The second Nikon Coolpix camera for February could be the P500

I know most of you don’t really care about the Coolpix line, but this is all I got for now. After the 24-100mm f/1.8 model, the second camera rumored to be announced in February is the the Coolpix P500 that will have a  30x or 35x zoom with an extra wheel on the lens for faster zooming.

This type of point and shoot camera makes sense if you consider this quote from the last CES interview with Nikon:

“What we’re seeing in the point-and-shoot business is that the next big thing is going to be about zoom range. You know, currently our P100 has a 26x zoom range, and we have our 8100 which has 10x in a very slim package. We’ll continue to develop that long-zoom strategy, and we’ll expand that as new products start to come out.”

The current Nikon Coolpix P100 model is “temporary out of stock” at B&H (still in stock in Adorama and Amazon), has 26x zoom and features 10.3MP CMOS sensor, 10fps and ISO of 160-3200:

Nikon Coolpix P100

this is the current Nikon Coolpix P100 model

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