Compact cameras include vibration reduction, improved sensors
Nikon has revealed three new Coolpix cameras, including its first with a DX-format CMOS sensor. The Coolpix A aims to offer customers the image quality found in a DSLR but inside a compact camera, while the P330 expands on the groundwork done by the Coolpix P310, and the S3500 provides an upgraded feature set to the Coolpix S line, including lens-shift vibration reduction.
New 16, 18-megapixel cameras include 30x, 42x zoom
Nikon has extended its point-and-shoot Coolpix line with a pair of compact super-zoom cameras. The 16-megapixel Coolpix L820 is capable of recording Full HD video through its 30x zoom NIKKOR lens, while the more-powerful and higher-resolution 18-megapixel Coolpix P520 increases the zoom range of the lens to 42-times.
Coolpix additions include resistance to shocks, water, dust
Nikon has revealed two additional cameras to its Coolpix range, all designed for outdoor use. The budget-priced S31 offers a cheap point-and-shoot with protection from the elements, while the AW110 offers a bigger image sensor, larger zoom, increased protection, and other outdoor-related functionality, such as GPS.
Coolpix S6500 adds Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone controls
Nikon has unveiled expansions to its 1 Series line of mirrorless cameras, as well as a new model of Coolpix point-and-shoot camera. The J3 and S1 for the 1 Series were both revealed at CES, alongside two new 1 Nikkor lenses and the Coolpix S6500, complete with a 12-times optical zoom and built-in image retouching effects.
P7700 new high-end camera, S01 smallest Coolpix ever
In addition to the Android-powered S800c point-and-shoot camera, Nikon also announced three other cameras in the Coolpix line today. The P7700 is the newest high-end flagship model for the Coolpix line, while the consumer-oriented 16MP S6400 is a basic point-and-shoot camera available in several different colors, and the smallest and lightest Coolpix ever has been announced -- the S01.
Nikon Coolpix S30, L810, and L26 appear
One more set of Coolpix updates from Nikon on Tuesday has focused on the budget end but included a new category of camera for the company. The S30 is one of the least expensive rugged cameras yet and can take going underwater, down to 9.8 feet, or drops of up to 2.6 feet. Its lens shoots at just 3X but is self-contained to minimize the impact.
Nikon Coolpix S3300, S4300, S6300, S9300 official
Nikon's Coolpix upgrades continued Tuesday with four S-series camera upgrades. The S3300, S4300, S6300, and S9300 all have 16-megapixel sensors. The S6300 and S9300 have backside-illuminated CMOS sensors that give them much better low-light performance.
Nikon P510 and P310 push long zooms
Nikon led a slew of Coolpix camera launches Tuesday night with two models straddling the line between pro and amateur shooting. The P510 has one of the longest zooms ever on a non-removable lens camera and can shoot at 42X (24-1,000mm equivalent) with a purportedly more aggressive image stabilization engine. A 16.1-megapixel, backside-illuminated CMOS sensor helps combat shake along with helping in low light and improving autofocus speed.
Nikon D800 gets firmer release date leak
Nikon's long-expected D800 full-frame DSLR may have a firmer ship date from a collation of tips. The pro camera is now believed with confidence by Nikon Rumors to be unveiled on February 6, with numerous events scheduled on February 7. The timing would be a deliberate prelude to the CP+ camera show starting February 9 in Japan.
Update adds documents & PDFs to projectable files
Nikon has released an updated version of its iP-PJ Transfer app (free,
App Store). With it, an iPad or iPhone user who has access to a Coolpix S1200pj camera can use that device to project a broader range of content than previously possible. In the past, users were limited to just slideshows and YouTube videos.
New Coolpix S1200pj, S6200, S8200, S100
Nikon's camera launches continued Wednesday with four S series Coolpix models. Topping these for uniqueness is the S1200pj, its next-generation projection camera. It now has a brighter 20-lumen pico projector and supports iPads, iPhones, and iPods to show both imagery at sizes as well as raw content and PC material, all up to 60 inches across.
