Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Nikon GPS Cameras

2013 will be a big year for GPS in Nikon cameras. The company has announced that it will be releasing 3 new CoolPix GPS cameras, the AW110, the P520, and the S9500.

The AW110 is the replacement for the popular AW100. Priced about the same at $349.95, the ruggedized Nikon AW110 still has 16 mp resolution with 5x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens, 3.0" OLED Display, GPS, and compass, and now boasts Wi-Fi for instant data transfer. The camera can shoot pictures underwater up to a depth of 18 m (59 ft) and for 60 minutes. It is shockproof and can withstand air temperatures of -10 to +40°C (14 to 104°F ). The AW110 offers full HD 1080p videos and smooth slow motion sequences.

New to its GPS line this year is the Coolpix P520. At $449.95, the camera offers GPS and optional Wi-Fi but no compass. Users gain performance and zoom when they give up the ruggedization features with this D-SLR-inspired design with 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD. The P520 is a comprehensive compact camera for zoom, image quality, and versatility with 18MP resolution and 42x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens and full P, S, A, M exposure modes. Create pro-caliber photos and Full HD 1080p videos from long distances, even in low-light conditions.

Last but not least is the new Coolpix S9500. Capture distant images with a 22x wide-angle to telephoto NIKKOR glass zoom lens. This slim compact camera takes 18 MP photos and has superior low light performance. The S9500 has built in GPS and electronic compass. At $349.95 the camera also has Wi-Fi for instant data transfer.

Not new but still in the Nikon lineup is the CoolPix S800C. The company’s first venture into the Android platform. For more information about that, see our earlier post – GPS Android Cameras.

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