Nikon on Thursday introduced three new models to its Coolpix digital camera line. The P80 will be released in April for US$399.95. The S52 and S52c are coming in May for $249.95 and $299.95, respectively.
The P80 is a 10.1 megapixel model featuring an 18x optical zoom lens that offers a 27 - 486mm focal length (35mm equivalent). It also features optical vibration reduction. Other features include an all-new Sports Continuous Mode, which lets you shoot up to 30 consecutive pictures at four, six or 13 frames per second (depending on resolution). It has light sensitivity up to ISO 6400 and a 2.7-inch LCD monitor with anti-reflective coating and 230,000 pixel resolution.
The S52 and S52c both sport 9.0 megapixel sensors, 3x 38-114mm zoom lenses, optical vibration reduction and ISO 3200 sensitivity. They also have 3.0 inch LCD displays and use Nikon's "Expeed" image processing, which the company claims reduces noise in images.
The S52c can send images through e-mail using a built-in Wi-Fi connection and supports Nikon's "My Picturetown" online service and Flickr. The S52 uses USB 2.0 to connect to a host Mac or PC, instead. The S52 will be available in red or black; the S52c will come in black only.