Nikon Coolpix P510 and S-Series digital cameras launched

P-series aimed at professionals while S-series is latest compact

In an age where the DSLR is now the king and Micro Four Thirds are on the way up, the humble digital camera needs someone to fight it's corner, enter Nikon

Nikon has refreshed its range of digital cameras, most notable of the bunch being the newly updated P-Series and S-Series, the former being a super-zoom accompaniment for the professional while the latter is their latest compact digital.

First up is the new P510 which boasts a very impressive 42x optical zoom and a 16MP CMOS Sensor, all crammed into a pretty stylish SLR lookalike body coming in black or red.

With a wide-angle super-telephoto lense you'll be able to record full-HD in stereo and with a tiltable high-resolution screen to boot it's even easier to get those tricky festival over-the-crowd shots.

Next up is the S-Series compact digital cameras which have had a design overhaul and come with a 16MP sensor and a 2.7inch LCD, all wrapped in a sleek aluminium body.

With a 6x zoom lens and a delightfully bright array of colours including a headache-inducing blue to the slightly more subtle black and silver the P-Series will be available along with the others in March.

What do you think, with smartphones getting better cameras is there still a place for the compact digital camera? Let us know via the comments box below...