered by a supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (EN-EL14).
The battery is charged using the supplied MH-24 Battery Charger. The supplied rechargeable battery will
last up to approximately 350 shots or 2 hours 55 minutes of HD movie recording on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery
charges in about 90 minutes.
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
HDMI: The Coolpix P7100 is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type
C) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV. An optional
mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The camera's HDMI output can be set to
Auto, 480p, 720p or 1080i.
Output: The camera features a single proprietary jack on the bottom of
the camera for connecting the supplied AV (EG-CP16) cable or USB cable (UC-E6). This one output allows you
to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB using the supplied
USB cable, or view your photos
on a TV using the supplied AV cable. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible. The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.
ViewNX 2 Software CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
contains Nikon Transfer 2, ViewNX 2, and Panorama Maker 5. Nikon Transfer 2 is
used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and ViewNX 2 is
used for viewing your images and movies on the computer. Panorama Maker 5 is used for
creating panoramic images from the camera's recorded still images.
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with
Windows and Macintosh. Your computer will need to meet the following system
| ||Windows ||Macintosh |
|CPU ||Still Images: Intel Celeron/Pentium 4,
or Intel Core series, 1.6 GHz or faster
Playback: Pentium D 3.0 GHz or better
Editing: Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
|Still Images: PowerPC G4 (1 GHz or better), G5, Intel Core
Xeon series |
Playback: Power PC G5 Dual or Core Duo 2 GHz or better
Editing: Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or better
|Operating System || |
- Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium,
Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
- Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business,
Enterprise, Ultimate) (Service Pack 2)
- Windows XP (Home Edition, Professional) (Service Pack
Pre-installed versions. All installed programs run as 32-bit
applications in 64-bit editions of Window 7 and Windows Vista.
|MAC OS X Versions: |
|RAM || |
- Windows 7 / Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
(1.5 GB recommended)
- Windows XP: 512 MB or more
(1 GB or more recommended)
|512 MB or more (1 GB or more
|Hard Disk Space || |
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1
GB or more recommended)
|Monitor ||Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA) or more |
Colors: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
|Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA) or more |
Colors: Millions or more