Nikon has added two new models to its range of compact digital cameras, the Coolpix P7800 and the Coolpix S02.


The new Coolpix P7800 and Coolpix S02 cameras. (Source: Nikon.)

Providing many of the functions of a DSLR, the Coolpix P7800 has a 7.6 x 5.7 mm backside illuminated 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and a fast, 7.1x optical zoom Nikkor lens with focal lengths equivalent to 28-200mm in 35mm format. The P7800 continues the design of the popular P7700, with a light, durable, magnesium alloy body and simple form with operational controls positioned for ease of use. It sports a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 921,000 dots, dioptre adjustment and 100% frame coverage plus a 3-inch vari-angle RGBW TFT LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle. A built-in neutral density (ND) filter reduces the light passing into the lens by three EV, enabling more control over exposures in bright situations. The new camera includes a virtual horizon display.

The P7800 can record Full-HD movies, with recording frame rates set to switch automatically between 30 and 25 fps depending upon the video output setting (NTSC or PAL) specified with the camera. System expansion is available through optional accessories like external Speedlights, the GPS Unit, and the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, and Wireless Remote Controllers WR-R10/WR-T10.
The Coolpix S02 is the successor to the Coolpix S01, which was Nikon’s smallest and lightest digital camera. Roughly the size of a business card, it has a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and high-performance Nikkor lens. Offered in four bright colours (silver, white, pink and blue) it is equipped with a 2.7-inch LCD monitor which handles normal operation and comfortable shooting and playback.
Both cameras are scheduled to go on sale in October 2013 with pricing at dealers’ discretion. For more information visit