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New Nikon Coolpix compact P300 and zoom P500

Nikon announces two new Coolpix P-series models, the P300 and the P500.The P300 comes with a high refractive lens, to achieve a smaller and lighter camera. The lens enables sharper rendering for higher contrast throughout the entire frame. The camera will be available in March for $329.95. The P500 features a 36x optical zoom lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths from wide-angle 22.5mm through super-telephoto 810mm (equiv. with 35mm format). The Coolpix P500 will be available in March too for $399.95...
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PRESS SUMMARY

Expansion of the multi-function, high-performance COOLPIX P-series lineup
Nikon releases two new models equipped with backside illumination CMOS sensors


Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce two new COOLPIX P-series models, the P300 and the P500. The COOLPIX P series is a line of multi-function, high-performance compact digital cameras that enable authentic shooting capabilities.The P300 establishes a new branch of compact, wide-angle zoom models in the P-series line. As successor to the compact, high-power zoom P100 (released in March 2010), the P500 offers greater zoom power and improved functions over its predecessor.

The addition of the compact, wide-angle zoom P300 and the high-power zoom P500 to the P7000 (released in September 2010), the P-series flagship model, expands the lineup to three models that respond to the needs of a wide variety of users, from compact digital camera users looking to advance to a model that offers more functions, to those hoping to polish their shooting technique as if with digital-SLR cameras.

In order to enable an authentic shooting experience, the P300 and P500 are equipped with backside illumination CMOS sensors that enable high-speed processing capability for beautiful, blur-free images, even with shooting in dark or dimly lit surroundings. The cameras are also equipped with NIKKOR lenses and image processing engines that utilize Nikon's exclusive optical technologies, as well as a variety of shooting and in-camera editing functions.

Nikon Coolpix P300 Primary Features

Nikon optical technologies for stunning landscapes and night landscapes Fast, f/1.8 lens
A number of Nikon's optical technologies have been concentrated in the f/1.8 lens, resulting in the fastest* lens available with a compact digital camera.

High refractive-index lens for a more compact body. By adopting a high refractive-index lens with a refractive index of 2.0 or higher, which compensates for both curvature of field and spherical aberration with a single lens element, a smaller and lighter camera was achieved. The lens also enables sharper rendering for higher contrast throughout the entire frame

Nikon Coolpix P500 Primary Features

A 36X optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths from wide-angle 22.5mm through super-telephoto 810mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format).

The camera's 36× zoom NIKKOR lens covers an incredible range of focal lengths from 22.5mm to 810mm (both equivalent with 35mm [135] format). So, not only is it capable of capturing wide-angle shots, but it also offers the highest optical zoom power in the history of the COOLPIX brand. Despite the amazing capability of the lens, the camera body is still small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
February 9, 2011
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