Nikon AW100 and P7100 headline camera revamp
Nikon rolled out a sweeping change to its Coolpix range Wednesday. The AW100 is a first for Nikon as a ruggedized, modern camera. The 16-megapixel camera can stay underwater at up to 33 feet, can survive temperatures as cold as 14F, and will take drops from up to five feet.
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.
Nikon pegs special event for August 24
Nikon is planning its customary late summer introduction for August 24, multiple sources said. Press events are due in multiple countries on August 24. Nikon Rumors lacked a full schedule but expected that the D3s and D700 sequels would show that day with Coolpix cameras a week earlier.
Will be adding underwater camera to line-up
Nikon regularly releases new members of its Coolpix point-and-shoot camera line every August. Nikon Rumors reports that there will be several significant announcements. Included will be a ruggedized model, an underwater model and a new model with built-in projector.
Nikon rep statement indicates new FX cameras due
An e-mail from a reader of NikonRumors maintains that a Nikon rep at an event promised two new FX (full-frame) bodies will be announced in August. The pair, expected to replace the D3 and D700, will ship in the fall, the rep also said. He gave no clues as to details.
Nikon USA confirms S4100 and S6100 good to go
The Nikon Coolpix S4100, which was said to have been cancelled due to the Japan earthquake will still be released in the US. It, along with the Nikon S6100 will still make to the US market as planned according to Nikon USA. “The Nikon COOLPIX S4100 and S6100 cameras are available in the Americas. As recently reported by Nikon Corporation, sales of these products are being discontinued in some markets however availability of these products in the Americas will not be impacted,” reads a statement from the company.
Nikon scaps Coolpix S4100 due to supply shortages
Nikon has seemingly scrapped plans for the Coolpix S4100 due to the Japanese earthquake according to an official press release from the company. The camera was announced in February and was due to ship this May. However, the company now says that it has had to either cancel or indefinitely shelve the camera as a result of parts shortages.
Our review of Nikon's P7000 semi-pro camera
When serious photo enthusiasts have desired a pocket-style camera to carry along when the big rigs were too much, there were only a few places they could look for a suitable tool. Canon has had its well-received G-series cameras, Panasonic has come to the game with the LX5, and Samsung has its new EX1. But Nikon is new to the category -- and we'll find out in our review of the Coolpix P7000 if it's viable competition or still too young.
Nikon Coolpix L120 and L24 round out intros
Nikon wrapped up its CP+ camera show unveilings with two L-series Coolpix entries. Its L120 is a major leap from the L110 and zooms out much further, to 21X. It still shoots 720p video and up to ISO 6,400 (in low resolution), but a resolution boost to 14 megapixels and a twice as sharp 921,000-pixel, three-inch LCD improve the actual and perceived detail.
Nikon S9100, S6100, S4100 and S3100 debut
Continuing with a slew of camera launches, Nikon brought out four new Coolpix S-series cameras to kick off the CP+ expo. Its S9100 has the same CMOS sensor technology as underneath the P300 and P500 but puts it into a compact camera that still manages an 18X (25-450mm) zoom. It likewise shares the same night landscape, night portrait and backlight HDR modes.
Nikon Coolpix P300 and P500 official
Nikon on Tuesday evening rolled out a pair of high-end Coolpix cameras to challenge once-safe Canon territory. The P300 is its direct challenger to the Canon S95 or S4500 IS and packs a 4.2X (24-100mm) lens with a very wide f1.8 aperture. Mated to a 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, it's both much more suitable in low light than a usual compact and much faster; the shallow depth of field also helps with macros.
Nikon working on DSLR with built-in projector
Nikon is following up its point-and-shoot Coolpix S1100pj that sported a built-in projector with a similar concept applied to a full-sized DSLR camera, according to a patent filing in Japan. The Japanese translation claims the projector is built into the electronic viewfinder, but the technical drawings seem to show the projected image coming from the lens itself. Depending on the mode the camera is in, looking through the viewfinder will either show the image or project it onto an exterior screen.
Nikon to show off new cameras on February 9?
