Nikon S8100 Coolpix Shoots 1080p HD Videos, 12.1 MP Photos - $299 Only!

Ah, this one should easily slay all other point-and-shoot digicams in its category.

Aside from packing a 12.1‐megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor for enhanced performance and better image quality under low-light conditions and for high‐speed shooting, Nikon COOLPIX S8100 also records - get this - Full HD 1080p videos!

Ideal for shooting travel or family videos, S8100 features one‐touch recording, stereo surround recording and optical zoom while filming. Also, users can edit their movies right in‐camera or snap still photos while recording.

Nikon COOLPIX S8100 flaunts a 3" ultra high resolution (921,000‐dot) Clear Color Display with anti-glare coating and wide viewing angle. Users get 17 scene modes, including the Scene Auto Selector, which automatically adjusts camera settings based on shooting conditions for amazing photos in any environment. For great portraits, S8100 comes with Nikon's Smart Portrait System, which incorporates a variety of automatic functions including improved Face-Priority AF, In‐Camera Red‐Eye Fix, Blink Warning, Smile Timer and even Skin Softening to make even the most camera-shy subject shine in photos.

And the best part: You get all these for only $299.

Nikon S8100 will be available in the US by late September. Hopefully it reaches the Philippines before Christmas; It's plain hot!