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Nikon Zooms In On 9 Coolpix Digicams

2/01/2012 11:12:37 AM Eastern

Melville, N.Y. - Nikon introduced Wednesday nine Coolpix
point-and-shoot digital cameras, with many offering long Nikkor optical zoom
lenses and high-megapixel image sensors.

 P510

Among the highlights
of the spring lineup is the Coolpix P510 (shipping in February at a $430
suggested retail), which features a 42x Nikkor optical wide-angle zoom lens (24-1,000mm)
and advanced optical vibration reduction image stabilization. It incorporates a
16.1-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, 3-inch (921,000-dot)
tilting vari-angle LCD screen, and FullHD (1080p) video capture with stereo
sound.

The zoom lens also
works while shooting video.

Other features
include high-speed continuous shooting (5 fps in full resolution), fast
autofocus (AF) and built-in GPS with geo-tagging.

The Coolpix S30 (February,
$120 suggested retail) was designed for busy families, offering an easy-to-use
interface, the company said. It offers a shockproof (to 2.6 feet) and
waterproof (to 9.8 feet) body, 10.1-megapixel resolution, 3x wide-angle Nikkor
optical zoom lens, and shoots up to 720p HD video. It is available in a choice
of white, blue and pink.

The Coolpix P310 (February,
$330) offers a 16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, a fast 4.2x Nikkor wide-angle
f/1.8 zoom lens, advanced optical vibration reduction, manual exposure control
(P/S/A/M) and a new zoom memory function. Videos are recorded in up to 1080/30p
with AF and stereo, and the optical zoom operates during shooting.

The Coolpix S9300 (February,
$350) also offers a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 18x optical zoom-Nikkor ED glass
lens (25-450mm) with VR image stabilization, and a 3-inch high resolution
(921,000-dot) LCD screen in a compact body. It features a fast AF system, quick
response, up to FullHD 1080p movie recording and a built-in GPS. It is
available in a choice of black, red and silver.

The Coolpix S6300 (February,
$200) includes a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, a 10x Nikkor wide-angle optical
zoom lens (25-250mm) and a slim body design. It includes FullHD 1080p movie
recording with stereo sound and high-speed continuous shooting and is available
in a choice of red, black, silver and blue.

The Coolpix S4300
(February, $170) includes a 3-inch touchscreen LCD, up to 720p HD video
capture, 16-megapixel resolution, a 6x Nikkor wide-angle optical zoom lens
(26-156mm) and vibration reduction.

It is available in
a choice of plum, black, silver, white and red.

The Coolpix S3300
(February, $140) features 16-megapixel resolution, a 6x Nikkor wide-angle optical
zoom lens (26-156mm), slim body design, up to 720p HD movie capture, and 19 scene
modes. It is available in a choice of silver, black, pink, purple and red.

The Coolpix L810
(February, $280) is billed as "an affordable ultra-zoom," featuring a 26x Nikkor
wide-angle optical zoom lens (22.5-585mm) with side zoom control for more
stability, 16.1-megapixel resolution, 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD, and up to 720p HD
video capture with stereo. It is offered in a choice of black, red and blue.

The Coolpix L26
(February, $120)  also offers 16.1-megapixel
resolution, a 5x Nikkor wide-angle optical zoom lens (26-130mm), up to 720p HD
video recording, scene modes and Nikon's Smart Portrait System.

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