Nikon has introduced two new compact cameras, both offering decent zoom ranges, but only one of them providing a vari-angle screen which is helpful for shooting self-portraits.
After announcing the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, Nikon has revealed two new Coolpix cameras. The compact shooters come packed with decent zoom ranges, but in the end the consumers will be the ones to decide which list of features suits them best.
Nikon Coolpix L620 revealed with 18.1-megapixel sensor
The first camera is the Nikon Coolpix L620. This device sports a 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with lens-shift Vibration Reduction image stabilizer.
Its maximum ISO stands at 3200, while its 14x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm equivalent between 25mm and 350mm.
The camera also sports full HD video recording with stereo sound support. Users will be able to review multimedia content on a 3-inch LCD screen, which is also used as the Live View mode, so that photographers can frame their shots properly.
WiFi-equipped Nikon Coolpix S6600: the first S-series camera with articulated screen
The second shooter is the Nikon Coolpix S6600. It is the company’s first S-series camera to feature a vari-angle LCD screen. This feature is great for taking self-portraits, but the Japanese manufacturer has one more ace up its sleeve: Gesture Control.
This function is said to trigger the shutter button when the user waves at the camera one way or another. This is a pretty cool feature and it really extends the self-portrait capabilities of the Nikon S6600.
Either way, the shooter’s physical specs include a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, a WiFi chipset to transfer images and videos to a smartphone or tablet wirelessly, and a 25-300mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens with Vibration Reduction technology.
Target Finding AF ensures that the cameras choose the right focus area and subject in a quick way
Both the Nikon L620 and S6600 will provide several Special Effects and Target Finding AF. The former includes effects such as Soft Portrait, while the latter allow the camera to “predict” the subject and the area that needs to be focused on, so that photographers will never miss their shots.
They are also capable of recording 1920 x 1080 movies at 60i quality and have a relatively fast booting time. Images can be stored on SD / SDHC / SDXC cards, that will keep the total weight as low as possible.
Nikon Coolpix L620 and S6600 availability details
The pair will become available for purchase as of early September. The Nikon L620 price will stand at $249.95 and it will be released in Black and Red versions.
On the other hand, the Coolpix S6600, with built-in WiFi and articulated display, will become available for the same price in Silver, Black, Red, Purple, and Pink colors.