Nikon has introduced a new digital camera called Coolpix P330, which is scheduled to become available by the end of the month with a decent price tag.
The Nikon Coolpix P330 has become a part of the company’s “Performance” series by replacing the P310, a digital compact camera announced in February 2012.
Nikon refreshes its “Performance” series lineup with the Coolpix P330
The company continues its tradition of premium cameras with the help of a 12.2-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor. P330’s image sensor measures 1/1.7-inch and supports four exposure modes and RAW photography.
The new Coolpix camera also offers vibration reduction technology, a feature which is not available in the recently-launched Coolpix A, the company’s first compact camera with a DX-format CMOS sensor.
Multiple scene modes are available in this tiny camera, including the usual manual controls. The Coolpix P330 also features Easy Auto Mode, an option which automatically detects the environment and captures “beautiful” photos.
Specifications sheet worthy of a premium compact camera
The Nikon Coolpix P330 offers 5x optical zoom lens, built-in GPS, and WiFi support through the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a.
The digital camera sports with an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 12,800, 24-120mm focal length (full-frame focal length equivalent), 2x digital zoom (beside the aforementioned 5x optical zoom), 1.18-inch macro focus range, 3-inch 921k-dot LCD screen with live view support, shutter speed range between 1/4000th of a second and 60 seconds, and a built-in flash for lighting-up dark environments.
Nikon claims that the P330 can capture 10 frames per second in continuous mode, thanks to its fast EXPEED 2 image processor. This premium compact camera also supports Subject Tracking AF technology and full HD video capturing at 60 frames per second.
Availability and price details
The new Coolpix camera is powered by an EN-EL12 Li-ion battery. The shooter weighs a mere 7.05 ounces with the batteries included. It supports SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards and will become available on March 21 for a price of $379.95.
Nikon will offer the Coolpix P330 in two flavors, Black and White, with no price difference between them.