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Nikon Coolpix P80 and S52 digital cameras

Nikon has added three new digital cameras to its Coolpix range.

The Nikon Coolpix P80 is a 10.1Mp camera that features a 18x Nikkor zoom lens and vibration reduction image stabilisation. Nikon claims that, when combined with the rubberised grip and thumb rest, these features make it almost impossible to take a shaky or blurry shot.

The Coolpix P80 camera, which comes with a black leather-tone finish, has four exposure modes including automatic and manual. Images are composed on the 2.7in LCD display and a new Sport Continuous Mode allows users to shoot up to 30 consecutive pictures at 13fps (frames per second). Priced at £299, the Coolpix P80 will be available from the end of April.

The other two compact digital cameras Nikon is launching are variants of the Nikon Coolpix S52. Both are 9Mp cameras featuring a 3x zoom Nikkor lens with vibration reduction technology and a wave-style design complete with a metallic finish that creates a contemporary look.

The S52 and S52c offer 3in LCD displays and 38MB of internal memory, although they can also be used with SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) flash memory cards.

The Coolpix S52c differs from the standard S52 in its inclusion of built in Wi-Fi. The wireless feature means ensures users can upload, categorise and share photos directly from the camera to my Picturetown – Nikon’s own image storage and sharing website. A Picture Mail button, users can automatically notify their friend via email they have uploaded new images.

The Nikon Coolpix S52 is available in silver, plum or black and will be available from the end of April while the S52c comes in plum or black and will be available from mid-May.

Click here for our Nikon Coolpix S200 compact digital camera review

Nikon Coolpix P80 digital camera

Nikon Coolpix P80 digital camera - a point-and-shoot camera in an SLR-style body

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