The Nikon Coolpix P2 has all of the standard features you’d expect in a consumer-level compact digicam, including a 5-megapixel CCD, 640x480 30-fps movies, tons of scene presets and a 2.5-inch LCD. And at under $300, it’s priced fairly competitively with similar compacts. But chances are you’re probably not going to pick up the P2 for its lens or price alone. You’re going to check this out for its built-in WiFi, so that you can wirelessly transfer images to a laptop or other computer. Digital Camera Review checked out the P2, and found that, although setting up the WiFi proved occasionally tricky, it worked as promised, and included all of the features one would expect of a wireless device, including WEP and WPA security, and the ability to store multiple wireless profiles. Several transfer modes — including a Shoot & Transfer option that instantly displays images on a PC as they’re shot — worked smoothly, and made copying files to a PC nearly effortless. Of course, two years from now, when WiFI is as common as 2.5-inch LCDs are today, none of this will seem remarkable. Today, however, these features are an added bonus on a camera that otherwise is a standard, workaday point-and-shoot.
Nikon Coolpix P2 WiFi digicam reviewed
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