DSLRs have always been an object of aspiration and desire, but the prohibitive cost has been a major deterrent. As if to address this issue, camera manufacturers have attempted to bring the best of both worlds - relatively affordable price and certain features of high-end digital cameras.
Nikon's CoolPix P100 sports a look that is similar to its DSLR range of cameras. This camera is an upgrade of the P90 with a 10.3 MP CMOS sensor with improved shooting speed, better light sensitivity and less noise replacing the 12 MP CCD, a slightly higher optical zoom of 26X from the earlier 24X, the increasingly essential video recording capability at 1080p with stereo sound, and also a vari-angle high-resolution LCD display to name a few. Does this digital camera really bridge the gap between DSLRs and mainstream digital cameras? Let us find out.