Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P100 replaces the popular P90 super-zoom, extending the zoom reach from 24 to 26x and increasing the resolution of its 3 inch screen to 460k pixels. But by far the biggest change is the image sensor. In a bold move, Nikon has replaced the P90's 12 Megapixel CCD sensor with a 10 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor.
Pros: 26x optical zoom., Fast continuous and burst shooting., Dedicated movie record button., Excellent high ISO noise performance
Cons: No shortcut menu., No Vibration Reduction for movies., Very modest 10cm macro., Poor battery life.
Summary: CONCLUSION I was surprised to see Nikon back in the market with another superzoom announced exactly one year after the P90. At least until I realized that Sony has had a compact digital with a BSI sensor on the market since September 2009. Or that Fuji was announcing a new 30x superzoom with BSI the same day as Nikon's BSI-equipped P100. Right now, BSI is perhaps the next big deal in digital imaging technology.
Pros: Good image quality, Very good shutter lag and AF acquisition times, Good high ISO noise performance, Versatile, user controllable stabilization options
Cons: Battery charges in camera unless you purchase a separate charger, Short delay going to video recording
Excerpt: So you’re not in the market for a Digital SLR, but you’ve outgrown your compact cameras, what do you do? Packing advanced features without the hassle (and cost) of interchangeable lenses, a bridge camera is a good solution.
Summary: A compact super-zoom digicam with support for Full HD video capture plus high-speed photo and video shooting modes.Released a year after the Coolpix P90, Nikon's Coolpix P100 is a next-generation super-zoom model with the same SLR-like styling as its predecessor. However, it adds some features and special shooting modes to attract a wider range of potential purchasers.
Pros: You'd like an ultra-zoom camera with an adjustable LCD screen., You want an ultra-zoom camera for time-lapse recording., You want to shoot widescreen, Full HD video with stereos soundtracks. Don't buy this camera if :, You want high image resolution across the camera's adjustment range., You want to shoot raw files (this camera is JPEG only)., You require high-quality images in dim lighting.