Nikon refreshes Coolpix S-series models adding HD movie capture

When the addition of an HD movie mode is the most exciting thing about a bunch of cameras...well, let's just leave it at that.

Ho hum, ho hum. Another day closer to PMA 2010 and another bunch of camera announcements. This crop from Nikon fills in the company's "S is for style" line. I've listed out the few specs Nikon managed to scribble into its press release. I've marked the upsell features on the cameras so you can see just what $50 more is getting you. The most impressive thing with these, though, is that Nikon finally managed to put a 720p HD movie mode into three of the four models. Enjoy.

Nikon

Coolpix S3000

  • 12 megapixels
  • 4x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR lens
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • VGA movie capture
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Subject Tracking autofocus, Smart Portrait System
  • Choice of plum, silver, black, orange, green, and blue
  • $149.95, March 2010


Nikon

Coolpix S4000
  • 12 megapixels
  • 4x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR lens
  • Upsell: 3-inch, 460K-dot touch-panel LCD
  • Upsell: HD (720p) movie capture
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Choice of plum, silver, pink, red, and black
  • $199.95, March 2010


Nikon

Coolpix S6000
  • Upsell: 14 megapixels
  • Upsell: 7x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • HD (720p) movie capture
  • Upsell: HDMI output
  • Optical VR image stabilization
  • Choice of silver, black, red, and bronze
  • $249.95, March 2010


Nikon

Coolpix S8000
  • 14 megapixels
  • Upsell: 10x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • Upsell: 3-inch 921K-dot LCD
  • HD (720p) movie capture
  • Upsell: Stereo mic
  • Optical VR image stabilization
  • Choice of black, red, bronze, and silver
  • $299.95


About the author

Joshua Goldman is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. He has been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 2000.

 

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