Nikon is back with a slew of new digital cameras, but due to space constraint for the day, we will take a look at the P100 first. The Coolpix P100 digital camera is a status quo breaker in many ways, where it is the first digital camera from Nikon that has a CMOS image sensor and full High Definition (HD) movie (1080p) capabilities – at least where the Coolpix line is concerned. Apart from that, you also get an expansive 26x Optical Wide Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens alongside a 3″ vari-angle Clear Color Display LCD screen at 460,000 pixels resolution. Basically, this is one digital camera that you might want to consider if you’re looking for something compact that is able to grow along with your photographic potential – applicable only for beginners, of course, since those who are more serious would already have moved on to the DSLR platform.
A dedicated movie-record button is there for you to capture all the happenings in high definition resolution, while the inclusion of a stereo microphone is located right on top of the camera in order to capture audio accurately, further enhancing the video capture experience. In addition, both the optical zoom and autofocus functions will be available even when you are recording video. Not only that, the high-speed movie function lets you play back your recorded video clips in slow motion (or fast if you want to have a more comedic effect), exposing the more artistic side of you in the process. Integrating the Coolpix P100 into your current home theater system is a snap thanks to an HDMI connector that ought to play nice with any existing compatible HDTV.
The Nikon Coolpix P100 will hit the market this coming March for $399.95, where it will also be equipped with a 10.3-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor, a Night Landscape mode, and a new 26x Optical Wide Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens.