February 2008

Two new 8-megapixel Nikon Coolpix cameras
Nikon introduced two new 8-megapixel S-series Coolpix cameras. The US$179 S210's primary claim to fame is its slender, sexy body that's just 0.7 inches thin. It also weighs next to nothing and fits anywhere. Yet, it has a large and razor-sharp 2.5-inch LCD that remains quite readable outdoors thanks to an anti-reflection coating. The design is clean and uncluttered, and the four available colors are quite attractive. The US$229 aluminum-bodied S520 is a bit thicker and heavier. It has active lens shift vibration reduction that eliminates most blur when you zoom and it can be used both for still pictures and for movies. [Read full description and specs of the Coolpix S210 and Coolpix S520] -- Posted Friday, February 1, 2008 by chb