Nikon Announces P7000, S8100, S80 Point and Shoots


Today, Nikon announced an update to their line of point-and-shoot cameras, including the P7000, S8100 and S80. These cameras bring new features and life to the line, with the P7000 featuring wireless flash control. Just in time for Fall, users—from advanced amateurs to tech-savvy fashionistas—will be able to have a new camera to accompany them everywhere.

The P7000 is a brand new point and shoot that packs lots of power into a small rangefinder-styled body. The P7000 contains a wealth of dials in order to allow advanced amateurs and professionals to access their settings quickly. Prominent features include a 10.1 MP CCD sensor; 7.1x optical zoom; new EXPEED C2 processing engine; and an ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 6400 native, and expandable to ISO 12,800 in low-noise Night Mode. Other features include a 3" LCD screen with 921,000 LCD resolution, optical viewfinder, 720p HD video at 24p and an electronic horizon level .

The S80 point-and-shoot camera features a 14.1MP sensor and a body with full touch control, including touch shutter, zoom and playback. On the back is a 3.5", 819k-dot touch screen that will also allow the camera to shoot HD videos at 720p. Aimed at fashion-savvy customers, the camera is thin at 0.7" thick, so it can be slipped into a back pocket or purse with ease. The S80 also has a load of retouching functions that offer unique and interesting filters for photo capture. 

The COOLPIX S80 will be available in Fall, 2010, for $329.95 MSRP, in a choice of stylish colors including red, black, blue, pink, gold and silver/brown.

The S8100 has a 12.1MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 10x optical zoom. Special features will cater to speed demons, as the camera can record images at 10 fps in full resolution. Part of this is capable due to the EXPEED C2 processor. Additionally, the camera can capture full 1080p HD video with Vibration Reduction and ISO settings up to 3200. The back is characterized by a 3" LCD screen with 921k-dot resolution.

The COOLPIX S8100 will be available in late September, 2010, for $299.95 in black, red and gold.