Nikon has a brand new pair of high-zoom, budget-friendly cameras. After unveiling the Coolpix B600 bridge-style zoom and the Coolpix A1000 compact zoom cameras in January, Nikon Inc. shared U.S. availability for the brand new compacts on Tuesday, February 25.
The Nikon Coolpix B600 mixes a 60x optical zoom lens, masking a variety equal to a 24-1440mm lens, with a 16-megapixel sensor 2/Three-inch sensor. The lens additionally permits for macro taking pictures. Vibration discount, rated for 3 stops, can also be included, together with four-axis Hybrid VR for movies. Pace-wise, the digital camera can shoot at 7.7 fps for as much as seven photographs.
The bridge-style physique homes a handful of controls, together with a snap-back zoom button that makes it simpler to search out the topic when utilizing the extent of that lengthy zoom. A zoom toggle additionally sits together with the lens. There’s no guide focus possibility, although Nikon included a “pre-zoom” to help with topics that historically require guide focus, like low-light night time photographs. The physique homes a battery rated at 280 photographs.
As one in every of Nikon’s lower-priced bridge zooms, video is HD solely at 1080p and as much as 60 fps.
The Nikon Coolpix A1000, alternatively, guarantees a number of extra high-end options and a smaller physique. The digital camera makes use of a 35x optical zoom lens (24-840mm equal), with a median brightness of f/Three.Four-6.9, in entrance of a 16-megapixel 2/Three-inch sensor. Lens-shift vibration discount can also be included, together with a hybrid system for video.
In contrast to the B600, the A1000 can shoot 4K video at as much as 30 fps, together with Lively D-Lighting for higher high quality in high-contrast scenes. The digital camera additionally packs in a number of extra superior choices for stills, together with RAW taking pictures and the choice to make use of guide focus with focus peaking.
Whereas the physique is smaller than the B600, the A1000 nonetheless matches in an digital viewfinder with an eye fixed sensor to robotically swap between the EVF and the LCD display on the again. The LCD display additionally tilts and is contact delicate. Just like the B600, a snap-back zoom button is included, together with a secondary facet zoom management.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enable for cell picture transfers utilizing Nikon SnapBridge on each the B600 and A1000.
Each cameras go on sale subsequent month, with the A1000 itemizing for about $480 and the B600 for about $330. Whereas not as feature-packed, the most recent Coolpix choices sit at a cheaper price level than choices just like the 125x zoom P1000.
Up to date on February 26, 2019: Added subsequent month’s U.S. availability.