Nikon has this morning extended it stable of Coolpix digital compacts with the addition of two seven-million-pixel cameras and three 6MP models. Three of the newcomers boast vibration reduction technology designed to reduce camera shake.

Billed as ?slim and elegant? the 7.1MP Coolpix S7c houses a 3in LCD screen and a lens designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 35-105mm zoom. It will cost £299.99 and its monitor has a claimed viewing angle of 170°.

The S7c features an ?electronic? VR (Vibration Reduction) system that uses in-camera image processing to help minimise camera shake.

Featuring a swivel lens design (using a 2.5in screen) is the £299.99 Coolpix S10, a 6MP model that uses Nikon?s Image Sensor Shift VR system to help reduce camera shake. It sports a 10 Nikkor zoom (38-380mm equivalent).

Also unveiled is the 6.1MP Coolpix S9 whose features include a 38-114mm equivalent zoom, 15 scene modes and Face Priority AF.

Also new ? but exclusive to Jessops ? is the 6MP Coolpix L6 – sporting a 38-116mm equivalent lens and due to cost around £169. Nikon claims the L6 has the ?world?s best battery life in the 3x zoom compact class?, with the ability to shoot up to 1,000 images using a pair of AA lithium batteries.

While, exclusive to DSG Retail Ltd stores – such as – is the £249 Coolpix L5 which is a 7.2MP camera that can also be powered by AA batteries.

The L5 sports a 38-190mm equivalent zoom and ?lens shift? vibration reduction technology.

All the newcomers are due out in September, except the S9 which is due to hit shelves in August.

For details call Nikon on 0800 230 220.