Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:38 AM
Today's a day for Nikon announcements, starting with the Coolpix P700. The follow-up to the P6000 tries to counter the Canon G-series cameras with something... that looks like a Canon G-series camera. Sporting a 10 megapixel sensor capable of up to ISO 3200 without any trickery and 720p videos at 24 FPS, the camera boasts a 28-200/2.8-5.6 equivalent lens with VR as well as the very nice 3" VGA LCD screen (but no swivel, that's surely a miss on Nikon's part). Other niceties include a proper hotshoe, multiple manual controls (including an exposure compensation dial and a quick settings dial on the top along with two proper command dials), a microphone jack, the virtual horizon inlay for those who can't shoot a straight horizon and for some, an optical viewfinder. It's priced at US$500, and will be available some time later in September. Will this finally be the first decent Coolpix camera in a very long while? More photos after the break, and don't forget to check the preview at DPReview.com!