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Nikon releases six new COOLPIX cameras in Japan

Need a new compact camera? Don't worry, there is a Nikon for that, especially if the latest announcement from the Japanese camera manufacturer is of any indication. Apparently, Nikon has just released a total of six new COOLPIX compact cameras in Japan yesterday, the COOLPIX S6200, S8200, S100, S1200pj, AW100 and P7100, all of which are designed to cater to the ever-changing needs of photographs of varying skill levels.

Nikon has announced the availability of six new COOLPIX compact cameras in Japan yesterday. The new cameras, which consist of four new additions under the COOLPIX S series (S6200, S8200, S100, S1200pj) and one new addition for both the AW series (AW100) and P series of cameras (P7100), have been designed to cater to the needs of photographers of varying proficiency levels.

Nikon COOLPIX S6200, S8200, S100 and S1200pj

The new Nikon COOLPIX S6200 boasts an image sensor which is capable of capturing still images at the maximum resolution of 16 megapixels at ISO speeds ranging from 100 to 3,200, while the high-quality NIKKOR lenses used in its assembly provides the S6200 with a maximum optical zoom range of up to 10x. In addition, Nikon has added that the S6200 features a Night Detection mode which automatically determines whether the camera is mounted on a tripod or handheld when shooting night scenes, and automatically adjusts the ISO speeds for optimum results.

Lastly, the COOLPIX S6200 also boasts a variety of artistic filters for creative shooting, while AF and shutter lag timingsd have been improved; Nikon claims that the S6200 is capable of locking focus on 0.28 seconds, while shutter lag has been reduced to 0.42 seconds.

The Nikon COOLPIX S8200 (pictured above), which is positioned as the successor to the COOLPIX S8200, boasts a slightly smaller body as compared to its predecessor, along with an image sensor that is capable of capturing stills at the maximum resolution of 16 megapixels, as opposed to the S8100's 12 megapixel sensor. The maximum zoom range has also been bumped up from 10x to 14x in the S8200, although it retains the same 10fps high speed shooting capabilities found in its predecessor.

The Nikon COOLPIX S100, which succeeds the earlier COOLPIX S80 compact camera, comes bundled with a 16-megapixel BackSide-Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. In addition, the camera's 3.5-inch, touchscreen-capable OLED display is reportedly capable of display images at a resolution of 820,000 dots and a viewing angle of up 180 degrees.

Lastly, Nikon has also claimed that the S100 is capable of captuing 3D images, which can then be viewed on 3D-capable television sets or displays.

The Nikon S1200pj, which is the successor to the S1100pj, is a projector-camera hybrid which allows users to beam their captured images onto any surface for easy viewing. According to Nikon, the new S1200pj boasts a 40% increase in projection brightness over its predecessor, while the maximum projection distance it is capable of stands at 310 cm at sizes of up to 60-inches. In addition, the company has claimed that the COOLPIX S1200pj is capable of projecting images and videos from iOS devices via a special cable, or even from a PC or notebook.

The camera aspect, however, has not been forgotten; Nikon has confirmed that the COOLPIX S1200pj will sport an image sensor capable of capturing stills at the maximum resolution of 14.1 megapixels, along with a NIKKOR lens that is capable of up to 5x optical zoom.

No prices for the aforementioned cameras have been revealed yet, although Nikon has confirmed that the S6200, S8200 and S1200pj will be released for sale in Japan come September 22, while the S100 will hit retail at the earlier date of September 8 this year.

Full specifications for the aforementioned cameras are as follow:

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