Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P100 is a compact bridge that shares with SLRs with manual controls focus ring, the rotatable display and the handle. Remarkable optical zoom, a bit ‘less the resolution of the sensor is lower than the average compact available. Other important features are the viewfinder, Full HD movies, HDMI, functions for portraits, dual charging options and functions for the five anti-blur.
Cons: Resolution is not high; Memory; RAWZOOM OPTICAL No format support; Electronic Viewfinder, Full HD Movie; Bridge; Display large, high-definition, adjustable, 5 anti-shake functions; backlit sensor; PASM; Input miniHDMI
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
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P100 is up against plenty of stiff competition. I like the features it has, especially the fast burst mode, but I felt picture quality suffered a bit by comparison to other cameras in this category.
Pros: Features - Burst Speed - Low Shutter Delay - Movie Mode
Cons: Wide angle shows barrel distortion when close in - colours