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Nikon expands Coolpix S-series with four new models

Nikon announces the COOLPIX S3000, S4000, S6000 and S8000 models. The 12 Megapixel and 4x wide-angle optical zoom S4000 and S3000 are successors to the S230 and S220, offering improved shooting functions and the slim body is available in a variety of colors to your taste. The S8000 offers an effective pixel count of 14.2-million pixels and is equipped with a 10x optical zoom lens beginning at wide-angle 30mm. The S6000 offers 14.2-million pixels too and is equipped with a 7x optical zoom lens beginning at wide-angle 28mm...

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Check-out the line-up of the new Nikon Coolpix S-Series digital camerasNikon COOLPIX S4000/S3000

Nikon's advanced shooting functions with more intuitive touch panel operations incorporated into a slim body

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the COOLPIX S4000 and S3000, S-series models that incorporate advanced functions in a stylish design.

The COOLPIX S4000 and S3000 are successors to the COOLPIX S230 and S220, cameras that set record sales worldwide with advanced operations and high performance in a slim, stylish design available in a variety of colors (the COOLPIX S4000 and COOLPIX S230 are equipped with a touch panel). The two new cameras offer improved shooting functions for greater convenience, and the slim body has a high-quality design available in a variety of colors to suit individual preferences and style. In addition to an effective pixel count of 12-million pixels and a wide-angle 4x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that begins at 27mm (35mm format equivalent), the cameras offer several new features including four functions that prevent or reduce blur, smart portrait mode with a skin softening function, and high-definition movie recording capability (the COOLPIX S4000 only).

The COOLPIX S4000 is equipped with a high-resolution 3-in., approximately 460k-dot touch panel TFT LCD monitor that offers intuitive operation. Monitor visibility has been increased for clear display of more details. The extremely practical operational controls have been inherited from its predecessor, and new touch panel functions including touch shutter and slider adjustment of white balance have been included. The new graphical user interface (GUI) makes for clearer display and improved operation. This comprehensive model offers all basic camera functions, as well as support for more advanced features such as HD movie recording, making it extremely practical. It is a stylish model that proposes a more quality camera lifestyle for those who are sensitive to the latest trends.

The slim COOLPIX S3000, with a depth of approximately 19 mm, incorporates all of Nikon's advanced shooting functions in a body size that can be easily carried in a small purse or pouch. The rounded form with which attention was paid to the smallest details has a high-quality look and feel. Available in eight colors, there is a model to suit every preference and lifestyle.


Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX S8000/S6000

Quick response that captures fleeting moments, offering blur-free, beautiful photos
High-performance, stylish models offering 10x and 7x zoom, each the world's thinnest in their class


Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of two stylish new S-series models, the COOLPIX S8000 and S6000, both of which are equipped with high-power zoom NIKKOR lenses. These cameras have a refined design that makes them the thinnest in their class1 yet continue to offer quick response that captures fleeting moments, support for high sensitivities and a number of functions that reduce noise for blur compensation that results in beautiful images.

The COOLPIX S8000 and S6000 will completely satisfy users with their ability to capture the moment with beautiful, sharp images. With a new image processing engine and four advanced image stabilization features that prevent or reduce blur in photos—lens-shift vibration reduction, support for high sensitivities with low noise levels, refined motion detection, a new flash control system—blur and noise are reduced, enabling users to capture the images they intended under circumstances that frequently result in blurred images, such as with super-telephoto shooting, indoor scenes captured under dim lighting, and difficult backlit scenes. In addition, the high-power zoom NIKKOR lenses built into these cameras support shooting of a wide variety of scenes, from wide-angle to telephoto. Basic camera performance has also been refined with optimized image processing engines based on EXPEED, Nikon's own image processing concept, faster power-up and shooting response, smart portrait mode and the ability to record high-definition movies.

Development background
According to Nikon surveys of compact digital camera users, the primary complaint is the inability to take satisfactory photos that capture the moment or the ambience of a location. Specifically, 1. the inability to capture sharp, clear images under dim lighting, 2. troubles shooting at night, and 3. unnatural results when the flash is used. The COOLPIX S8000 and S6000 will eliminate such complaints, as well as prevent noticeable blur in photos taken with telephoto shooting.

The COOLPIX S8000 offers an effective pixel count of 14.2-million pixels and is equipped with a 10x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, beginning at the wide-angle 30mm (35mm format equivalent). The refined design makes it the thinnest camera in its class1 with a depth of approximately 27.3 mm. The camera is also equipped with a creative slider function for adjusting the brightness, vividness and hue of pictures to be taken to suit individual preferences, as well as a 3-in., 921k-dot, wide viewing angle clear color panel TFT LCD monitor for crisp, vivid display. This stylish, high-power zoom camera will allow users to capture the moment and make the most of their individual creativity.

The COOLPIX S6000 offers an effective pixel count of 14.2-million pixels and is equipped with a 7x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, beginning at the wide-angle 28mm (35mm format equivalent). It is the thinnest camera in its class2 with a depth of approximately 25 mm.
In addition to four advanced functions that enable beautiful, blur-free imaging, the COOLPIX S6000 is a high-speed model consistently able to capture the moment.

1 Among compact cameras equipped with an optical zoom lens capable of zooming in at 10x or more as of February 3, 2010 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).
2 Among compact cameras equipped with an optical 7x zoom lens with wide-angle capability measuring 30mm (35mm format equivalent) or less as of February 3, 2010 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).

Additional information: Check-out the line-up of the new Nikon Coolpix S-Series digital cameras
February 3, 2010
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