Nikon launches Coolpix S5200 and L28 budget compacts
Jan 29, 2013 at 04:01 GMT
CP+ 2013: Nikon has announced the CoolPix S5200 and L28 - two affordable compact cameras. The S5200 is a 6x compact with a 26-156mm equivalent stabilized zoom lens and a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. It features a 3" LCD screen and built-in Wi-Fi capability and will retail for around $180. The L28 offers a slightly more modest 26-130mm 5x zoom lens in front of a 20MP CCD sensor. It uses AA batteries and will sell for around $120.
THE LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE NIKON COOLPIX LINE OFFER AN EASY AND FUN SHOOTING EXPERIENCE FOR CONSUMERS SEEKING A VALUE
|The New COOLPIX S5200 and COOLPIX L28 Capture Gorgeous Stills and HD Video with Ease|
MELVILLE, N.Y. (January 28, 2013) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced two budget friendly additions to its COOLPIX line that offer a compact, intuitive design for value-seeking consumers who want to capture high quality stills and HD video. With an emphasis on simplicity, alongside helpful in-camera editing and shooting controls, the new COOLPIX S5200 and COOLPIX L28 are ideal for capturing life’s everyday moments, anytime, anywhere.
“Nikon’s newest COOLPIX cameras combine Nikon’s renowned image quality and superior technology in conveniently slim bodies for those who love to share their memories,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience. “These new COOLPIX cameras are affordable, yet offer classic user-friendly features like Best Smile Selector and Easy Auto Mode, ideal for customers looking to capture high-quality images with ease.”
The Nikon COOLPIX S5200: The Camera for Staying Connected
The COOLPIX S5200 is a versatile camera with a 16.0-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor that captures high-quality images and video, even in low-light conditions. Featuring a wide-angle 6x (26mm to 156mm) optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens, the compact and slim S5200 ensures crisp, detailed images in a pocketable body. Images and videos can be uploaded and shared instantly using the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capabilities1, allowing users to share images and videos with compatible smart devices via the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application1.
While sharing photos is fun, the COOLPIX S5200 makes creating flattering photos easy. Users have access to simple editing and shooting features including Best Smile Selector, a tool that automatically helps select the shot that best compliments the subject. In addition, an upgraded version of Glamour Retouch lets the user brighten faces using a variety of retouch effects. All shooting features, including Quick Effects and Target Finding AF, are accessible using the camera’s simple yet intuitive 3-inch TFT LCD monitor.
The Nikon COOLPIX L28: A Compact Camera for Everyday Life
The 20.1-megapixel COOLPIX L28 features easy-to-use shooting functions and streamlined operation that allow users to capture unique and expressive photos and videos effortlessly. Equipped with a 5x optical zoom (26mm to 130mm) and simple shooting functions such as Easy Auto Mode, this new COOLPIX camera allows the user to capture pristine still images and HD video at the touch of a button. The COOLPIX L28’s Smart Portrait Mode has six functions including Face-priority AF, Skin Softening, Smile Timer, Blink Proof and In-Camera Red-Eye Fix that allow users to take their creativity to new heights. For comfortable operation, the L28 also sports a 3-inch TFT LCD screen and an easy-to-hold grip and button layout that fits in a user’s hand comfortably. The COOLPIX L28 uses widely available AA-size alkaline batteries, so users can conveniently keep their cameras powered.
Pricing and Availability:
The COOLPIX S5200 will be available in February 2013 for a suggested retail price of $179.95* in Plum, Red, Blue and Black. The COOLPIX L28 will be available in February 2013 for a suggested retail price of $119.95* in Red, Black and Silver.
In order to give consumers a more effective way to understand the benefits of each COOLPIX camera and to help users determine the best camera to fit their lifestyle, Nikon has segmented the COOLPIX series into five categories: Advanced Performance, Fun & Innovative, Ultra-Slim Zoom, Comfort Long Zoom and Budget Friendly. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
1WI-FI SPECIFICATIONS AND COMPATIBILITY
Cameras having Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with these cameras.
|Nikon Coolpix S5200||Nikon Coolpix L28|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels||20 megapixels|
|ISO||Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200||Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||26–156 mm||26–130 mm|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating|
|Storage included||25 MB||27 MB|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL19 Lithium-Ion battery||2 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||160||280|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||146 g (0.32 lb / 5.15 oz)||164 g (0.36 lb / 5.78 oz)|
|Dimensions||98 x 58 x 22 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 0.87″)||95 x 60 x 29 mm (3.74 x 2.36 x 1.14″)|