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Nikon Coolpix P1 and P2 WiFi-enabled digicams

Nikon Coolpix P2

Nikon is dropping a brace of digital cameras endowed with onboard WiFi, which should be cause for much celebration among fans of photo-sharing sites like Flickr, Buzznet et al — but before you pop the cork on that champagne, you'd better brace yourself for some bad news. The Coolpix P1 and P2 (at five and eight megapixels, respectively) do have built-in WiFi — however, that WiFi connection is only good for one thing: sending photos to your desktop machine. You can't automagically connect to the internet and upload photos. Plus, you can't even upload photos to your computer without first installing Nikon's PictureProject software, so if you're at a friend's house and want to send over some photos, you'd better have that install CD on you, or you're stuck with the old tried and true USB method anyway. They're hitting at the end of this month for €429/$529 for the P1 (pic after the jump) and €329/$405 for the P2 (pictured above), and we're gonna hold out until someone hacks them to send stuff direct.

Nikon Coolpix P2 back
Nikon Coolpix P1

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