In advance of the opening of the CP+ Show on Friday, Nikon has announced seven new additions to its Coolpix range of small-sensor digicams.


The Coolpix P520, shown in red.(Source: Nikon.)

Flagship model in the new releases is the Coolpix P520, which replaces the P510 ultra-high-power zoom camera. It boasts a 42x optical zoom Nikkor lens that covers the wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 1000mm (equivalent in 35mm format) range. An ACTIVE mode has been added to the lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) function for more effective blur reduction during hand-held shooting and movie recording. This model has a 3.2-inch vari-angle TFT LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle, an 18.1-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and a GPS function that supports point of interest (POI) display. It can record Full HD1920 x 1080 60i or 50i movies. The P520 is compatible with the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter that supports data transfer to mobile devices. It also enables remote zooming, framing and shooting. For more information see:


The new CoolpixAW110 shown in four colours. (Source: Nikon.)

The Coolpix AW110 is the successor to the AW100 and features improvements to support shooting in all types of outdoor situations. Equipped with a 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and 5x optical zoom lens, it is waterproof to a depth of 18m, shock-proof to a height of approximately 2m, and cold-proof to approximately −10 °C. It also comes with a built-in GPS receiver plus an altimeter and depth gauge that records atmospheric pressure allowing it to be displayed in the camera monitor and recorded with image data. The AW110 will come in four attractive colours, including blue and a camouflage pattern. It sports a 3-inch OLED monitor with improved viewing in bright sunlight and can record 1920 x 1080 Full-HD movies with stereo sound. For more information visit:

Two models will be added to the Coolpix L-series cameras, which offer simple operation plus long zoom lenses. The Coolpix L820 replaces the L810 and features a 30x optical zoom lens with lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) plus a 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Offered in four fashionable colours, this camera can record 1920 x 1080 Full-HD movies with stereo sound and comes with useful functions for shooting in low light levels. The L820 is equipped with a 3-inch monitor with 921k-dot resolution.


The Coolpix L820, shown in red. (Source: Nikon.)

The Coolpix L27 is the successor to the L25, and features a CCD sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.1-million pixels. It also sports a 5x optical zoom Nikkor lens, a 2.7-inch TFT LCD monitor and HD movie recording function. It will be offered in black, red and white. L-series cameras use AA batteries and provide easy shooting  modes for novice users. The cameras also support EN-MH2 rechargeable nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries (available separately), which can be used and charged repeatedly.


The three new models in the Coolpix S-series: the S9500, S9400 and S31. (Source: Nikon.)
Three new S-series models update the range with advanced functions and ease of use. Top of the line is the Coolpix S9500, which replaces the S9300 and offers 22x optical zoom, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.  The S9400, successor to the S9200, is equipped with an 18x optical zoom lens. Both the S9400 and the S9500 feature a BSI-CMOS sensor, lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) and a clear, high-resolution 3-inch OLED monitor. The S31 replaces the S30 and is designed for family use. It can withstand the shock of a fall of up to 1.2m, is waterproof up to a depth of 5m and cold-proof up to −10 °C. It also offers a more intuitive user interface and comes in five colours.

Details of the S9500 and S9400 are available at Visit for information on the S31.

On-sale dates have still to be determined, and pricing will be available from local retailers.