Nikon has announced new Coolpix compacts outside North America. The beginner-friendly models include the Coolpix S3700, Coolpix S2900, Coolpix L31 and Coolpix L32. The Coolpix S3700 includes a 20MP sensor, 25-200mm equivalent zoom, optical image stabilization and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. A step below, the S2900 includes a 20MP sensor with a 26-130mm equivalent zoom lens. 

The Coolpix L32 offers a 20MP sensor, and the L31 uses a 16.1MP chip. Both are equipped with 26-130mm equivalent zoom lenses and are powered by AA batteries. Pricing is not given, but they are currently available globally outside North America.


Press releases:

Nikon releases two stylish and slim compact digital cameras

The COOLPIX S3700 is equipped with an 8x optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi®, and NFC support

The COOLPIX S2900 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens and has a slim, lightweight body

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of two new slim and stylish COOLPIX S-series cameras, a line of compact digital cameras that incorporate advanced functions in a refined design, the COOLPIX S3700 and the COOLPIX S2900.

The S3700 has an elegant, compact body with a depth of approximately 20.1 mm*1. It offers an effective pixel count of 20.1-million pixels*2, and is equipped with an 8x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 25 mm to telephoto 200 mm angles of view (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format), and utilizes Dynamic Fine Zoom to increase zoom capability up to approximately 16x. It is equipped with a variety of advanced functions suited to portrait photography, including Smart Portrait mode, which offers an array of effects that users can enjoy applying prior to shooting, as well as Glamour Retouch, which allows users to add various effects that enhance the faces of human subjects after images are captured. In addition, built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC*3 support allow users to easily transfer images to a smart device. This means that users can not only preserve beautiful images of vacations and special events, but it expands the ways in which they enjoy connecting with others.

The S2900 offers an effective pixel count of 20.1-million pixels*2, and is equipped with a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 26 mm to telephoto 130 mm angles of view (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format) and utilizes Dynamic Fine Zoom to increase zoom capability up to approximately 10x, all in a slim body with a depth measuring approximately 19.8 mm*1. 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom makes it easier for users to enjoy zoom photography equivalent to approximately 260 mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format). In addition to an array of in-camera image editing functions, the S2900 is equipped with a number of functions that make capturing beautiful images easy while leaving everything up to the camera, including Scene Auto Selector, with which the camera identifies the subject and shooting conditions to automatically enable the optimal scene mode, and Target Finding AF, with which the camera automatically focuses on the most suitable subject when the user simply frames a photo.

*1 Excluding protrusions.

*2 May be reduced by image processing.

*3 Supported only by devices running Android™ 4.0 or later. Still images only.

COOLPIX S3700 Primary Features

  1. A refined design, and a slim and lightweight body that can be taken anywhere

    Despite extensive use of an aluminum alloy metal, the camera has a depth of approximately 20.1 mm*1 and a weight of approximately 118 g*2, making it slim and lightweight enough to be taken anywhere. An elegant and refined design, with a firm and comfortable grip that makes the camera very user friendly, also increases its functionality. The S3700 is also available in a wide variety of colors.

    *1 Excluding protrusions.

    *2 Including battery and memory card.

  2. An 8x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that achieves the superior image quality only a true camera can offer

    The S3700 is equipped with a high-performance NIKKOR lens, itself equipped with a lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function, that makes the most of the detail possible with an effective pixel count of 20.1-million pixels*. The lens offers 8x optical zoom that covers the wide-angle 25 mm to telephoto 200 mm angles of view (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format) and supports capture of images exhibiting superior image quality and in which blur is effectively controlled, even when Dynamic Fine Zoom is used to increase zoom capability up to 16x, or an angle of view of approximately 400 mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format).

    *May be reduced by image processing.

  3. Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC support*1 that allow users to easily enjoy sharing images

    The S3700 supports NFC*1, which enables Wi-Fi® connection by simply touching the camera to a smart device such as a smartphone*2. Connection to smart devices that do not support NFC is also simple using the camera's new Wi-Fi® button, allowing users to immediately transfer images to a smart device, from which they can be uploaded to an SNS, even while on vacation or attending a special event. In addition, the smart device to which the camera is connected via Wi-Fi® can also be used as a remote control because the display on the smart device can be used to frame images and control shooting remotely.

