Nikon Announces New P7000 Prosumer Point-And-Shoot and Others

Watch out Canon! Nikon’s new P7000 seems very aggressively targeted towards taking out the Canon PowerShot G11(reviewed here) from the market. With a long feature set, we may perhaps see this taking aim at the Canon PowerShot S95in addition to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5(comparison here) and the rumored G12. Nikon also announced the S8100 and the S80—all of which I’ve seen in person and was able to hold. I’ve seen these cameras about a month ago: my notes from the meeting and press releases are after the jump.

Nikon P7000

– 10.1 MP 1/1.7 CCD sensor

– 3 inch LCD with 921k dot screen

– 7.1x zoom, f/2.8 to 5.6 aperture

– 720 HD video MOV files 24p movie shooting

– Full manual control

– Expeed C2 processor

– Neutral density filters built into the lens.

– 1.1 fps shooting in RAW

– Stereo mic input

– Mono microphone built in

– Zoom memory function that remembers where the user loves to zoom to and immediately switches the lens to that point.

– One ED lens

– Optical viewfinder that zooms as the lens does

– Tone level information

– Multi-functional dial for things like White Balance, ISO, auto bracketing, TV value will allow you to lock in aperture and shutter speed and set ISO

– New feature that will give you a histogram for better tonal information

– Ergonomics and dials are very similar to the G11

– Wireless flash control, and all the new flashes will meter with the camera

– RAW images

– .9s startup, .31 second shutter lag

– ISO 100-6400 and expandable up to 12,800 in low noise night mode

– In-camera noise reduction

– No GPS

– $499.95 in October or November

– Press release here P7000 Press Release FINAL

S8100

– Back illuminated sensor

– 12.1 CMOS sensor

– 3 inch LCD

– 10fps at full res

– 921k dot LCD

– Vibration reduction

– 3200 ISO

– 1080p HD video

– ED glass in lens

– 249.95 no official date

– Press release here S8100 Press Release FINAL

S80

– 14.1MP CCD

– 3 1/2 OLED screen at 820k dots

– Full touch control

– 3200 iso

– 5 way to reduce blur

– 5x optical zoom

– H.264 MPEG 4 720p 30p

– Colors: silver, purple, blue, gold, red, black

– Retouch functions

– Looks like a business card holder

– Selective color mode

– $329.95

– Press release here S80 Press Release FINAL

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.