Nikon just announced their first CMOS sensor ultra-zoom in the form of the Nikon Coolpix P100. This one features a 10 megapixels back-side illuminated CMOS sensor capable of 10 FPS continuous shooting at full-resolution, something very new that we say appear in a handful of digital cameras lately. The new lens reaches 26X optical zoom, equivalent to 26 – 678 mm and is paired with sensor-shift image stabilization. The new ultra-fast sensor allows the P100 to record 1080p HD video (1920×1080 @ 30 FPS) with stereo sound. The P100 also has a 3″ LCD with 460k pixels, which is twice as sharp as most modern LCDs. It also features an electronic viewfinder (EVF) of unspecified size and resolution.
The Nikon Coolpix runs on a proprietary lithium-ion batter and uses SD or SDHC for memory. It is scheduled to be available next month for $399 USD or $449 CDN.