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.
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.
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. 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 accoutrements, 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.