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Nikon announces Coolpix S60 and S560 digital cameras

Nikon introduces the Coolpix S60 and S560 digital cameras. The 10 megapixel, 5x zoom Coolpix S60 offers intuitive fingertip shooting control and a variety of exciting playback options, all seamlessly integrated into a new innovative touch screen interface. With a newly developed 3.5-inch LCD monitor featuring a 16:9 widescreen display, the only physical button to press is the shutter. The model S560 offers 10 megapixels too, a  5x optical zoom Nikkor lens, and a 2.7" LCD  The S560 will be available in Warm Silver, Blue, Pink, Red, and Black...
All about the new Nikon Coolpix S60 digital cameraDigital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX S60

Sophisticated design and intuitive touch-control operation over a versatile set of advanced functions bring new delight to the eyes and the hands

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S60. Representing the cutting edge of elegant design and intuitive operation, this stylish new compact camera introduces an entirely new touch screen interface that places all controls at the fingertips. And it does so in a delightful new way that makes picture-taking and playback more fun and exciting.

The COOLPIX S60 offers intuitive fingertip shooting control and a variety of exciting playback options, all seamlessly integrated into an innovative touch screen interface. With a newly developed 3.5-inch LCD monitor featuring a 16:9 widescreen display, the only physical button to press is the shutter – and even that isn't needed when using handy features such as the self-timer or the new Smile Timer. The optimized interface offers a choice of three different HOME screens with large icons that make fingertip selection of operating modes and controls easy and accurate. Even the 5x zoom can be controlled via icons on the touch screen. Advanced features include the ability to lock autofocus and exposure on a subject by simply touching the corresponding location on the screen. The camera then follows the subject's movement to ensure sharp focus when the shutter is pressed. And, when used in conjunction with the new Portrait One-touch Zoom function available in Portrait or Night Portrait scene modes, one more touch of the screen commands the camera to automatically zoom in and capture the subject with just the right amount of framing.

Touch controls also bring a new dimension of fun to viewing images, from fingertip scrolling through images, quick switching between various thumbnail views, instant image selection, and playback zoom. Auto image rotation ensures optimal display regardless of the picture's orientation. The supplied stylus can be used for a variety of functions including: The Draw Function, which allows handwritten memos on the touch screen to be stored as JPEG files, and the Paint Function, which enables memos and frames to be added to images. And the new HD Pictmotion function combines with HDMI connectivity to allow high-quality playback and slide shows on an HDTV.

Imaging power begins with 10.0 effective megapixels of sharp resolution. This is matched to the enhanced compositional freedom of a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens that ably covers focal lengths from 33-165mm, a range broad enough for shooting everything from buildings or group pictures to close-up portraits. And an optimized processing system based on Nikon's original EXPEED digital image-processing concept quickly delivers quality results with faithful color reproduction and subtle tones, even when taking advantage of sensitivity settings as high as ISO 3200*1 in low lighting conditions or when shooting fast-moving subjects.

The COOLPIX S60 adds further polish to the elegant sophistication with its smooth curves and beautiful finish of Nikon's compact wave-surface design. One touch will prove that taking pictures has never been this fun before. The S60 will be available in a choice of Purplish Black, Pearl White, Bordeaux Red, Red, Pale Pink, or Rich Gold.*2.

*1 ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 5M (2592 x 1944) or smaller.
*2 Color availability may vary according to region.


Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX S560

High performance, advanced functions, and stylish elegance make it more fun to capture smiles consistently and beautifully

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S560, a stylish new camera that elegantly packs high performance and advanced functions into the smallest body in its class*1. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX S560 brings new ease and fun to capturing smiling faces in the full beauty of special moments.

The COOLPIX S560 teams 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution and the high performance, faithful color reproduction and subtle tones of its optimized processing system with the enhanced compositional freedom of a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens. Employing four aspherical elements, this high-quality lens ably covers shooting from normal through super-telephoto focal ranges, and also allows macro shooting from as close as 10 cm (4 in.) to a subject.

Unique functions for the COOLPIX S560 help make it easier to shoot beautiful portraits and faithfully record precious smiles. Smile Mode automatically releases the shutter when the selected subject smiles, helping to faithfully record precious smiles in the brief instants they appear. The Smile Indicator, activated via Portrait mode, displays a gauge that changes when a smile is detected. And Blink Warning displays a message when it detects that a subject has blinked, offers quick magnified visual confirmation, and allows the shot to be retaken immediately and get the desired results.

Uncompromising quality extends to the build and exterior treatments of the COOLPIX S560. Features include the distinctive contrast of beautiful curves and artistically sculpted lines of Nikon's stylish design, as well as large controls and a comfortable thumb rest that provide a great fit and simplify operation. The COOLPIX S560 will be available in a choice of Warm Silver, Blue, Pink, Red, and Black*2.

*1 Among 10 megapixel compact cameras equipped with optical vibration reduction and retractable 5x zoom as of August 7, 2008 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).
*2 Color availability may vary according to region.

Additional information: All about the new Nikon Coolpix S60 digital camera
August 7, 2008
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