Low-cost touchscreen camera: Coolpix S4000
There are a lot of touchscreen cameras out there, but I'm not sure I've seen one offered for as low as $200 in the US (UK pricing is to be confirmed). The Coolpix S4000, available in March, has a 3-inch-diagonal touchscreen LCD that can be touched to optimize focus for on-screen subjects and fire the shutter.
The S4000 boasts a 4x-optical-zoom wide-angle lens, touch-controlled motion-tracking autofocus, 720p high-definition video capture, and 4-way image stabilization.
AA-powered 15x megazoom: Coolpix L110
With a 15x-optical-zoom lens that covers ground from 28mm on the wide-angle end to 420mm telephoto, the Coolpix L110 will ship in February.
The 12-megapixel L110 offers the same 5-way image stabilization tandem as the P100, as well as 720p high-definition video capture with stereo microphones and a dedicated record button, and zoom controls are enabled during video capture.
The L110 runs on four AA batteries, which Nikon says is good for 840 shots or 7 hours of video, and the camera also features an 11-frame-per-second burst mode (at 3-megapixel resolution).
Coolpix S3000 and Coolpix L22
Rounding out the day's Nikon announcements are two lower-end Coolpix cameras.
The 12-megapixel Coolpix S3000 offers a 4x-optical-zoom wide-angle lens in a 0.8-inch-deep frame, 4-way image stabilization, motion-tracking autofocus, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen.
The super-entry-level Coolpix L22 replaces one of the best bargain-bin point-and-shoot cameras we reviewed in 2009, the Nikon Coolpix L20. The 12-megapixel L22 serves up a 3-inch LCD, 3-way image stabilization, AA battery power, standard-definition video capture, and fully-automated in-camera controls.