Nikon Coolpix S6100, S4100, S3100, L24 announced

Nikon's basic Coolpix point-and-shoots are redressed for 2011 and packing more resolution.

Coolpix S6100 Nikon

Nikon didn't do too much to change the sub-$200 end of its S-series cameras from 2010, but just enough to keep them interesting. For example, the S6100 gets more marketing-pixels megapixels, but gets a 3-inch touch-screen LCD, too. Add in the 7x optical zoom, wide-angle lens, and Nikon's Expeed C2 image processing engine, and you've got a pretty decent-sounding pocket camera for the money.

The S4100 and S3100 also get megapixel bumps and slightly wider, longer lenses, but are otherwise seemingly on par with their predecessors.

Lastly, Nikon refreshed its entry-level, AA-battery-powered L22 series compact by, of course, adding more megapixels. Here's hoping they improved quality control, too.

Here's how the models breakdown:


Nikon

Nikon Coolpix S6100

  • Replaces S6000
  • 16 megapixels
  • 7x 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens
  • 3-inch high-resolution (460K dot) touch screen
  • 720p HD video capture
  • Available in March for $199.95
  • Silver, black, red, and violet versions

Nikon

Nikon Coolpix S4100

  • Replaces S4000
  • 14 megapixels
  • 5x 26mm-equivalent wide-angle lens
  • 3-inch high-resolution (460K dot) touch screen
  • 720p HD video capture
  • Available in late February for $179.95
  • Plum, silver, red, and black versions

Nikon

Nikon Coolpix S3100

  • Replaces S3000
  • 14 megapixels
  • 5x 26mm-equivalent wide-angle lens
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • Available in late February for $139.95
  • Silver, red, blue, purple, pink, yellow, and black versions

Nikon

Nikon Coolpix L24

  • Replaces L22
  • 14 megapixels
  • 3.6x optical zoom
  • 3-inch LCD
  • Available in late February for $119.95
  • Red, silver, and black versions
 

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