Nikon has unveiled a raft of new Coolpix cameras today, including some impressive super zooms, a bridge, and a touchscreen compact, along with some candy-coloured compacts and AA battery powered budget snappers. Read on for more info, and click through for a full gallery of the new Nikon Coolpix range.
Nikon Coolpix S9100
The Coolpix S9100 is the most feature-rich compact to come out of Nikon’s unveiling today. It has a whopping great 18x zoom packed in its compact body, that comes in bright cherry red or black. The Nikon Coolpix S9100 also has a wide angle lens and HD video capabilities, ISO up to 3200, scene modes and special effects, and a 3″ LCD screen. It has a 12.1MP sensor, and size wise clocks in at 104.8 x 62.0 x 34.6 mm, weighing 214g including battery and a memory card.
Out 17 March 2011 | £300
Nikon Coolpix P300
The Nikon Coolpix P300 can push to an f/1.8 aperture, and it has an ultra-wide 24mm lens, with 4.2x zoom. It has a 3-inch LCD screen, 12.2MP sensor, and has HD video at up to 120fps. The P300 is meant to give you some extra controls over your standard compact, with manual controls offering four exposure modes: programmed auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority and manual. It can shoot up to seven continuous shots at eight frames per second too.
Out 17 March 2011 | £300
Nikon Coolpix P500
The Nikon Coolpix P500 is a bridge camera, with a 12MP sensor, 36x zoom, and a tiltable LCD monitor, which flips out, but cannot rotate. It has 1080p HD movie recording, and there’s a side lever on the barrel to control zooming while you’re shooting stills and also while recording video. ISO pushes to 3200and there’s a built-in HDMI connector.
Out 3 March 2011 | £400
Nikon Coolpix S2500
The S2500 has a 4x optical zoom on its wide angle lens, plus a 12MP sensor. It comes packing Nikon’s “Smart Portrait” system, which means it has features like smile timer, blink proof and skin softening – the ea being that your mates won’t be desperately clicking ‘remove tag’ when you upload them to Facebook. The monitor is a 2.7-inch LCD, and there’s a bunch of automatic functions too.
Out 24 Feb 2011 | £100
Nikon Coolpix S3100
The Nikon Coolpix S3100 comes in seven colours, has a 14MP sensor, and can capture HD movies in one click. The S3100 packs 5x optical zoom, plus the standard collection of basic portrait and scene modes like smile timer, blink proof and skin softening.
Out 17 March 2011 | £130
Nikon Coolpix S4100
The Nikon Coolpix S4100 is similar to the S3100 in most ways – 14MP sensor, HD movie recording at one touch, 5x zoom – but also comes with a 3-inch LCD touchscreen, which you can use for navigation and as a shutter release. It comes in a handful of different colours too.
Out 24 Feb 2011 | £150
Nikon Coolpix S6100
The Nikon Coolpix S6100 is slightly more feature heavy than the S3100 and S4100. It has a 7x zoom, 16MP camera, 3-inch LCD touchscreen, and one touch HD movie recording. The S6100 also has four anti-blur functions, and comes in five colours.
Out 24 Feb 2011 | £200
Nikon Coolpix L120
The Nikon L120 has a 14MP sensor, super-zoom lens and 720p HD video recording. It has a wide angle lens with 21x zoom, and a control lever for zooming, which works while you’re recording movies. It has a 3-inch LCD, and is powered not by a rechargeable battery, but by AA batteries, meaning it’s a little heavy, but useful if you’re going somewhere a plug socket might be hard to find.
Out 24 Feb 2011 | £250
Nikon Coolpix L23
The Nikon Coolpix L23 has a 10.1MP sensor, 5x wide-angle zoom, plus a 2.7-inch LCD monitor. Similar to the L120, it’s also powered by AA batteries, meaning it’s a bit chunkier than your average compact, as it needs the space to accommodate the batteries, and also that it’s a bit heavier too. The L23 comes in five colours.
Out 24 Feb | £70
Which one of Nikon’s new compacts is top of your wishlist? Shout out in the comments!