    *1 Supported only by devices running Android™ 4.0 or later. Still images only.
    *2 The Wireless Mobile Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device's app store).

  4. Improved Smart Portrait mode
    By simply selecting this mode prior to shooting, users can enjoy a variety of forms of expression.


    Functions for adjusting the appearance of skin tones or the overall ambiance of images
    Skin softening: Smooth skin tones and wrinkles in human faces.
    Foundation Makeup: Adjust skin tones.
    Soft: Soften the overall impression of images.
    Vividness: Adjust the vividness of images overall.

    Functions for capturing the best portraits
    Smile timer*: The camera automatically releases the shutter whenever a smiling face is detected.
    Blink proof*: The camera automatically releases the shutter twice with every shot and saves the image in which the subject's eyes are open.

    Functions for capturing self-portraits that users can also enjoy with friends
    Self-collage*: The camera captures a series of four or nine images at intervals and saves them as a single collage image. The series of images captured for a self-collage are also saved as individual images.

    *May not be available in combination with other functions.

COOLPIX S2900 Primary Features

  1. A slim and stylish body that can be taken everywhere, everyday

    With a depth of approximately 19.8 mm*1 and a weight of approximately 119 g*2, the S2900 is extremely portable with a size small enough to easily fit in a purse or bag. Its elegant and stylish finish comes in a variety of colors, allowing users to choose their favorite.

    *1 Excluding protrusions.
    *2 Including battery and memory card.

  2. An effective pixel count of 20.1-million pixels* and a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens

    The S2900 offers an effective pixel count of 20.1-million pixels* and is equipped with a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 26 mm to telephoto 130 mm angles of view (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format). In addition, it is equipped with Dynamic Fine Zoom, which enables approximately 10x zoom for a maximum focal length of approximately 260 mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format) and with which resolution is preserved in the digital zoom range.

Features Common to Both the COOLPIX S3700 and COOLPIX S2900

  1. Functions that make capturing images as intended possible while leaving the work up to the cameras

    Scene modes that enable automatic capture of images as intended
    By simply choosing the scene mode best suited to the scene to be captured, camera settings are automatically optimized for that scene. Capturing panorama photos is also easy using Panorama Assist, with which multiple shots are combined in-camera to create panoramas.

    Scene Auto Selector mode
    By simply framing a subject, the camera identifies the subject and shooting conditions, and automatically applies the optimal scene mode, enabling capture of most subjects without user adjustment of settings.

    Target Finding AF
    When images are framed, the camera predicts the primary subject and immediately focuses on that subject. The camera automatically recognizes not only human subjects, but also subjects such as foods, small objects, and flowers as primary subjects.

  2. A variety of functions for enhancing images before or after they are captured

    Glamour Retouch (12 effects) for enhancing human expressions
    Users can create memorable portraits with the addition of a variety of effects to the faces of human subjects after photos are taken. Users can also choose the degree to which each effect is applied, as well as the colors used.
    COOLPIX S3700 (12 effects): Small Face, Skin Softening, Foundation Makeup, Glare Reduction, Hide Eye Bags, Big Eyes, Whiten Eyes, Eye Shadow, Mascara, Whiten Teeth, Lipstick, Redden Cheeks
    COOLPIX S2900 (12 effects): Small Face, Skin Softening, Powder, Glare Reduction, Hide Eye Bags, Big Eyes, Whiten Eyes, Eye Shadow, Mascara, Whiten Teeth, Lipstick, Redden Cheeks

    Special Effects
    Applied with shooting, images with which characteristics such as hue or contrast are modified can be captured. The selected effect is reflected in the monitor display, allowing users to shoot while previewing a simulation of expected results.
    COOLPIX S3700 (9 effects): Nostalgic Sepia, High-contrast Monochrome, Selective Color, Pop, Soft, Toy Camera Effect 1, Toy Camera Effect 2, Cross Process, Mirror
    COOLPIX S2900 (8 effects): Nostalgic Sepia, High-contrast Monochrome, Selective Color, Pop, Soft, Toy Camera Effect 1, Toy Camera Effect 2, Cross Process

