Digital Cameras Guide

An Android-powered Compact and a Tiny Camera - Nikon Introduces New Coolpix Cameras

New Coolpix P7700, S6400, L610 & Nikon 1 J2

The Serious Prosumer Coolpix P7700

The Coolpix P7700 is Nikon's latest flagship digital compact camera. The lens is enticing, a long 7.1x optical zoom (28–200mm in 35mm equivalent) with a wide aperture of f/2.0 at the widest to f/4.0 at the longest. Comes with lens-shift VR stabilization and has a built-in three-stop ND filter. Image sensor is a large 1/1.7" 12.2MP backside-illuminated CMOS chip. The P7700 is no specs slouch when placed against its competition, it may not have the largest sensor but it has the furthest zoom range.

  Canon S100 Fujifilm X10 Nikon P7700 Olympus XZ-1 Panasonic LX7 Samsung EX2F Sony RX100
Aperture f/2(W)-5.9(T) f/2(W)-2.8(T) f/2(W)-4(T) f/1.8(W)-2.5(T) f/1.4(W)-2.3(T) f/1.4(W)-2.7(T) f/1.8(W)-4.9(T)
Focal Length (35mm equiv.) 24-120mm 28-112mm 28-200mm 28-112mm 24-90mm 24-80mm 28-100mm
Optical Zoom 5x 4x 7.1x 4x 3.8x 3.3x 3.6x
Megapixels 12.1MP 12MP 12.2MP 10MP 10.1MP 12.4MP 20.2MP
Sensor Size 1/1.7" 2/3" 1/1.7" 1/1.63" 1/1.7" 1/1.7" 1"
Max. Video Resolution 1080/24fps with stereo 1080/30fps with stereo 1080/30fps with stereo 720/30fps with mono 1080/60fps with stereo 1080/30fps with stereo 1080/60fps with stereo
Battery Life (by CIPA) 200 images 270 images 330 images 320 images 330 images Unlisted 330 images
Dimensions 99 x 60 x 28mm 117 x 70 x 57mm 73 x119 x 50mm 111 x 65 x 42mm 111 x 67 x 47mm 112 x 62 x 29mm 102 x 58 x 36mm
Weight 198g 350g 392g 275g 298g 294g 213g
Release Price S$699 S$999 TBA S$748 TBA US$549.99 US$649.99

 

The Far-seeing Coolpix L610

The Coolpix L610 is Nikon's new compact super-zoom camera, with a far-seeing 14x optical zoom (25-350mm in 35mm equivalent). Comes with a 16MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and Full-HD 1080p video recording.

The Slim Coolpix S6400

The Coolpix S6400 packs an impressive 12x optical zoom into a slim body with a 16MP image sensor.

The Nikon 1 J2 with New Nikkor 1 Lens and Underwater Case

The Nikon 1 J2 and the new Nikkor 1 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens plus WP-N1 underwater case have been announced before but this was the first time we'd seen them in person. With the Nikon 1's 2.7x crop factor the new lens works out to the 35mm equivalent of 30-74mm, a rough 2.5x zoom. The WP-N1 underwater case is both compatible with the Nikon 1 J1 and J2.