Nikon Canada has eight new Coolpix cameras, all with Nikkor lenses as well as Nikon’s Expeed digital image processing system.
The P100 is the first Nikon Coolpix camera to incorporate a 10.3-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor, which enables high-speed shooting at 10 frames per second (fps) at full resolution and exceptional image quality, even when shooting in low-light conditions. The camera also offers in-camera high dynamic range (HDR), which merges images of the same scene to achieve a single image with a broader range of tonal detail.
A Night Landscape mode combines a series of consecutive shots taken into a single image, with reduced noise.
Fronting the camera is a 26-678 mm equivalent 26x optical zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens, which can be used while capturing full HD movies (1080p) with stereo sound recording. The P100 also features a high-speed Sport Continuous Mode for shooting up to 120 fps (1.1 MP) and a pre-shooting cache.
Additional P100 features: a 3.0-inch Vari-angle LCD; electronic viewfinder; 5-way hybrid VR Image Stabilization System; Mode Dial; Active D-Lighting; Subject Tracking; Scene Auto Selector Mode; and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System.
The 14.2-megapixel Coolpix S8000 is the thinnest camera in its class, says Nikon, with a 10x (30-300 mm equivalent) optical zoom Nikkor ED glass lens. The S8000 has the ability to record HD movies (720p) at 30 fps with built-in stereo sound recording. It also features a 3.0-inch LCD.
The S8000 features the Creative Slider, a fun new way to apply effects when shooting in Auto Mode. Brightness, saturation and hue can be adjusted using the Rotary Multi Selector, all while watching a real-time preview on the camera’s LCD monitor. The camera also features new functions to enhance image quality in dark settings, including Advanced Flash Control to enable users to create more natural-looking flash shots by utilizing higher ISO settings and faster shutter speeds in low-light conditions.
Additional features: High ISO up to 3200; 4-way VR Image Stabilization System; ultra-fast start-up; Sport Continuous Mode up to approximately 3 fps for 45 frames (3MP); Subject Tracking; Scene Auto Selector Mode; and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System.
The Coolpix S8000 is available in black, red and bronze.
The Coolpix S6000, at only 25 mm in depth, is the thinnest in its class, says Nikon. It has a 7x optical zoom Nikkor ED glass lens, a 2.7-inch LCD and the ability to record HD movies (720p) at 30 fps.
Additional features: 14.2-megapixel resolution; ISO 3200; 4-way VR Image Stabilization System; ultra-fast start-up (approx. 0.75 sec.); HDMI Connectivity; Sport Continuous Mode up to approximately 3 fps for 45 frames (3 MP); Advanced Flash Control; Subject Tracking; Scene Auto Selector Mode; and Smart Portrait System.
The Coolpix S6000 is available in black and red.
The Coolpix S4000 has the touch. Touch screen, that is. It incorporates a 3.0-inch, high resolution, touch panel LCD. Advanced touch features include Touch Shutter, allowing users to select their subject with a single touch on the screen, adjust focus and exposure and automatically release the shutter, as well as Subject Tracking to automatically follow and focus on a subject selected by touching the screen.
The S4000 features 12-megapixel resolution; a 4x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens; ISO 3200; HD movie (720p); 4-way VR Image Stabilization System; Scene Auto Selector Mode; Smart Portrait System.
The Coolpix S4000 is available in black, red and pink.
The Coolpix S3000 measures 19 mm in depth, features 12-megapixel resolution, has a 4x Zoom-Nikkor lens, ISO 3200, 4-way VR Image Stabilization System, Subject Tracking, Scene Auto Selector Mode, andSmart Portrait System.
The Coolpix S3000 is available in black, blue, green and orange.
Nikon says the Coolpix L110 is optimized for action shots, high-powered zoom and simple operation. It has a 15x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens covering a focal length of 28-420 mm (equivalent) and features Sport Continuous Mode, allowing users to capture the best highlights from the stands or the sidelines.
The L110 can shoot approximately 840 still images or record seven hours of HD video with a set of four AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries, included with the camera.
Additional features: 12.1-megapixel resolution; 3.0-inch LCD; HD movie (720p) with Optical Zoom and Auto Focus while recording video and a built-in stereo microphone; 5-way VR Image Stabilization System; Smart Portrait System; and Scene Auto Selector.
The Coolpix L110 is available in black and red.
The Coolpix L22 and L21 easy-to-use and affordable cameras, says Nikon. The L22 features 12-megapixel resolution, a 3.6x Zoom-Nikkor lens, 3.0-inch LCD. The L21 has 8-megapixels and a 2.5-inch LCD.
Additional features: 3-way VR Image Stabilization System, Smart Portrait System and Easy Auto Mode.
The Coolpix L22 is available in black, blue and red. The Coolpix L21 is available in champagne silver and pink.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices: Coolpix P100 $449.95; Coolpix S8000 $339.95; Coolpix S6000 $279.95 (available in limited distribution); Coolpix S4000 $199.95; Coolpix S3000 $169.95; Coolpix L110 $279.95; Coolpix L22 $129.95; Coolpix L21 $99.95.