Nikon’s corporate website has released details of seven new Coolpix digicams that will go on display at Photokina and be released worldwide shortly afterwards.
August 25, 2006: Nikon’s corporate website has released details of seven new Coolpix digicams that will go on display at Photokina and be released worldwide shortly afterwards.
Top model is the Coolpix S10, which has a 6-megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom lens contained in a swivelling body that allows users to shoot from virtually any angle. Image-Sensor shift Vibration Reduction (VR) produces sharp, blur-free pictures in challenging conditions and sensitivity settings up to ISO 800 allow faster shutter speeds to be used. The bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor provides wide 170-degree viewing and the camera includes 15 scene mode, four with scene assist. Other features include D-Lighting, Face-Priority AF, in-camera red-eye fix and burst shooting at up to 1.6 frames/second.
The Coolpix S9 sports a 6.1-megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom lens and is designed for ease of use. It provides many of the same in-camera adjustments as the S10 but offers continuous shooting at up to 1.7 frames/second and a one-touch portrait button. The Coolpix S7 has a similar design but 7.1-megapixel resolution. Continuous shooting is available at up to 1.4 frames/second and the camera comes with 15 scene modes, four with scene assist and two with vibration reduction.
Also with a 7.1-megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom lens, the Coolpix S7c adds built-in WiFi, sensitivity settings up to ISO 1600 and electronic vibration reduction to the features of the S9. The Coolpix S7 has the same resolution and zoom lens but adds a 3.0-inch LCD and electronic vibration reduction.
At entry level are the Coolpix L5 and Coolpix L6. The former boasts a 7.2-megapixel CCD sensor and 5x optical zoom lens (38-190mm in 35mm format) plus lens-shift vibration reduction technology. The latter has a 6-megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom lens (38-226mm in 35mm format) plus ISO 800 capability to address low-light situations. Both models come with 2.5-inch LCD monitors and both include Nikon’s D-Lighting, Face-priority AF and In-Camera Red-Eye Fix technologies. Both models include 15 Scene modes, four with Scene assist and offer movie shooting with sound at up to 30fps. Both use AA-size batteries.
All the above cameras offer direct printing to PictBridge-compatible printers and are supplied with Nikon PictureProject software. Details can be found at http://nikonimaging.com/global/products/index.htm.