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February 21, 2006

A Slew of New Coolpixes

Nikon has announced a bevy of no less than seven new Coolpix models. All of the cameras feature the latest consumer technologies that have made the series very popular; such as In-Camera Redeye Reduction, Face-Priority AF, D-Lighting, Blur Warning and Best Shot Selector (BSS).

Leading the new rollout are the L2 (6MP), L3(5.1MP) and L4(4MP) models. Featuring a very slim profile (less than 1 inch thick) and a large 2" rear LCD display, the cameras are optimized for portability and convenience. They're powered by AA-size batteries and take Secure Digital (SD) media cards.

The S5 and S6 take convenience, function and style to the next level. Both cameras can use the new PictMotion software to allow photographers to pick their favorite photos and either the built-in or personal music files and generate a multimedia slide show that can be played back on the rear LCD. The S5 has a 2.5 inch LCD and the S6 has a massive 3 inch LCD. Both cameras have 6MP sensors and a 3x Nikkor lens with ED elements, and a One-Touch Portrait button that gives instant access to Face-Priority AF and Redeye-Reduction. The S6 also has wireless transfer capability.

Last, but certainly not least - the P series gets a boost with the P4 and the P5. Featuring 8.1 MP, a large 2.5 inch LCD and VR with both Active and Passive modes, Aperture Priority shooting (1/3EV increments) a new wide-area 11-zone AF system and a 1.8 fps framing rate, these models promise to deliver a cutting-edge experience to compact digital owners.

Posted by covey22 at February 21, 2006 4:35 PM