Nikon release Coolpix A and Coolpix L320
Today Nikon released two new cameras to its ever-growing range, the Coolpix A and Coolpix L320.
The Coolpix A holds the title of “first Coolpix compact digital camera equipped with a DX-format CMOS sensor”. Cutting past the jargon, you’ll find it’s quite an impressive feat given the fact it packs the punch of a DSLR in a small, sturdy body.
Nikon’s decision to adopt seven-blade iris diaphragm technology results in the true ‘DSLR effect’ to photos, capturing natural field depth using only the focal length of a compact device.
Uncommon to cameras of the Coolpix A’s size, it packs a true wide angle lens, designed to not emulate but replicate the optical quality of far more expensive model.
The Coolpix L320 on the other hand, is a 16.1 megapixel hybrid camera with ‘ultra high-power’ 26x optical zoom, covering a 22.5mm wide-angle view all the way up to 585mm telephoto range.
Although strangely incorporating the facility to use AA-size batteries (when was the last time you popped a Duracell into your camera?), the L320 exhibits an excellent high performance lens-shift VR system, producing sharp images each time.
Switching to the ‘Easy Auto Mode’ ensures first-time shooters won’t be left high and dry; the L320 is designed to be friendly to professionals and novices alike.
Nikon have been specialising in optics and imaging since 1917, now becoming a household name for quality digital cameras. Seasoned professionals may opt for far more expensive products in the company’s ‘D’ range, however those looking for impressive, sharp shots shouldn’t be dissuaded by the Coolpix A and Coolpix L320, seeking as ever to close the gap between ‘consumer’ and ‘professional’ digital cameras.