The Coolpix P1 is a black, 8-megapixel digital camera with 32MB of internal memory that will sell for $550; the Coolpix P2 is a 5.1-megapixel version in silver with 16MB of internal memory for $400.
Both weigh only six ounces (without a battery or optional SD memory card) and feature built-in flash and a 3.5x optical zoom lens, plus a 4x digital zoom.
They can also shoot 30-frames-per-second (fps) video with sound in QuickTime format. They will even do time-lapse shots.
Nikon says the cameras' Wi-Fi signals will travel about 100 feet or so, depending on conditions. Features include a Shoot and Transfer Mode for sending pictures to the computer as soon as they're taken they don't even go on the memory card or Easy Transfer to off load images either manually or in batches by date, so that only new images get copied over the network.
You need to have a computer running Nikon's PictureProject software to get pictures the cameras don't connect to the Internet at hotspots. Each model comes with Version 1.6 of PictureProject, and a Wireless Camera Setup Utility wizard.
An optional, $50 wireless print adapter lets the cameras print directly over the wireless connection, with no need to view the images on a computer first. To do so, however, you must use a printer that supports PictBridge.
Nikon is not the first company to announce a Wi-Fi equipped camera. Kodak announced the EasyShare-One Wi-Fi Digital Camera in January of this year, and after several delays, it looks like it might be hitting shelves in time for the holiday season Kodak's Web site says "Available in October."
The four-megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom will sell for $600. Kodak previously announced a deal with T-Mobile Hotspots, through which you can connect via the Wi-Fi in those locations to upload photos over the Internet.
Actually, the P1 and P2 aren't the first wireless-capable cameras from Nikon, either. The D2X, announced last year, is a 12-megapixel digital SLR with an 802.11g adapter as an optional transmitter attachment.