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Nikon announces the Coolpix P5000, 10 megapixels and 3.5x optical zoom

Nikon announces the Coolpix P5000, a 10-megapixel, 3.5x optical zoom compact digital camera. The camera has an extended light sensitivity range up to ISO 3200, thus adding the power to shoot more effectively in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity. The ISO 3200 setting is only available for image settings of 5 Megabyte (2592 x 1944) or smaller. The P5000's new image-processing engine features enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise ratio...

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Nikon announces the Coolpix P5000, 10 megapixels and 3.5x optical zoom - digital camera and photography newsAdvanced functions, flexible control, operating ease and superior image quality add up to greater photo enjoyment

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX P5000, a new compact digital camera that offers advanced functions, ease of operation and high image quality that is sure to satisfy photo and camera enthusiasts.

High performance and outstanding image quality are the hallmarks of the COOLPIX P5000. The fun starts with a full 10.0 megapixels of sharp resolution. That's enough to capture the finest details, crop creatively, and produce beautiful enlargements. Featuring the compositional freedom of 3.5x optical zoom capability, the COOLPIX P5000 incorporates a 36-126mm Zoom-Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent) that proves equally handy when zooming in for tight compositions or zooming out to capture sweeping vistas or buildings.

Enhancing the shooting experience is VR image stabilization, which counteracts the effects of camera shake in lower light, or when shooting unsteady subjects to help achieve sharper results. The COOLPIX P5000 operates with VR the entire time which stabilizes images displayed on the wide-angle 2.5-inch LCD, making it easier to frame shots and capture the moment as intended. The benefits of VR image stabilization also extend to achieving smoother action in the movie shooting modes.

Extended light sensitivity range up to ISO 3200* opens new worlds of photographic opportunities by adding the power to shoot more effectively in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity. The COOLPIX P5000's new image-processing engine with enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise(S/N) ratio preserves high image quality, even when shooting at high ISO settings.

Logically placed and easily accessed buttons and controls simplify and streamline camera operation. This includes the new Mode dial, which provides quick access to a selection of 16 different scene-optimized modes, seven movie modes, Anti-Shake mode and High-Sensitivity mode. The Mode dial also offers learning and advanced photographers a choice of Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A], and Manual [M] exposure modes for even greater control over camera operation. The COOLPIX P5000 features advanced functions which are skillfully packed into a lightweight yet solid body that features a magnesium alloy front panel, an optical viewfinder, a textured finish that is reminiscent of the feel of leather, and a comfortable new grip covered in grid-pattern rubber for a reassuring hold.

Compatibility with add-on system components further extends the creative possibilities. Converter lens options include a Wide-angle Converter that realizes a focal length of 24mm (35mm equivalent), and a Telephoto Converter that extends the reach of the zoom to 378mm (35mm equivalent). The built-in accessory shoe makes Nikon's advanced i-TTL flash control when working with optional external flashes.

The COOLPIX P5000 ships with a complimentary copy of Nikon's exclusive PictureProject software. Powerful yet delightfully easy to use, PictureProject is the fun and efficient way to organize, edit and share photos with family and friends

* ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 5M (2592 x 1944) or smaller.

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