Nikon has just announced a slew of new Coolpix models—some good, others so-so—but one things is clear: Nikon is trying to pack in the specs at keen prices.
Take, for instance, the new Coolpix P520: it offers an 18-megapixel sensor, 3.2-inch tilting LCD, GPS, Wi-Fi and a frankly insane 42x zoom. Retailing at $450, it packs a decent set of features for the price. Elsewhere, the S9500—pictured above— seems like a winning option: 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 3-inch OLED display, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 22x zoom, crammed into a tiny body, all for $350.
The bargain basement models are on the up, too: the $180 Coolpix S5200 offers built-in Wi-Fi, along with a 6x zoom and 16-megapixel CMOS sensor. Not too shabby for the price. There are less interesting arrivals, too, in particular a new range of garish and bulbous-looking ruggedized shooters. So, all in, the new models might not be groundbreaking, but those seeking a rich feature set on a budget may perhaps find something here that they like. [Nikon]