Nikon has introduced two new compact cameras which feature extended zoom lenses. The Coolpix S9900 and Coolpix S7000 are here to complete a busy announcement day for the Japanese digital camera maker.
Nikon has had a full day right before the start of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015. The Japan-based company has revealed the D810A astrophotography camera, the AW130 and S33 rugged compact cameras, and the P610 and L840 bridge cameras. Now, the Coolpix S9900 and Coolpix S7000 are the final announcements of the day, consisting of high-zoom compact cameras.
Nikon Coolpix S9900 compact camera revealed with 30x optical zoom lens
The manufacturer says that the Nikon Coolpix S9900 offers the “power of Nikkor optics” into a stylish body. The compact camera features 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type image sensor with a 30x optical zoom lens.
In addition, the shooter offers lens-shift Vibration Reduction technology for blur-free photos and a Hybrid VR system for stabilized videos.
The compact camera employs a 3-inch articulated 921,000-dot LCD screen for framing photos and videos as well as for reviewing them. Moreover, users can geo-tag their files using built-in GPS and they can transfer the files to a mobile device via WiFi or NFC.
The aforementioned 30x optical zoom lens offers a 35mm equivalent of 25-750mm. Its maximum aperture stands at f/3.7-6.4, depending on the selected focal length.
A macro mode, time-lapse mode, and multiple scene modes are available along with a continuous shooting mode of up to 7fps and full HD video recording support.
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 compact camera will be released in black and silver colors for $349.95 as of March 2015. As usual, Amazon is already offering it for pre-order.
Nikon Coolpix S7000 announced as world’s lightest compact camera with 20x optical zoom lens
Nikon’s final announcement from February 10 is referring to the Coolpix S7000, which is marketed as the world’s lightest compact camera in its class, thanks to a total weight of about 160 grams / 5.82 ounces with the batteries included.
Despite its compact and lightweight design, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has enough room for a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CMOS image sensor, 20x optical zoom lens, WiFi, NFC, and lens-shift Vibration Reduction technology among others.
This camera is capable of recording full HD videos as well as time-lapse videos, which can be framed using a 3-inch 460,000-dot LCD screen.
Its 20x optical zoom lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent between 25mm and 500mm with a maximum aperture of f/3.4-6.5.
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 announces itself as a speedy camera as it can capture up to 9.2fps in burst mode, while its Target-finding AF technology makes sure that fast-moving subject remain in focus at all times.
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 high-zoom compact camera will be released in black for $279.95 in March. The model can be pre-ordered at Amazon right now.
It is worth noting that the company has also mentioned the Coolpix S6900, Coolpix S3700, and Coolpix L32 compact cameras in its press releases. However, all of these models have already been announced on previous occasions.