New Nikon S8000 and S6000 are new slim 10X and 7X zooms with 720p
Nikon has realigned their P&S model numbers, and that is a good thing, because it was getting rather twisted. These two new cameras expand on the slim-zooms, with the leading S8000 jumping on the 10X blade-zoom bandwagon, and with the S6000 having a 7X lens like the 2009 model S630.
Sadly however, both are using the new 14mp 1/2.3" sensor, which is clearly overkill! But Nikon is not alone, everybody and their mother-company are doing it as well :(
The S8000 uses a 10X lens (30-300mm eq), while the S6000 has the 7X lens (28-196mm), both with lens-shift image stabilization of course. The S8000 has a 3-inch (921K) display, which may be of interest to some, while the S6000 has a more standard 2.7-inch (230K). Both record 30fps 720p video.
Sadly battery life for these is not particularly hot, 210 CIPA for each one.
For more, be sure to check the Nikon website et al.