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January 29, 2013

Nikon announces COOLPIX expansion and 2 new FX-format lenses

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgThe Nikon COOLPX line has added seven new models. These cameras cover long zoom requirements, GPS and Wi-Fi enhancements, rugged harsh outdoor environments, and even modest budget needs.
The Nikkor FX-format lens category has also expanded, with a hefty 800mm fixed focal length lens and an 18-35mm wide-angle zoom designed for Nikon's ultra-high-pixel-count D-SLR cameras.

The manufacturer's suggested retail price range on these new additions covers the gamut from a low of $120 (USD) for one of the COOLPIX offerings to a nose-bleed high of more than $17,800 (USD) for that 800mm lens.

Here are the highlights (courtesy of the Nikon USA Press Room):

COOLPIX P520
P520_250.jpg• 18.1-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor
• 42x optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens from a wide 24mm to 1000mm
• Full manual controls give users the power to realize their creative potential when shooting images and full HD (1080p) video
• Built-in GPS capabilities allow photographers to log their journey with an easy-to-use display
• Compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to transfer content to compatible smart devices and tablets for easy sharing and viewing with others
• Available for a suggested retail price of $449.95 in Black, Red, and Dark Grey in February 2013

COOLPIX AW110
AW110_250.jpg• Increased ruggedness: Waterproof (up to 59 feet), shockproof (up to 6.7 feet) and freezeproof (down to 14° F) with GPS technology
• Features built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity, allowing the image data transfer to compatible smart devices through the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application
• 16-megapixel (BSI) CMOS sensor that helps create sharp, beautiful images and Full HD (1080p) video even in challenging lighting conditions
• NIKKOR 5x optical zoom lens with Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR)
• Available in Orange, Black, Camouflage and Blue in February 2013 for a suggested retail price of $349.95

COOLPIX S9500
S9500_250.jpg• Slim, compact body sports a 22x optical zoom (25-550mm) and features an 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
• Offers various shooting effects to enhance memories, including an upgraded Glamour Retouch function, Skin Softening and Quick Effects.
• Offers a built-in GPS function and built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity so images and videos can be shared while on the go by transferring them to a compatible smart device equipped with the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application
• Available for a suggested retail price of $349.95 in Black, Silver, and Red in February 2013

COOLPIX L820
L820_250.jpg• High-power 30x zoom, 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, and Vibration Reduction (VR) technology
• 3-inch monitor, ergonomic design, and use of convenient AA-size batteries make it easy and fun for users to shoot comfortably
• Features a simple and intuitive interface, with features including Easy Auto Mode, Smart Portrait System, and Glamour Retouch
• Available for a suggested retail price of $279.95 in Black and Red in February 2013

COOLPIX S31
S31_250.jpg• A durable 10.1-megapixel compact, camera that allows every family member young and old to capture photos, worry free
• Waterproof (up to 16.5 feet), shockproof (up to 3.6 feet) and dustproof
• 3x optical zoom (29-87mm equivalent) NIKKOR lens, and a dedicated video record button creates an effortless transition from stills to video
• 2.7-inch LCD display supports an enhanced easy and intuitive graphic user interface (GUI) that allows for simple navigation
• Available in White, Blue, Pink, Brown and Yellow, also in February 2013, for a suggested retail price of $119.95

COOLPIX S5200
S5200_250.jpg• A 16.0-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor that helps captures high-quality images and video, even in low-light conditions
• Features a wide-angle 6x (26mm to 156mm) optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens and 3-inch TFT LCD monitor
• Built in Wi-Fi allows images and videos to be uploaded and shared instantly with compatible smart devices via the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application
• Available in February 2013 for a suggested retail price of $179.95 in Plum, Red, Blue and Black

COOLPIX L28
L28_250.jpg• 20.1-megapixel compact camera that features easy-to-use shooting functions and streamlined operation
• 5x optical zoom (26mm to 130mm) and simple shooting functions such as Easy Auto Mode
• 3-inch LCD screen and an easy-to-hold grip and button layout that fits in a user’s hand comfortably
• Uses widely available AA-size alkaline batteries, so users can keep their camera powered
• Available in February 2013 for a suggested retail price of $119.95 in Red, Black and Silver

AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
D4_800mm_450.jpg• Features an outstanding 800mm fixed focal length, the longest of any AF-S NIKKOR lens
• Designed for the needs of sports, wildlife and news photographers and features a maximum aperture of f/5.6
• Includes the AF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED (developed exclusively for the 800mm f/5.6 lens)
• Available in April 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $17,899.95

AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
AFS_18_35_ED_1_250.jpg• Features a useful wide-angle focal length of 18-35mm (1.9x zoom equivalent)
• FX-format lens is optimized for ultra-high-pixel-count D-SLR cameras including the Nikon D800 and D600, while providing close focus up to .92 feet (approx. 11 inches)
• Available in March 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $749.95

Posted by flashdeadline at January 29, 2013 6:40 PM