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Nikon Coolpix P5100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 493 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P5100. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Views about the zoom and battery are different, while there are some less positive comments about the contrast and focus.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

shutter, focus, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix P5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P5100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and reliability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the flash and screen, while some have doubts about the lens and battery.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, image quality

low-light, battery, lens

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix P5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P5100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the contrast and battery.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, price

shutter, focus, battery, contrast

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon CoolPix P5100

 

Nikon adds an extra two megapixels to its enthusiast's compact.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nikon P5100 review

 

The 5100 is one of the least compact compacts we've seen – but with 12MP and a host of top notch features, should we care?

An ideal companion for a DSLR, this is a compact for the photography enthusiast rather than the happy snapper

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The 5100 is one of the least compact compacts we've seen – but with 12MP and a host of top notch features, should we care?

An ideal companion for a DSLR, this is a compact for the photography enthusiast rather than the happy snapper

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Nikon CoolPix P5100 review

 

Can a pint-sized compact cut it as a replacementfor a digital SLR?

Very light ; Some nice features

Uninspiring image quality ; Dodgy interface ; Poor display

Nikon missed a trick with the P5100. It could have been an excellent camera but a poor interface and indifferent image quality let the side down. A wider lens, lower noise levels and a better menu would make a world of difference. However, we did like...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 12.1Mp digital camera

 

Nikon's 12.1Mp Nikon Coolpix P5100 outguns its P5000 10Mp predecessor. Best viewed as a more portable, full-featured alternative to the likes of Nikon's excellent D40 DSLR, not only is the Nikon Coolpix P5100 small, it also boasts a light but strong...

All said and done, if you’re looking for a portable backup to your DSLR the Nikon Coolpix P5100 may well be the answer to your prayers. A RAW mode and better handling of image noise at the higher ISO settings might just have made the P5100 perfect.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Nikon P5100

 

On the top left side, the Coolpix P5100 is equipped with a flash shoe that is dedicated to Nikon flash units such as the SB-600 shown at left. Mounting such a flash on the diminutive P5100 results in a combination that is surprisingly disproportionate,...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix P5100

 

With the market for compact digital cameras getting forever more competitive, the Macworld team take a look at eight of the best.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 review

 

the 12-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P5100 succeeds the P5000 with Nikon's EXPEED image processor, a larger pixel count and a wide focal range.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix P5100 review

 

Next to the other models we've looked at here, the Coolpix P5100 is a bit on the chunky side, but as the camera is actually pitched against higher-end models such as Canon's PowerShot G9, it's actually pretty small.

Widest set of manual controls; excellent picture quality

Large body; slow autofocus and menus

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Joanne Carter (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix P5100

 

Boasting a new 12-megapixel resolution CCD and image-stabilized zoom lens, the P5100 is an update to the maker's almost pro-level P5000 compact.

Good picture quality ; good colour rendition ; effective image stabilization ; manual exposure control ; small, durable lightweight body

Tardy default AF operation ; uninspiring 35-123mm equivalent optical zoom

Despite having the lowest price tag of any of the pro-level compacts currently available, we simply can't criticize the image quality. Unfortunately, though, the P5100's speed of operation is noticeably behind the rest. That said, if portability and...

May, 2008

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