Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New digital cameras: Nikon P50, P5100, S700, S510, S51, S51c, L14, L15

  • Breaking news from and Nikon goes in burst mode and announces eight new compact digital cameras! Here is a very quick summary, more details to follow later on:
  • P5100: Follows the P5000 with the 12mp sensor, EXPEED engine mutation, but sadly no RAW :(. says that it does support RAW. FALSE ALARM??? No other place mentions RAW! So what is it???. UPDATE 8/30: Goodbye RAW!, it was nice having you on paper. It looks like no RAW on this camera, the RAW reference has been removed from dcresource, and is nowhere else to be found :-(
  • 240 CIPA (small camera, small battery unfortunately). $400 in September. Nice of Nikon to maintain a $400 price! More on this camera at the RAWsumer blog
  • P50: Inspired by the P5000, it offers an 8mp 1/2.5" sensor, starts at 28mm-102mm, no stabilization, AA batteries. October $230

  • S700: Another 12 megapixel entry, it seems that even the bijou cameras are now "growing up" in megapixels. A pedestrian 37-11x (3x optical zoom lens) but with sensor-shift stabilization. Miserable battery life at 150 CIPA. $380
  • S510: 8mp 1/2.5", optical stabilization, 3x zoom. Miserable battery life at 170 CIPA. $300.
  • S51 and S51c: Wireless and non-wireless versions of an 8mp 1/2.5", folded optics with VR stabilization bijou, 3x lens. $280 and $330 for the wireless (S51c) one
  • L15: The new L-series flagship with optical image stabilization, 8mp 1/2.5", 35-105mm eq lens, 2.8" LCD, AA batteries, and the usual assortment of Face Recognition and such. $180.
  • l14: L15's deputy makes the claim of the longest lasting digital camera as it lasts for 1000 CIPA shots with Energizer AA lithium. 7mp 1/2.5" sensor, 3x optical,an the usual assortment you would expect from an entry-level. But it has staying power :) $150.

    Monthly Production Output from Nikon Japan
  • Nikon P5100, 50,000 per month
  • Nikon P50, 50,000 per month
  • Nikon S510, 70,000 per month for each color (three colors)
  • Nikon S700, 50,000 per month for the urban black color,
  • Nikon S51, 100,000 per month for the silver, red and pink each.
  • Nikon Coolpix S51c 25,000 per month
  • Nikon L15, 100,000 per month for each color (two colors)
  • Nikon L14, 100,000 per month

    And if you missed the production outputs for the expensive Nikkor lenses, here they are at this Nikon Japan press release:
  • AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED, 4000 per month
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED, 6000 per month
  • AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F2.8G ED VR, 2000 per month
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F4G ED VR, 2000 per month
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F4G ED VR, 2000 per month


    4U2C said...

    I like the new Nikon products. The P5100 Nikon P5100 seems like a winner.

    1001 noisy cameras said...

    Unfortunately for us as users the P5100 really needed RAW! Or at least Nikon perhaps needed to make a bigger version of the P5100 with RAW and such.