Nikon has announced a slew of Coolpix compact cameras with a range of features, designs, and colors. Offerings include super-telephoto and zoom models, two rugged compacts aimed at the adventurous, and a couple models equipped with both wifi and GPS. The cameras are set to launch in February and will be available from various retailers.
Four models are being released in the S-series: the S9500, S9400, S31, and S5200. These four cameras have various features, with the S9500 offering integrated wifi and GPS, as well as 22x optical zoom. Dropping down a model, the S9400 is a basic camera with 18x zoom, a backlit CMOS sensor, and a 3-inch display. The S31 is aimed a bit more at the outdoorsy user, with the ability to withstand temps as low as 14F, water submersion to 5 meters, and a shockproof body that can handle drops from up to 1.2 meters. The S5200 boasts a slim body and slightly lower specs at 6x optical zoom. There's likewise a backlit CMOS sensor, as well as a 26mm wide angle lens.
Two rugged compacts have been tossed into the mix: the AW110 and the AW110s. Both models are available in four different colors: silver, blue, orange, and black, as well as a fifth style - camouflage. Both have been designed for outdoor use in rough environments, offering integrated wifi, 16-megapixel sensors, and the ability to withstand temperatures as low as 14F. Both can be used underwater, include an altimeter, depth gauge, and atmospheric pressure display, and feature a 3-inch display. The AW110 model also features GPS for point of interest data.
There are three entry-level cameras in the L-series: the L820, L28, and L27. The L820 is a super-zoom unit offering 30x optical zoom and a 16-megapixel backlit sensor; it is available in black, red, blue, and plum. The L28 and L27, meanwhile, are both smaller pocketable compact models, with the former offering a 3-inch display and 20-megapixels and the latter offering a 2.7-inch display and 16-megapixels.
Finally, standing out amongst the other offerings is the Coolpix P520, a super-zoom digital camera offering 42x optical zoom. The unit offers a 24mm wide angle lens, lens-shift vibration reduction, a vari-angle 3.2-inch display, and an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor. There's GPS, and support for recording in up to 1080p HD. Blurs are reduced via lens-shift vibration reduction. The device is can be used with the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, which is sold separately.