Nikon launches new Wi-Fi digital cameras

The camera giant’s latest offerings include two additions to the L series, the Coolpix L1 and Coolpix L101, and the Coolpix S3 and S4 will supersede the S2.

However, it is Nikon’s first foray into Wi-Fi enabled cameras that will excite photographers. The Coolpix P1 and P2 have built-in Wi-Fi LAN support which allows users to take advantage of two new functions: wireless transfer and wireless shooting.

The P1 and P2 have the capability to transfer images direct to a selected computer on command, without hooking up to a machine, or they can automatically send each image as soon as it is shot. The two cameras also transfer images wirelessly to PictBridge-compatible printers.

Both are similar in design, with the key difference being that the P1 gives an image quality of 8.0 megapixels and the P2 5.1. Hence, the difference in price. The P1, which will be an exclusive to Jessops, will retail at £349.99 and the P2 at £279.99.

Features for both include a 3.5 zoom capability and powerful 126mm Zoom-Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent), Aperture-priority Auto Mode and 16 handy Scene Modes.

They also sport innovative new functions such as D-Lighting, for in-camera light correction, and Portrait (Face AF) that detects human faces in shot and then provides the appropriate focus.

A newly designed grip for more confident shooting and a large 2.5-inch LCD also help users to create professional pictures.

Nikon has been firing out an abudance of new cameras recently, but has focussed on expensive advanced cameras in a bid to move away from intense price competition at the low end of the market. But, with their new Wi-Fi compacts, it looks like Nikon has made a confident reappearance.

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