Nikon appeals to superior shooters with excessive-finish Coolpix P340 and S9700 compacts
The Coolpix P340, which replaces final yr’s P330 and the S9700, which serves because the S9500’s successor, look awfully just like 2013’s fashions — in some ways, these similarities prolong internally, too. The P340, which incorporates the identical 1/1.7-inch 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor as its predecessor, carries an similar MSRP, however provides built-in WiFi connectivity, enabling on the spot uploads to sharing providers and compatibility with Nikon’s companion apps. It additionally consists of an f/1.eight-5.6, 24-120mm (5x) optically stabilized zoom lens, a three-inch VGA RGBW LCD and 1080/30p and 60i video seize. Just like the P330, it additionally presents full guide controls, with a devoted mode dial, a perform button under the lens and a secondary toggle on the highest.
The S9700 additionally consists of built-in WiFi and GPS, however so did the S9500, so there’s not a lot to talk of there. It has a sixteen-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, an upgraded f/three.7-6.four, 25-750mm (30x) optical zoom lens, a three-inch VGA OLED show and 1080/30p and 60i video. It retains its predecessor’s guide management choices, together with a devoted mode dial. Like final yr’s mannequin, this digital camera’s power is in its measurement. It is sufficiently small to slot in a jacket pocket, regardless of its “superzoom” standing. It additionally features a hybrid VR picture stabilization mode that helps maintain issues regular throughout video seize. Look forward to finding a black or purple S9700 in shops for $350 later this month, whereas the (black-solely) P340 will ship in March for $380.
- Key specs
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- Sort Level and shoot
- Zoom 8x (optical)
- Decision (efficient) sixteen&#one hundred sixty;megapixels
- Introduced 2014-01-06
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