The pre-CP+ announcements keep on rolling in, and with them, new cameras from Nikon, including six zoom-centric, stabilized compacts that all sport 16MP CMOS sensors and built-in Wi-Fi/NFC.

The P610 offers the greatest reach of the bunch, a 24-1440mm equivalent range. On the back it sports a 3” vari-angle LCD and built-in EVF (both are 921k dots), a GPS and offers 1080/30p video capture. The Coolpix L840 offers the next greatest reach, a 22-855mm equivalent. It also has a 3” 920k dot vari-angle LCD and 1080/30p video capture.

The S9900 and S7000 are sleeker in design, yet still feature impressive zooms; the S9900 sports a 24-720mm equivalent and the S7000, a 24-480mm equivalent. Both record 1080/30p video. The S9900 features GPS and a vari-angle 920k dot 3” LCD, while the S7000 has a fixed 3”  460k dot LCD and no GPS. The S6900 is the baby of the group, with a 12x optical zoom range, though it is the only one of the bunch that has a front-facing shutter for selfies.

All will be available in March 2015. The P610 will retail for $499, the L840 will retail for $299, the S9900 will retail for $349, the S7000 will retail for $279 and the S6900 will retail for $229.


Press release:

NIKON'S LATEST COOLPIX CAMERAS DELIVER INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE AND POWERFUL ZOOM LENSES TO TAKE CREATIVITY AND SHARING TO NEW HEIGHTS AND DISTANCES

From Selfie Friendly to Incredible Zoom, the New COOLPIX P610, L840, S9900, S7000 and S6900 Help to Unleash Creativity, Even from a Distance

MELVILLE, NY (February 9, 2015 at 11:01 P.M. EST) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of new zoom COOLPIX cameras to its compact camera lineup. To capture incredible photos and Full HD videos, these COOLPIX offerings incorporate the latest Nikon imaging technology with trusted NIKKOR optics with super-long zoom lenses and superior performance. With super zoom capabilities of 60x and 38x respectively, the new COOLPIX P610 and COOLPIX L840 provide users with the opportunity to enhance and explore their creativity even from afar.

For those looking for even smaller and more stylish compact zoom cameras that can fit comfortably in most pockets, the new COOLPIX S9900 and S7000 sport an array of powerful features incorporated into slim and compact bodies, including impressive 16-megapixel CMOS sensors and Full HD video capabilities. The COOLPIX S6900 is also the first COOLPIX offering an intuitively designed Vari-angle LCD and kickstand, perfect for self-portraits. The P610, L840, S9900, S7000 and S6900 offer the experience of Nikon Snapbridge, whereby users seamlessly shoot and share stunning photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built in Wi-Fi®1 and Near Field Communication (NFC2) technology.

“For the photographer looking for a powerful compact zoom camera, Nikon’s newest COOLPIX cameras provide a variety of options designed to fit the creativity and needs of users,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “The new COOLPIX P610, L840, S9900, S7000 and S6900 offer a wide range of zoom capabilities combined with trusted Nikon imaging technologies that deliver stunning results and incredible performance, whether near or far.”

Getting Closer to Every Detail: The COOLPIX P610 and COOLPIX L840

COOLPIX P610: Incorporating Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR optics, the COOLPIX P610 boasts a remarkable 60x optical zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens and 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom* capable of reaching awe-inspiring distances. Ready to shoot amazing wide-angle shots or sports from afar, this powerful super-zoom camera combines a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a high performance Autofocus (AF) system to help capture detailed images and sharp Full HD video. The camera features both a built-in electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch Vari-angle LCD, both boasting 921k dot resolution display to help users easily compose the perfect image from any angle. Users can shoot above a crowd at a concert or get low to capture breathtaking video from a different perspective. For those looking to inspire and enhance their creativity even further, the P610 sports user-friendly and fun features like filter effects, special effects, picture controls and a macro mode. Additionally, users can shoot Full HD video with stereo audio recording or create a stunning time-lapse video using the camera’s new Time Lapse feature. The new COOLPIX P610 is the ideal long zoom option for photographing sports from afar in stunning clarity, thanks to 7 frames per second shooting (full resolution) and  5-stop** Dual Detect Optical VR image stabilization which helps minimize the effects of camera shake.

The COOLPIX P610 also features built-in GPS and Points of Interest (POI), allowing users to geo-tag shots and view where they were taken on a map, making this the ideal companion for the next weekend getaway or family retreat. This super-zoom camera also allows users to quickly and easily send photos to a compatible smartphone or tablet using the P610’s built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC2 connectivity.

COOLPIX L840: The new COOLPIX L840 demonstrates the capabilities of NIKKOR optics with an amazing 38x optical zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens with the ability to reach 76x with Dynamic Fine Zoom*, allowing users to get even closer to their subject. The camera features built-in Wi-Fi®1 with NFC2 connectivity for easy sharing, while being conveniently powered by AA batteries. Thanks to lens-shift VR Technology which helps minimize blur caused by camera shake, users have the ability to capture subjects at lengthy distances in sharp detail, while a high-resolution tilting 3-inch 921K-dot LCD display allows users to frame their subjects with ease. Additionally, the COOLPIX L840 features an intuitive menu system and a dedicated video record button, making capturing pictures and Full HD video effortless.

Zooming in on Super Compact Style and Sleekness:  The COOLPIX S9900, COOLPIX S7000 and COOLPIX S6900

COOLPIX S9900: Packing the power of NIKKOR Optics into a super sleek body, the new 16-megapixel COOLPIX S9900 is the ideal long zoom camera for the light-packing jetsetter. Sporting a 30x optical zoom lens (up to 60x Dynamic Fine Zoom*) lens shift VR for stills and Hybrid VR Technology for videos to effectively help minimize blurred images, this feature-packed COOLPIX offering delivers images of superb quality and precise detail. The S9900 incorporates built-in GPS and POI technology that records the longitude and latitude of where any image was captured, while built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC2 Connectivity makes sharing images a breeze.  Additionally, the COOLPIX S9900’s 3-inch Vari-angle, high-resolution 921k LCD display assists users in taking great shots from start to finish by allowing them to effortlessly adjust their point of view, as well as admire their final masterpiece. For those looking to hone in on their creative skills, this powerful zoom companion also sports automatic and manual exposure mode controls as well as new Time-Lapse video recording for those ready to put their personal touch on every image.

COOLPIX S7000: This ultra-stylish compact features the world’s lightest*** design and is built to impress by combining incredible image quality and performance into an impressively pocketable package. Featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS Sensor, Full HD Video recording with stereo sound, and a 20x optical zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens with 40x Dynamic Fine Zoom*, the COOLPIX S7000’s arsenal of features makes a great ultra-slim zoom option for users in need of a capable, yet compact COOLPIX offering.  Sharing images can be done at the push of a button with the S7000’s built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC2 connectivity. Equipped with a Target-finding AF system, users are able to pin-point their intended subject and accurately capture even fast moving scenes, like a tumbling gymnast or a runner crossing the finish line. The S7000 also allows for easy framing of any subject, using the camera’s 3-inch 460K-dot LCD display. Additionally, lens-shift VR technology helps minimize blur while the camera’s 18 scene modes provide the optimal settings for a variety of common shooting scenarios. Creative videos are a simple touch away while the camera also features a new Time-Lapse video function.

COOLPIX S6900: Featuring a 3-inch Vari-angle touch screen, built-in kickstand and front shutter release button, the COOLPIX S6900 is designed to capture fun and flattering self-portraits with ease. Equipped with a 16-megapixel CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens and 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom, users can take close-up “selfies,” group shots and portraits with extreme detail and accuracy. The camera also includes built-in Wi-Fi®1 with NFC2 connectivity for easy sharing with friends. Incorporating lens-shift VR technology, camera shake is minimized to ensure sharp images and HD video. Combine the S6900’s target-finding AF and 20 scene modes, users can instantly focus on capturing stunning photos and videos, rather than modifying their settings when the shooting situation changes.

Nikon Snapbridge
Nikon Snapbridge describes the experience of quickly and easily sending photos wirelessly from your Wi-Fi®1 enabled Nikon DSLR, Nikon 1 or COOLPIX camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Share your great photos on the go, even in remote locations or even use a smartphone or tablet to control your camera. See what the camera sees and take pictures—great for selfies and group photos that actually include you!

