Nikon is set to bolster its compact Coolpix range with five new compacts, the S10, S7c, S9, L5 and L6.

Nikon is set to bolster its compact Coolpix range with five new compacts, the S10, S7c, S9, L5 and L6.

Headlining the new batch of Coolpixs is the S7c (£299.99). An S6 replacement, the 7MP model boasts a 35-105mm (35mm equivalent) zoom-Nikkor ED lens, 3-inch LCD screen and built-in electronic Vibration Reduction. An Anti-shake mode automatically activates e-VR and Best Shot Selector, a feature that selects the sharpest image from up to ten sequential shots, while also setting the optimal ISO for steady results. High-Sensitivity mode maximizes the camera?s light sensitivity by choosing the optimal setting, up to ISO 1600, for shooting fast-moving subjects or low light conditions.

The 6MP S10 (£299.99) meanwhile offers Superzoom capabilities thanks to a 38-380mm (35mm equivalent), 10x optical lens. Consumers can also look forward to a 2.5-inch LCD with 170 degree viewing angle, maximum ISO800 sensitivity and VR technology. Offering similar imaging power but with a 3x optical lens is the S9 (£199.99), which incorporates a 6MP CCD, 2.5-inch LCD and a new right-angled design that allows it to operate throughout its entire focal range without protruding. A further flash of fun is promised with a unique ?stop motion? mode that enables users to create short animations.

Nikon?s ?L? series is set to welcome the arrival of 5MP L6 and 7MP L5. Offering 5x optical zoom the L5 comes equipped with Nikon?s lens shift vibration reduction technology more commonly found in the manufacturer?s SLRs. A 2.5-inch LCD, 15 scene modes and PictBridge compatibility also adorn the new model.

The L6 falls in the mid range of Nikon?s L series offering 6MP, 3x optical zoom and what Nikon is billing ?the world?s longest battery life? for a 3x optical camera when powered by supplied Energizer lithium AA-size batteries. PictBridge direct printing and 23MB internal storage are also provided.

All the new models feature a one-touch portrait button that acts as shortcut to a trio of Nikon imaging innovations including Face-priority AF, in-camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting technology.

The Coolpix L5 will go on sale exclusively at branches of Dixons, Currys.digital and PC World, while the L6 will be a Jessops exclusive model. All new cameras will be available in early autumn and full specifications are available at www.nikon.co.uk.