Nikon Intros Five New Digital Cameras

Nikon on Thursday added five new digital cameras to its lineup, all of which fall under its lower-end "point and shoot" CoolPix line. The cameras all include features that allow for in-camera editing and manipulating of pictures, as well as video recording and functionality that would allow for better pictures in low-light conditions.

The CoolPix L5 includes a 5x zoom with Lens Shift Vibration Reduction, which is found in the company's higher-end DSLR cameras. That functionality allows for better picture taking when using the zoom lens. Pricing was not specified.

The CoolPix L6 is a 6.0-megapixel model with a 3x zoom. One of the most attractive features of this model is its battery life; Nikon says 1,000 pictures can be taken on a single set of Energizer e2 Lithium AA-batteries. The L6 is expected to retail for $199.95 USD.


In the "style" line of Nikon digital cameras, the CoolPix S9 leads off with a 6.1-megapixel in a slim form factor. The camera sports a 2.5-inch LCD screen and 3x zoom. Also included is functionality to produce stop-motion animation. Pricing was not specified.

The CoolPix S10 includes a 10x optical lens, vibration reduction and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. The swivel form factor of the camera allows the user to store it comfortably within a shirt pocket, Nikon said. Picmotion is also included, allowing photographers to combine images, movies, music and visual styles in camera to produce multimedia presentations. The S10 will retail for $399.95 USD.

Finally, the S7c includes e-mail functionality through T-Mobile Hotspot that enables users to e-mail pictures directly from the phone. The camera is the second time T-Mobile has partnered with a digital camera manufacturer to offer such a service -- it joined with Kodak last year on the EasyShare-One.

The camera includes 3x zoom, along with vibration reduction, Pictmotion, a high-sensitivity mode, and stop-motion animation capabilities. With the camera comes a one year complementary subscription to T-Mobile Hotspot, and out of the box connection functionality. The S7c is expected to retail for $349.95 USD.

All cameras are expected to ship in September of this year, Nikon said.

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