By Andrew Liszewski
Stalkers and peeping toms take note. Today Nikon opened the floodgates on their new lineup of P&S digicams, and while there’s nothing fantastically noteworthy, their new Coolpix S9100 will appeal to people who need to take photos from specific court-ordered distances. Its most notable feature, a wide angle NIKKOR ED glass lens with 18X optical zoom (25-450mm) provides an impressive amount of coverage for a single lens. And since it can be difficult to keep a steady hand when zoomed in so far, the S9100 includes a five-way Hybrid VR Image Stabilization system combining physical sensor shifts to compensate for your movements as well as electronic methods.
Thanks to its 12.1MP backlit CMOS sensor the S9100 should perform particularly well in low-light conditions too, while the ISO can be bumped up to 3200 to deal with especially dark scenarios. It also does 1080P HD video capture which is pretty much a must-have these days, and besides a host of mostly novelty filters, there’s also an automatic HDR mode tucked in there for those who’ve grown accustomed to having it on their iPhones. Available in March for $329.95.