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Nikon Coolpix P100 and Coolpix S8000 launched

Superzoom successor to the Nikon P90 arrives soon


The Nikon Coolpix P100 has a 26x optical zoom.

Nikon has unveiled its 2010 line-up of new digital cameras, including touchscreen models and a superzoom bridge camera.

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Nikon Coolpix P100 features 26x zoom

The Nikon Coolpix P90 is a superzoom bridge camera that performed brilliantly in our thorough lab testing, and today Nikon has announced its successor – the Coolpix P100.

Packing a 26x optical zoom lens, the 12Mp P100 is a large bridge camera designed to give users the functionality of a digital SLR but without the need for interchangeable lenses.

The huge zoom lens will get you much closer to distant subjects, and the P100 also features manual focusing and priority modes for aperture and shutter speed settings.

The P100 features an HD video mode, recording full 1080p video at 30 frames per second. There’s also a dedicated video-record button for instant filming.

The Nikon Coolpix P100 will be available from March, priced at £349.

Touchscreen Coolpix S4000

Nikon has also announced a new touchscreen model for its compact camera line, the Coolpix S4000.

This 12Mp camera features a 3-inch touchscreen to let you navigate through the menu systems and adjust settings at the touch of a finger.

You can flick through pictures with a finger’s touch, and Nikon also provide a small stylus for more precise control – this can be used for photo-editing on your camera without transferring photos to a PC and using photo-editing software.

The S4000 features an HD video mode and a 4x optical zoom lens. Pricing and availability are to be confirmed.

Unsure of what to look for in a digital camera? Read our helpful advice on choosing and buying the best digital camera

Nikon Coolpix S8000 – world’s slimmest 10x zoom camera?


The Nikon Coolpix S8000 has a 14.2Mp resolution.

Nikon has also unveiled what it claims is the world’s smallest camera to feature a 10x optical zoom.

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is 2.7cm thick, but still makes space for a 10x optical zoom, letting you get closer to distant subjects.

With a 14.2Mp sensor, the S8000 should let you take detailed pictures which can be enlarged for bigger print sizes.

The S8000 also features an HD video mode, recording 720p resolution videos at 30 frames per second. Like the P100, the S8000 features a dedicated video-button for instant movie recording.

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 will be available in February, priced £249.

Ultra-slim Nikon Coolpix S3000

A further addition to the new Nikon line-up is the Nikon Coolpix S3000, an ultra-compact point-and-shoot camera designed for straightforward ease of use.

The 12Mp S3000 is just 1.9cm thick, and, according to Nikon, features extra-large buttons to make it easier to select the function you want quickly.

The S3000 features a 4x optical zoom, and Nikon is launching it as a successor to the existing Nikon Coolpix S220.

Read our review of the Nikon Coolpix S220

The Nikon Coolpix S3000 will be available from March, priced £109.

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