Nikon Coolpix S5300 Preview

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 was one of five new Coolpix models to take the stage at CES 2014. As the Jan Brady (middle child) of this year's new models, the S5300 has a number of nice features for a sub-$200 camera. The 16-megapixel CMOS sensor is capable of recording Full 1080p HD video, and there's even a Hybrid VR (vibration reduction) system to reduce hand-held camera shake.

The S5300 also features an 8x optical zoom (expandable to 16x with "Dynamic Fine Zoom"), a 3.0-inch LCD display, and Advanced Scene Auto Selector, which will ensure your camera automatically sets itself up properly for many different types of shooting conditions.

Further, the Coolpix S5300 includes Built-in Wi-Fi, which allows the S5300 to connect to compatible smartphones and tablets running the free Wireless Mobile Utility app, and then instantly share photos online, and with family and friends.

Nikon Coolpix S5300 Features:
  • 16MP CMOS image sensor
  • 8x optical zoom
    • 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • Full 1080p HD Video Recording
    • with Hybrid VR (Vibration Reduction)
  • 3.0-inch LCD Display
  • Advanced Scene Auto Selector
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    • Needs a compatible smart device with the free Wireless Mobile Utility app

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 will be available in February (2014) -- in the color "plum" -- with a $179.95 MSRP.

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