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August 24, 2006

Nikon will bring five new Coolpix cameras to Photokina

Nikonians visiting the 2006 Photokina in Cologne, Germany will have five new Coolpix cameras to check out. Our friends at LetsGoDigital have the latest news on the five new Coolpix models at their Photokina Report site.

The Coopix line-up now will include two new "L" (Life series) and three new "S" (Style series) cameras aimed at the consumer market.
The new models include the L5 and L6 in the Life Series and the S7C, S9 and S10 in the Style series.

Here's the official Nikon Press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers stand in front of a
digital camera counter telling themselves they want an easy to use camera
that takes great pictures. Nikon today unveiled two new "L" or Life series
cameras and three new "S" or Style series cameras with the consumer's
picture taking needs in mind. These new cameras incorporate existing Nikon
technologies that have excited so many new digital camera users and added
additional useful features to enhance the overall photography experience.

"Developed with the consumer in mind, Nikon has combined exceptional
features with world-renowned quality design and style at attractive
prices," says Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon,
Inc. "From entry-level to advanced technologies, our designers and
engineers have done an outstanding job of adopting design styles and
intuitive technology that directly address what the consumer asks for - a
camera that looks great and performs just as well."

Every camera in the COOLPIX family is equipped with Nikon's In-camera
Image Innovations to fix common photo problems. This system includes
Face-priority AF*, which automatically finds and focuses on a subject's
face, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which automatically corrects red-eye, and
D-Lighting, an innovation that automatically corrects images with
insufficient light. The cameras are also equipped with Blur Warning, which
alerts the user when an image is blurred, and Best Shot Selector, a feature
which automatically identifies and saves the sharpest image from a series.

In addition, every new COOLPIX camera features TV Quality Move Mode**
(recording movies at up to 30 fps with sound), Noise Reduction - to produce
better results during low-light conditions; a broad choice of White Balance
selections and a convenient Help Button, which is never further than a push
of a button away, giving easy-to-understand explanations for all functions
throughout the menu.

Continuing the Life series digital cameras, Nikon has introduced the
COOLPIX L5 which combines high-quality features like a 5x Zoom-Nikkor glass
lens, an incredible, bright 2.5 inch LCD and the same advanced Lens Shift
Vibration Reduction (VR) found in many Nikon DSLR lens systems. Lens shift
VR technology allows the user to make the most of the 5x zoom. Adding to
the convenience are three unique Nikon image innovations accessible via a
One- Touch portrait button, which activates Face-priority AF, In-Camera
Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting. The L5 runs on two AA-batteries which power
this 7.2 effective megapixel camera and is compatible with the widely
available SD memory card.

Nikon's L6 digital camera adds powerful imaging performance, easy
operation and outstanding battery life that allows the user to shoot with
greater confidence for better-looking results. The L6 boasts 6.0 effective
megapixels and a 3x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, making it a cinch to capture
everything from pleasing portraits to expansive landscapes with
true-to-life color and fine detail. The L6 can take an unprecedented 1,000
pictures on a single set of the included Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R)
AA-batteries, the most of any camera in its class.
Highly convenient, such extended battery life is ideally suited for
travel or when capturing important events, such as a wedding, where you
can't afford to run out of power.
The COOLPIX L6 offers light sensitivity beyond conventional compact
digitals, with settings up to ISO 800. This means users can shoot pictures
in lower light without having to use a long exposure. It also allows users
to select higher shutter speeds for the capture of fast-moving subjects.

Nikon unveils the new COOLPIX S9 for style-savvy consumers who want a
fashionable camera at exceptional price. The S9 blends beautiful aesthetic
attributes and advanced imaging technology. The S9 is a 6.1 megapixel,
easy- to-use camera in a slim, stylish body. The camera is equipped with a
3x Zoom- Nikkor ED glass lens to ensure sharp, creative freedom and a 2.5
inch LCD screen to compose and share images.
For ease of use, the COOLPIX S9 makes it seamless for consumers to
access Nikon's In-camera Image Innovations through a One-Touch Portrait
Button, located on the top of the camera.
The COOLPIX S9 offers a Stop-Motion feature for creating fun,
stop-motion animated video shorts. To use the feature, the consumer simply
needs to pose an object that they want to animate, take a picture,
re-position the object and photograph again. Opaque versions of previous
shots are shown on the camera's LCD to assist users when positioning and
repositioning their object. Once shooting is completed, the S9
automatically creates a Quicktime(TM) video of the object's movement
in-camera.

