Nikon Coolpix A100 and A10 cameras pack 5x optical zoom and slim bodies

Nikon has unveiled a pair of new digital point and shoot cameras that put decent features into compact bodies. The cameras include the Coolpix A100 and Coolpix A10. The A100 has a resolution of 20.1MP and has a 5x optical zoom lens. The zoom range can be increased to 10x when Dynamic Fine Zoom is used, which is a fancy name for digital zoom.

The lens in the A100 is a Nikkor covering 26mm to 130mm. The body of the camera is very slim measuring 19.8mm thick and weighing in at 119g. It has a bunch of automatic settings to make shooting images easy to do including a Scene Auto Selector.

The A100 also has Glamour Retouch and a Creative Slider. The other camera is the A10 with 16.1MP resolution. It has a 5x optical zoom lens that begins at 26mm wide angle. The A10 also has a number of automatic features including a Scene Selector mode.

Power for the A10 comes from standard AA batteries that are easy to find around the world. It has in-camera retouch functions and a slim and compact body that makes it very portable. Nikon offered no details on when the cameras would be available to purchase or how much the new models will cost.

(slashgear.com)

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