India on Tuesday announced the launch of 16 new cameras in its Coolpix
Spring Series 2014. The cameras will aim to cater to a wide audience
range from professional photographers to Sunday shooters and boast of
multiple features like HD recording, Wi-Fi, GPS, and extended zoom
amongst others. The cameras belong to the Life, Style, Performance and
All Weather series, within the Coolpix range.
First in the list is
the Performance series or the P series. The models that will be
available include the Nikon Coolpix P600, Coolpix P530 and the Coolpix
P340. The Coolpix P600 has a 60x optical zoom and a wide angle range
(24mm – 1440mm) that is 35mm equivalent. It also has a 16-megapixel
BSI-CMOS sensor on board. This in addition to increasing zoom to 120x
using Dynamic Fine Zoom1, shooting full-HD movies in 60i/50i formats.
The P530 has a 42x optical zoom with a Nikkor lens that ranges from
24-1000mm (35mm equivalent). It also features a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS
Sensor like the P600. The zoom can also be extended to 84x using the
Dynamic Fine Zoom 1. It also has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 6400. The
Coolpix P340 has a 5x zoom that can be extended to 10x using the Dynamic
Fine Zoom 1. The lens is a f/1.8 maximum aperture lens by Nikkor
(24-120mm, 35mm equivalent) 12-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Other features
include full-HD video recording, built in Wi-Fi amongst others. The
cameras in the series also feature Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR)
to improve the detailing while capturing pictures.
next on the list is the Stylish or the S series under the Coolpix
umbrella. The cameras that were launched in the Nikon Coolpix series are
the Coolpix S9700 (see image below), Coolpix S9600, Coolpix S6800, Coolpix S5300, Coolpix
S6700, Coolpix S3600, Coolpix S32 and Coolpix S2800. The Coolpix S9700
has a 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, 30x optical zoom which can be
extended to 60x using the Dynamic Fine Zoom 1, built in GPS, and a
travel log that maps routes on a world map. The Coolpix S9600 has a
16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor, with a 22x optical zoom,
that can be extended to 44x using the Dynamic Fine Zoom1. The models in
the S-series have features like Wi-Fi, anti-shake, built-in maps, high
zoom water and shock proof amongst others.
The Life series or
‘L’-series is the next in the Coolpix line up. The cameras released in
this series include, Coolpix L830, Coolpix L830, Coolpix L330, Coolpix
L30 and Coolpix L29. The Coolpix L830 is a bridge camera that has a
16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. On the other hand the Coolpix L330 has a
26x zoom and a 3-inch HVGA anti-reflective monitor.
The last in
the range is the All Weather line. Nikon has a single entrant in this
market namely the Nikon Coolpix AW120. It is waterproof up to a depth of
18m, shock proof to two metres, and temperature resistant up to -10
degrees Celsius. Dust-proofing on the camera is compliant with JIS/IEC
Class 6 (IP6X). The camera shoots photos and videos with 6.9 frames per
second of continuous shooting.
Speaking at the announcement
Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India said, “In the new
Coolpix spring range 2014 we’ve incorporated useful features and
technology. The compact and portable size makes these cameras ideal to
have on-hand.” The Coolpix line a total of 21 models across the nation
available in a total of 57 colours. The P Series models (Coolpix P600,
Coolpix P530 and Coolpix P340) are priced between Rs. 18,950 to Rs.
23,950. The S series models ( Coolpix S9700, Coolpix S9600, Coolpix
S6800, Coolpix S5300, Coolpix S6700, Coolpix S3600, Coolpix S32 and
Coolpix S2800) are priced between Rs. 6,450 to Rs. 18,950. The L Series
models ( Coolpix L830, Coolpix L330, Coolpix L30 and Coolpix L29) are
priced between Rs.4990 to Rs. 15,450. Lastly the Coolpix AW120) is
priced at Rs. 17,950.