One week after the D3 first saw the light of day, Nikon now shows us the Coolpix P5100 (also with Expeed, natch), a point-and-shoot with some of the same features found on its entry level dSLRs. You’ll find 12.1 effective megapixels and an ISO speed up to 3200, which, for a point-and-shoot, is pretty damn good. As far as sharing some of the same features as Nikon’s entry level dSLRs, you’ll find the familiar shutter priority, aperture priority and program modes. You’re even able to hook up a telephoto or wide-angle converter lens.
You see that LCD? A full 2.5 inches, the LCD also has a rather generous viewing angle of 170 degrees. Though I must say, I’m so used to using the viewfinder on dSLRs nowadays that going back to taking photos using an LCD display would take a few minutes of getting used to.
This Coolpix, which will be the top-of-the-line point-and-shoot in Nikon’s lineup, should hit stores this fall for around $400.