“Budget-friendly” is how Nikon describes the new Coolpix S5200, L28 and L27.
The S5200 has a 16.0-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor that captures high-quality images and video, a 6x (26-156 mm equivalent) optical zoom-Nikkor glass lens, and compact pocketable body. Images and videos can be uploaded and shared instantly using the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing users to share images and videos with compatible smart devices via the free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application.
Users have access to simple editing and shooting features including Best Smile Selector, a tool that automatically helps select the shot that best complements the subject. In addition, Glamour Retouch lets the user brighten faces using a variety of retouch effects. All shooting features, including Quick Effects and Target Finding AF, are accessible using the camera’s 3-inch TFT LCD monitor.
The 20.1-megapixel L28 features easy-to-use shooting functions and streamlined operation for both stills and video. Equipped with a 5x optical zoom (26-130 mm equivalent) and simple shooting functions such as Easy Auto Mode, the L28’s Smart Portrait Mode has six functions including Face-priority AF, Skin Softening, Smile Timer, Blink Proof and In-Camera Red-Eye Fix. The camera also sports a 3-inch TFT LCD screen and an easy-to-hold grip and button. For convenience, the L28 uses AA-size alkaline batteries for power.
Similarly featured to the L28, the L27 has a 5x optical zoom (28-140 mm equivalent) and 2.7-inch QVGA LCD, as well as the same in-camera features as the L28.
The Coolpix S5200 is scheduled to be available in February for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $199.95. It is available in plum, blue and black.
The Coolpix L28 is scheduled to be available in February 2013 for an MSRP of $119.95. It is available in red and black.
The Coolpix L27 is scheduled to be available in February for an MSRP of $99.95. It is available in red and black.