Inexpensive Nikon Coolpix A300 and W100 now available in US
After being offered for months elsewhere in the world, two new inexpensive Nikon compacts are coming to US shores.
The Coolpix A300 is an ultra-compact camera with an 8X, 25-200mm equivalent lens, 20MP CCD sensor, optical image stabilization (which Nikon calls VR), 720p video capture and a 2.7" LCD. It provides Nikon's SnapBridge system for easy pairing with Android devices using NFC and a persistent connection with smartphones compatible with Bluetooth 4.1. The use of Bluetooth also allows for low resolution images to be transferred to your mobile device as they are taken.
Nikon's Coolpix W100 is the company's bargain-basement rugged camera. It has a smartphone-sized 13MP CMOS sensor, 30-90mm equiv. lens, electronic VR, 1080p video capture and SnapBridge. It's waterproof to 10m/30ft, shockproof to 1.8m/5.4ft and freezeproof to +14F/-10C.
The Coolpix A300 will be available in February in silver for $139. The W100 is priced at $159 and comes in blue and white.
EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE NIKON INNOVATION AT THE 2017 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Nikon’s CES Booth Features Immersive Experiences, Presentations from World Class Photographers and a Showcase of the Latest Innovations in Digital Imaging
LAS VEGAS, NV, CES BOOTH #14117 (January 4, 2017) – Today, Nikon Inc., a world leader in digital imaging, returns to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2017 to exhibit the latest immersive and innovative technologies in the digital imaging space. Visitors to the Nikon booth will have the opportunity for hands-on time with the latest Nikon products, including the new connected Nikon D5600 DSLR and the KeyMission line of action cameras, as well as hear from Nikon professional photographers at the Nikon School Theater. Other experiences on the show floor include the return of Project HeliX powered by Nikon and an interactive VR area featuring content captured with the KeyMission 360.
“Nikon remains committed to helping storytellers everywhere capture and celebrate their passions in the quality they deserve,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “At CES 2017, we are excited to provide attendees with access to engaging experiences, innovative products and incredible Nikon photographers, all of which provide a glimpse into how the latest Nikon technologies are being used to fuel our passions and tell incredible stories from around the world,”
Nikon’s Latest Products
Nikon will showcase several new products on the show floor, headlined by the lightweight Nikon D5600 DSLR. Introduced in the U.S. market today, Nikon’s latest connected DSLR helps users improve their photography with an array of creative features and encourages the easy sharing of incredible images using Nikon SnapBridge technology. Featuring a 24.2-megapixel sensor, incredible performance and an intuitive touch screen Vari-angle LCD monitor, the D5600 is an ideal companion for photographers ready to capture and share the things they love.
Also announced in the U.S. market today are two new additions to Nikon’s COOLPIX compact camera line, the COOLPIX W100 and COOLPIX A300. Waterproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof, the COOLPIX W100 helps anyone in the family capture beautiful images worry-free, and supports Nikon SnapBridge to allow for seamless connectivity and sharing. Other features include a 13.2-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom NIKKOR lens and full HD video capability. The ultra-thin and stylish COOLPIX A300 is a compact and lightweight slim zoom offering ready to capture amazing images and HD video. Complete with a 20.1-megapixel sensor, 8x optical zoom lens, high-performance Vibration Reduction (VR) and connectivity and sharing via Nikon SnapBridge, the A300 is an affordable and versatile compact camera offering for those always on the go.
The Nikon D5600 will be available in the U.S. in January 2017 for the suggested retail price (SRP)* of $799.95 with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, alongside other kit configurations. Both new COOLPIX offerings will be available in the U.S. in February 2017. The COOLPIX W100 will be available in Blue and White for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $159.95. The COOLPIX A300 will be available in Silver for $139.95 SRP*. For more information on Nikon’s newest products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
Nikon Coolpix A300 / W100 specifications
|Nikon Coolpix A300||Nikon Coolpix W100|
|Max resolution||5152 x 3864||4160 x 3120|
|Other resolutions||3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 5120 x 2880 (16:9), 3864 x 3864 (1:1)||2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 16:9||4:3|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels||13 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||21 megapixels||14 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)||1/3.1" (4.7 x 3.5 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization||Optical||Digital only|
|Image stabilization notes||3 stops|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–200 mm||30–90 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4x)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Macro focus range||2 cm (0.79″)||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec||1 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/1500 sec||1/2000 sec|
|Flash range||2.80 m||3.10 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync|
|Continuous drive||1.1 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)||Yes|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)||±2 (at 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1280 x 720 (30p, 25p)||1920 x 1080|
|Format||Motion JPEG||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Storage types||Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g + Bluetooth 4.1||802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.1 LE|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||EN-EL19||EN-EL19 lithium-ion battery & USB charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||240||220|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||119 g (0.26 lb / 4.20 oz)||177 g (0.39 lb / 6.24 oz)|
|Dimensions||96 x 58 x 20 mm (3.78 x 2.28 x 0.79″)||110 x 67 x 38 mm (4.31 x 2.64 x 1.5″)|
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