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Nikon Unveils Nine New Coolpix Compact Cameras Including P510 Model with 42x Zoom Lens

February 1, 2012

Nikon has unveiled nine new compact COOLPIX digital cameras targeted at a variety of users, from the casual shooter to more advanced photographers looking for a smaller camera to use alongside their digital SLR.

Highlights include the COOLPIX P510 with an impressive, 42x zoom lens, offering the equivalent of a  24mm-1000mm zoom range. On the other hand, the Nikon COOLPIX S30 is a new “tough” style of compact camera from Nikon featuring a durable, shockproof and waterproof camera body.

Below are some more highlights about the new models, which have been announced in anticipation of the CP+ Imaging show in Japan next week.

Highlights of the COOLPIX P510 include:

•         A whopping 42x Wide-Angle Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (24-1000mm) with advanced optical VR image stabilization

•         16.1-megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch (921,000-dot) tilting vari-angle LCD screen

•         Full HD (1080p) video with stereo sound and the ability to utilize the zoom range during recording

•         High-speed continuous shooting (capture five images at full resolution in approx. one second) and fast autofocus (AF)

•         Built-in GPS allows photographers to geotag photos

•         Available in February 2012 for $429.95 in Black and Red

Highlights of the COOLPIX S30 include:

•         A new tough camera from Nikon – shockproof up to 2.6 feet and waterproof up to 9.8 feet

•         10.1-megapixel resolution, 3x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens and HD (720p) movie recording

•         Easy-to-use interface

•         Available in February 2012 for $119.95 in White, Blue and Pink

Highlights of the COOLPIX P310 include:

•         16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a fast 4.2x Wide-Angle, f/1.8 maximum aperture NIKKOR Glass Lens with advanced optical VR image stabilization deliver superior image quality in challenging low-light conditions

•         Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M) and a new Zoom Memory function make the COOLPIX P310 an ideal compact camera for the advanced photographer

•         Full HD (1080p) video at 30 frames-per-second (fps) with AF, stereo sound, the use of the optical zoom while recording and in-camera movie editing

•         Available in February 2012 for $329.95 in Black

Highlights of the COOLPIX S9300 include:

•         16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 18x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens (25-450mm) with VR image stabilization and a 3.0-inch high resolution (921,000-dot) LCD screen in a compact body

•         Fast AF, quick response and Full HD (1080p) movie recording

•         Built-in GPS

•         Available in February 2012 for $349.95 in Black, Red and Silver

Highlights of the COOLPIX S6300 include:

•         16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a 10x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (25-250mm) in a slim body

•         Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound and high-speed continuous shooting

•         Available in February 2012 for $199.95 in Red, Black, Silver and Blue

Highlights of the COOLPIX S4300 include:

•         3-inch touchscreen LCD makes it easier to compose, capture and share photos and HD (720p) movies

•         16-megapixel resolution and a 6x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (26-156mm) with VR image stabilization help capture frame-worthy photos

•         Available in February 2012 for $169.95 in Plum, Black, Silver, White and Red

Highlights of the COOLPIX S3300 include:

•         16-megapixel resolution and a 6x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (26-156mm) in a super slim body

•         HD (720p) movie recording and 19 Scene Modes make the COOLPIX S3300

•         Available in February 2012 for $139.95 in Silver, Black, Pink, Purple and Red

Highlights of the COOLPIX L810 include:

•         An affordable ultra-zoom featuring a 26x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (22.5-585mm) with side zoom control for more stability

•         16.1-megapixel resolution, 3.0-inch high resolution (921,000-dot) LCD screen and HD (720p) movie recording with stereo sound

•         Available in February 2012 for $279.95 in Black, Red and Blue

Highlights of the COOLPIX L26 include:

•         Simple operation found in a 16.1-megapixel camera with a 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (26-130mm)

•          HD (720p) movie recording, Scene Modes and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System

•         Available in February 2012 for $119.95 in Red, Black and Silver