Nikon Release 7 New Digital Cameras!

This week Nikon have announced their latest range of compact cameras. While some are new and improved updates on popular previous models (such as the P7100), some are brand new - like Nikon's first ever rugged camera: the AW100 which will be available in a fantastic camouflage finish, perfect for the great outdoors!

Nikon Coolpix P7100

As you'll see from the comparison table below, Nikon have made very few changes to the specifications of the P7000 in its replacement model - the P7100, which was announced this week. What they have added though, is practical functionality in the form of a new articulating screen and command dial on the front of the camera, as well as faster autofocus speeds and reduced time lag.

The Nikon Coolpix P7100 digital camera Rear view of the P7100 showing the new articulating LCD screen

Specifications

  • 10.1 megapixel CCD sensor (1/1.7)
  • 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 7.1x optical zoom lens with Image Stabilisation
  • 720p HD movie capability
  • 18 scene modes
  • max 6400 ISO
  • 3" LCD screen with 921k pixel resolution
  • 116 x 77 x 48mm dimensions
  • weighs 395g
  • £499.00*

In Comparison: P7100 vs P7000

  P7100 P7000
Megapixels 10.1 10.1
Optical Zoom 7.1 7.1
ISO Max 6400 6400
HD Video Max 720p 720p
Scene Modes 18 18
Screen 3.0" LCD 3.0" LCD
Weight 395g 360g

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Arguaby the most exciting addition to Nikon's compact camera announcements this week is their first ever rugged camera: the Coolpix AW100. This lightweight yet robust little camera is waterproof to depths of 10m, shockproof from heights up to 1.5m and freeze-proof to -10°C,  and on top of all that it boasts a 16.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens and GPS capability for tracking your travels in the great outdoors.

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is available in 3 colours: Camouflage, Black & Orange The Coolpix AW100 is Nikon's first ever rugged camera

Specifications

  • Waterproof to 10m
  • Shockproof from up to 1.5m
  • Freeze-proof to -10°C
  • 16 megapixel CMOS sensor (1/2.3)
  • 28-140mm f3.9-4.8, 5x optical zoom lens with Image Stabilisation
  • Full 1080p HD movie capability
  • max 3200 ISO
  • 3" LCD screen with 460k pixel resolution
  • 110.1 x 64.9 x 22.8mm dimensions
  • weighs only 178g
  • £329.00*

Nikon Coolpix S1200pj

Nikon caused quite a buzz when they released the world's first digital camera with an integrated projector back in 2009, and this week they announced the latest version with the addition of a few tweaks: the S1200pj. Nikon have doubled the maximum ISO to 6400 and have made the S1200pj compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPad and iTouch for instant projection, making crowding around a small screen to view photos a thing of the past.

The Nikon Coolpix S1200pj digital camera, available in black & pink

Specifications

  • 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor (1/1.7)
  • 28-140mm f3.9-5.8 5x optical zoom lens
  • 720p HD movie capability
  • max 6400 ISO
  • 3" LCD screen with 460k pixel resolution
  • 107 x 63.4 x 22.6mm dimensions
  • weighs only 186g
  • £399.00*

In Comparison: S1200pj vs S1100pj

  S1200pj S1100pj
Megapixels 14.1 14.1
Optical Zoom 5.0 5.0
ISO Max 6400 3200
HD Video Max 720p 720p
Screen 3.0" LCD 3.0" LCD
Weight 186g 180

Nikon Coolpix S100

The Coolpix S100 is a stylish and leightweight new compact camera from Nikon that features a large 3.5" intuitive multi-touch screen and 3D shooting capability. It comes packed with a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor and full HD (1080p) movie recording capability - perfect if you want to capture stunning quality stills and video.

The Nikon Coolpix S100 comes in Black, Red & Pink

Specifications

  • 16.0 megapixel CMOS sensor (1/2.3)
  • 28-140mm f3.9-4.8 5x optical zoom lens
  • Full 1080p HD movie capability
  • max 3200 ISO
  • 3.5" LCD screen with 820k pixel resolution
  • 99.0 x 65.2 x 18.1mm dimensions
  • weighs only 138g
  • £249.00*

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Also in the new Nikon compact lineup this Autumn is the Coolpix S6200 - an impressive super-zoom camera that boasts a 25mm wide angle 10x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixels and 720p HD movie recording capability.

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is available in Black, Red & Pink

Specifications

  • 16.0 megapixel CCD sensor (1/2.3)
  • 25-250mm f3.2-5.8 10x optical zoom lens
  • 720p HD movie capability
  • max 3200 ISO
  • 2.7" LCD screen with 230k pixel resolution
  • 93.0 x 56.7 x 25.4mm dimensions
  • weighs only 160g
  • £179.00*

Nikon Coolpix S8200

The Coolpix S8200 is Nikon's second super-zoom compact released this week. This relatively small camera is no lightweight though - it features a huge 14x optical zoom wide-angle lens and a 16 megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor. In addition to its impressive lens, the S8200 also shoots full HD video in stereo sound making it an impressive compact camera option packed with outstanding features.

The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is available in 4 colours: White, Red, Black & Silver

Specifications

  • 16.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (1/2.3)
  • 25-350mm f3.3-5.9 14x optical zoom lens
  • Full 1080p HD movie capability
  • max 3200 ISO
  • 3.0" LCD screen with 921k pixel resolution
  • 103.7 x 59.3 x 32.7mm dimensions
  • weighs only 213g
  • £279.00*

Nikon Coolpix S6150

Lastly, the pocket-sized Coolpix S6150 boasts a range of excellent features as well: 16 megapixels, a 7x optical zoom lens, 720p HD movie recording capability,  a large 3" LCD touch screen and it comes in 4 fun colours.

The Nikon Coolpix S6150 also comes in 4 colours: Pink, Red, Black & Violet

Specifications

  • 16.0 megapixel CCD sensor (1/2.3)
  • 28-196mm f3.7-5.6 7x optical zoom lens
  • 720p HD movie capability
  • max 3200 ISO
  • 3.0" LCD screen with 460k pixel resolution
  • 97.9 x 58 x 26.6mm dimensions
  • weighs only 172g
  • £159.00*

*as of August 2011, subject to change