Nikon USA has just announced the a brand new super-tele zoom, as well as a slew of new compact cameras. These include the Nikon Coolpix A a DX format compact, the P330, S3500 and L320. This is really good news because with the advent of a relatively large format sensor, compact camera, does this mean that smaller and super light full frame bodies are on the way?
Let's start with the Nikon 80-400mm. The basic stats are as follows:
It's going to have Four ED lens elements and one Super ED lens element, a Nano Crystal coating, which reduces ghosting and flare and it's VR system is supposed to be the equivelent to a 4 stop increase in shutter speed at 400mm.
With Nikon's Silent Wave Motor AF system, this is going to be one of the quietest tele's in it's class.
That being said, It's going to be a big, heavy lens that should give you the reach and versatility to shoot all day long, granted you have enough light. It's going to be a little pricy at nearly $2700, but it may be worth it if you need the extreme versatility and reach. Check out more info on this lens at Nikon Rumors HERE.
The big announcement though is the the Nikon Coolpix A. While we're going to cover the details of this camera in a post later today, suffice it to say that this camera is probably the start of a revolution in compact image quality. With a full DX image sensor, Compressed 14 bit RAW files, Full HD recording and magnesium alloy body, this camera is going to be light, powerful, and small enough for any street photographer.
The downside? The price.
At $1100, this camera is going to set you back a pretty penny. But if you need the tiny body, this is going to give Fuji and their X-100 a run for it's money. Want to know more? Check out NIkon's press release HERE
Story and images via Nikon Rumors.