Nikon Coolpix P500, S9100 and L120

Nikon has introduced three new superzoom cameras – the Coolpix P500, S9100 and L120.

Nikon Coolpix P500

The P500 (top) is the headlining superzoom Coolpix model with a 36x optical zoom lens for a monstrous 22.5-810mm equivalent zoom range.  The P500 keeps things real in the resolution department with a modest 12.1MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, and offers a sensitivity range of ISO 160-3200, along with a variety of Auto-ISO options.

The Coolpix P500 features an in-camera HDR mode, which combines multiple images for a single-image HDR photo.  The P500 also features full 1080p HD video capture, along with stereo sound recording.  Like its predecessor, the P400, the new model also features super slow motion capture.  Rounding out the P500 is a 3-inch, 921k-dot resolution vari-angle LCD panel.

The Nikon Coolpix P500 should be available in March for $399.95.  Check availability on

Nikon Coolpix S9100

The Nikon Coolpix S9100 features a 12.1MP CMOS sensor and an 18x optical zoom lens (25-450mm equivalent).  The S9100 also sports a 3-inch 921k-dot resolution LCD and sensitivity range of ISO 160-3200.

Like the P500, the S9100 offers a built-in HDR feature and 1080p video capture with stereo sound.  The Nikon Coolpix S9100 should be available in March for $329.95. Check availability on

Nikon Coolpix L120

The Nikon Coolpix L120 foregoes the CMOS sensor in the S9100 and P500, in favor of a presumably more affordable 14.1MP CCD image sensor.  The Coolpix L120 features a 21x zoom lens (25-525mm equivalent) and a sensitivity range of ISO 80-6400.  Auto ISO ranges from ISO 80-800 and a Sports Auto ISO mode ranges from ISO 400-3200.

The L120 can capture 720p HD video, is powered by 4-AA batteries and offers a 3-inch 921k-dot resolution display.  The Nikon Coolpix L120 should be available in late February 2011 for $279.95.  Check availability on