Nikon will be holding press conferences in multiple countries on February 9, 2011, a date which also coincides with the opening of the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Japan. On this day, a number of new product unveilings are expected from the camera-maker, with the Coolpix P500 expected to be one of them. The point-and-shoot camera should get a 36X zoom, a 12-megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a price tag equivalent to $410.
Nikon mirrorless and Coolpix P500 get details
Two leaks in the past day may have given clues as to Nikon's camera strategy year, including the first more tangible details of its mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. One hint puts the mirrorless camera's launch in April and explains Nikon's public aims to be different as a shift to the pro market. Moving to a more advanced model would both help separate camera from Nikon's entry-level DSLRs and entice those on existing mirrorless systems to upgrade, Mirrorless Rumors heard.
Amazon offers Nikon pre-orders
A new version of Nook for Android has been released in the Android Market, adding additional options for customizing the reading interface. In version 2.2, several options have been added to improve the overall experience, including additional line spacing options, the ability to turn text justification on and off, and an improved settings screen. An option for hiding the status bar while reading has also been added. Additionally, the update incorporates QuickActions, which makes use of pop-up menus to provide access to commonly used options, such as Details, LendMe, More By, and Buy Now. Nook for Android is a free download in the Android Market and requires Android 1.6 or higher to run.
Nikon makes P7000, S8100 and S80 official
Nikon tonight unveiled an anticipated trio of high-end compact cameras, starting with a direct challenger to the Canon G12. The Coolpix P7000 follows the same philosophy of a large, lower resolution 10-megapixel sensor more sensitive to low light; it's also the first camera with an EXPEED C2 image processor that promises better quality. Moving to the new CCD opens the camera up to a regular sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6,400 as well as special low noise night mode that drops the resolution in return for cleaner images and a maximum ISO of 12,800.
Nikon Coolpix P7000 gets last-minute leak
Nikon's repeatedly rumored Coolpix P7000 semi-pro camera may have been spotted just ahead of a launch this evening. The camera would take more of a direct cue from the Canon G11 with a large optical viewfinder directly above the lens. Accordingly, Nikon Rumors' image would give the camera much more control with two extra, dedicated dials and a function button for programmable commands.
Nikon P7000 and D7000 get Sept launches
A key leak on Friday has pointed to Nikon launching two of its most important cameras for the year in the last two weeks before the Photokina show. The Coolpix P7000 and possibly some more point-and-shoot models should be unveiled September 8, according to Nikon Rumors, while the D7000 DSLR would arrive a week later, on September 15. A 200mm f2 telephoto lens, an unidentified second lens and a new Speedlight flash are also seen coming on the second date.
Nikon confirms S1100pj and S5100
In its first wave of camera launches this week, Nikon tonight unveiled two point-and-shoot CoolPix cameras, including one of its most unique. The S1100pj revamps its projector camera with a new look and upgraded features. The pico projector built into the body itself is 40 percent brighter, at 14 lumens, and casts up to a 47-inch image from more than seven feet away.
S1100pj to replace current S1000pj projector model
Nikon appears to be readying several new Coolpix cameras, the S1100pj and S5100, according to pictures leaked ahead of schedule in the German magazine Foto Digital. The S1100pj, with a built-in projector, will likely serve as the rumored replacement to the current S1000pj. The camera is also said to offer a touchscreen, remote control, and several other minor improvements.
Unofficial specs of Nikon Coolpix P7000 leak
Some details of the upcoming successor to Nikon's Coolpix P6000 point and shoot digital camera have been revealed by NikonRumors. The sensor's megapixel count will be reduced from 13.5 to 10, and it will be slightly bigger, at 1/1.7 inches versus 1/1.72 inches. The lens, however, will have more reach, as it will have an equivalent range of 28 to 200mm, rather than the P6000's 28-112mm glass.
Nikon to hold D3100 events Thursday
Nikon's plans to launch the D3100 next week have been virtually confirmed today as the company has slated several European press events for the anticipated August 19 unveil date. The event would follow two days after a Coolpix unveiling and should introduce a significant leap for Nikon's DSLRs as a whole and not just the entry-level. It should switch from CCD to a much improved CMOS sensor but could also add 1080p AVCHD video, continuous autofocus in movie and live view modes, and on-camera video editing.
