DPReview.com: Nikon Coolpix P5100 Disappoints

Nikon Coolpix P5100 Digital Camera

DPReview.com’s Richard Butler and Simon Joinson have gone under the hood of the Nikon Coolpix P5100 and have just posted their review.

They report, “Ultimately, for us, the P5100 was a disappointment, but not a surprise. Like Canon’s G9 reviewed last week, Nikon essentially turned a blind eye to the only issues anyone really had with the P5000 – the sluggish performance and the rather counterintuitive control interface – and instead took the all too familiar route of bunging even more pixels onto a sensor already creaking under the strain when it had 10 million.

“So not only don’t they fix the issues, to add insult to injury they actually reduce the quality of the high ISO output and call it an ‘upgrade’ (bangs head on wall). Sure, there’s a couple of nice new features, and sure the low ISO output is still excellent, but the feeling that this was a missed opportunity is simply unavoidable.”

[Via: DPReview.com]
[Site: NikonUSA.com]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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