When you're jetting off on holiday this summer, whether it be abroad or somewhere in the UK, the chances are you'll want a compact yet powerful camera to capture all the great events of your holiday, without it weighing you down on your travels. There are several options available from Nikon, whether you're looking for something with interchangeable lenses, image effects or even waterproof. Here's what Nikon has to offer:
Nikon 1 Series
The Nikon 1 series are Mirrorless CSC interchangeable lens cameras, meaning they give you top notch performance in a compact body, with equally compact and lightweight interchangeable lenses.
The Nikon 1 S2 is an easy to use system camera that that is capable of capturing HD movies and stunning detail in even low light situations. It's available i a variety of colours and is easily pocketable.
If you want the versatility of an interchangeable lens camera but are worried about it getting water or sand damaged on the beach, the Nikon 1 AW1 is the answer. It's the first waterproof interchangeable lens camera capable of being submerged by up to 15 meters and shockproof from heights of up to 2m, giving you added confidence whilst out and about. Take a look at our review here.
To find out more about the other cameras in the Nikon 1 series take a look at the Nikon website.
If you don't want to carry a big DSLR but do want lots of zoom, then the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a great option for you. It has a 60x optical zoom lens, allowing you to get closer to the action than ever before, great for capturing candid images from a distance. The Coolpix P600 also has a vari-angle screen, making it ideal for viewing images in bright sunlight.
The Nikon Coolpix P600 also has manual exposure controls, allowing you to customise your images quickly and easily. The electronic viewfinder also makes it a lot easier to frame and compose your images. Read more about the Nikon Coolpix P600 in our review.
Nikon Coolpix S9200
If you want a compact camera but also want to share your images quickly via Wi-Fi, then the Coolpix S9200 will be for you. This camera packs a 30x optical zoom into a compact body. It has a 16 megapixel sensor, and also features the manual exposure modes to give you more freedom and creative options when shooting.
You can also shoot HD movies and capture perfect portraits with the Smart Portrait System. This is the ideal camera for those that want to keep friends and family up to date with what they are up to by sharing images online quickly and easily. All this in a compact body that will easily fit in a coat or jacket pocket. Take a look at our review.
Nikon Coolpix AW120
If you're looking for something a little more rugged that you can take with you wherever you go, the Nikon Coolpix AW120 is the answer. It packs a 16 megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi and HD recording into a compact body that's designed to survive almost any holiday mishaps thrown at it. It's waterproof to 18m, shockproof to 2m and freezeproof to -10 degrees c, meaning you can take it diving and take some great underwater images of the kids playing for a different twist on the usual family photo.
It's colourful too with colours including orange and bright blue available, making it the perfect holiday companion. Find out more in our review.