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Nikon Releases Seven New Coolpix Models

Nikon Coolpix S6 digital camera (back view) Nikon Coolpix S6 digital camera (back view)

Nikon's 2006 Coolpix line includes seven easy-to-use digital cameras. Nikon's exclusive feature system is available throughout the lineup, which allows users to improve recorded images in-camera, automatically detects and corrects red eye, and finds and focuses on faces.

The cameras also include D-Lighting, which selects and creates copies of images with excessive backlight or insufficient flash illumination, adding light and detail where necessary. The Best Shot Selector automatically identifies and saves the sharpest images from among 10 sequential shots. In addition, every new Coolpix camera features TV-quality movie mode, which records movies at up to 30 fps with sound.

The Coolpix L Series includes the 6-megapixel L2, the 5.1-megapixel L3 and the 4-megapixel L4, which feature 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lenses, 2-inch LCDs and streamlined designs. The L2 has a suggested price of $199, while the L3 and L5 are priced at $249 and $149, respectively.

The S-series S5 and S6 combine digital photo-sharing technology, with 6 effective megapixels and 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED Glass lenses. The incorporation of rotary multiselectors allows for easy scrolling through the redesigned menu system, and picture playback is possible at up to 10 frames per second. Users also can produce slide shows with pace and transition to match the music and style. The S5, which has a 2.5-inch LCD, sells for $349, while the S6, with a 3-inch LCD, carries a $449 price tag.

The Coolpix P3 and P4 digital cameras combine 8.1 effective megapixels with vibration-reduction capabilities in two modes, normal and active. The cameras have an array of exposure control settings, wide-area autofocus and 16 shooting modes. 

The Coolpix P3 comes with built in WiFi capability and sells for $449. The P4 has a suggested retail price of $399.

Additional Info

  • Company: Nikon
  • Company Phone #: 800-626-4566