Nikon refreshes Coolpix camera line

Take a deep breath. Nikon’s just ripped the cloth off nine – yes, nine – new Coolpix snappers

Right – there’s a lot to get through here, so we’ll try to run through these in quick-fire style. Nine new cameras, all emblazoned with Nikon’s Coolpix sub-brand, will be hitting the shops between now and March 17. And here they are:

Nikon Coolpix S9100 (£300, March 17 2011)

Packing a massive 18x super-zoom, the S9100 is a telephoto-bothering compact with 1080p video skills, stereo audio capture and a back-illuminated 12.1MP CMOS sensor that Nikon hopes will improve low-light performance without introducing more grain.

Nikon Coolpix S3100 (£130, February 24 2011)

Filling the S3000’s shoes, this 14MP snapper has a 5x wide-angle zoom and comes in lots of colours, including pink, purple and yellow. Yum.

Nikon Coolpix S4100

A step up from the S3100 is this 720p-shooting 14MP sibling that also comes with a 3in touchscreen with touch focus and exposure. The 5x zoom is there and it’s available in purple. But not pink or yellow. For shame.

Nikon Coolpix S6100 (£200, March 17 2011)

Loading an extra couple of million pixels, the S6100 comes packing 16MP of sensor action, 7x of zoom action, a 3in touchscreen and violet or pink colour options alongside more sober tones.

Nikon Coolpix P300 (£300, March 17 2011)

High refractive index glass. That’s the smell of quality. On the receiving end of light lucky enough to pass through such a lens is a 12.2MP CMOS with 1080p video capture (with stereo sound) and a hi-res 921k-dot 3in LCD.

Nikon Coolpix P500 (£400, March 3 2011)

More zoom, sir? How’s 36x for you? That’s what the P100’s replacement is offering, alongside a 12.2MP CMOS, 921k-dot display and 1080p vids.

Nikon Coolpix S2500 (£100, March 17 2011)

Compact, idiot-proof 12MP cam with 4x zoom. Enough said.

Nikon Coolpix L23 (£70, February 24 2011)

Slightly, but not much, more exciting that the S2500, the L23 is another starter pack, but with a grip handle design, 10MP sensor and 5x zoom. And it’s cheap.

Nikon Coolpix L120 (£250, February 24 2011)

This is more like it – a 21MP zoom and 14.1MP sensor head up the specs on this 720p-shooting cam that looks the part without costing the Earth. Okay, we’re done here.