Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P7100 vs Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P7100 vs Nikon Coolpix P7000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
210 ms shutter lag
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

Items often bought with the P7100 or P7000

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P7100

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Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1900 ms vs 2900 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
41.0 vs 39.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
165 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The P7100 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
210 ms vs 281 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.8 EV vs 10.7 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight
Lighter
310 g vs 395 g
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More than 20% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              350 shots
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              P710010.7 EV
              P700010.8 EV
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              P710019.4 bits
              P700019.1 bits
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.3 fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7100165 ISO
              P7000147 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              P710041.0
              P700039.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              P7100720p @ 30fps
              P7000720p @ 24fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              7.1x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/2.8
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              P71001/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
              P70001/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $485

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $338 - $379

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $948

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              Lschmitt2 (3:51 AM, January 16, 2012)
              I have now owned my P7000 for almost a year and find it a very useful tool. My other camera's are a Nikon D50 and D90. I was looking for something much lighter and smaller that would take good technical photographs for my engineering practice. The P7000 after making the necessary firmware changes "(v1.2) firmware" has solved most of the outstanding problems. I like being able to update the camera's firmware. While photographing cracks and other defects may not sound exciting it is important when you are trying to explain design and construction issues to clients. The weight and the abilities of the P7000 are just right and camera produces good high quality exposures.

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              Hannu108 (6:28 PM, September 16, 2011)
              It looks that you got the sensor size of P7100 wrong. It is 1/1.7"—not 1/1.8". You can check it here (under "specifications" tab), for example:


              http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/product/digital-cameras/coolpix/performance/coolpix-p7100

              cheers!