The P1 "recovery time" (the
moment between the photo taken and its recording to the Sandisk) is much
quicker. The mode choices are numerous and the camera is easy to use. The
recording mic hears all sounds. If I were a novice camera user I would be
well pleased with the P1.
Experience has shown, however, that the P1 could be better. Here are the
things I do not like about it (allowing it to earn only 3 stars).
1) The digital flash is never bright enough. All my photos are much
darker- less vibrant- with the P1.
2) The mode dial atop the Coolpix turns too easily. Often it twists even
as the camera is being handed over. The dial moves randomly in the pocket,
the backpack, the suitcase, and the briefcase. It's irksome to be
continually resetting the photo mode.
3) The 3.7V Lithium ION (730mAh) battery is good for about half the photos
expected. It is smaller than other brands' (Nikon should produce stronger
versions for the P1).
4) It is possible, and simple, to misload the "Coolpix" battery (a trait
solved by other brands).
5) The battery recharger works only with a chord (from the wall outlet to
the recharger). The recharger plugs directly into the chord and not into a
wall socket (making more camera stuff to fumble with). The 3-piece
recharging process is not handy (in having to find room for a 3 ft. chord
on a shelf or basin).
Nikon will probably remedy these problems in the future. For now, I find
myself using the wife's Canon S-550 more and more (leaving the newer P1 in
the camera drawer). ________________________________________________________________
MINOR ISSUES, March 26, 2006
Reviewer: Tom Eckles "RAVENMAN"
THIS CAMERA HAS A LARGE, BRIGHT VIEWING SCREEN BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE A
VIEWFINDER. I HAVE NEVER USED A CAMERA WITHOUT ONE AND IT IS TAKING ME
QUITE SOME TIME TO GET ACCUSTOMED TO COMPOSING A SCENE. ALSO, THE MODE
DIAL EASILY ROTATES SO I HAVE TO CHECK ITS SETTING EVERY TIME I TAKE THE
CAMERA OUT OF MY POCKET TO SHOOT A PIC.
AS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, THIS IS MY "ALWAYS HAVE A CAMERA WITH ME"
THE SIZE IS GREAT AND FEELS GOOD TO HOLD; STURDY WELL-BUILT.
SOME IMAGES ARE ON MY SITE, BUT MOST ARE TAKEN WITH MY NIKON D70 AND NIKON
NIkon P1 8.0 MP , March 17, 2006
Reviewer: Christian "Christian Maverick"
I bought this camera 4 weeks ago, and i must say that i lives up to my
every expectation! After buying other cameras such as casio Exilim s500
and Panasonic FX8, i can without a doubt say that the Nikon is the best in
I have look at allmost every other camera within the same pricerange, and
this is the most complete. The autofocus is perfect as well as the Image
quality, vivid colors, startup time, night mode etc.
The one minus this camera has is the trasfer time, and that the lens
"case" (the thing that comes out from the camera when turned on) seems a
Also the Wi-fi option is a little strange, i havent used it myself but i
think that plugging the camera to the computer via usb is more simple. And
if you have usb 2.0 the trasfer time shouldnt be much faster using WI-FI
I would suggest this camera to anybody that is not a proffesional
fotographer- eventhough the pictures are almost as good as the ones
cameras like Canon mk2 pruduces.
Las advice, dont for for less then 512 MB memory card, when you see your
pictures on a real computer screen, you will begin seeing beauty on every
street corner that you just have to capture with your little new nikon
Just buy it guys, its better then the rest, i promise.
Nikon P1 meets what is says it is, March 9, 2006
Reviewer: J. Amorose (Bethel Park , PA)
I was very pleased with my recent purchase of the Nikon P1. I was very
excited about the wireless feature but hesitant because of the reviews I
have read stating that it was difficult to set up. The reviews were
somewhat correct. I did have problems but only when I had to enter the key
code for my wireless router. It would not accept the one I had. Mind you,
it contained 63 characters and symbols. I emailed Nikon support but did
not get any response, so I called. After about 20 minutes on the phone
with a tech I was told I could not use my key code because it contained
certain symbols. I was a little upset because I did not want to have to
redo my wireless network at home. About a week later I received an email
that there was an update to the wirless software for the camera. It made
no mention of my problem only enhancements they made to features. However,
when I tried to enter the key code it worked. I am now enjoying the
benefits of the Wi-Fi feature of the camera and it is just great.
Good little camera, February 23, 2006
Reviewer: Jessica M. Monaghan
I really like this camera. The wi-fi feature is fun but I don't know how
practical it is. I love the huge image size and the fact that it does have
some internal memory which allowed me to start shooting right out of the
box. The start up time is a bit on the slow side but it's nothing
horrible. I'm used to my big semi-professional camera that is also 8 mega
pixels and instead, this is nice to just pop in a bag or purse for on the
go. The zoom is satisfactory as well though I wouldn't recommend the
digital zoom, on any camera, just take bigger pictures and crop them down
later. I wish there was a black/white still mode, I'm not sure why there
isn't one when at the same time it has a b/w movie mode, but oh well.
Overall though, I really like this camera and recommend it to anyone who's
looking for a small, compact but good quality camera.
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