Seven New CoolPix Cameras from Nikon

Nikon USA has unleashed seven new CoolPix models, ranging from the pocketable S-series, to their powerful P-series.

First we have the CoolPix P100. The P100 is a powerful prosumer model that is stuffed with high-end features, like a wide (26mm) 26x optical zoom lens, 10-megapixel high-speed CMOS image sensor, 10fps burst at full resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD with 460k pixels, and full HD (1080p) video recording. This is sure to be a competitive model in the Ultra-zoom/Prosumer category, with a MSRP of only $399.95 US.


Next we have four compact S-series models; the S8000, S6000, S4000, and S3000. Holding the "top of the line" spot, the S8000 is a versatile pocket camera that offers 14-megapixels, a 10x optical Nikkor ED zoom lens, 4-way VR image stabilization, 720p HD video recording, and a vibrant 3.0-inch LCD with 921k pixels. This one will retail for about $299.95 US, and comes in four colors (bronze, red, silver, and black).


The S6000 is an even slimmer unit, measuring a mere 1.0-inch thick (with the lens retracted.) Although small, the S6000 still packs a punch with a wide 7x optical zoom lens with ED glass and 4-way Vibration Reduction technology, a 2.7-inch LCD, and 720p HD video mode. The S6000 will be available in four colors (silver, red, black, and bronze) for $249.95 US.


The S4000 is aimed for those looking in the sub $200 market, and boasts a nice 3.0-inch LCD with 460k pixels, along with 12-megapixels, a 4x wide zoom lens, 720p HD video, and 4-way VR stabilization technology. The S4000 will sport a MSRP of $199.95, and is available in five colors; plum, silver, pink, red, and black.


Rounding out the S-series for 2010 is the S3000. This is the most affordable model of the bunch, with a MSRP of only $149.95 US. Available in six stylish colors (green, orange, plum, silver, and black), the S3000 is geared towards those who want a more personalized camera, that will match their unique personality. This model offers many of the same features found on the S4000, like 12-megapixels, a 4x wide zoom, 4-way VR, and more. It seems the main difference on this one is it only offers movies at VGA (640x480) resolution.


Lastly, we have two L-series models; the L110 and L22. The L110 is another super-zoom model that boasts a 15x Nikkor zoom lens, which covers an equivalent range of 28 - 420mm. The L110 also offers a 12.1-megapixel image sensor, 3.0-inch LCD (460k dot), 720p HD video recording, Nikon's new 5-way Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization system, and 11fps burst mode (@3MP). The CoolPix L110 will be available in red or black, with a price tag of $279.95 US.


The L22 is the complete opposite. This is an affordable, compact point-n-shoot featuring 12-megapixels, a 3.6x zoom, a 3.0-inch LCD, Auto Scene Selector, and AA power source. This one retails for a mere $129.95 US, and is available in black, red, blue, and silver.

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