Nikon has announced the D3300 entry-level DSLR, two new Nikkor lenses, eight new Coolpix cameras and the development of Nikon D4S at the CES show, which opened in Las Vegas overnight.


Nikon’s latest DSLR, the D3300, shown here in red with the new 18-55mm kit lens. (Source: Nikon.)

The compact and lightweight D3300, which will be available in black and red, is designed for entry-level photographers, either new to photography or upgrading from a point-and-shoot camera. It features a high resolution 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with the optical low-pass filter removed and the latest EXPEED 4 image processing system and comes with Nikon’s instructive Guide Mode.

With a body measuring 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm and weighing only 490 grams, it is one of the more portable DSLRs. Key features, include a 5 frames/second continuous shooting mode and an ISO range of 100 to 12800 (25600 extendable), Full HD movie recording with 1080/50p support and 13 in-camera effects. A variety of in-camera retouching functions is provided and the D3300 is compatible with   the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, which enables users to wirelessly control the camera’s shutter, share images via smart-phones and tablets, designate image size and add location information to images.

The EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion battery is CIPA rated for approximately 700 shots or up to approximately 55 minutes of video per charge. The D3300 also features an i button that enables direct and quick access to menu settings. Higher-definition characters and icons in the information display with larger ISO sensitivity indication further simplify system navigation.


The new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II kit lens. (Source: Nikon.)

Announced concurrently with the D3300 is the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II kit lens, which features a retractable design and improved optical performance. Stable shooting is ensured with an easy-to-hold grip and Vibration Reduction (VR) which claims up to four stops of shake compensation. An optional lens hood is available. The D3300 and the new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G  lens are due to go on sale on 6 February, 2014. Pricing is at local resellers’ discretion.


Nikon’s latest FX lens, the AFS FX Nikkor35mm f/1.8 G. (Source: Nikon.)

The new AFS FX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G lens is designed for Nikon’s FX camera bodies and provides a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture for superior depth of field control. Its superior optical design and lightweight build make it ideal for street photography as well as architecture, portraits and landscapes. This lens is due to go on sale on 20 February.


Three of the new Coolpix models, from left: the Coolpix L830, Coolpix S3600 and Coolpix S6800. (Source: Nikon.)

Nikon has added eight new compact camera models to its Coolpix range. The Coolpix L830  has a 34x optical zoom lens and 16 megapixel BSI (Backside Illuminated) CMOS image sensor  and comes with a generous grip, 3-inch LCD   and Full (1080p) HD video support. The Coolpix S6800 sports a stabilised 12x optical zoom lens and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. It will be available in Black, White, Pink or Red, all with highly polished finishes. The Coolpix S3600, S2800 and L29 are targeted primarily at snapshooters. Also announced today are the Coolpix S6700, S5300 and L330 models. The L830, S2800 and L29 are due to go on sale on 30 January, with the S3600 following on 6 February and the S6800 on 13 February. Release dates for the L330, S6700 and S5300 are to be confirmed.

Nikon has also unveiled plans to introduce the Nikon D4S, a new flagship DSLR for the Nikon Professional range. Details has still to be announced for this model, which is designed to offer optimal performance in adverse conditions, particularly those in the fields of sports, press, and nature photography, as well as advanced amateur photographers. The new cameras and lenses can be viewed at