Nikon Rolls Out COOLPIX Spring Series


Nikon COOLPIX P Series

Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX P300 and P500

Nikon announces two new COOLPIX P-series models, the P300 and the P500. The COOLPIX P series is a line of multi-function, high-performance compact digital cameras that enable authentic shooting capabilities.

The P300 establishes a new branch of compact, wide-angle zoom model in the P-series line. As a successor to the compact, high-power zoom P100 (released in March 2010), the P500 offers greater zoom power and improved functions over its predecessor. The addition of the compact, wide-angle zoom P300 and the high-power zoom P500 to the P7000 (released in September 2010), the P-series flagship model, expands the lineup to three models, so as to respond to the needs of a wide variety of users, from compact digital camera users looking to advance to a model that offers more functions; to those hoping to polish their shooting technique as if with digital-SLR cameras. In order to enable an authentic shooting experience, the P300 and P500 are equipped with backside illumination CMOS sensors that enable high-speed processing capability for beautiful, blur-free images, even with shooting in dark or dimly lit surroundings. The cameras are also equipped with NIKKOR lenses and image processing engines that utilise Nikon's exclusive optical technologies, as well as a variety of shooting and in-camera editing functions.

COOLPIX P300 Primary Features

  1. Nikon optical technologies for stunning landscapes and night landscapes
    • Fast, f/1.8 lens
    • High refractive-index lens for a more compact body
    • 4.2× wide-angle zoom lens with built-in lens-shift vibration reduction (VR)
  2. Backside illumination CMOS sensor enables capture of images exhibiting little noise at the high sensitivities required for night landscapes and pictures taken indoors under dim lighting
    • Night Landscape mode
    • Backlighting mode
  3. A variety of shooting functions that enable capture of photos as intended
    • Special Effects
    • Filter Effects
    • Easy Panorama
  4. Bright and clear 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
  5. Recording of full HD movies for which exposure and color settings, as well as optical zoom, can be applied
     

COOLPIX P500 Primary Features

  1. A 36× optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths from wide-angle 22.5mm through super-telephoto 810mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format)
  2. Three functions that ensure superior image quality in both still images and movies, even at super telephoto zoom positions
    • Backside illumination CMOS sensor
    • New EXPEED C2 dual image processors
    • Image sensor shift + electronic vibration reduction (VR) function
  3. Full HD movie recording function with support for the capture of still pictures during recording
  4. A variety of shooting functions that enable capture of photos as intended
    • Filter Effects
    • Easy Panorama
  5. Bright and clear 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot tilting TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
  6. User friendly operational controls
     
Nikon COOLPIX P300 Basic Specifications
Effective Pixels 12.2 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.75 million total pixels
Lens 4.2× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens; 4.3-17.9mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-100 mm?lens in 35mm [135] format); f/1.8-4.9, Digital zoom: up to 2× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 200 mm?lens in 35mm [135] format)
Focus range (from lens) [W]: Approx. 30 cm to ∞,
[T]: Approx. 60cm to ∞,
Macro close-up mode: Approx. 3 cm to ∞ (wide-angle position)
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 90 MB),
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
ISO sensitivity ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 1600)
Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400, 160 to 800)
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
 
Approx. 103.0 × 58.3 × 32.0 mm (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 189 g (including battery and memory card)

Nikon COOLPIX P500 Basic Specifications

Effective Pixels

12.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.75 million total pixels
Lens 36× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens; 4.0-144mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-810 mm?lens in 35mm [135] format); f/3.4-5.7, Digital zoom: up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3240 mm?lens in 35mm [135] format)
Focus range (from lens) [W]: Approx. 50 cm to ∞,
[T]: Approx. 2.2m to ∞,
Macro close-up mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) to ∞ (when F
lights in green and the zoom indicator is on the wide-angle
position of K), and from approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to ∞ (at three
increments from the maximum wide-angle position to the
telephoto position)
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, tiltable 82° downward, 90° upward
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 102 MB),
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
ISO sensitivity ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800)
High ISO sensitivity auto (ISO 160 to 1600)
Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 200, 160 to 400)
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 115.5 × 83.7 × 102.5 mm (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 494 g (including battery and SD memory card)

 

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