Nikon unveils COOLPIX P7800 top-end compact camera and COOLPIX S02 snapper

Nikon-p7800-1.jpgNikon has today taken the wraps of a pair of cameras in its COOLPIX range – a high-end model and a budget compact snapper.

Nikon says that the top ender, the P7800, is aimed at enthusiasts who want a compact camera that still gives them plenty of manual and creative options.

It features a high resolution 7.1x zoom NIKKOR lens with 2 ED glass and 7 blade iris aperture which the maker says deliver better background blur and super crisp focusing.

It also sports a 12 megapixel large illuminated CMOS sensor, a built-in electronic viewfinder and a 3″ RGBW LCD vari-angle display.

Convenience features include a quick start-up time and pin sharp autofocus with second generation Vibration Reduction and continuous shooting up to 8fps. It also has RAW compatibility (NRW.)

The P7800 does video too with a Full HD 1080p (25 or 30fps) resolution and built-in stereo microphone (and external microphone output) and a Custom Movie mode sos users can set the shutter speed, aperture, ISO setting, picture control, manual focus, optical zoom and white balance.

The P7800 is compatible with a WU-1a wireless adapter to share images in an instant, or remotely control the camera with a smartphone.

The COOLPIX P7800 will be available in black.

Also coming is the COOLPIX S02, budget camera which has a 13 megapixel CMOS sensor, 7.3GB of internal memory and a 3x optical zoom. There’s also a powerful flash, Full HD video recording and a touch sensitive screen.

It is available in white, pink, blue and mirror.

Ashley Norris