The Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera series first came on the market back in 1996 with the Coolpix 100 model. This was Nikon’s first consumer consumer digital camera and it boasted a whopping 0.3 megapixels, and cost around $1000 USD. Since then there have been many upgrades and improvements to the series, and the prices have dropped to a more reasonable range.To date, the Coolpix Digital Camera comes in 3 varieties.
The “P” Series, their Performance Series.
The “S” Series, their Style Series.
The “L” Series, their Life Series.Each Series have a wide range of features to chose from, and at varying prices to meet almost anyone’s needs.The “L” Series offers bargain prices without sacrificing quality. These are the least expensive Coolpix cameras but offer amazing quality (bang for the buck).The “S” Series offers you even more amazing features, but at a slightly higher price than the “L” Series. One of the “S” Series newest members is the Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ, which is the world’s first projector camera!If your needs extend beyond just a simple “point and shoot” digital camera, the Coolpix Series also includes the “P” Series, which boasts professional qualities in a smaller frame. The Nikon Coolpix P80 for example, isn’t your average point and shoot digital camera. This professional quality camera offers much that what’s price would lead you to believe and it’s easy to see why so many photographers carry this handy one as a backup to their bulky DSLRs (Digital SLR).