Nikon Coolpix S6200 and S8200 super zooms outed

Nikon Coolpix S6200 and S8200 super zooms outed
Coolpic 6200 - big zoom, small chassis

Nikon has announced the arrival of two new super zoom compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S6200 and the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

The 6200 is the smallest of the two, with Nikon branding it an ultra-compact. Despite its size though, there's some meaty features on the camera, including a 16MP CMOS sensor and 10x wide-angle zoom lens.

The 6200 also has movie recording functionality (720p) and has an ISO up to 3,200, so it's pretty nifty in low-light conditions.

There's also a smattering of effects on board, just in case you get a little bored with how mundane real life looks. These effects include: Soft Focus and Nostalgic Sepia and also image enhancements in the form of Cross Screen, Fisheye and Miniature Effect.

Nikon coolpix s8200

The Nikon Coolpix S8200 comes brandishing a 14x zoom wide-angle Nikkor lens and is equipped with a 16-megapixel back illuminated CMOS image sensor.

As with the S6200, the S8200 has video capabilities but instead of 720p, the quality has been ratcheted up to Full HD 1080p. There's also some stereo sound on board.

The Nikon S8200 UK release date is 22 September and comes in four colours: black, red, silver and white. Price-wise, it will set you back £279.

The Nikon S6200 UK release date is also 22 September, with pricing starting at £179.

Marc Chacksfield

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