Nikon Coolpix P7100 RAW Shooter and AW100 Rugged Cameras Leaked

Nikon Coolpix P7100 and AW100

Nikon Coolpix P7100 and AW100

The Nikon Coolpix P7100 and AW100 surfaced this afternoon on Nikon Rumors a little while before their anticipated unveiling later tonight/tomorrow.

The P7100 looks to be the replacement for the rather sluggish Coolpix P7000.  However, Nikon may very well have boosted the performance of the P7100 so that its a viable option for those who want an advanced compact.

The P7100 is rumored to included the following specifications:

  • 10MP 1/1.7″ sensor
  • 7x zoom (28mm-200 equivalent)
  • ISO 100-3200, extended up to 6400 (Hi1)
  • 3in. 921k dots tiltable display
  • Built-in ND filter
  • 1080i HD video with stereo sound
  • New special effect modes

All in all, the P7100 appears to be a very similar camera to the P7000 down the key spec list.  As I suggested above, the inclusion of 1080i HD video capture is a good sign that the P7100 will have a faster processor.  As a result, this could be a very exciting camera for Nikon in the same way that the PowerShot G12 is a killer camera for Canon.

And, the AW100 will be introduced as Nikon’s rugged compact option.  Presumably the “AW” in the model name is a reference to “all weather.”

Key Nikon AW100 specs are rumored as follows:

  • Backside illuminated 16MP sensor
  • Waterproof down to 33-feet
  • Shockproof up to 5-feet
  • Freezeproof down to 14 degrees F
  • Oversized buttons for gloves
  • 5X wide angle zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent)
  • Electronic compass
  • GPS for geotagging + basic maps
  • A new feature called SWING CONTROL – shake the camera in a certain way to change functions (portrait to landscape) w/o going into the menu
  • 1080p/30 and 720p/60 HD video capture
  • mini HDMI out
  • Available September 8, 2011
  • MSRP of $379.99
  • Available in blue, black, and orange

Additional new models are rumored to include the Coolpix S1200pj (with iPod/iPad connectivity), S8200, S6200, S4150, S6150 and S100.

[via Nikon Rumors 1, 2, and 3]