Nikon Unveils 6 Coolpix Digicams
By Greg Tarr On Sep 8 2011 - 3:01am
MELVILLE, N.Y. –
Nikon introduced six Coolpix
point-and-shoot digicams, including one that marks
the company’s return to a waterproof camera since
the classic Nikonos film camera line, and a model that
marks Nikon’s first attempt at offering a 3D still shooting
The new models will all start shipping in September
and include the AW100 ($380 suggested retail)
weather-proof Coolpix, the P7100 ($500) advanced
manual point-and-shoot, and four S-series models
including the S100 ($300), S1200pj ($430), S6200
($230) and S8200 ($330).
Among the introduction class highlights is the
Coolpix AW100, which is billed as a feature-rich
waterproof (to 33 feet), freeze-proof (to 14 degrees)
and shock-proof (from up to a 5-foot drop) point-andshoot
designed for adventure seekers and extremeshooters.
It shoots FullHD 1080p video and includes
a 16-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS
sensor and Expeed C2 video processing with strong
Also added is a new GPS geo-tagging function.
Users can shoot and track their route with the included
Nikon ViewNX2 software, Nikon’s picture-sharing
site Mypicturetown.com or Google Earth to pinpoint
the exact picture locations.
The camera will also track location while not in use
so the user can show an accurate map of their travels
up the mountain or kayaking down a river. An included
E-compass lets the user find his bearings via the LCD
The compact body design measures 0.9 inches
thin and 6.3 ounces light.
The camera supports a maximum ISO of 3,200 and
includes a 5x wide angle zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens
(35mm equivalent of 28-140mm) and Vibration Reduction
(VR) to minimize camera shake.
The AW100 also includes a 3-inch, bright LCD
screen with Clear Color Display and anti-reflective
coating. It will be available in choice of black, blue
Like its predecessor, the P7000, the new CoolPix
P7100 was designed to offer advanced photographers
a compact camera option with a variety of creative
It includes a 10.1-megapixel CCD image sensor,
Expeed C2 image processing and will capture
720p/24 fps HD movies. Images can be stored as
JPEGs or RAW files.
Other features include a 3-inch vari-angle tilting
LCD screen, new special effects and an improved
response time enabled in part through a newly enhanced
The camera can capture full-resolution JPEG images
at up to 1.2 fps.
The camera has a 7.1x wide-angle optical zoom-Nikkor
ED glass lens (35mm equivalent to 28-200mm),
with built-in neutral density (ND) filter, and optical Vibration
The ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 3,200, but
can also be set to Hi 1 at full resolution (ISO 6,400
The new S-series offerings are highlighted by the
Coolpix S8200 pocketable super-zoom camera with
up to a 14x optical zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens and a
compact body (measuring 1.3 inches deep).