The new COOLPIX S10 features an incredible 10x optical Zoom-Nikkor
glass lens, Vibration Reduction (VR), 6.0 effective megapixels, a 2.5" LCD
and an innovative, compact swivel design allowing the long-zoom camera to
fit into a shirt pocket. The powerful 10x, optical zoom combined with
Nikon's VR and innovative body design gives digital photographers
unprecedented freedom and creativity with the ability to take pictures from
a wide range of angles such as overhead, from the hip and even self
portraits.
With the advantage of Vibration Reduction (VR) capability, the COOLPIX
S10 allows users to overcome camera shake to take sharper, more stable
pictures in a range of shooting situations. The S10 includes a
High-Sensitivity option up to an impressive ISO 800.
Furthermore, the COOLPIX S10 adds new entertainment to photography with
Nikon's Pictmotion function that lets users combine images, movies, music
and visual styles for automatically produced audiovisual shows, in-camera.
It's easy for everyone to gather and watch Pictmotion shows together
because the LCD of the COOLPIX S10 has an impressively wide viewing angle
of 170 degrees.

The new COOLPIX S7c combines high-quality imaging performance and style
with impressive new photo sharing technology to make the S7c the most
technologically advanced compact digital camera that Nikon has ever
released.
The S7c is a 7.1 effective megapixel camera with a 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED
glass lens with a One-Touch Portrait Button that acts as a shortcut to
three Nikon In-Camera Image Innovations. The COOLPIX S7c also offers
Vibration Reduction (VR), Pictmotion and a High-Sensitivity mode up to a
1600 ISO and the new Stop-Motion feature.
The S7c incorporates Wireless transfer, which enables a photographer to
send pictures from the camera's memory to a computer or printer wirelessly.
The COOLPIX S7c is also compatible with Nikon's all-new COOLPIX CONNECT
service that lets users take pictures and then e-mail them to friends
across the world in mere seconds.
Nikon and T-Mobile(TM) have partnered to give Nikon customers the
amazing ability to email pictures directly from the new COOLPIX S7c. The
first time you connect your COOLPIX S7c in one of the 7,000 T-Mobile
HotSpot locations, your one year of complimentary T-Mobile Camera Wi-Fi
service (for digital cameras) will be automatically activated*. Simply turn
on your COOLPIX S7c, choose Wi-Fi mode to automatically connect your camera
to the T-Mobile HotSpot or open access network, and you can email pictures
directly from your COOLPIX S7c. You are connected right out of the box!

The new COOLPIX camera line-up will be available nationwide September
2006. For more information about this and other COOLPIX cameras, please
visit http://www.nikondigital.com.
* One year of T-Mobile HotSpot service begins from the first time you
automatically connect in a T-Mobile HotSpot location. Does not include
access at Wi-Fi roaming locations. This offer expires on September 30,
2007.
T-Mobile and HotSpot and design are federally registered trademarks and
the magenta color is a trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. (C) 2006 T-Mobile
USA, Inc.


About Nikon:
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image(TM). Nikon Inc. is the world leader in
digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is
globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and
performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic
equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes the Nikon Total Imaging System of
consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, Nikkor optics, Speedlights
and System Accessories; Nikon COOLPIX(R) compact digital cameras;
COOLSCAN(R) digital film scanners; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software
products and Nikon sports and recreational optics. At the heart of every
Nikon camera is Nikon's Exclusive Feature System, making it easy for anyone
to take amazing digital pictures. Through the Nikon Spirit Initiative(TM),
the company, plays an active role in supporting aspiring and advanced
photographers through a variety of philanthropic organizations, educational
programs, events and workshops. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US
or visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the
web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.

SOURCE Nikon

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