Nikon Coolpix P5100 and Coolpix P50 Announced

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Following up on the Coolpix P5000, Nikon is adding two cameras to their Performance (P) line. The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is a direct descendant of the P5000, and the Nikon Coolpix P50 is a cheaper "performance" camera. In their new cameras, Nikon has been rolling out EXPEED, a new image processing system, and improved face detection system,and some other improvements. The Coolpix P5100 will be available in September 2007 for $400 and the Coolpix P50 will be available in October 2007 for $230.

Nikon Coolpix P5100

Nikon Coolpix P5100
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Coolpix P5100 features:

  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 3.5x optical zoom (35-123mm equivalent)
  • Optical VR (image stabilization)
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • Improved Face Priority AF (up to 12 faces)
  • In-camera red-eye fix
  • D-Lighting
  • Program auto, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual exposure modes in addition to auto and scene modes
  • Can accept accessory lenses
  • Hotshoe
  • Optical viewfinder
  • ISO 3200 at reduced resolution
  • 16:9 image capture mode
  • Lens distortion control that fixes barrel distortion in real time
  • EXPEED image processing system
  • SD/SDHC memory
  • Lithium-ion battery

Nikon Coolpix P50

Nikon Coolpix P50
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Coolpix P50 features:

  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 3.6x optical zoom (28-102mm equivalent)
  • Electronic VR
  • 2.4 inch LCD
  • Improved Face Priority AF (up to 12 faces)
  • In-camera red-eye fix
  • D-Lighting
  • Program auto and manual exposure modes in addition to auto and scene modes
  • Optical viewfinder
  • ISO 2000 at reduced resolution
  • EXPEED image processing system
  • SD/SDHC memory
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries

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