Update: the lens will go up to 100mm on the tele end and not 120mm as initially reported.
The next refresh of the Nikon Coolpix line will include an advanced model with a 24-100mm zoom and fast aperture starting at f/1.8 (don't know yet what will be the aperture on the tele end). The announcement will be soon (not sure yet if it will be for CES or in February when the Coolpix line is usually refreshed).
With this new Coolpix camera Nikon is trying to stay competitive with a new range of compacts with fast f/1.8 aperture:
- the yet to be announced Olympus XZ-1 will have a 28-112mm equivalent f/1.8-2.5 lens
- the existing Samsung TL5000 has a 24-72mm equivalent f/1.8-2.4 lens.
In the past, Nikon has always introduced new DSLRs/lenses along with their Coolpix announcement. I hope to have more info soon.
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