Nikon has announced the Coolpix 5700 – giving the company's digital cameras SLR-like features.
The company has also launched the Coolpix 4500 – which replaces the Coolpix 995 – and the entry-level Coolpix 2000.
The Coolpix 5700 features a five megapixel CCD and an 8x optical zoom lens, the equivalent of 35-280mm on a 35mm camera. SLR-like features include an electronic viewfinder and a RAW image-recording mode, both of which are appearing on a Coolpix camera for the first time. Alongside the built-in flash is a hot shoe for attaching Nikon Speedlights.
The 5700 also features an SLR-style design, according to Nikon. It will ship in June or July with the price expected to be £999.99 including VAT.
The Coolpix 4500 uses an improved version of the 995’s swivel lens design, according to Nikon. It has a four megapixel CCD and a 4x optical zooms lens (36-155mm equivalent). It weighs 30g less than the 995 and features 16 scene modes and a redesigned pop-up flash. It will also be released in June or July for £599 including VAT.
The Coolpix 2000 has a two-megapixel camera with a 3x Nikkor optical zoom lens, an auto mode and five scene modes. It will ship in June for £199 including VAT.