    Quick Effects
    Quick Effects enables editing of images in just three simple steps: shoot, apply, and save. Users can enjoy photographic expression as intended by editing images while previewing effects in the preview display.
    COOLPIX S3700 (7 effects): Painting, Photo Illustration, Soft Portrait, Fisheye, Cross Screen, Miniature Effect, Portrait (Color + B&W)
    COOLPIX S2900 (6 effects): Painting, Photo Illustration, Soft Portrait, Fisheye, Cross Screen, Miniature Effect

Two compact digital cameras that enable capture of beautiful photos with simple operation

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of two new COOLPIX L-series cameras, which are developed for ease of use and equipped with functions that make these digital cameras fun to use. The COOLPIX L32 makes shooting simple and processing images enjoyable, and the COOLPIX L31 offers simple operation that can be quickly mastered by even those new to digital cameras.

The L32 is a model that offers simple operation and superior image quality with an effective pixel count of 20.1-million pixels* and a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, from the wide-angle 26mm to the telephoto 130mm (equivalent angles of view in 35mm [135] format). The 3-inch, approximately 230k-dot TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating built into the camera ensures clear viewing with both shooting and image playback. In addition, the camera is equipped with a Glamour Retouch function (offering 8 effects) that allows users to create memorable portraits with the addition of a variety of effects to the faces of human subjects after photos are taken.

The L31 is a model that enables reliable, worry-free automatic shooting. It offers an effective pixel count of 16.1-million pixels*, and is equipped with a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, from the wide-angle 26mm to the telephoto 130mm (equivalent angles of view in 35mm [135] format).

Both the L32 and L31 make photographic expression, as intended, easy and enjoyable with adoption of Scene Auto Selector mode, with which the camera automatically chooses the optimal scene mode when the camera is simply pointed at the intended subject, as well as Special Effects mode and Quick Effects, which make enhancing images easy. What's more, the cameras are powered by readily available AA batteries, a common feature of L-series cameras. This means that users need not worry about whether or not batteries are charged, and can easily replace exhausted batteries.

Features common to both the COOLPIX L32 and COOLPIX L31

  1. A high-performance, 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens

    The cameras are equipped with a high pixel count CCD sensor and a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, from the wide-angle 26mm to the telephoto 130mm (equivalent angles of view in 35mm [135] format).

  2. Scene Auto Selector mode enables automatic capture of images as intended

    By simply pointing the camera at the intended subject, the camera identifies characteristics of the scene, such as distance to the primary subject, and brightness, and then automatically applies the optimal scene mode. This means that even those who are not confident in their ability to operate the camera can reliably capture beautiful photos of most scenes and subjects without adjusting camera settings.

  3. A variety of functions for enhancing images before or after they are captured

    Special Effects mode
    Applied with shooting, images with which characteristics such as hue or contrast are modified can be captured. The selected effect is reflected in the monitor display, allowing users to shoot while previewing a simulation of expected results.
    COOLPIX L32 (8 effects): Nostalgic Sepia, High-contrast Monochrome, Selective Color, Pop, Soft, Toy Camera Effect 1, Toy Camera Effect 2, Cross Process
    COOLPIX L31 (5 effects): Nostalgic Sepia, High-contrast Monochrome, Selective Color, Pop, Cyanotype

    Quick Effects
    Quick Effects enables editing of images in just three simple steps: shoot, apply, and save. Users can enjoy photographic expression as intended by editing images while previewing effects in the preview display.
    COOLPIX L32 (4 effects): Painting, Fisheye, Cross Screen, Miniature Effect
    COOLPIX L31 (7 effects): Toy Camera Effect 1, Toy Camera Effect 2, Cross Process, Soft, Fisheye, Cross Screen, Miniature Effect

  4. Powered by AA batteries readily available almost anywhere

    The cameras can be powered by AA batteries that are easily replaced when away from home, as when on vacation. They can also be powered by AA rechargeable EN-MH2 Ni-MH batteries (available separately) that can be used over and over.
    COOLPIX L32: Approximately 320 shots are possible when alkaline batteries are used, approximately 570 shots are possible when EN-MH2 batteries are used, and approximately 950* shots are possible when lithium batteries are used.
    COOLPIX L31: Approximately 200 shots are possible when alkaline batteries are used, approximately 500 shots are possible when EN-MH2 batteries are used, and approximately 750 shots* are possible when lithium batteries are used.

