Melville, N.Y. — Nikon pulled the curtain back on its PMA point-and-shoots yesterday with the addition of six new models in its Coolpix line, due to ship in March.
All models will offer the firm’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology in either digital or optical form as well as face priority AF, red-eye removal and d-lighting.
Here’s a look at Nikon’s slate:
The P60: The 8.1-megapixel model can shoot up to 720 images on a pair of AA batteries and boasts a 5x optical zoom lens with optical VR, ISO 2,000 and manual shooting modes. It will retail for $299.
The S600: The 10-megapixel S600 is housed in an all-metal body and features a 4x, 28mm optical zoom lens, ISO 3,200, a new “active child” shooting mode for maintaining focus on moving subjects and a new pastel mode for recreating the effect of a watercolor painting. It will retail for $299.
The S550: Another 10-megapixel model, the S550 features a 5x optical zoom, electronic VR, a 2.5-inch LCD screen and a new smile mode that automatically captures an image when a subject is smiling. Users can adjust the mode to capture smiles of different intensities as well.
Also new for Nikon is a blink mode that can detect whether subjects in the photo have their eyes open. It will be available in black, plum and blue for $229.
The S520: An 8-megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and optical VR, the S520 includes a new scene mode for food photography and the ability to organize images by favorites in the camera. It sports a 2.5-inch LCD screen, ISO 2,000 and will be available in bronze, plum and black for $229.
The S210: A compact 8-megapixel model with a 3x optical zoom, digital VR, 2.5-inch LCD screen and ISO 2,000. It will be sold in plum, black, blue and bronze for $179.
The L18: The entry-level L18 is the first in the firm’s L-series with a 3-inch LCD screen. The 8-megapixel camera will offer a 3x optical zoom, a 650-shot battery life on lithium AA batteries, ISO 1,600 and will be offered in red and blue for $139.