Nikon has today confirmed a March debut for the Coolpix P100, a bridge camera boasting a Full HD movie option.

The Coolpix P100 features a 10.3-million-pixel CMOS imaging sensor, a 26x zoom and a 3in’ ‘vari-angle’ LCD screen (460,000 dots).

It will cost £349.99 and is due to arrive in UK shops in ‘mid-March’, according to Nikon.

Onboard firepower includes shutter priority, aperture priority and manual exposure.

The P100 also incorporates Active D-Lighting, Electronic Vibration Reduction and HDMI connectivity.

Nikon COOLPIX P100 specifications, as supplied by Nikon UK:

Effective pixels: 10.3 million

Image sensor: 1/2.3-in. CMOS; total pixels: approx. 10.6 million

Lens: 26x zoom NIKKOR; 4.6-120mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 26-678mm); f/2.8-5; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 2712mm)

Focus range (from lens): 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (∞), Macro mode: 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (∞)

Monitor: 3-in., approx. 460k-dot, vari-angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating, Electronic Viewfinder, 0.24-in., approx. 230k-dot

Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 43 MB), SD memory cards*1

Image size (pixels): 3648 x 2736 (10M), 3264 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1600 x 1200 (2M), 1280 x 960 (1M), 1024×768 (PC), 640 x 480 (VGA), 3648 x 2432 (3:2), 3584 x 2016 (16:9), 2736 x 2736 (1:1)

Vibration Reduction: Combination of image-sensor shift and electronic VR (still pictures)

Electronic (movies)

ISO sensitivity: ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800), High ISO Sensitivity auto (ISO 160 to 1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 160-200, 160-400)

Interface: Hi-Speed USB

Power sources: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied), Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62A (optional), Battery Charger MH-61 (optional)

Battery life*2: Approx. 250 shots with EN-EL5 battery

Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 114.4 x 82.7 x 98.6 mm (4.5 x 3.3 x 3.9 in.) excluding projections*3

Weight: Approx. 481 g (17.0 oz.) with battery and SD memory card*3

Supplied accessories*4: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5, Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR), USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP21, Lens Cap LC-CP21, Software Suite CD-ROM

Optional accessories: AC Adapter EH-62A, Battery Charger MH-61

*1 Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).

*2 Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C (73°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.

*3 Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.

*4 Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.

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