Nikon unveiled the Coolpix L620, a
new budget-friendly compact camera with ultra-zoom. The camera features an 18.1MP BSI CMOS sensor, a 25-
350mm equivalent (14x) zoom lens, a 3-inch 480,000 dot LCD, 1080p video recording, lens-shift Vibration
Reduction, and support for use of AA batteries. The L620 is expected to be available from September for about
The company also launched the 18-140mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR mid-level standard zoom lens, designed for
APS-C sensor D-SLRs. The lens covers a 27-210mm equivalent range and includes Nikon’s latest VR stabilization system, capable of offering four steps of stabilization, according to CIPA standard tests. The lens is expected to be priced at US$600. Although there is no word on availability, it is likely to be sold as a stand-alone, and not with any Nikon D-SLRs.
Nikon also revealed the entry-level Speedlight SB-300 flashgun. The SB-300 weighs 120g (with two AAA
batteries installed), and has a guide number of 18m. The flashgun can tilt upwards by up to 120 degrees, and
covers 18mm with a DX-format and 27mm with an FX-format camera. The SB-300 is expected to be available
from end of August for US$150.