Nikon just rolled out a new compact prosumer digital camera to compete with the likes of the Canon PowerShot S100. The tiny Coolpix P310 packs quite a punch with a backlit 16 megapixel image sensor, Nikon Expeed C2 image processor, an ultra-wide angle lens that starts at a super bright f1.8 and full manual controls. We can’t wait to get our hands on this camera for review!
- 16 megapixel backlit CMOS imaging sensor
- 4.2X optical zoom: 24 – 100 mm (f1.8-f4.9) lens
- Optical image stabilizer
- 3 inch LCD (921,000 pixels)
- Full manual controls
- Multi-shot layering modes like HDR and Night Landscape modes; photo special effects
- Full HD 1080p movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom
- Takes SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
- Uses a lithium-ion battery
- Available in February for $330
this camera only zooms out to 100mm. would digital zoom be of use to say take the zoom to 200mm?
There are a lot of quality 24 to around 120mm cameras but no reviews appear to test the quality of the digital zoom to a moderate extent of say 200mm which is a more useful zoom. Does anyone have an opinion as to if it is better to crop into a fully optical zoomed image or use the digital zoom?