Nikon Coolpix Expansion: From L- P
Nikon has introduced its newest batch of Coolpix digital cameras to the whole world today. The unveiling has sent out a widespread elation among the shutterbug community, as the Japanese optics and imaging giant launched a variety of impressive camera — ranging from compacts to DSLR-like qualities.
NIKON COOLPIX P500
This nikon camera sports an ultra zoom lens topping its predecessor P100 in the longest zoom lens title. With a 36x optical zoom lens, Nikon Coolpix P500 is the uncontested longest zoom camera in the Coolpix lineup.
In terms of shooting quality, the coolpix P500 also edges out P100 with its 12.1-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor and the EXPEED C2 dual image processor– making it work well even in low lighting. In addition, the new 36x zoom offers a magnanimous angle of view, equivalent to 22.5mm, not attainable in other cameras. The lens stretches out to cover an angle of up to 810mm at telephoto. Moreover, the coolpix 500 has a hybrid vibration reduction VR image stabilization system that gives it a better ability to avoid camera shake.
The P500 also boasts a three-inch tilt enabled LCD monitor. The 921k-dot monitor can frame shots with its 90 degrees upward tilt and 82 degrees downward tilt to help avoid awkward angles. The coolpix P500 is a hybrid between a full-bodied DSLR and a pocket cam, but it definitely has more points than most of the CoolPix line. The device is scheduled for release in March at a price tag of $399.95.
NIKON COOLPIX P300
If P500 is the king of the zoom then the new Nikon CoolPix P300 is the emperor of the wide angle lens. The Coolpix P300 is the Japanese Optics and imaging company’s first compact camera to include a super-fast wide-angle lens, featuring its 4.2x Zoom-NIKKOR lens (f/1.8 aperture)– it is the widest aperture lens in the entire Coolpix lineup. .
Like the P500, the coolpix P300 sports a standard three-inch LCD with its eye popping screen resolution. The compact camera also has the vibration reduction system — which is becoming more of a rule rather the exception in digital cameras–, the EXPEED C2 processing engine, and the wide array of auto scene selectors. The P300 also has a full manual settings and ISO sensitivity up to 3200. The P300 will be available in March 2010 for $329.95.
POCKET DIGITAL CAMERAS
Inspiring everyone into photography, Nikon has launched a slew of entry-level pocket cameras as well. The newest bunch to enter the coolpix family: S6100, S3100, S4100, and L24– all these comes with the EXPEED C2 image processing engine, Scene Auto Selector, Easy Auto Mode, and a variety of portrait selections.
The S6100, with its superior 16-megapixel resolution and 7x wide angle optical zoom, will be out in the market in March at $199.95.
The S4100 and S3100 will come out earlier at $179.95 and $139.95, respectively. Both cameras will feature a 14-megapixel resolution and 5x wide-angle lenses, and will be available in a variety of candy-hued colors.
The L24, touted as the budget cam for true beginners, is reported to be the first point and shoot that will be replaced in the future. It has a 14-megapixel resolution and 3.6x optical zoom. It will also come out later this month for $119.95