Nikon introduces the new CoolPix S9300 and the CoolPix S9200 compact digital cameras as the the successors to the S9100. Though with a slim and compact form factor, both cameras are equipped with a thin 18x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a wide range of angles of view from wide-angle 25 mm to super-telephoto 450 mm.
The S9300 and S9200 sport a 16 Megapixel backside illumination CMOS image sensor and feature the lens-shift vibration reduction to reduce blur and hand shakes when shooting indoor or in dark places. They also come with EXPEED C2 image processing engine for quality image output. In Night Portrait, Backlighting and Night Landscape scene modes, the benefits of the backside illumination CMOS sensor in terms of image quality with shooting at high sensitivities are utilized through the capture of multiple shots in quick succession, which are then combined and recorded as a single image.
The S9200 is the basic model and the S9300 packs built-in GPS chip to record location data for each shot and log your movement, even when you are not taking pictures. Users can also use the onboard database of 1.7 million POIs to confirm and record the name of the location when shooting. Both S9200 and S9300 have a 3-inch LCD display. They record 1920×1080 Full HD video and movies recorded using the HS Movie function can be played back in slow motion at 1/2 or 1/4 the normal playback speed, or in fast motion at twice the normal playback speed for a comical effect. Other features include ISO up to 3200, scene modes, in-camera image editing, and HDMI output.
Nikon will release the GPS-equipped CoolPix S9300 in the US in black, red and silver for $249.95. Blue color option will be available in other regions. The CoolPix S9200 will come in blue, black, silver and champagne.