Nikon Announces New P7100 Point and Shoot, Fanboys Throw Riots

Today, Nikon has announced the P7100 point and shoot camera along with a slew of other point and shoot cameras. The exciting new—wait a second, what? Point and shoots? Sure the P7100 shoots raw, but where are the D300s and D700 successors?

Whatever, hit the jump to read the specs without the extra padding of a press release. Also watch a fanboy become sad and emo now that there is no D400 or D800 yet.

Before you click though, note that from the marketing language, they seem to be targeting this at street photographers…

•  7.1x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens and large 10.1-MP, 1/1.7-in. CCD sensor. See chart below for exact size.

•  EXPEED C2 image processing engine; shoot RAW files
•  Versatile manual controls, including front command dial and exclusive quick menu
•  HD movie (720p) with stereo sound recording using built-in microphone; optical zoom control and autofocus are available during recording
•  3-in. ultra-high resolution (921,000-dot) Vari-Angle monitor with Clear Color display and anti-reflective coating; for added viewing convenience an optical viewfinder is also provided
•  7.1x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, 28–200mm (35mm equivalent)
•  10.1 effective megapixels; 1/1.7-in. CCD sensor for low noise and exceptional image quality
•  4-Way (VR) Image stabilization system includes optical VR, Motion Detection, Best Shot Selector and High ISO; minimizing the effect of camera shake for sharper, clearer images
•  Zoom memory to select a desired focal length (as if changing single-focal-length lenses) during shooting
•  Tone level information supports image adjustment according to photographer’s creative needs
•  Maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200 (full resolution); can be set to Hi 1 (ISO 6400 equivalent at full resolution), also low noise night mode and noise-reduction filter provided
•  Variety of bracketing functions including exposure and white balance
•  Virtual horizon can be displayed in the LCD
•  High-speed continuous shooting, up to 90 pictures at full resolution at up to 1.2 fps: capture the  “decisive moment”!
•  Four exposure modes (P/S/A/M) can be set with the mode dial
•  Macro mode allows shooting distance as close as approx. 0.8 in.
•  HDR setting in Backlighting mode delivers images with broad dynamic range

Decisive moment? Huh? Street photographers, what are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below. The P7100 is listed at B&H Photo and Amazon.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.