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Nikon Release 10 NEW Coolpix Cameras!

By Katie Dix, February 2012

On Wednesday 1st February Nikon announced not one, not two, but ten new digital compact cameras to join the well established Coolpix clan!

The Nikon P series

Joining Nikon’s advanced P series are two new compacts that are guaranteed to deliver exceptional performance – the Nikon Coolpix P310 and Coolpix P510.

1. The Nikon Coolpix P510 Super-zoom

The Nikon Coolpix P510 super-zoom camera is the successor to the popular Nikon Coolpix P500.  While the P510 doesn’t offer any massive physical changes to its design, it does present a few new technological features.  The first being GPS (Global Positioning System), this enables you to record the exact location and route of where a picture was taken. Another feature is Auto HDR mode, which combines two shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release. The effect of this mode is an image with wide dynamic range and richer colour graduation. But that’s not all,  using the Eye-Fi X2 (or later) memory card, the P510 can also wirelessly transfer your images (in JPEG format) directly to your phone or computer. You are also able to shoot 3D images all with a turn of the mode dial. If that wasn’t enough Nikon have also upped the optical zoom from 36x to 42x,  increased the megapixels from 12.2 to a whopping 16 and still ensured the camera is of a manageable size.

The P510 is available in 3 colours: Black, Dark Silver & Red.

Specifications

  • 16 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 24-1000mm 42x optical zoom lens
  • 1080p movie capability
  • 16 scene modes
  • Max 3200 ISO
  • 3.0″ LCD screen
  • 119.8 x 82.9 x 102.2mm dimensions
  • weighs 555g
  • £399 *

In Comparison: P510 vs P500

P510 P500
Megapixels 16 12.2
Optical Zoom 42x 36x
ISO Max 3200 3200
HD Video Max 1080p 1080p
GPS Yes No
Screen 3.0″ LCD 3.0″ LCD
Weight 555g 494g

2. The Nikon Coolpix P310

The P310 picks up where the P300 left off in terms of a standard spec (see chart below), however, there are a few brilliant additions that make this model superior to its older brother.  The updated features include: Nikon’s second generation advanced lens-shift vibration reduction system that counters the effect of camera shake and enables the use of shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower. A new smart auto-focus system, which means you can shoot in manual focus with a 99-point AF  for super-sharp results. What’s more, the Nikon P310 includes a customisable function (Fn) button that allows you to set a shortcut to your favourite settings, skipping the menu to return to the same setup for quick on-the-go shooting. Other new additions include Auto HDR mode, 3D shooting mode and Eye-Fi X2 card compatibility.

The P310 is available in 2 colours: Black & White.

Specifications

  • 16 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 24-100mm 4.2x f1.8 optical zoom lens
  • 1080p movie capability
  • Max 3200 ISO
  • 3.0″ LCD screen
  • 103.0 x 58.3 x 32.0mm dimensions
  • weighs 194g
  • £299 *

In Comparison: P310 vs P300

P310 P300
Megapixels 12.2 12.2
Optical Zoom 4.2x 4.2x
ISO Max 3200 1600
HD Video Max 1080p 1080p
Screen 3.0″ LCD 3.0″ LCD
Weight 194g 190g

The Nikon L series

No matter what life throws at you, you can always count on the Nikon Coolpix L series cameras to deliver. Adding to the L series are four new cameras – the Nikon Coolpix L810, L310L25 and L26.

1. The Nikon Coolpix L810 Super-zoom

The 16 megapixel L810 is the replacement of the CoolpixL120 and is designed to get closer to the action. The Nikon L810 Super-zoom hosts a range of excellent features: 16 megapixels, a 26x optical zoom, 720p HD movie recording capability, a large 3.0″ LCD screen, Nikon’s Smart Portrait system, 3D shooting mode, 19 scene modes and runs on four AA batteries.

The Nikon Coolpix L810

Specifications

  • 16 megapixel
  • 22.5-585mm 26x optical zoom lens
  • 720p movie capability
  • 19 scene modes
  • Max 1600 ISO
  • 3.0″ LCD screen
  • 111.1 x 76.3 x 83.1mm dimensions
  • weighs 430g
  • £229 *

In Comparison: L810 vs L120

L810 L120
Megapixels 16 12.2
Optical Zoom 26x 21x
ISO Max 1600 3200
HD Video Max 720p 720p
Screen 3.0″ LCD 3.0″ LCD
Weight 430g 431g

2. The Nikon  Coolpix L310 Super-zoom

The AA battery powered Nikon Coolpix L310 is an impressive super-zoom camera that boasts a 14 megapixel sensor – and a 25mm wide-angle 21x optical zoom. In addition to its great shooting versatility, the Nikon L310 also offers a large 3″ LCD, HD 720p movie recording, 17 scene modes and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System. All in all, this compact is billed as easy to use and is a well designed camera that allows you to get close to the action with minimum effort.

Nikon Coolpix L310

Specifications

  • 14 megapixel
  • 25-525mm 21x optical zoom lens
  • 720p movie capability
  • 17 scene modes
  • Max 6400 ISO
  • 3.0″ LCD screen
  • 109.9 x 76.5 x 78.4mm dimensions
  • weighs 435g
  • £199 *

3. The Nikon Coolpix L26

The Nikon Coolpix L26 and Coolpix L25 (below) are ideal for people who are new to photography and need a pocket-sized camera that is easy-to-use. Both cameras feature smart automatic technology that lets you capture great stills and movies, whatever the level of photographer you are.

