New Travel Zoom Cameras: Nikon Intros 35x Zoom (24-840mm) Coolpix A1000 & 60x (24-1440mm) B600

Here are two new compact cameras you might want to bring on your next safari vacation: the 35x zoom (24-840mm equivalent) Nikon Coolpix A1000 and 60x (24-1440mm) Nikon Coolpix B600 compact zoom cameras.

The 16MP Nikon Coolpix A1000 (available in black) and 16MP Coolpix B600 (available in black) will go on sale in the U.S. this March 2019 for $479.95 and $329.95, respectively. Below are some of the key features of these two new long zooming compact cameras, which are designed for travel photography, sports and street photography.


Nikon Coolpix A1000 Features

• Sleek and pocket-sized design

• 35x optical zoom Nikkor lens that covers 24-840mm range to capture anything from wide landscapes to distant subjects

• Offers Dynamic Fine Zoom, a digital zoom feature that can expand the reach up to 70x, or a focal length equivalent to approximately 1680 mm (in 35mm [135] format)

• Macro close-up mode allows users to shoot macro photography as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.) to the lens at the maximum wide-angle position

• 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with an ISO range of up to 6400 (when using P/S/A/M modes)

• 1166k-dot electronic eye-level viewfinder that aids in the framing process, enabling users to compose their shot even in bright light situations

• Captures uncompressed Raw (NRW) images for easier editing and post-processing using Capture NX-D, Nikon's Raw processing software

• Lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function to produce sharper images, even without a tripod

• Records 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) videos with full stereo sound and Hybrid VR functionality for smoother and steadier footage 

• Equipped with Nikon’s Active D-Lighting function for enhanced photo quality in high-contrast scenarios, such as shooting backlit portraits. In addition, the Active D-Lighting function, which effectively reduces the loss of details in highlights and shadows in scenes exhibiting great contrast, can also be applied during movie recording

• 1036K-dot 3-inch tilting touchscreen display for easier image capture from challenging angles

• Snap Back Zoom and Side Zoom controls to comfortably adjust camera settings while using the viewfinder

• Five pre-set Creative Modes and 20 different image effects for photographers who want to enhance their images in-camera

• Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity that makes sharing high quality Nikon images easy when using the Nikon SnapBridge app and a compatible mobile device

• $479.95, available March 2019


Nikon Coolpix B600 Features

• 60x optical zoom Nikkor lens that spans a 24-1440mm equivalent focal range, or go even further with 120x Dynamic Fine Digital Zoom

• 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and advanced EXPEED image-processing engine to capture detailed images in challenging light conditions

• Equipped with Macro mode, which allows users to captured macro photography with shooting as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.) to the lens at the maximum wide-angle position

• Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) mechanism capable of reducing camera shake to the same degree as a 3.0-stop increase in shutter speed with still photography, and 4-axis Hybrid VR that effectively reduces blur with movie recording

• 19 scene modes automatically optimize camera setting according to the scene a user is trying to capture, such as the Multiple Exposure Lighten mode that captures dramatic nightscapes and light paths – like the flow of car lights

• Select from 36 different creative effects and filters

• Snap Back Zoom and Side Zoom controls

• Record 1080/60i (50i) and 1080/30p Full HD movies with stereo sound

• Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity with the help of Nikon’s SnapBridge app, which automatically transfers images to a compatible smart device while the user continues shooting

• Support for the ML-L7 Remote Control, which is capable of a variety of operations over a Bluetooth connection to the camera

• EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, which can be charged over USB while inserted in the camera

• $329.95, available in March 2019