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Nikon announces the compact 7-Megapixel Coolpix L12

Nikon announces the Coolpix L12, a compact entry level digital camera that combines easy operation with VR image stabilization that enables even absolute beginners to take sharp and steady shots in unstable conditions. The camera features a 7.1 megapixel image sensor, and 3x optical zoom Nikkor lens. Furthermore, the L12 features a 2.5 inch LCD, and is compatible with regular AA-size batteries. The L12 also offers in-camera functions for Face-priority Auto Focus, in-camera Red-Eye fix, and D-Lighting...

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Nikon announces the compact 7-Megapixel Coolpix L12 - digital camera and photography newsTake pleasing pictures with easy operation and overcome camera shake at a touch.

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX L12. A quality compact digital camera that combines quality performance with exceptionally easy operation, the COOLPIX L12 also offers the advantage of VR image stabilization that enables even absolute beginners to take sharp and steady shots in unstable conditions.

Offering the full imaging potential of 7.1 effective megapixels, the COOLPIX L12 captures true-to-life color with fine detail that remains even when images are considerably enlarged. The COOLPIX L12 also features a powerful 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with an ample range of 35-105mm that delivers the compositional potential to capture everything from closely composed portraits to wide-open views.

One of the key advantages of the COOLPIX L12 is its optical lens shift VR ability that overcomes camera shake to produce clearer, steadier images. And because the function remains active as long as the camera is switched on, it produces a sharper image on the LCD that makes it easier to choose the right moment to shoot. The COOLPIX L12 also features a handy Anti-Shake button, too, that activates three features simultaneously for sharper images – lens shift VR, High-Sensitivity mode and BSS (Best Shot Selector).

The COOLPIX L12 takes great pictures in more challenging conditions as well, thanks to high light sensitivity up to ISO 1600. Not only does such sensitivity make it easy to achieve better pictures when shooting with less available light, but it also enables faster shutter speeds that are essential for the capture of fast-moving subjects.

The COOLPIX L12 also boasts three unique Nikon innovations that allow anyone to take better pictures in difficult conditions. Instantly accessible at the touch of a handy One-touch portrait button, they comprise Face-priority AF* that automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix that can automatically overcome the red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash, and Nikon's D-Lighting that can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight.

The COOLPIX L12 features an impressive LCD monitor, too. Measuring an ample 2.5 inches across, it enables easy composition and high-quality playback wherever the user happens to be. And taking convenience even further still, the COOLPIX L12 has been specially designed to be compatible with AA-size batteries, which are available virtually everywhere in the world. As a result, users never have to worry about recharging batteries or running out of power while on holiday.

Finally, just like all the other cameras in Nikon's popular COOLPIX range, the L12 comes complete with Nikon's exclusive PictureProject software. Powerful, yet exceptionally easy to use, PictureProject makes it a snap to transfer, organize, edit and share photos with family and friends.

* Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.

Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.
February 20, 2007
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