Nikon has unveiled four new Coolpix cameras, including the Coolpix A which uses a DX-format sensor, similar to those found in many of the company’s DSLRs.
Also announced are the P330, S3500 and L320.
The A and P330 are labelled Advanced Performance cameras.
Coolpix A: The combination of the 16.2-megapixel DX-format sensor and Nikkor lens positions the camera as the flagship camera in the line.
The all-glass 28 mm-equivalent prime lens has an f/2.8 aperture, and the camera’s quick AF performance is matched with 4 frames-per-second burst shooting.
The A also offers advanced settings, including multiple Scene Modes, a familiar manual focus ring, full manual exposure controls (P, S, A, M), and the ability to shoot RAW/NEF image files.
Additionally, the A offers a variety of accessories to enhance the shooting experience, including the DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder, the UR-E24 Adapter Ring for attaching lens hoods and filters, and the HN-CP18 metal Lens Hood. The camera also has a full-size hot shoe port that makes the camera compatible with various accessories such as Nikon Speedlights.
Coolpix P330: The P330 offers a 5x wide angle to telephoto (24-120 mm equivalent) zoom and sleek, portable design.
The P330 has a 1/1.7-inch, 12.2-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, f/1.8 lens, Full HD 1080p video, VR image stabilization, various Scene Modes, as well as Nikon’s Easy Auto Mode, manual controls (P, S, A, M), and can capture NRW/RAW images.
This camera comes with built-in GPS capabilities.
Coolpix S3500: Described as an affordable and stylish point-and-shoot camera, it offers an upgraded feature set that includes a new 20.1-megapixel sensor, a 7x optical zoom Nikkor lens and lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology.
Users can also take advantage of a variety of in-camera image-editing functions. Glamour Retouch (e.g. brightening faces, reddening cheeks or softening skin) and Quick Effects enable the retouching of images.
Coolpix L320: A high-performance compact with a 26x zoom with wide-angle coverage (22.5-585 mm equivalent) and 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, and 720p HD movie recording.
The L320 spots a 3-inch LCD monitor and is built to run on readily available AA-size batteries. Features include Pet Portrait Mode, which automatically detects animals’ faces and selects larger apertures and faster shutter speeds.
The Coolpix A is scheduled to be available in March at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)of $1,149.95; available in black and titanium silver.
The Coolpix P330 is scheduled to be available in March at an MSRP of $399.95; available in black.
The Coolpix S3500 is scheduled to be available in March at an MSRP of $149.95; available in black, purple and red.
The Coolpix L320 is scheduled to be available in March at an MSRP of $229.95; available in black.