Nikon Announces Pricing & Availability for COOLPIX B600 & COOLPIX A1000 Cameras


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Following their initial reveal in January, Nikon has now fully detailed its upcoming COOLPIX B600 & COOLPIX A1000 digital cameras. Both models are set to start shipping in the US next month.

"Customers looking for a compact camera are seeking features smartphones simply cannot deliver, including amazing zoom and the low-light capabilities to capture the moments that matter most," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. ""The COOLPIX A1000 and COOLPIX B600 are the ideal tools to deliver just that, by providing the photo, video and optical power that users need to take their photography to the next level."

The COOLPIX B600 is a lightweight point-and-shoot camera model geared toward everyday use. The device features a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and advanced EXPEED image-processing engine. Likewise, the camera uses a 60x optical zoom NIKKOR lens covering a wide-angle to super-telephoto range between 24 mm and 1440 mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm format), along with support for a 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom.

In addition, the device also includes 19 scene modes and a Creative mode with 36 different effects. And when it comes to video recording, the camera is capable of 1080/60i (50i) and 1080/30p Full HD movie capture with stereo sound. And rounding out the camera's key features are a Macro mode and a built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) mechanism.

The Nikon COOLPIX B600 will be available in March for a suggested retail price of $329.95.


Meanwhile, the COOLPIX A1000  is a compact, pocketable point-and-shoot camera model geared toward on-the-go use. The device features a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with an ISO range of up to 6400. In addition, the camera incorporates a 35x optical zoom with wide-angle to super-telephoto range of 24 mm to 840 mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm format).

Likewise, this model includes a 1166k-dot equivalent electronic viewfinder with an eye sensor, along with a 3-inch 1036k-dot tilting TFT LCD monitor with a touch screen. RAW recording is also supported and the device is capable of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video capture. Finally, a Macro mode, a lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function, and an Active D-Lighting option for movie recording are implemented as well.

The Nikon COOLPIX A1000 will be available in March for a suggested retail price of $479.95.

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Source: Nikon