Nikon D3100 to get special launch day
Nikon's entry-level D3100 DSLR should arrive by August 19, leaked info suggested today. Following a previous leak, it's now believed the camera will be unveiled at or near midnight Eastern time on August 19. Four lenses would accompany it if Nikon Rumors is true.
Nikon developing second camera with projector
Nikon is working on a replacement for its Coolpix S1000pj camera that has a built-in projector, according to a report in a recent issue of the French magazine Chasseur d’Images. Unlike the current camera, however, the new one will have the ability to be connected to a computer and display images like a conventional, standalone projector. No definitive specs or even a name for this camera are known, however.
Nikon Coolpix would have DSLR tech
Nikon is developing a rival to Canon's PowerShot G11, the company's UK senior product manager Kevin Egan said in a recent interview. He told Amateur Photographer that the G11 is considered a "benchmark" for high-end prosumer compacts and that a model should come out soon with similar performance. While short on what this entails, Egan did say it would likely borrow technology from Nikon's DSLRs and have the build of a high-end Coolpix point-and-shoot.
Nikon S3000, S4000, S6000, S8000 launch
The second half of Nikon's compact camera launches today revolve around the designer Coolpix S series. The S8000 as the flagship touts a 14.2-megapixel sensor but also a 10X lens, four-direction IS, and ISO 3,200 light sensitivity. It has a particularly sharp 921,000-pixel preview LCD and captures 720p footage with stereo audio.
Nikon 2010 starts with P100, L110, L22
Nikon led its PMA camera launches early with a Tuesday night launch of several new Coolpix cameras. These are headlined by ultrazooms and start with the P100: a sequel to the P90, it becomes the first Nikon compact with a back-illuminated CMOS sensor and gets all the image quality and speed advantages of moving beyond CCD. It shoots up to 3,200 with reduced noise and at up to 10 frames per second at its native 10.3 megapixels.
Nikon S1000pj Official
Nikon today quickly validated last-minute leaks by launching four Coolpix cameras, two of which are company if not industry firsts. The S1000pj is the first known still camera to have its own projector and can output images up to 40 inches across, including during slideshows with background music. The 12-megapixel camera is similarly advanced for compacts outside of this and has a 5X stabilized lens along with smart portrait enhancements for face detection and masking skin imperfections; it shoots at up to ISO 6,400 at a reduced resolution.
Nikon S1000pj Leak
Almost immediately following a preliminary scoop earlier today, a second leak has provided details of Nikon's first ever camera to include a built-in projector. Now named the Coolpix S1000pj, the point-and-shoot camera will have a 12-megapixel camera with a 5X wide and stabilized lens in one corner but, in the middle, will have a micro projector that produces an image up to 40 inches diagonal in size without needing video output. It should also introduce a better face detection system that prioritizes faces, avoids blinks and reduces blemishes in skin.
Nikon VP650 Rumor
Nikon may be on the verge of releasing an industry-first combination camera and video projector if a leak proves accurate. French magazine Chasseur d’Images (Image Chaser) in its August issue claims that a new camera, the Coolpix VP650, should be unveiled this month and will have a micro projector that can produce a just over page-sized (8in by 12in) image in low light by itself. Most other details aren't clear in the information supplied to Nikon Rumors, but the VP650 would ship in September.
Nikon L19 and L20 Cameras
Among other debuts announced on Monday, Nikon has introduced a pair of entry-level cameras into its COOLPIX L series with the 10-megapixel L20 and 8-megapixel L19. The cameras are designed to be simpler to use and sport an Easy Auto Mode that takes virtually all the guesswork out of finding a specific shooting mode for a particular scene.
