Tokyo, Japan—Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced an update on the release date of new Coolpix digital cameras. The models are delayed due to the effects of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes.
The following is from a press release Nikon issued on the availability of the Coolpix A900 and B700 point and shoots. They were originally announced on February 23, 2016.
“On April 20, we announced that release of the Coolpix A900 and B700 would be delayed until July as more time was required for software adjustment. However, due to the effects of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, release of these cameras is now scheduled for October 2016.
“We sincerely apologize to our customers, business partners and all those who have expressed interest in these models for the delays.”
Designed to capture high-res images and HD video from up close or afar, the new Coolpix cameras boast superlong zoom lenses and Nikon SnapBridge for easy sharing.
The Coolpix B700 has a zoom capability of 60x, while the A900 utilizes a 35x zoom lens. Both enable users to share photos wirelessly through SnapBridge. SnapBridge creates an “always on” Bluetooth-supported connection between the camera and a mobile device to make automatic upload and sharing of images possible.
SnapBridge users can take advantage of Nikon’s free image storing service, Nikon Image Space, to store 20GB of images. They can also store an unlimited number of thumbnail images to the cloud. The application will also send registered users firmware updates to their smart device.
This compact super-zoom camera employs a 20.3 megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor built for low-light performance. It can capture portraits or landscapes with a 60x optical zoom Nikkor ED glass lens (120x with Dynamic Fine Zoom technology that expands from wide-angle to telephoto zoom). Other features include: 5-frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting; a 3-inch, vari-angle LCD display; creative modes; RAW (NRW) shooting support; and 4K UHD video capability (30p). The B700 will have a suggested retail price of $499.95.
Suited for travel, the A900 is a slim long-zoom P&S camera that fits into a pocket. Its 35x optical zoom Nikkor glass lens (70x with Dynamic Fine Zoom) helps reach far away subjects. Supported by a 20MP BSI CMOS sensor, users can also capture 4K UHD video at 30p. Other features include a 3-inch, tilting, 920K-dot LCD display and numerous creative options. It will have an SRP of $399.95 and come in a choice of silver or black. nikon.com