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Nikon Unleashes Eight New Coolpix Cameras, “Pro” Model Still in Hiding


Nikon did launch a new Coolpix camera today — eight of them, in fact — but the rumored “Coolpix Pro” mirrorless camera was nowhere to be found. The bevy of compact cameras hits store shelves next month, and includes the P7100 — a more polished successor to the P7000 announced around this time last year, and Nikon’s answer to Canon’s G-series line of prosumer compact cameras. The 10.1MP camera features a tilting 3-inch LCD screen on the back, manual controls, 720p video, and RAW capabilities. It’ll be priced at $500.

Here are some of the other interesting compacts announced today:

If you’re the outdoorsy type, you might be interested in the AW100. The 16MP camera shoots 1080p HD video, comes in camouflage, is waterproof, shockproof and freeze-proof, and has a built-in GPS, electronic compass, and world map. It’ll cost $380.

The 14MP, 720p capable S1200pj has a tiny 20 lumen projector built into the front of the camera, and can instantly connect with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to project their displays. Will have a price tag of $430.

All the other compact cameras aren’t too unique — they pack between 14-16 megapixels and offer different strengths/features such as in-camera editing, effects modes, fast focusing/shooting, a small form factor, panorama modes, etc… The I Am Nikon blog has a good breakdown of the different features of the eight cameras.

Nikon mirrorless, where are you?