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Nikon’s 16.1-MP COOLPIX

By // March 9, 2012 // Posted in Camera & Lens, Equipment, Photography

Nikon Inc. recently introduced two COOLPIX digital cameras that feature the company’s 16.1-megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. One model stretches the concept of ultrazoom to new heights, while the other works well in low light situations. The new ultra-zoom COOLPIX P510 features a 42x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (24-1000mm) with advanced optical VR image stabilization, a 3-inch (921,000-dot) tilting vari-angle LCD screen, full HD (1080p) video with stereo sound, and built-in GPS. It’s also capable of full-resolution continuous shooting at five frames per second. The low-light COOLPIX P310 features a 4.2x wide-angle, f/1.8 maximum aperture NIKKOR Glass Lens, advanced optical VR image stabilization, ISOs up to Hi1 6400 equivalent, full HD (1080p) video at 30 frames-per-second (with AF and stereo sound), and manual exposure control. The COOLPIX P510 has an SRP of $429.95, the COOLPIX P310 is $329.95. www.nikonusa.com

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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