Nikon has announced the new Nikon Coolpix P300 with f1.8 – f4.9 wide angle 4.2x optical zoom lens (24-100mm), and 12.2 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor (albeit not as large as the sensor in cameras such like the LX5, and XZ-1), Exposure Modes (P/S/A/M), Full (1080p) HD movie recording with stereo sound, 3″ 921k-dot LCD monitor, Lens-shift Vibration Reduction, Easy Panorama 360°/180° and High-speed continuous shooting (8fps). Nikon has published sample photos and videos. The Nikon Coolpix P300 is available for £299 from Amazon UK from March.
“The COOLPIX P300 is a powerful compact camera with an incredibly bright lens that delivers beautiful results, particularly when shooting at night or in challenging lighting conditions. The specially crafted NIKKOR lens offers a fast f/1.8 aperture, starts at an ultra-wide 24mm, and employs Nikon’s High Refractive lndex glass to deliver sharp images with high contrast. Combined with a highly sensitive back illuminated CMOS image sensor and full manual controls, this camera offers the creative freedom to capture scenes just as you see them.”