Today, Nikon announced the addition of new zoom Coolpix P610 and Coolpix L840 cameras to its compact camera lineup. These Coolpix offerings incorporate the latest Nikon imaging technology, with Nikkor optics that offer super-long zoom lenses of 60x and 38x, respectively. Also released are the the compact Coolpix S9900, S7000 and S6900 for entry-level shooters.
The Coolpix P610 boasts a Nikkor ED glass lens, and 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom. The new model combines a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a high-performance Autofocus (AF) system to help capture images and Full HD video. The camera features both a built-in electronic viewfinder, and a three-inch Vari-angle LCD, both with 921k dot resolution display to help users compose images. The P610 sports features like filter effects, special effects, picture controls, and a macro mode.
Additionally, users can shoot Full HD video with stereo audio recording, or create a time-lapse video using the P610's new Time Lapse feature. Up to seven frames per second can be shot at full resolution, and five-stop Dual Detect Optical VR image stabilization helps minimize the effects of camera shake. The Coolpix P610 also features built-in GPS and Points of Interest (POI), allowing users to geo-tag shots and view where they were taken on a map. Connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi and NFC.
The new Coolpix L840 has a 38x optical zoom Nikkor ED glass lens, with the ability to reach 76x with Dynamic Fine Zoom. The camera features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC connectivity for easy sharing, while being powered by AA batteries. Lens-shift VR Technology helps minimize blur caused by camera shake, giving users the ability to capture subjects at lengthy distances in sharp detail.
The new 16-megapixel Coolpix S9900 has a 30x optical zoom lens, giving it up to 60x Dynamic Fine Zoom. Lens shift VR for stills and Hybrid VR Technology for videos help minimize blurred images. The S9900 incorporates built-in GPS and POI technology that records the longitude and latitude of where any image was captured, with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity.
The extremely compact Coolpix S7000 also features a 16-megapixel CMOS Sensor, Full HD video recording with stereo sound, and a 20x optical zoom Nikkor ED glass lens with 40x Dynamic Fine Zoom. As with the rest of today's announcements, the S7000 has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The S7000 also allows for easy framing of any subject, using the camera's three-inch 460K-dot LCD display. Additionally, lens-shift VR technology helps minimize blur, while the camera's 18 scene modes provide the settings for a variety of common shooting scenarios.
The Coolpix S6900 features a three-inch Vari-angle touch screen, built-in kickstand and front shutter release button. Image capture is handled with a 16-megapixel CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom Nikkor ED glass lens and 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom. The camera also includes built-in Wi-Fi with NFC connectivity. Camera shake is minimized lens-shift VR technology.
The Coolpix P610 will be available in black and red for a suggested retail price of $500, while the Coolpix L840 will be available in black and red for $300. Additionally, the Coolpix S9900 will be available in black and silver for $250, while the Coolpix S7000 will sell for $280 in any color, as long as it's black. Lastly, the Coolpix S6900 will be available in black and pink for a $230. All products will be available in March.