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Nikon Coolpix P1
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Nikon Coolpix P1 Digital Camera

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8MP 3.5x 4x SD Jun 2010
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One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who concluded that this Nikon camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Photo Radar have rated this Nikon camera on average 75%.

Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix P1 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was compact. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “The Nikon Coolpix P1 looks like all of its other compact Coolpix cousins with its 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.5-inch body.” in their review of this digital camera. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “It's the first digital compact camera to come with wireless LAN, (Wi” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Seven years ago Photo Radar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Nice compact size”.

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix P1 reviewers agreed that it was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on CNET.com “Wi-Fi transfer and printing; very good image quality; many customizable image parameters” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 68 out of 100. Cnet.com also wrote “The Nikon Coolpix P1s good image quality offsets its novel”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “A superb all-rounder, offering great image quality” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site About.com wrote “P2 wireless (wi-fi) digital cameras are easy to use, compact in size and produce fabulous photos” in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote “The P1 produces sharp images with low-noise levels, good metering” in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review. Photo Radar said “Produces high quality images” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1.

Some people who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Digital camera, 8,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 nonetheless they gave this digital camera a score of 68 out of 100. Photo Radar said in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review “8-megapixels is a lot of resolution for a compact”.

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Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 19,122 owner and expert reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix P1 agreed that it was easy to use. Photo Radar said in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review “Camera is easy to use”. Photo Radar also mentioned “Wifi could be easier to use”.

One Nikon Coolpix P1 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Theglobeandmail.com mentioned “Compact yet easy to hold”.

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Good Technical Features

Two Nikon Coolpix P1 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P1 considered that it had good features. Photo Radar wrote seven years ago “Great image quality Top photo features Accessible wireless technology Lively, realistic colours” . Photo Radar also said “Good performance and features”.

Good Connectivity

Eight people who bought it considered that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site About.com said “Nikons greatly anticipated P1 and P2 wireless (wi-fi) digital cameras are easy to use, compact in size”. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au eleven years ago “This summer, many buyers will consider the compact, 8-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P1 for its novel built-in Wi-Fi transmitter” in their review. Ten years ago expert review site Neocamera.com wrote “Even if does not compromise much its photographic qualities for its distinctive wireless feature” in their review but even so they scored the product 2 stars.

Robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Expert website About.com wrote “As the first camera with built in w” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1. Photo Radar wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review “Solid picture quality” and rated it 5 stars.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an sd memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon Coolpix P1 supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix P1 also support video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix P1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix P1 also have a built-in flash.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon Coolpix P1 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Coolpix P1 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P1. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Features One Auto Focus

The Nikon Coolpix P1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Nikon camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Narrow

At only 91 millimeters, the Coolpix P1 is quite narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P1. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P1 the widths range from 16mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix P1 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P1 which have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3.5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.7x and the biggest is 63x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix P1 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix P1 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of only 2.5 inches, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon Coolpix P1 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P1, the Nikon Coolpix P1 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P1 do not have a GPS. The Coolpix P1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix P1 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P1. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 110,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The display resolutions of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix P1 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P1. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon Coolpix P1 is a digital camera that takes 180 shots shots per battery charge.

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Thick

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P1 the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm. The Coolpix P1 is one of the thicker cameras that were released more than two years ago (39 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P1

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this camera was released.

Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P1.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Power Supply
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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15 July 2009

Of course, you can minimise clutter by carrying pre-charged batteries and a few spare memory cards, but until now there's been no way of cutting out the cables altogether. The Nikon P1 changes all... Read more…

Wireless transfer of images to computer or printer
Nice compact size
Camera is easy to use
Produces high quality images
Laps up shots in dim or artificial light
Wifi could be easier to use
There is no viewfinder
Flash is weak
Battery life is too short
Setting-up is a chore
31 December 2006

The Nikon Coolpix P1 is a decent camera. Even if does not compromise much its photographic qualities for its distinctive wireless feature,it has a few too many flaws. The P1 produces sharp images... Read more…

15 December 2006

Nikons greatly anticipated P1 and P2 wireless (wi-fi) digital cameras are easy to use, compact in size and produce fabulous photos. On the downside, the wi-fi can be hard to set up and the battery...

The Good: Stylish. Compact yet easy to hold. Good-sized LCD screen. Takes decent pictures. The Bad: Wireless wouldnt work over WEP encrypted link. No viewfinder. The Verdict: Nice camera, wireless... Read more…

10 June 2006

Nikon?s wireless wonder isn?t just a time-saving gadget for cable-phobics, it?s a superb 8-megapixel camera in its own right. Small, smart and destined for greatness...

31 January 2006

Trusted Reviews

I see an awful lot of digital cameras, most of them the very latest models, but it's not often that I see something really new and different. However Nikon's new CoolPix P1 is just that. It's the... Read more…

1 January 2006

DPInterface Nikon Coolpix P1 ReviewBrad Soo - January 1st, 2006 The Nikon Coolpix P1, along with the 5 megapixel Coolpix P2, are Nikons first WiFi digital cameras. Besides being WiFi enabled, the... Read more…

1 January 2006

The convincing sales argument of the Nikon Coolpix P1 is of course the possibility of transferring your photos through Wi-Fi. The Nikon P1 is the first camera available with this option together... Read more…

8 December 2005

The Nikon Coolpix P1s good image quality offsets its novel but limited Wi-Fi capabilities...

5 December 2005

A superb all-rounder, offering great image quality. Fast, fun and about as future-proofed as a digital camera can be...

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