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Nikon announces the 6.1 megapixel Coolpix S9

The Nikon Coolpix S9 is a high-quality compact digital camera that packs 6.1 megapixels and a range of easy-to-use functions into a slim and sophisticated wave-surface body. The camera features a 1/2.5-inch CCD that offers enhanced precision and 6.1-effective megapixel image resolution, to help capture true-to-life color and sharp detail. It also features a 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with a 38-114mm range (35mm equivalent) which gives users broad compositional freedom to shoot anything from expansive scenery to tight portraits...

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Nikon announces the 6.1 megapixel Coolpix S9 - digital camera and photography newsA stylish, quality compact digital – accessible in every way to let anyone shoot with greater confidence

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S9. A high-quality compact digital camera that packs 6.1 megapixels and a range of easy-to-use functions into a slim, sophisticated wave-surface body, the COOLPIX S9 has the style and capability to let anyone shoot with greater confidence.

Featuring a 1/2.5-inch CCD that offers enhanced precision and 6.1-effective megapixel image resolution, the COOLPIX S9 captures true-to-life color and delivers sharp, fine detail. And because it features a 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with a 38-114mm range (35mm equivalent), it gives users broad compositional freedom to shoot anything from expansive scenery to tight portraits. The lens of the COOLPIX S9 also features an ingenious “right-angled” design, which allows it to operate throughout its entire focal range without ever protruding from the surprisingly slim body with its wave-surface design that's as attractive to the eye as it is comfortable in the hand. And as the COOLPIX S9 has the advantage of a generous 153,600-dot, 2.5-inch LCD, it not only allows simple composition, but also enables high-quality playback anywhere and supports smoother menu navigation.

With a new Stop-motion movie function, the COOLPIX S9 brings a whole new dimension of fun to compact digital photography. As its name suggests, it's a function that makes it a cinch for users to create their very own stop-motion animated films. Users simply take a shot of the models they wish to animate, move the models, then shoot again – it really is that simple! The COOLPIX S9 also makes it especially easy to get great-looking results in challenging conditions with a handy One-touch portrait button that provides direct access to three unique in-camera Nikon image innovations – 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 with too much back light.

What's more, the COOLPIX S9 offers 15 Scene modes that can produce great-looking shots in a wide range of common conditions, with 4 of the modes also offering Scene assist to promote more pleasing composition. The COOLPIX S9 features a handy Date Counter too, which visually records the countdown of days to a special occasion or number of days since an event, as well as a Time zone function that allows the setting of home town and new city time zones for easy image sorting after traveling.

The COOLPIX S9 also comes complete with Nikon's unique PictureProject software. Not only does PictureProject offer a broad range of powerful features for image editing, organizing and sharing, but it also has an interface that makes it extremely easy for virtually anyone to use. PictureProject is also compatible with a range of plug-ins, allowing users to extend their capabilities as the COOLPIX S9 adds to their photographic confidence and enjoyment.
August 24, 2006
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