Nikon CoolPix P5100 Review - Test Shots – Detail and Lens Performance Review

”A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image. ”


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The usual test shot of the cathedral window to compare detail and sharpness with other cameras. See below for a full-res crop or click to download the full-sized version.


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The level of fine detail is very good, but it’s not really much of an improvement on the P5000.


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With the distortion control feature turned off, the lens does produce some barrel distortion at the wide angle end.


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Switching distortion control on corrects this, and produces nice straight edges.


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Centre sharpness is excellent thanks to the high quality lens.


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With distortion control off there is some slight chromatic aberration visible toward the corners of the frame.


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The distorion control appears to correct this, although it does nothing for the slight corner blurring.


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