Nikon on Thursday introduced several new consumer-oriented point and shoot digital cameras, including a new camera with Wi-Fi transfer capabilities.
The Coolpix S51 is an 8.1-megapixel camera with 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens and 3.0-inch LCD display. It’s available in both wired and wireless versions. It’s coming in September for $279.95; the wireless version, the S51c, costs $329.95.
The S51 cameras use an optical vibration reduction image stabilizer and support ISO up to 1600. Features include one touch e-mail, direct Flickr uploading capabilities and Pictmotion, which lets you select up to 200 images along with music directly from the camera to produce a slideshow. The camera features Face-Priority auto focus and in-camera red eye fix. It uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery and works with SD and SDHC cards.
The Coolpix L14 and L15 are new entrants to Nikon’s “Life” series of compact point-and-shoot models. They’re also headed to stores in September fo $149.95 and $179.95 respectively.
The L14 and L15 are 7 and 8-megapixel cameras respectively, each with in-camera red eye fix and the ability to compensate for scenes with poor backlight or underexposed faces. Both have 3x optical zoom and they also feature optical vibration reduction-based image stabilization. The L14 has a 2.4-inch LCD display and the L15 a 2.8-inch display. Both communicate with a Mac or PC using USB, and support PictBridge-compatible printers. What’s more, Nikon claims that the L14 can capture up to 1,000 images using a single pair of Energizer e2 Lithium AA batteries (which are included).
Nikon has also bolstered its Performance line of Coolpix cameras with the P5100 and P50, coming in September for $399.95 and $229.95 respectively. The P5100 is a compact 12.1 megapixel model with 3.5x optical zoom, program, shutter, aperture and manual exposure modes, support for add-on components like telephoto and wide angle lens converters, and Nikon’s “Best Shot Selector,” which takes multiple frames and automatically selects the best one. It uses a 2.5-inch LCD.
the P50 is an 8.1-megapixel camera with 3.6x optical zoom, 2.4-inch LCD display, electronic vibration reduction, and the usual host of Nikon accouterments, such as in-camera red-eye fix, “D-Lighting,” and face priority auto focus. Both cameras feature PictBridge support and are compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards.