Nikon today announces two new ultra-high zoom cameras in its COOLPIX line up: the COOLPIX P600 with an astounding 60x optical zoom lens and the Nikon COOLPIX P530 with a 42x optical zoom lens. Balancing compact design and high zoom power, both cameras feature a back-illuminated 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a built-in electronic viewfinder, enabling creative photographers to capture finely detailed, beautifully sharp images on the move, even in low light.
The Nikon COOLPIX P600 – Sophisticated performance for heightened creativity
Its 60x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, extendable to 120x with Dynamic Fine Zoom*, covers a 24-1440mm range and has Super ED glass for exceptional image quality. In perfect complement to the camera’s extreme close-up capabilities, the COOLPIX P600 features a large vari-angle high resolution (921k dots) LCD screen with bright RGBW technology to help artistic photographers get a unique view and frame shots more creatively. Meanwhile, Advanced Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) ensures clear images even at 60x telephoto and Active mode minimises camera shake when walking or shooting from a moving vehicle, even in the hands of the most dynamic action photographers.
New features like focus peaking emphasise the edges of a focused area so you can easily view them on-screen and adjust the intensity for finer detail. Meanwhile the camera’s smart AF algorithm and multitask processor ensure you can always catch key moments in perfect focus with significantly reduced waiting time between shots. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to share all your adventures, via a smart device for instant uploading via email or social media networks**.
Another advantage for those who like a portable camera to explore the great outdoors is continuous shooting up to 7fps, which is ideal for capturing images of a fast-moving animal or a speeding car. For budding filmmakers, the COOLPIX P600 records Full HD 1080/60i movies with stereo sound at the touch of a button, allowing you to document a high quality scene from any angle. The Customisable Function Button mode gives rapid access to settings like ISO sensitivity, white balance or exposure metering for full creative control.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments: “The COOLPIX P600 is a high performance camera that is set to impress, thanks to the incredible 60x zoom lens, superb image quality and full manual control for creative flexibility.
He adds: “As a leading product in the COOLPIX range, the P600 includes useful features like one-touch Full HD movie making, focus peaking, new smart AF algorithm and a vari-angle screen to get the best results in both your photography and videography.”
The COOLPIX P600 will be available in black and red.
On sale from 27th February 2014
The Nikon COOLPIX P530 – Precision and performance at your fingertips
Your ideal companion to capture those picture perfect moments, the COOLPIX P530 ensures that even distant subjects are easily captured in clear, sharp, fine detail with its incredible 42x optical zoom, extendable to 84x with Dynamic Fine Zoom* and back-illuminated 16 MP CMOS sensor.
Thanks to advanced Lens Shift VR (vibration reduction) that counters camera shake you can shoot smooth Full HD movies and crisp images with confidence, even if you are in a moving vehicle.
Enjoy wide-angle viewing on the large 7.5-cm/3.0-in 921-k LCD screen, while its anti-reflection coating and brightness adjustment ensures you can clearly see what you are shooting, even in bright sunlight. However, you can easily switch to the Electronic Viewfinder for more precise framing or to suit your own shooting preference.
For challenging shots, like distant wildlife or high-contrast set ups, the COOLPIX P530 offers scene modes tailored for high-zoom settings, helping you achieve the shot you are aiming for.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments “Ergonomically designed, powerful and compact, the COOLPIX P530 packs a punch with its super-zoom lens and built-in electronic viewfinder. An essential addition to any photography enthusiast’s collection, this camera is capable of capturing fast-moving action to crisp and clear shots of distant subjects, delivering performance and precision with every click.”
The COOLPIX P530 will be available in black.
On sale from 13th February 2014
*Dynamic Fine Zoom can zoom 2x further than the longest optical telephoto range, while maintaining maximum image resolution.
**Requires installation of the Nikon ‘Wireless Mobile Utility’ application (iOS™ and Android™ compatible) on your smart device.