Nikon Unveils Eight New Coolpix Compacts


With
IFA coming up next week, all the major camera manufacturers seem to be trying
to get the jump on each other with new product announcements. Yesterday it was
Canon with its new
IXUS and
PowerShot models.


Today
we’ve already seen Sony announce new
NEX and
DSLR models and now it’s Nikon’s turn with a boat load of new Coolpix models.


Coolpix
P7100


 Nikon P7100


The
P71000 is the follow-up to the P7000. The major addition to the P7100 seems to be the addition of a tiltable
3in LCD screen on the rear, which we have to question the real value of
compared, to a fully articulated screen.


The
P7100 keeps the wide-angle 7.1x zoom Nikkor lens with 28mm to 200mm range (35mm
format equivalent) and 10.1 megapixel CCD sensor of its predecessor.


You
will be able to record 720p video at 24fps and the P7100 will set you back £499
when it arrives on 22 September.


Coolpix
AW100


 Nikon AW100


Next
up is Nikon’s first foray into the world of rugged cameras, and as if to drive
home the message it’s making the AW100 available in camouflage as well as black
and the slightly more conspicuous orange.


Waterproof
to depths of 10m, shockproof from heights of up to 1.5m and freeze-proof for
temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius, it certainly has rugged credentials.


It
also has built-in GPS, an electronic compass and built-in world map. It has a
Nikkor wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, Full HD video recording, Easy Panorama
mode and blur reduction features.


The
rugged AW100 will set you back £329.99 when it arrives on 8 September.


Coolpix
S1200pj


 Nikon S1200pj


The
S1200pj is the latest Coolpix model to feature an integrated projector and
offers a boost of 20 lumens over previous models as well as instant connection
with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to help you share your pics.


The
S1200pj has a 14 megapixel sensor, 720p video recording with stereo sound, a
Nikkor wide-angle 5x lens and anti-blur features. It will be available in black
or pink on 22 September for £399.99.

Coolpix S100


 Nikon S100


The
S100 is a compact for the more style conscious and is available in black, red
and pink and features a large 3.5in OLED and a slim 18.1mm wide body.


The
S100 features a 16 megapixel sensor, allows for Full HD recording and features
a 3D shooting mode which combines two images from different positions to create
a 3D photo which can be viewed on a compatible TV.


The
S100 will set you back £249 when it arrives on 1 September.


Coolpix S6200


 Nikon S6200


Nikon
has announced two new super-zoom cameras. First up is the “ultra-compact”
 and “colourful” S6200 which features a 16 megapixel sensor combined with
a Nikkor wide-angle 10x lens. It has an ISO range up to 3,200 and comes with
the usual array of effects and filters.


The
S6200 will come in white, red, black, blue, silver and pink when it arrives on 22 September
costing £179.99.


 Coolpix S8200

Nikon S8200


The second new super-zoom is the S8200. It is a bit
more powerful combining the 16 megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor with a
14x zoom lens. It also offers Full HD video recording, anti-blur technology and
again all the effects you could want.


The S8200 comes in
black, red, silver and white, arrives on 22 September and will cost £279.99.


Coolpix S4150


 Nikon S4150


Finally
from Nikon today are two entry-level models. The S4150 combines a 14 megapixel
CCD sensor in a slim body which is just 20.3mm wide. It also has One-Touch 720p
video recording and a 5x optical zoom lens.


The
S4150 will be available in red, black, purple and silver when it goes on sale for £139.99 on 1
September.


 Coolpix S6150

Nikon S6150


The S6150 boosts
the megapixels up to 16 which is combined with a Nikkor 7x zoom lens that
boasts a 28-196mm optical zoom. There has also a dedicated movie recording
button included to make it easy to capture 720p video.


The S6150 will also
go on sale on 1 September and will cost £159.99 and comes in four colours:
violet, black, red and pin.


Phew. Well, there
you have Nikon’s latest offerings and hopefully there will be something for
most people looking for a compact camera among the eight new Coolpix models.
Our resident camera expert, Audley Jarvis, will be going hands-on with these
models later on today, so be sure to check back later on to get our initial
impressions.


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