Nikon’s Coolpix S-series has five new models, the S9300, S9200, S6300, S4300, and S3300.
The S9300, while slim (approximately 30 mm body), hides an 18x optical zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens (25-450 mm equivalent) and Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization.
The camera features a 16.0-megapixel backside illuminated BSI CMOS sensor which Nikon says delivers low-light images with stunning clarity and sharpness. BSI sensor technology increases the flow of light to the sensor’s surface, which improves image quality and reduces noise.
Users can record Full HD (1080p) movies with full stereo sound and enjoy high-speed frame rates for slow and fast motion effects.
Built-in GPS has been added and even displays a map showing where the user has been.
The S9200 is identical except there’s no GPS.
The slim S6300 bundles a 10x optical zoom and VR technology.
A 16.0-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor handles image capture including Full HD (1080p) movies.
Easy Panorama mode delivers 180° and 360° views of the world. Creative colour options let users add their own personal touch in-camera with effects like Low Key, High Key and Nostalgia Sepia, while Selective Colour puts a little punch into images and movies.
A no-frills touch-screen camera, the 16.0-megapixel S4300 features a 6x zoom Nikkor (26-156 mm equivalent) optical glass lens, plus VR image stabilization.
The 3-inch touch-screen LCD makes it easy to compose, focus and capture images.
Multiple scene modes automatically adjust for optimum results, while the Auto Scene Selector can identify scenes automatically and set the camera accordingly.
The S4300 also features Nikon’s Smart Portrait System which includes the intelligent Smile Shutter function that automatically recognizes when a subject is smiling and releases the shutter. The Face-Priority AF can find and focus up to 12 faces.
The Nikon S3300 has a 16.0-megapixel sensor, 6x (26-156 mm equivalent) optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens.
There are 19 scene modes, including Scene Auto Selector, which analyzes a scene and automatically selects from one of six scene modes.
The camera records 720p HD movies, with optical VR minimizing the effects of camera-shake.
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 – available in black and red – is scheduled to be available in limited distribution in March at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $349.95.
The S9200, in black only, is scheduled to be available in March with an MSRP of $319.95.
The S6300 is scheduled to be available in limited distribution in February, MSRP of $229.95. It is available in black and red.
The S4300 is scheduled to be available in February at an MSRP of $179.95. It is available in blue, white and purple.
The Coolpix S3300 is scheduled to be available in February at an MSRP of $159.95. It is available in black, pink, purple, and red.