Smaller and cheaper than a digital SLR but with performance that dwarfs a compact, the Nikon Coolpix P100 is bridge camera with 1080p HD video capability
Good Gear Guide.au
6 November 2010
Summary: With a lightweight but well-built frame, amazing zoom and the ability to capture broad vistas, the Nikon Coolpix P100's capabilities are admirable. The video mode is far more flexible than the perfunctory nod to video capture on most cameras and we liked being able to directly select it in any mode. As for the camera's value for money, it's close to incredible.
Pros: Great video mode, good value for money, 26x zoom
Cons: Tilting screen is a little stiff, indoor shots aren't always fantastic
Excerpt: The Coolpix P100 is the first Nikon bridge camera with Full HD 1080p resolution movie capture with stereo sound, it also has a remarkable 26x Nikon ED VR zoom lens. That and a CMOS sensor packing 10.3 megapixels makes it a formidable looking bridge-style compact camera.
Pros: Good image quality - even at higher sensitivities, handling, design, ease of use, menus, vari-angle screen, HD movies
Cons: EVF, lack of direct controls for some key features, plastic build, stereo microphones pick up mechanical noise as lens zooms