Everything you've heard about the Coolpix is true, the 10 megapixel Nikon P100 is loaded with some very cool features. There are 17 unique modes included in the Nikon P100, that give even the most novice photographer amazing shooting power. It offers an active zooming characteristics, scene auto selector features, the ability to track subjects, and distortion control to maximize picture quality. Standard equipment with this remarkably light 17-ounce camera includes a USB cable, AV cable, lithium ion rechargeable battery and charger, and Coolpix CDROM software disk for superb editing and management of your photos.
The exact measurements of the P100 are: 3.9 inches deep, 3.3 inches high, and 4.5 inches wide, which makes it an ideal size. This superior camera weighs a mere 17 ounces, and it houses a 10 megapixel CMOS sensor. When you depress the button on the Nikon P100, you capture your image on a JPEG file. But when you use the video feature on the camera, those are stored in MOV format. The Nikon P100 has a 460K dots per inch LCD display. You will be able to take up to 250 pictures on a single charge of the lithium ion battery in the P100 by Nikon. In addition, there are 7 ISO sensitivity modes, which are: ISO 3200, ISO 1600, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 160, and automatic.
There is also an assortment of white balance settings on this camera. Additionally, there is Advanced Night Landscape. If you aren't familiar with this feature, it's pretty cool. It basically tells the camera that you're trying to capture an image at night. And this intelligent camera takes a bunch of shoots very quickly but then compiles them all together to make one, single shot with greater clarity than you could possibly achieve yourself by holding the camera and taking a shot in the evening. Moreover, there are up to 14 different recording settings, such as video recording on high speed, standard video, user modes, manual modes, shutter or aperture priority, subject following, automatic scene selector, scene, and more. With the Nikon P100, there are five focus modes. You get the Macro, Center AF, Manual AF, Infinity, and 9 point AF.
And speaking of modes, the Nikon P100 includes a range of metering modes, color effects including burst mode features and a lot more that you just don't expect to see in a camera of this price range. Some of the metering settings included on the device are AF Area, Center weighted, Spot, and matrix. Some of the color effects are red, green, sepia, yellow, orange, black and white, monochrome filter, vivid, extra vivid, and portrait, or you can personalize your own.
The LCD display of the Nikon P100 has the ability to be pulled out and adjusted to always give the user a comfortable angle for viewing. An electric zoom finder also comes standard on this device, which really helps to hold it steady while you use the zoom lens in your shots. You may not find a better digital camera for super fast zoom-in/zoom-out speeds. It also has some of the best noise reducing characteristics. Excellent shutter lag, picture to picture capabilities, a fast sports shooting function, and other outstanding features, are all a part of the affordable Nikon P100.