Nikon Drops 6 New Coolpix Cameras

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The Nikon Coolpix fleet just expanded. Six new cameras were recently introduced by the company, some of which include pretty exciting features like WiFi, GPS, and even touch screens.

Starting in September, the S60, P6000, S610C, S610, S560 and S710 will become available to consumers. Nikon is releasing six new cameras in an attempt to target different areas of the point-and-shoot market. All, however, include standard features such as "Scene Auto Selector," which pre-judges what setting your camera should be on for the environment you are shooting in, as well as smil detection and Blink Warning technology (which works just as it sounds). (Source:

The S60, which retails at $349.95 US, comes equipped with a 10 megapixel sensor, 5x zoom, Face Recognition and Smile Timer with blink detection. The P600's built-in ethernet connector allows photographers to directly upload photos to Nikon's website for editing and printing. It also includes a stabilizer and Best Shot Selector, allowing the camera to take numerous shots in quick succession and choose the sharpest to save to the chip. It is also the first camera by Nikon to include GPS -- so whether you or your camera are lost, there's no need to fret.

You might fret about this though: these exciting new features will set you back $499.95.

The S610 ($279.95) and 610C ($329.95) are pretty much the same, except that the 61C boasts WiFi; however, they both boast 4x optical zoom and 3 inch LCD screens. With Scene Auto Selector, a 2.7 inch LCD screen, red-eye minimizer, and D-Lighting, the S560 is the lower-end camera of the six at $249.95. Lastly, the S710 has a 3 inch LCD screen, 14.5 megapixel sensor and 3.6x optical zoom. It will retail for $379.95. (Source:

If mid-range point-and-shoots aren't your thing, Nikon announced last month that it will be releasing the D700 DSLR for around $3000. Unfortunately, the price is for the body only, and all extra features will cost, well, extra.

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