Nikon launches Coolpix P510 and P310

Nikon Coolpix camera refresh headed up by 42x zoom P510

Nikon has overhauled its range of Coolpix point-and-shoot cameras, adding nine new models to the range.

Heading up the charge is the Coolpix P510, sporting a whopping 42x 24-1000mm optically stabilized lens. It also packs a 16.1MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor along with a 921k-dot 3in vari-angle monitor into its frame – which is available in black or red. Naturally it'll shoot 1080p HD video and supports geotagging of photos – features we're increasingly coming to expect of our cameras.

Its smaller cousin, the Coolpix P310, sports the same 16.1MP sensor and 921k-dot 3in LCD, with a 4.2x 24-100mm f/1.8 zoom lens shooting at an ISO range of 100-3200. It's geared towards low-light shooting, with scene modes including Advanced Night Portrait, Night Landscape and Backlight/High Dynamic Range.

The Coolpix P310 also comes packing advanced exposure modes including manual exposure control and Zoom Memory, plus full manual control over shutter speed and aperture settings. You also get the usual compact camera gimmicks, including in-camera special effects and filters. Like the P510, it'll shoot 1080p video at 30fps.

The Nikon Coolpix P510 and P310 are available this month for £400 and £300 respectively.

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