Nikon Announces Coolpix S3500, Coolpix P330, and Coolpix A

Nikon has announced several new cameras today.  The new cameras include the Coolpix S3500, Coolpix P330, and the Coolpix A.  Below are more details.

The Coolpix S3500 is a point-and-shoot camera that has lens-shift optical image stabilization, Vibration Reduction (VR), 20.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 7x zoom, f/3.4-6.4 optical zoom lens, and QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) LCD.  The camera can shoot at 720p video.  This camera will cost $139 and is available in orange, pink, purple, red and silver.  Towards the bottom of this article is the press release.

Nikon Coolpix S3500

The Coolpix P330 takes pictures at 12.2-megapixels, an ISO range of 80-12,800, and a RAW shooting feature.  There is a 5x, 24-120mm f/1.8-5.6 optic with lens-based VR, a 3-inch TFT LCD, built-in GPS, 1080/30p and 60i video shooting.  The P330 has WiFi connectivity with an optional WU-1a module.  There is a dual on the top, a zoom toggle, a control dial, power button, stereo microphones, and pop-up flash.  Below is the press release.


The Nikon Coolpix A has an 18.5mm prime lens with a maximum f/2.8 aperture.  It also has “quick” autofocus performance, a manual focus ring, and a 16.2-megapixel DX-format sensor.  The camera has i-TTL compatibility, a dedicated mode dial, an adapter ring that accepts a lens hood or 46mm filters, and WU-1a WiFi module.  The Coolpix A lets you shoot 12-bit or 14-bit RAW image files at a sensitivity ranging from ISO 100-25,600.  It will be available later this month at a price of $1,100.  Below is the press release.




Conveniently Compact, the COOLPIX S3500 is the Perfect Budget-Friendly Accessory for Capturing Moments worth Remembering

MELVILLE, N.Y. (March 4, 2013) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the compact COOLPIX S3500, an affordable yet stylish point-and-shoot ready to help users easily capture high-quality images and HD videos. Compact enough for travel without sacrificing performance, Nikon’s newest S-series addition supports the simple capture of beautiful, sharp images in a wide variety of settings, from indoors to out on the town. The COOLPIX S3500 offers an upgraded feature set that includes a new 20.1-megapixel sensor, a 7x optical zoom NIKKOR lens and lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help to ensure vibrant and sharp images.

“Nikon’s budget friendly COOLPIX lineup provides the shooting capabilities and feature sets needed to preserve every memory, while also offering convenience and affordability. The new COOLPIX S3500 is the ideal choice for the stylish, on-the-go consumer that never wants to miss a moment,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience.

COOLPIX S3500: Carry a Classy and Convenient Camera On-the-Go
The new COOLPIX S3500 sports a slim, compact design, making it the perfect companion for the user that seeks a versatile, convenient and affordable camera without sacrificing excellent performance. This point-and-shoot is equipped with a 20.1-megapixel sensor to ensure precise and detailed images, whether shooting outdoor landscapes or family portraits. A wide-angle 7x optical zoom NIKKOR lens helps users get close to the action with a focal length longer than any other camera within the budget friendly COOLPIX category. Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) helps reduce blur and camera shake while rendering clear and sharp images in a variety of everyday shooting scenarios.

COOLPIX S3500 users can also take advantage of a variety of in-camera image editing functions for fun and fast edits on the fly. Glamour Retouch and Quick Effects enable the retouching of images to create memorable photos with fun and personalized flair. Whether brightening faces, reddening cheeks or softening skin, the S3500 gives users the ability to flatter a subject with every shot.
Pricing and Availability:
The COOLPIX S3500 will be available in March 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $139.95*and will be available in five colors: Silver, Red, Purple, Orange and Decorated Pink.

The COOLPIX P330: Big Performance from a Tiny Camera

The COOLPIX P330 offers a useful 5x wide angle to telephoto (24mm-120mm, 35mm equivalent) zoom and cutting-edge features in a sleek, portable design for exceptional images and HD video. The P330 has a 1/1.7-inch, 12.2-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor that offers users the ability to confidently capture vibrant photos with low noise. Additionally, the super-sharp f/1.8 lens is the fastest in the COOLPIX line, rendering photos and Full HD 1080p video with striking clarity in a variety of lighting conditions. The lens also includes Vibration Reduction image stabilization to further reduce the effects of image blur when shooting handheld. Designed for the user who wants a sophisticated camera with the option of an advanced feature set, the COOLPIX P330 includes manual controls (P,S,A,M) and can now capture NRW/RAW images.

The P330 also enables users to enhance their photography with the inclusion of various Scene Modes, as well as Nikon’s Easy Auto Mode for capturing beautiful imagery during scenic vacations, celebrations or everyday moments, all with the convenience of a small, portable size. Additionally, the camera incorporates Full HD Video with stereo sound, engaged with just a simple press of the dedicated video record button.

This high-performance camera also comes with built-in GPS capabilities so photographers can easily log even their most exotic travels by pinpointing the exact latitude and longitude where the image was captured.

Pricing and Availability
The COOLPIX A will be available in March 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1099.95* and will be offered in Black and Silver. The DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder will be available for a suggested retail price of $449.96*, and the UR-E24 Adapter Ring and HN-CP18 Lens Hood will be sold together for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $129.96*; accessories will be available in March 2013. The COOLPIX P330 will also be available in March 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $379.95* and will be offered in Black and White.

The COOLPIX A: Nikon’s First DX-Format COOLPIX Camera

Unlike any other COOLPIX camera, the new COOLPIX A is equipped with a DX-format CMOS sensor that enables users to achieve superior image quality previously only possible with a Nikon D-SLR. The combination of this 16.2-megapixel DX-format sensor and ultra-sharp prime NIKKOR lens firmly positions the COOLPIX A as the reigning flagship camera in the COOLPIX line.

The all-glass 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) prime lens has an f/2.8 aperture, allowing users to shoot with a shallow depth of field to blur backgrounds for professional-looking photos. Even when the sun goes down, the lens offers the ability to turn a fleeting glance into a flattering moonlit portrait with just a press of the shutter. Always ready for the spontaneous moment, the camera’s quick AF performance and 4 frames-per-second (fps) burst help users to consistently capture any moment with outstanding image quality.

For those who want to push their photography skills, the versatile COOLPIX A also offers advanced settings to allow shooters to have complete creative control to master nearly any shooting situation. With multiple Scene Modes, a familiar manual focus ring, full manual exposure controls (P,S,A,M), and the ability to shoot RAW/NEF image files, even a simple snapshot can be transformed into artistic expression.

Additionally, the COOLPIX A offers a variety of accessories to enhance the shooting experience, including the DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder, the UR-E24 Adapter Ring for attaching lens hoods and filters, and the HN-CP18 metal Lens Hood, which helps protect the surface of the lens and restricts light from passing through without negatively influencing images. The camera also has a full size hot shoe port that makes the camera compatible with various accessories such as Nikon Speedlights.

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