Nikon COOLPIX S PMA 2009
Nikon is continuing its camera introductions with multiple updates to its mid-range COOLPIX S series. The S630 stands as the flagship with an uncommonly long 7X zoom and a 12-megapixel sensor; it centers on a new, more easily gripped design and has some features drawn from the P90, including off-angle face detection, a boost to ISO 6,400 by lowering the resolution and a fast shooting mode that also shrinks the image size to capture at up to 11 frames per second. It and the other S series updates should ship in February, with the S630 selling for $280.
Nikon P90 and L100
As part of its launches ahead of the PMA photo expo, Nikon today released a pair of high-zoom COOLPIX cameras. The P90 is Nikon's most powerful non-SLR camera and centers on a 24X zoom lens with a rare 26-624mm coverage that lets it both accommodate wide-angle shots as well as very distant telephoto shots. The camera maker has also detached the LCD from the body and gives the P90 a swiveling 3-inch display, though it depends on an electronic viewfinder for head-on previews.
Stylish 14.5MP Nikon S710
Nikon on Thursday also debuted the COOLPIX S710, a premium compact S710 camera that features 14.5 megapixels, a large 3-inch LCD display, a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle glass lens. The stylish stainless steel camera delivers four specific features to reduce image blur: full-time Optical VR Image Stabilization technology, which compensates for camera shake; a new Motion Detection feature that automatically adjusts the camera to a higher ISO sensitivity setting and shutter speed (for sharper images); Best Shot Selector, which snaps multiple frames and automatically selects the best one; and an ISO range of up to 12,800 for superior low-light performance (only for photos up to 3M).
Nikon debuts P6000
Nikon on Thursday introduced its newest flagship COOLPIX P6000 compact camera. Offering 13.5 megapixel resolution, the solid Magnesium alloy P6000 includes a new, built-in global positioning system (GPS) unit for geo-tagging photos, RAW file support, my Picturetown connectivity with built-in uploading functions via the built-in Ethernet and Nikon's exclusive EXPEED image processing. The P6000 can record "geotags" of a photo's location with both latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates and users can pinpoint the location via maps available in Nikon ViewNX Software.
Nikon S560, S60, S610/c
Nikon on Friday unveiled several new consumer-level cameras, including the touch-aware Coolpix S60, feature-packed S560, the intuitive S610, and wireless S610c, all coming in September. The Coolpix S60 offers users a touchscreen LCD, with simplified access to all the cameras functions and capabilities. The camera has a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, with a 10-Megapixel sensor, capable of using ISO 3200 sensitivity. It also features Nikon's EXPEED and Optical VR technologies, and the Scene Auto Selector mode. Nikon is selling the S60 for $350.
Nikon P80 and S52
Nikon this morning interrupted the normal pattern of camera launches and released three COOLPIX models that skew towards the higher end of home cameras. The pictured 10.1-megapixel P80 aims to bridge the gap between compacts and entry DSLRs with an 18X, 27-486mm zoom lens and more control than most point-and-shoot models. While it shares the same image processor as newer Nikon cameras, the P80 is the first COOLPIX to offer a Sport Continuous Mode; the camera can take up to 30 shots in a row at speeds between 4 and 13 frames per second depending on whether duration or precision is the focus.
Nikon Coolpix PMA 2008
In addition to its D60 SLR, Nikon tonight has also taken the wraps from six new COOLPIX cameras. At the top, the P60 (shown) straddles the line between regular compacts and more advanced cameras such as Nikon's P5100. Though stopped at 8.1 megapixels and lacking the flash hot-shoe, it improves on the P5100 with both a longer-range 5X optical zoom as well as hardware image stabilization. Using the newer EXPEED image processor also boosts light sensitivity to ISO 2000 while reducing overall noise. The P60 ships in March for $230.
iPhone #1 on TIME Top 10
The iPhone has been chosen as TIME Magazine's number one gadget of 2007. According to the prominent American publication, the iPhone has "changed the way we think about how mobile media devices should look, feel and perform." It has an attractive body made out of glass and steel, the magazine says, and the touchscreen interface is "loaded with eye candy." TIME is especially appreciative of how it combines features like a two-megapixel camera with iPod functionality, and how it lets users quickly tap into local Wi-Fi networks.