Nikon announced their new flagship model in their Coolpix lineup, the Coolpix P5100. This 12.1 megapixel camera features 3.5x optical zoom, ISO 3200, a 2.5" LCD display and 52MB internal memory.
In addition to a variety of automated and scene modes, four advanced exposure modes offer learning and advanced photographers greater personal control over the camera. Providing easy access to these modes is the Mode dial, a good example of how the COOLPIX P5100's logically placed controls are designed to simplify and streamline camera operation.
Optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization counteracts the effects of camera shake in lower light or when shooting unsteady subjects to help achieve sharper results. Active full time, it also stabilizes images displayed on the 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with wide 170-degree viewing angle for easier framing and more reassured shooting.
As with any photographic tool, the COOLPIX P5100 really begins with a quality-crafted body that feels immediately familiar in the hand. Made of solid magnesium alloy (Mg), the body features a quality finish, a comfortable grip covered in grid-pattern rubber, as well as an optical viewfinder to aid composition, particularly in brightly lit conditions. The built-in accessory shoe adds support for Nikon Speedlights and advanced i-TTL flash control.