Nikon is adding three models to its L-series. Heading the pack is the Coolpix L110, the successor to their first medium ultra-zoom. This one extends the zoom range to a wide-angle 15X, equivalent to 28-420mm. It uses a 12 megapixels sensor with CCD-shift image stabilization and a high-resolution 3″ LCD having 460k pixels. The sensor can also record 720p HD video at 30 FPS with stereo sound . It uses SD or SDHC memory cards and runs on standard AA batteries, a welcome change that will increase the versatility of such a camera. The Nikon Coolpix L110 ships next month for $279 USD or CDN.
The remaining two models form the most basic compact cameras from Nikon. Those are the Coolpix L22 and L21. They both feature a wide-angle 3.6X optical zoom lens. The L22 is equipped with a 12 megapixels sensor and 3″ LCD having 230k pixels. The L21 has an 8 megapixels sensor and a 2.5″ LCD having 230k pixels. Both these cameras run on proprietary lithium-ion batteries and use SD or SDHC memory cards. The L22 ships for $129 USD or CDN, while the L21 ships for $99 USD or CDN. Both models will be available next month.