CES 2014: Nikon L830 Superzoom and 4 New Compacts
These budget-friendly shooters want a place in your pocket
Nikon Coolpix L830
The L830 offers a 34x optical zoom range and a 68x Dynamic Zoom. It features a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor and is capable of 1080p HD video.
Nikon went ahead and tossed in Lens-shift Vibration Reduction to help the L830 get a clear shot, even when zoomed all the way in. The system is also employed during video capture. To top it off, the L830 offers a 3-inch 921,000 dot articulating LCD and runs on two AA batteries. It will be available in February for $300 and comes in black or red.
Nikon Coolpix S6800
The Coolpix S6800 offers 12x optical zoom and 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom and features built-in Wi-F capabilities. Sporting a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, and a 3 inch LCD, the S8600 will be available in February for $220, and comes in black, white or red.
Nikon Coolpix S5300
The S5300 is a slightly stripped down version of the S6800, instead offering 8x optical zoom 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom. It also features built-in WiFi and a 16MP CMOS sensor. Available in February, it retails for $180 and comes in only plum.
Nikon Coolpix S3600
This super slim camera (.8 inch x 19.9mm) is meant to be extremely pocketable. It offers 8x optical zoom and 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom and sports a 20.1MP CCD sensor. Video capture is 720p. Available in February, it will run you $140, and comes in silver, black, pink and blue.
Nikon Coolpix L30
And for the super budget-oriented shooter, Nikon has the L30, which offers a 20.1MP sensor, and takes two AA batteries. It is available in February for $120 and comes in red.