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Nikon Coolpix S2500, L23 and L120 unveiled

Two point-and-shoots and an affordable superzoom

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon has announced a host of new cameras for 2011, including the affordable Coolpix L120 superzoom and two easy to use point-and-shoot compact cameras: the Coolpix S2500 and Coolpix L23.

Nikon Coolpix S2500

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 is designed to be a fun, easy-to-use point and shoot digital camera. It will launch on February 24 for around £100.

This slim camera is just 20mm thick, and has a host of automatic features which will suit basic users, and the camera will be available in red, pink, black and silver.

 

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The S2500 has a 12Mp sensor and a 2.7-inch LCD on the rear. The S2500 offers a 4x optical zoom beginning at a wide 27mm and extending to 108mm. It can also shoot basic video clips and as it supports Pictbridge, it can print pictures to Pictbridge-enabled printers without the need for a PC.

Nikon Coolpix L23

Nikon Coolpix L23

Nikon Coolpix L23

The Nikon Coolpix L23 will also launch on 24 February at a launch price of around £70. The specifications of the L23 fall shy of the S2500, and it’s a little bulkier too. Part of the extra bulk is to house the two AA batteries it requires.

The Coolpix L23 has a 10.1Mp sensor and a 5x optical zoom. At 28mm the zoom doesn’t go quite as wide as the Coolpix S2500, so you might have to take an extra step backwards to get the whole group in the frame. The lens extends to 140mm, however, which will allow you to zoom in on objects far away to a greater degree than you can on the S2500.

Like the S2500, the L23 has a 2.7-inch screen on the rear. There will be five colours to choose from when the L23 launches: blue, red, black, pink and silver.

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

The L120 will sell for around £250 when it launches on 24 February, and will be available in red and black.

It has a powerful 21x optical zoom beginning with a wide 25mm and extending to 525mm. The L120 is able to capture HD video at 720p resolution and use of both the zoom and the autofocus are available in movie mode.

The zoom has two controls: the regular control beneath the right-hand index finger, and a slower, steadier control on the lens barrel. The control on the lens barrel is better suited for use when shooting videos as it’s quieter.

The Coolpix L120 has a 14.1Mp sensor and a bulky hand grip, which also acts as a chamber for the four AA batteries. On the rear of the camera is a 3-inch high-resolution LCD.

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