updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue August 23, 2011
Nikon Coolpix P7100 tech specs revealed early
Some early technical details of the Nikon Coolpix P7100 expected to be officially unveiled on Wednesday have been leaked thanks to Nikon Rumors. The P7100 will sport a 10-megapixel sensor and a 7X zoom, equivalent to a 28-200mm lens. Previews should come from a three-inch, 921,000-dot tilting display out back, and the sensitivity will range from ISO 100 to 3,200, with a 6,400 special setting.
A neutral density filter will be built-in, and users will get a choice of new special effect modes. Finally, the camera will have the capability of recording 1080i HD video with stereo sound.
The same source also has information on a new rugged Nikon camera, the Coolpix AW100. It will get a backside-illuminated 16-megapixel sensor with good low-light capability. A 5x zoom (28-140mm lens equivalent) will be hidden in a body that is waterproof down to 33 feet, shockproof to drops from five feet and temperature-proof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. The buttons will be large to allow for operating while wearing winter gloves, and a Swing Control feature will let users change functions by shaking the camera in a certain way instead of going into the menu. A GPS, map display, electronic compass and 1080p HD video recording capability round out the known features. It will ship on September 8 in blue, black and orange, priced at $380.
Also revealed is that the upcoming S1200pj camera with a built-in projector will have the ability to connect with iPhones or iPads. Other new cameras could include the S8200, S6200, S4150, 6150, and S100.