Price and Availability
The COOLPIX P610 will be available in Black and Red for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $499.95****, while the COOLPIX L840 will be available in Black and Red for a SRP of $299.95****. Additionally, the COOLPIX S9900 will be available in Black and Silver for a SRP of $349.95, while the COOLPIX S7000 will be available in Black for a SRP of $279.95****. Lastly, the COOLPIX S6900 will be available in Black and Pink for a SRP of $229.95****. All products will be available in March 2015.

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, Waterproof Shockproof, Slim Zoom, Bridge Zoom and Budget Friendly. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.


Nikon Coolpix P610 / L840  specifications

 Nikon Coolpix P610Nikon Coolpix L840
Price
MSRP$499.95$299
Body type
Body typeSLR-like (bridge)
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h4:3
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOSCMOS
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-6400
White balance presets85
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File format
  • JPEG
  • DCF
  • Exif 2.3
  • DPOF compliant
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–1440 mm22.5–855 mm
Optical zoom60×38×
Maximum apertureF3.3–6.5F3–6.5
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoomYes (4x)Yes (4X)
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69)30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range1 cm (0.39)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulatedTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coatingTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronicNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed15 sec4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Scene Mode
  • Custom User
  • Auto Mode
  • Special Effects Mode
  • Program Auto
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Auto
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Program
Scene modes
  • Backlighting
  • Beach
  • Black and White Copy
  • Close-up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Panorama asist
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Museum
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Backlighting
  • Bird Watching
  • Beach
  • Close-up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Easy Panorama
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Moon
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
Built-in flashYes
Flash range7.50 m6.90 m (at Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Flash modesTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Drive modes
  • Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Best Shot Selector, Multi-shot 16, Continuous 120fps, Continuous 60fps, Pre-shooting cache
Continuous drive7.0 fps7.4 fps
Self-timerYesYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30/25p, 60/50i) 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/15/12.5p) 960 x 540 (30/25p) 640 x 480 (120/100/30/25p)1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXCSC/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included56MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYesYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless noteswith NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery PackAA
Battery descriptionLithium-ion EN-EL23Supports alkaline, lithium, and NiMH batteries
Battery Life (CIPA)330590
Weight (inc. batteries)565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)538 g (1.19 lb / 18.98 oz)
Dimensions125 x 85 x 107 mm (4.92 x 3.35 x 4.21)114 x 89 x 96 mm (4.49 x 3.5 x 3.78)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSBuilt-inNone

Nikon Coolpix S9900 / S7000 / S6900 specifications

 Nikon Coolpix S9900Nikon Coolpix S7000Nikon Coolpix S6900
Price
MSRP$349.95$279.95$229.95
Body type
Body typeCompactUltracompact
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h4:3
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-6400Auto, 125-6400
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, normalFine, standard
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)25–750 mm25–500 mm25–300 mm
Optical zoom30×20×12×
Maximum apertureF3.7–6.4F3.4–6.5F3.3–6.3
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusNo
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69)30 cm (11.81)50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range1 cm (0.39)2 cm (0.79)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulatedFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots921,000460,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeRGBW TFT-LCDTFT-LCDRGBW TFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed8 sec4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Auto
  • Manual (M)
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Programmed Auto (P)
  • Scene
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Auto
  • Scene
  • Scene Auto Selector
Scene modes
  • Backlighting
  • Beach
  • Close-up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Easy Panorama
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Time Lapse Movie
  • Backlighting
  • Beach
  • Black and White Copy
  • Close-up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Easy Panorama
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Museum
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
Built-in flashYes
Flash range6.00 m (at Auto ISO)5.70 m (at Auto ISO)2.80 m (at Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Best Shot Selector
  • Continuous H
  • Continuous H 60
  • Continuous H 120
  • Continuous L
  • Interval Timer
  • Pre-shooting cache
  • Single
  • Best Shot Selector
  • Continuous H
  • Continuous H 60
  • Continuous H 120
  • Continuous L
  • Multi-shot 16
  • Pre-shooting cache
Continuous drive7.0 fps9.2 fps9.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)2 (at 1/3 EV steps)±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless noteswith NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL19 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)300180
Weight (inc. batteries)289 g (0.64 lb / 10.19 oz)165 g (0.36 lb / 5.82 oz)181 g (0.40 lb / 6.38 oz)
Dimensions112 x 66 x 40 mm (4.41 x 2.6 x 1.57)99 x 60 x 27 mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.06)99 x 58 x 28 mm (3.9 x 2.28 x 1.1)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSBuilt-inNone