Nikon has recently refreshed its digital camera lineup with additions in almost all segments.
Nikon Coolpix P520
At the top amongst the new additions is the Nikon’s Flagship point and shoot P520. It houses the all new 18 megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor and a 3.2-inch vari-angle (tilt-and-swivel) VGA display but has the same lens as its sibling P510 i.e the 42x, f3.0-5.9, 24-1,000mm. It also packs a built-in GPS and has support for Nikon’s tiny WU-1a Wi-Fi adapter, so you can wirelessly connect to iOS or Android devices for viewing or sharing your photos and videos.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Next comes the L820, which is like a scaled down version of the P520 but still packs enough punch for the enthusiasts. The lower end L-series megazoom L820 gets a better 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a 30x f3.0-5.8 22.5-675mm lens as opposed to the CCD sensor and a 26x zoom lens on the older L810. But being a lower end megazoom, it does not have full manual controls or support for WiFi connectivity.
Nikon Coolpix S9500
The compact megazoom S9500 is a follow-up to the S9300 and gets the same sensor as the P520, the 18-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, but has a 22x f3.4-6.3 25-550mm lens and is considerably more compact. Also, it has both GPS and WiFi built in so that you don’t have to shell out extra for adapters.
Nikon Coolpix S5200
Lastly the Coolpix S5200 is from the point and shoot lineup. It packs a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor and a 6x, 26-156mm optically stabilized Nikkor zoom lens and sports a 3 inch LCD to navigate with an updated and simplified interface. It also packs in WiFi to transfer,share and view pictures on other WiFi enabled devices.