Nikon has unveiled two new digital cameras in the Coolpix range: the compact S80, and the advanced P7000.
Nikon Coolpix P7000
The Nikon Coolpix P7000 is an advanced bridge camera. It features a 10.1Mp CCD sensor and provides a 7.1x zoom with a focal length starting at a wide 28mm, and extending to 200mm.
The P7000 features a bracketing function, which takes a series of shots with slightly different exposure values, allowing the user to then choose the best photograph to keep.
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The ISO on the Nikon P7000 can be set between 100 and 3,200, and there are priority modes for both shutter speed and aperture control – along with full manual control and 18 scene modes.
Nikon P7000 First Look video
See the Nikon P7000 in action in our First Look video below:
HD video mode
The P7000 is able to render still images in both JPEG and RAW file formats, and is also able to capture 720p HD video with stereo sound. An external microphone socket is also present.
The HDMI port will allow for video playback on an HD TV, or the clips can be viewed on the 3-inch high resolution (920K dot) screen.
The Nikon Coolpix P7000 will launch on September 23rd for around £490.
For in-depth review of these models’ predecessors, the Coolpix P6000 and the Coolpix S80, check out our camera reviews
Nikon Coolpix S80 First Look video
The Nikon Coolpix S80 has a 3.5-inch OLED (organic light emitting diode) touchscreen display. The high resolution (820K dot) screen supports multitouch, and is larger than screens typically found on cameras of this class.
Watch our hands-on First Look video of the Nikon S80 below:
The 14.1Mp S80 has a 5x optical zoom (35-175mm) and can capture HD video at 720p resolution. Video can be played back directly on an HD TV over an HDMI connection.
The Coolpix S80 offers 17 scene modes and has face recognition of up to 12 faces in a single shot.
The S80 will be available from October 7th for around £330.
Which? will test both the Nikon P7000 and the S80 in its labs when they launch, to let you know how these models compare with other point-and-shoots and bridge digital cameras.
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