While the whole world is waiting for the Nikon D4S announcement, the Japanese company has introduced the Nikon Coolpix AW120 and Nikon Coolpix S32 waterproof cameras.
The hearts of Nikon fans are pounding heavily when they hear any news related to the company’s products. They are expecting to see the latest FX-format flagship cameras, called Nikon D4S. Unfortunately for their well-being, the Japan-based company has other plans in the meantime.
A couple of new Coolpix cameras have been announced and they are aimed at adventurous photographers as well as those who want to spend time with their family and to not worry about dropping the products in the water or on the ground.
Nikon Coolpix AW120 and Nikon Coolpix S32 are two rugged cameras resistant to water and shocks, allowing users to capture photos anywhere, anytime.
Nikon Coolpix AW120: the perfect adventure companion with GPS and WiFi support
The more durable model of the pack is the Nikon Coolpix AW120, which replaces the AW110. The company says that this is the camera that anybody would want to have as a companion on extreme adventures.
It is waterproof down to 59 feet / 18 meters, shockproof to drops from 6.6 feet / 2 meters, and freezeproof down to temperatures of 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius, says its press release.
This rugged compact camera also comes with built-in GPS and WiFi. It provides details about longitude and latitude, so that you always know where you are, while allowing you to transfer files to a smartphone or tablet, making room on the SD card.
This rugged camera allows you to focus and provides the means of capturing high-quality photos
Nikon Coolpix AW120 features a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CMOS image sensor, 24-120mm f/2.8-4.9 lens, optical image stabilization, maximum ISO of 6400, 3-inch OLED screen, and a shutter speed range between 1/4000th of a second and 4 seconds.
It features a built-in flash and a continuous shooting mode of up to 7fps. It records full HD videos and comes with a built-in storage of 329MB. Additionally, it stores images and videos on a SD/SDHC/SDXC card.
The compact camera measures 110 x 66 x 26mm / 4.33 x 2.6 x 1.02-inches and weighs 213 grams / 0.47lbs / 7.51 ounces. It will become available as of March for a price of $349.95.
Nikon Coolpix S32 is a study camera to capture the precious moments in your family life
On the other hand, the Nikon Coolpix S32 is waterproof down to 33 feet / 10 meters and shockproof to drops from 5 feet / 1.5 meters. The company calls it a “sturdy” camera with a durable body for family photographers, but it does not mention whether it is freezeproof or not.
It comes packed with multiple scene modes, so that users will not have to worry about exposure settings. Moreover, it provides Motion Detection and Smart Portrait systems allowing photographers to capture high-quality photos in all scenarios.
Entry-level photographers will surely be attracted by this camera’s low price
Nikon Coolpix S32 features a 13.2-megapixel 1/3-inch-type CCD image sensor, maximum ISO of 1600, 30-90mm f/3.3-5.9 lens, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen on the back.
The fastest shutter speed stands at 1/2000th of a second, which is decent enough for action and sports photography. Lighting up dark environments is possible thanks to a built-in flash.
Surprising or not, the new S32 captures full HD videos at 30fps. Content can be stored on a SD/SDHC/SDXC card, which is not included in the package, as expected.
This rugged compact camera measures 108 x 66 x 40mm / 4.25 x 2.6 x 1.57-inches and weighs 175 grams / 0.39lbs / 6.17 ounces, including batteries. Its release date is March 2014 and its price is set at $129.95.