Nikon has announced a new all-weather digital compact, the Coolpix W300, which will be available next month.
The W300 features a 16-megapixel (1/2.3-inch) CMOS sensor, wide-angle (24mm, f2.8) lens with 5x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD as well as built-in NFC, WiFi and GPS.
It is waterproof to 30m, freezeproof (-10 degrees C), shockproof (2.4m) and dustproof. It shoots 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video at 30fps. The W300 can also record time-lapse and ‘superlapse’ movies. (Whatever superlapse might be).
It is equipped with an LED light button for back-up lighting when preparing to take pictures or record movies in dark surroundings.
‘Fitting right into the traveller’s backpack in a compact and durable form is the new W300 with its extensive range of functions. The camera compatibly gets into action in the terrains of land and water with its waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and cold-resistant properties. It is ready to tough it out to preserve your moments in both quality stills and 4K UHD videos,’ said James Murray, managing director, Nikon Australia.
– GPS with altimeter and depth gauge
– 7fps, 1/4000 sec top shutter speed;
– Support for SnapBridge for simple upload of images to social media;
– Pre-focus and Target finding autofocus (AF);
– A variety of scene modes, and macro mode to 1cm;
– Available in colours of camouflage, orange, yellow, and black.
No local pricing supplied, but with a US recommended price of $390 there won’t be much change out of $600 in the local market.