This week in the news: Nikon announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, the SB-300 AF Speedlight, and the COOLPIX L620 point-and-shoot; Samyang announced a new 16mm f/2.2 cine lens; Zeiss announced a new 55mm f/1.4 lens on their company blog; and Instagram updated their iOS app to allow video importing.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 9, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
The Nikon CoolPix S9100 is a compact camera with an 18x zoom, VR stabilized Nikkor lens—giving you a 25–450mm equivalent angle of view. To date, it is one of the longest optical zooms in a compact lightweight camera. Nikon has a solid reputation of producing some of the sharpest lenses available, and—coupled with the Nikon vibration reduction stabilizer—will help you achieve outstanding results, even at full zoom.
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The Nikon Coolpix P500 comes with a 36x zoom—the longest zoom available in a point-and-shoot camera today. To capture your still images as well as full 1080p video, Nikon includes a 12MP, back-illuminated CMOS sensor that is sensitive up to ISO 3200.
The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is a compact point-and-shoot camera that allows you to project images directly from the camera.The PJ has two lenses: one lens for projecting pictures, and another lens for capturing pictures.
The Nikon Coolpix S80 is a point-and-shoot camera with a 14MP CCD sensor, ISO up to 6400 and a 5x Zoom Nikkor lens. It features a 3.5-inch OLED touch screen with more than 800,000 dots that gives you a bright, high-resolution display.
The Nikon Coolpix L22 Digital Camera produces crisp images with its 12-megapixel CCD sensor, and incorporates a 3.6x zoom lens with a focal length of 37-134mm. Shooting in low light is not a problem with Nikon's exclusive 3-way VR Image Stabilization technology.
I'm always on the lookout for digicams that stand out from the crowd, and considering how crowded the marketplace is, most digicams tend to blend into the masses rather than stand out. An exception to this sad situation is Nikon's CoolPix S8000, a little hottie I've had an opportunity to tool around with for the past week or so. Clad in a brushed - but not brash-looking - red aluminum housing, the S8000 passes muster on several counts. First off, the camera features a 5.4 - 54mm/3.5-5.6 ED VR zoom lens that takes in the equivalent field-of-view of a 30-300mm lens. Anybody looking for a good pocket-sized travel camera?
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