    *When AA Energizer lithium batteries are used.

  5. Elegant bodies that offer both superior design characteristics and simple shooting

    A smooth, curved form and subdued body colors achieve an elegant appearance. The slightly rounded grip not only accents design, but makes the cameras easier to hold for a stable grip that effectively suppresses blur caused by camera movement during shooting. The L32 has an especially integrated appearance as the aluminum lens ring and lens barrel are the same color as the camera body.
    COOLPIX L32 (available in 3 colors): Black, silver, red
    COOLPIX L31 (available in 4 colors): Black, silver, red, purple (print)

Other COOLPIX L32 features

An effective pixel count of 20.1-million pixels* and a high pixel count CCD sensor

*May be reduced by image processing.

A large and clear, 3-inch, approximately 230k-dot TFT LCD monitor

Glamour Retouch function that emphasizes human expressions (8 effects)

Users can create memorable portraits with the addition of a variety of effects to the faces of human subjects after photos are taken. The L32 offers a total of 8 effects: Skin Softening, Small Face, Big Eyes, Brighten Faces, Hide Eye Bags, Whiten Eyes, Whiten Teeth, Redden Cheeks (Redden Cheeks selection from oranges, reds, bluish pinks, and yellowish pinks). The degree to which each effect is applied can also be adjusted.

Other COOLPIX L31 features

An effective pixel count of 16.1-million pixels* and a high pixel count CCD sensor

A 2.7-inch, approximately 230k-dot TFT LCD monitor

A comfortable grip and button layout that enables simple operation


Nikon Coolpix L31 / L32 specifications

 Nikon Coolpix L31Nikon Coolpix L32
Price
MSRP$119.95
Body type
Body typeUltracompact
Body materialComposite
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 34565152 x 3864
Other resolutions4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 4805120 x 2880, 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1280, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors16 megapixels20 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
Image stabilizationDigital only
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF-compliant)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)26–130 mm
Optical zoom5×
Maximum apertureF3.2–6.5
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4X)
Manual focusNo
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range10 cm (3.94)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size2.73
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Built-in flashYes
Flash range3.60 m4.30 m
External flashNo
Self-timerYes (10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions1280 x 720
FormatMotion JPEG
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included17MB25MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMINo
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Remote controlNo
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryAA
Battery description2 x AA (alkaline, lithium, NiMH)
Battery Life (CIPA)200320
Weight (inc. batteries)160 g (0.35 lb / 5.64 oz)164 g (0.36 lb / 5.78 oz)
Dimensions96 x 59 x 29 mm (3.78 x 2.32 x 1.14)95 x 60 x 29 mm (3.74 x 2.36 x 1.14)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone

Nikon Coolpix S2900 / S3700 specifications

 Nikon Coolpix S2900Nikon Coolpix S3700
Price
MSRP$139
Body type
Body typeUltracompact
Body materialAluminum alloy
Sensor
Max resolution5152 x 3864
Other resolutions510 x 2880, 3864 x 3864, 3848 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
ProcessorExpeed C2
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
Image stabilizationDigital onlyOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF-compliant)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)26–130 mm25–200 mm
Optical zoom5×8×
Maximum apertureF3.2–6.5F3.7–6.6
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4X)
Manual focusNo
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range10 cm (3.94)2 cm (0.79)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size2.7
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec1/1500 sec
Built-in flashYes
Flash range4.00 m2.80 m
External flashNo
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions1280 x 720 (30p)
FormatMotion JPEG
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included25MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMINo
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL19 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)250240
Weight (inc. batteries)119 g (0.26 lb / 4.20 oz)118 g (0.26 lb / 4.16 oz)
Dimensions95 x 59 x 20 mm (3.74 x 2.32 x 0.79)96 x 58 x 20 mm (3.78 x 2.28 x 0.79)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone