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Nikon Coolpix S100: The Kutchercam strikes back

A new lens and sensor highlight this update to 2010's Coolpix S80.


If you like touch-screen cameras, keep reading. The Coolpix S100 is Nikon's top-of-the-line ultracompact featuring a large, 3.5-inch 820K-dot resolution OLED touch screen, likely the same one used on last year's S80, which was really quite beautiful. In fact, the whole design of the S100 seems to be unchanged.

What is new is a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a 5x f3.9-4.8 28-140mm lens. With that new sensor comes all its advantages such as the potential for better low-light photos and video (kind of important for what's essentially a nightlife camera), faster shooting performance, and full HD movie capture (with stereo audio, too, but that has nothing to do with the sensor).

The Coolpix S100 sells for $299.95 and comes in red, black, purple, and gold.