Nikon Coolpix Cameras Go Wireless

Nikon today announced what they consider to be a major technological leap in digital cameras. Their new Coolpix P1 and P2 models, priced at $549.95 and $399.95 respectively, will be available in September.

What makes these new Coolpix digital cameras so unique, Nikon said, is that they are the first built-in Wi-Fi enabled devices of their kind. This Wi-Fi feature will allow owners to wirelessly transmit photos from the camera directly to a selected computer or PictBridge-enabled printer equipped with the camera company’s new wireless printer adapter. One particular wireless transfer mode on these new cameras allows photos to be automatically transferred to a computer as soon as they are taken.

Other features in common on the eight-megapixel P1 and five-megapixel P2 include a face AF function, red eye correction, 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor Glass lens, 16 scene modes, video capture at up to 30fps and a 2.5” color LCD.

“The new Coolpix P1 and P2 literally pull the plug on digital imaging while highlighting Nikon’s commitment to providing consumers with the latest in digital imaging technology,” says Bill Giordano, General Manager of Marketing for Nikon, Inc. “These models give consumers the freedom, with the push of a button, to immediately share and print their images like never before.”