The Nikon Coolpix L26 is available in 3 colours: Black, Red & Silver.

Specifications

  • 16 megapixel
  • 26-130mm 5x optical zoom lens
  • 720p movie capability
  • 18 scene modes
  • Max 1600 ISO
  • 3.0″ LCD screen
  • 96.0 x 59.7 x 28.8 mm dimensions
  • weighs 164g
  • £99 *

4. The Nikon Coolpix L25

The Nikon Coolpix L25 is available in 4 colours: Black, Silver, White & Red.

Specifications

  • 10 megapixel
  • 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lens
  • 720p movie capability
  • 18 scene modes
  • Max 1600 ISO
  • 2.7″ LCD screen
  • 96.2 x 60.4 x 29.2 mm dimensions
  • weighs 171g
  • £69 *

The Nikon S series

There are four new compacts to join Nikon’s stylish S range that are ideal for the style conscious snapper – the Nikon Coolpix S30, S3300, S6300 and S9300 .

1. The Nikon Coolpix S30

The Nikon Coolpix S30 is a straight forward, rugged compact camera with easy to follow menus and a no-frills design that the whole family can use. Built for action and strong enough to withstand regular outdoor use thanks to its waterproof  and shockproof  casing.

The Nikon Coolpix S30 is available in 4 colours: Pink, White, Blue & Black.

 

Specifications

  • 10 megapixel
  • Waterproof to 3m
  • Shockproof to 0.8m
  • 29-87mm 3x optical zoom lens
  • 720p movie capability
  • Max 1600 ISO
  • 2.7″ LCD screen
  • 101.9 x 64.8 x 39.4mm dimensions
  • weighs 214g
  • £99*

2. The Nikon Coolpix S9300

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 adds to the fast growing S series and currently sits firmly at the top next to its new brother, the S9200.  Hidden beyond its slimline body is a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, an impressive 18x optical zoom lens (25-450mm), high-speed continuous shooting with accurate AF, GPS and Full HD 1080p movie recording. Plus there are a few more auto-modes too including Auto HDR, Easy Panorama 360/180, and 3D shooting. All this with in-built wireless photo transfer when used with a compatible memory card.

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is available in 4 colours: Red, silver, black & blue.

Specifications

  • 16 megapixel
  • 25-450mm 18x optical zoom lens
  • 17 scene modes
  • 1080p movie capability
  • Max 3200 ISO
  • 3.0″ LCD screen
  • 108.7 x 62.3 x 30.6mm dimensions
  • weighs 215g
  • £229 *

In comparison: S9300 vs S9200

S9300 S9200
Megapixels 16 16
Optical Zoom 18x 18x
ISO Max 3200 3200
HD Video Max 1080p 1080p
GPS Yes No
Scene modes 17 17
Screen 3.0″ LCD 3.0″ LCD
Weight 215g 209g

3. The Nikon Coolpix S6300

Also in the new S series line-up is the Coolpix S6300 – a stylish compact camera that boasts a 25mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens and a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor that’s capable of delivering sharp stills as well as Full 1080p HD  movie recording. New additions to the S6300 over the S6200 are 3D shooting, Auto HDR mode, Easy Panorama 360°/180° mode  and Eye-Fi X2 (or later) card compatibility.

The Nikon Coolpix 6300 is available in 3 colours: Black, red blue.

Specifications

  • 16 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 25-250mm 10x optical zoom lens
  • 1080p HD movie capability
  • 19 scene modes
  • Max 3200 ISO
  • 2.7″ LCD screen
  • 93.6 x 57.7 x 26.0mm dimensions
  • weighs 160g
  • £179 *

In comparison: S6300 vs S6200

S6300 S6200
Megapixels 16 16
Optical Zoom 10x 10x
ISO Max 3200 3200
HD Video Max 1080p 720p
Scene modes 19 18
Screen 2.7″ LCD 2.7″ LCD
Weight 160g 160g

4. The Nikon Coolpix S3300

Behind the colourful metal body of the Nikon Coolpix S3300 are a host of features that make taking pictures easy and fun. The stylish S3300, successor to the popular Coolpix S3100, packs in a large 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, a Nikkor 6x optical zoom lens, a 2.7″ LCD screen, lens-shift vibration reduction technology, in-camera filter effects and 720p video recording.

The Nikon Coolpix S3300 is available in 7 colours: Silver, Black, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, and Blue

Specifications

  • 16 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 26-156mm 6x optical zoom lens
  • 720p HD movie capability
  • 18 scene modes
  • max 3200 ISO
  • 2.7″ LCD screen
  • 94.8 x 57.8 x 19.5mm dimensions
  • weighs 128g
  • £129 *

In comparison: S3300 vs S3100

S3300 S3100
Megapixels 16 14.2
Optical Zoom 6x 5x
ISO Max 3200 3200
HD Video Max 720p 720p
Scene modes 18 18
Screen 2.7″ LCD 2.7″ LCD
Weight 128g 118g

* prices as of February 2012 and are subject to change.

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