Today Nikon Canada announced the new COOLPIX L620, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, and a new SB-300 Speedlight.
An asset for hobbyists and enthusiasts, Nikon’s newest AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens features a 7.8x zoom range that helps capture beautiful images and HD videos from a variety of focal lengths. Whether shooting portraits, landscapes, travel or architecture, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR delivers astounding image quality when capturing wide-angle or long-range telephoto. Equipped with VR image stabilization, the lens features four stops* of VR image stabilization, ensuring sharp photos and videos even in low-light situations or while handheld.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is built upon core NIKKOR technologies designed to render photos and HD videos with the utmost clarity and colour reproduction. Constructed with one ED glass element and one aspheric lens element, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR sports a seven-blade diaphragm for natural image blur and a Silent Wave Motor (SVM) that provides quiet and precise AF operation. Additionally, photographers can operate the lens using one of two focus modes M/A (AF with manual override) and M (manual) for complete control.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2013 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $629.95.
The SB-300 Speedlight presents a compact and lightweight accessory built for the individual looking to take flash photography to the next level. Providing more power and coverage than a built-in flash, the versatile and portable SB-300 is a simple yet valuable lighting accessory compatible with both Nikon digital SLR and Advanced Performance COOLPIX cameras. This new Speedlight covers a wide-angle 18mm in DX-format and operates via simple on-camera controls, making it easy for beginner photographers to use light to their advantage.
The SB-300 tilts up 120 degrees, allowing for the use of creative bounce flash to soften shadows and diffuse the flash, resulting in more flattering portraits and even exposures. For added convenience, firmware is upgradable through supporting digital SLRs, and the SB-300 is powered by two AAA batteries. Additionally, the SB-300 Speedlight features thermal cut-out protection to prevent overheating when capturing multiple flash images in succession.
The SB-300 AF Speedlight is scheduled to be available in late August 2013 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at an MSRP of $159.95.
The Nikon COOLPIX L620 is an easy-to-handle compact camera with a versatile 14x optical zoom lens that makes it effortless to shoot amazing images and Full HD (1080p) videos up close or from a distance. A great companion for the always-on-the-go individual, the L620 offers user-friendly features such as Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode, Special Effects and Target Finding AF, as well as Full HD video recording at the touch of a button.
“The COOLPIX L620’s comfortable ergonomics, user-friendly features and intuitively placed controls make it easy for users to capture memorable events, from a baby’s first steps to a big hit at a little league baseball game,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “With exceptional image quality and video performance, the L620 helps users to confidently produce images and videos they will share for a lifetime.”
The camera body of the COOLPIX L620 is designed specifically for users who seek simplicity with the added benefits and capabilities of a long zoom lens. The impressive 14x optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens covers a focal length of 25mm to a distant 350mm (35mm equivalent), making the L620 ideal for taking on vacation as well as for special occasions that require shooting at a distance. For added stability, the integrated grip provides extra support when shooting or composing on the bright, high-resolution HVGA 3.0-inch LCD monitor.
The L620 boasts an 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, which assists in capturing detailed images with rich colour and clarity. Even in low-light conditions, the camera can help the user to create sharper images with the assistance of lens-shift VR Image Stabilization and wide ISO range up to 3200 ISO. The L620 also features one-touch recording, making it simple to create fun videos and memories in Full HD video with stereo sound.
Capturing great still shots is effortless with Nikon’s easy-to-use Scene Modes or Easy Auto Mode which enable users to enhance their photos with options like Red Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF. Other special effects include Quick Retouch, Filter Effects and Skin Softening to create truly flattering portraits. For added convenience, the use o readily available AA-size batteries makes it easy for the user on the go.
The COOLPIX L620 is scheduled to be available in September 2013 at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $229.95. It is available in black and red.