Nikon has unveiled three new long-zoom Coolpix cameras which include a simplified way to transfer and share images using compatible smart devices with an “always on” Bluetooth connection that makes automatic upload of images possible.
The B700 is a compact superzoom camera with a 20.3-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, and 60x optical zoom (120x with Dynamic Fine Zoom). It supports 4K UHD video at 30p.
The B500 is a long-zoom camera powered by AA batteries and features a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with 40x optical zoom (80x with Dynamic Fine Zoom). It supports Full HD 1080p video.
The A900 is a slim long-zoom compact camera with a 20-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 35x optical zoom (70x with Dynamic Fine Zoom). It supports 4K UHD video at 30p and includes a 3-inch tilting high resolution LCD display for shooting images from any angle.
Nikon says it has developed the new Nikon SnapBridge to help consumers automatically transfer images via Bluetooth low energy (BLE) directly to a compatible smartphone or tablet, establishing an “always on” connection. The SnapBridge app allows users to document the time and location images were taken, embed copyright or photographer information on any image, as well as operate the camera remotely (group shots anyone?). Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) are also available. SnapBridge users can take advantage of Nikon’s free image storing service, Nikon Image Space, to store up to 20 GB of images and an unlimited number of thumbnail images (up to 2MB) to the cloud. The application will also send registered users firmware updates directly to their smart device.
The B700 offers a 60x optical zoom Nikkor ED glass lens, is capable of shooting at 5 frames per second (fps), and features a 3-inch Vari-angle LCD display. Other features include myriad Creative Modes and RAW (NRW) shooting support.
The B500 sports a 40x optical zoom Nikkor glass lens and offers hybrid VR to combat camera shake when shooting. The B500 can record full 1080p HD video, and there’s a high resolution tilting 3-inch LCD screen.
All three cameras will be available in black this Spring. The A900 packs a 35x optical zoom Nikkor glass lens, and has a 3-inch tilting high resolution LCD display.
The Nikon Coolpix B700 will be available for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $579.95. The B500 will be available for an MSRP of $339.95. The A900 will be available for an MSRP of $499.95.