By Andrew Liszewski
Nikon unveiled a bunch of new P&S cameras today (no DSLRs or D90 I’m afraid) but the one that will probably draw the most attention is the COOLPIX S60. As a ‘Nikon man’ I’ve recommended the COOLPIX s-series cameras to a lot of family and friends mostly because of the relatively small size of the camera, and the large LCD displays. In fact the displays on these cameras have gotten bigger and bigger over the years, and I guess it was inevitable that Nikon would eventually push the screen size as far as it could go.
The only buttons you’ll find on the S60 is the power and shutter located on top, since everything else is done via the touch screen LCD display on the back. It also allows for a ‘Retouch Function’ where you can scribble notes or drawings on an image with a small stylus. (The original and ‘painted’ versions of the image are both preserved.) As for tech specs the S60 features 10 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, optical VR stabilization, and ISO settings up to 3200. I particularly like the new autofocus and auto-exposure functions which allow you to select a subject in the display which the camera will automatically track and keep properly exposed and in focus. The Nikon COOLPIX S60 will be available next month for $349.95.