If you want to look like a pro but don't have the readies for a true SLR, a compact Coolpix may just suit. With 12.1Mp image capture, a 3.5x zoom and image stabilisation, this isn't a huge revision to the P5000, but it's definitely worth a punt at £300.

£300 inc VAT

Nikon

Nikon Coolpix P5100

Nikon Coolpix P5100