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Nikon Coolpix P3 8.1MP Digital Camera
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by Rob Williams on July 20, 2006 in Digital Cameras

If you are looking to spend a little extra money for a camera that provides many features and great image quality, you will want to take a look at the P3. It’s capable of 8.1 megapixel images that are actually quite clear at full resolution. In the arsenal is also VGA video quality, vibration reduction and more.

Picture Quality


Whenever I receive a camera for review, I usually stick with it to take pictures for other reviews. The P3 was used to take photos in our OCZ VX2, Thermalright HR-01-K8 and OCZ GameXStream reviews if you want to see how I used it there.

All of the images taken with the P3 can be viewed in their full resolution of 3624*2448 simply by clicking on them. Warning though, some weigh up to 5MB.

First up is a shot of walking down the road using the VR (Vibration Reduction) mode. Now, I am a fast walker.. but the camera managed to take a picture without any blur. Good stuff.

Next up is a flower on the same road. The camera did a beautiful job of capturing the great color of the yellow flower. The picture also turned out to be very crisp and clean. At full resolution some dithering is obviously occurring, but I am very pleased with the overall quality here.

Though rocks can be rather boring, taking them with the P3 helped make them look great. The picture turned out bright and clear, and you can easily see the textures on each of the rocks. In the full resolution, some areas of the picture came out better than others, but overall it’s better than I originally expected.

Since we are on the nature theme [hey it is summer after all], here are a few more shots taken the same day.



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