Nikon Coolpix P100 Review

April 22, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |


Image Sensor Type

Sensor Size
1/2.3 in.

Total Pixels
10.6 million

Effective Pixels
10.3 million

Image Area (pixels)
3648 x 2736(10M)
3264 x 2448(8M)
2592 x 1944(5M)
2048 x 1536(3M)
1600 x 1200(2M)
1280 x 960(1M)
1024 x 768(PC)
640 x 480(VGA)
3648 x 2432(3:2)
3584 x 2016(16:9)
2736 x 2736(1:1)

Vibration Reduction
Combination of image-sensor shift and electronic VR (still pictures)

LCD Monitor Size
3 in. diagonal

LCD Monitor Type
Vari-angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating

LCD Monitor Resolution
460,000 Dots

ISO Sensitivity
ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800), High ISO Sensitivity auto (ISO 160 to 1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 160-200, 160-400)

Storage Media
Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).

Internal Memory
Approx. 43MB

Hi-speed USB

Lens Zoom

Lens Specification
4.6-120mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 26-678mm); f/2.8-5; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 2712mm)

Focus Range
50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (∞), Macro mode: 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (∞)

Battery Type

Battery / Batteries
Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-ion Battery

AC Adapter
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P
EH-62A AC Adapter (optional)

Battery Charger
MH-61 Charger

Battery Life (shots per charge)
EN-EL5: 250 shots

Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C (73°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.

Approx. Dimensions
Height: 3.3 in. (82.7mm)
Width: 4.5 in. (114.4mm)
Depth: 3.9 in. (98.6mm)

Excluding projections. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.

Approx. Weight
17.0 oz. (481g)
with battery and SD memory card

Optional Accessories
AC Adapter EH-62A, Battery Charger MH-61

Supplied Accessories

  • Rechargeable
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-68P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
  • Strap AN-CP21
  • Lens Cap LC-CP21
  • Software Suite CD-ROM

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.