Nikon has launched three new compact digital cameras ahead of PMA in Florida next week. The new models will be apart of the L or “Life” series.

All three models, the Nikon COOLPIX L2, L3 and L4, boast a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, a 2-inch LCD, 6.0 megapixels for the COOLPIX L2, 5.1 effective megapixels for the COOLPIX L3 and 4.0 effective megapixels for the COOLPIX L4.

Powered by regular AA-type batteries, Nikon says the L Series has been designed for the snapshot consumer in mind and now for the first time, Nikon has included its Exclusive Feature System including automatic red-eye fixing in-camera. Face-Priority AF that automatically finds and focuses on a persons face and D-Lighting that selects and creates a copy of images with excessive backlight.

The cameras also feature a blur warning alert, and a Best Shot Selector (BSS) that automatically identifies and saves the sharpest shot from ten sequential shots.

Additionally, the L Series cameras include handy features such as, TV Quality Movie Mode function (recording movies at up to 30fps with sound on the L2 and L3), Single and Continuous AF, Choice of White Balance and Noise Reduction.

32 MB of internal memory for the L2 and L3 and 16MB for the L4 the COOLPIX L2 and L3 will be available in late February 2006 and cost $199.95 for the L3 and $249.95 for the L2.

The COOLPIX L4 will be available in March 2006 with an MSRP of $149.95.

We are awaiting confirmation on UK pricing from Nikon UK.

We will keep you posted.