The Nikon P100 Digital Camera has one of the most impressive zoom ratios on a compact camera that is avialable today: 26 times
Starting at a wide angle of 26mm and extending up to 678mm, this feature alone offers more zoom lens flexibility than the Canon SX20is, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 digital cameras offer, with the Canon coming in at 20x and the Panasonic offering a 18x zoom lens.
The size of the Nikon P100 is larger than a compact camera, or point and shoot digital camera, yet smaller than most digital SLR cameras available today. The Nikon P100 of course, makes for an absolute fabulous travel camera due to the impressive zoom ration being offered in this small compact Nikon.
Of course this being 2010, the Nikon P100 also offers high definition digital recording at 1020p and has the capability to offer up to 2 hours of high definition video recording.
One of the neater features is the 3 inch LCD vari-angle display which tilts away from the camera body allowing for easier reviewing and composing of your digital images.
New for the Nikon P100 is the backside illumination CMOS sensor with 10 megapixels of resolution for poster sized prints from any of your digital images. Despite the fancy name the new CMOS sensor offers the ability to sample lighting from the scene more than once and then records and mixes the variable data recorded to offer more detail that might have been lost on previous digital cameras. This technology works in a way similar to HDR photography which allows for one image to offer a mix of the best parts of the image and then combine the results.
The suggested retail price on then Nikon P100 is $399.99 but with little work you can find it at approximately a $350 street price from Amazon, B+H, and Adorama.