August 7, 2008
Nikon introduces 6 new affordable COOLPIX cameras
Our Nikonians COOLPIX users group members will soon be busy admiring the newest COOLPIX entries introduced by Nikon in advance of Photokina 2008.
Nikon Inc. has announced the launch of six new COOLPIX digital cameras.
The new additions to the COOLPIX product line share features such as the Scene Auto Selector Mode, which automatically selects the right scene mode for the image you are shooting.
Also offered in the new line-up are features such as "Smile Mode" which automatically triggers the shutter when a subject is smiling --- and "Blink Warning" which displays a message when it detects that a subject has blinked.
The features list gets better with each model -- adding TOUCH-SCREEN interfaces, Wi-Fi transmission and GPS capabilities to your options.
Perhaps the most attractive selling point for these new COOLPX models is the price range. The Manufacturer's Retail Price from top to bottom runs at less than $500 U.S. Dollars (USD) for the new P6000 to $250 USD for the S560.
We have the Press Release highlights from August 7, 2008 for your consideration listed below:
The COOLPIX P6000 features 13.5 megapixels, a new, built-in global positioning system (GPS) unit, my Picturetown connectivity and the power of Nikon's exclusive EXPEEDâ„¢ image processing concept, the P6000 offers the perfect photographic tool for photo and camera enthusiasts seeking the creative control of a D-SLR in the compact body of a COOLPIX camera.
The P6000 includes intuitive controls via dedicated command and mode dials, providing easy access to shooting controls and exposure mode settings. It offers Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] modes granting users the ability to tap into the creativity of D-SLR functions while maintaining the simplicity of COOLPIX functionality.
P6000 users can also take full advantage of Nikon's Creative Lighting System with the built-in accessory shoe that supports Nikon's i-TTL flash control, which enables wireless control over one group of remote Speedlights including the newly announced SB-900 Speedlight.
The P6000 features a quality finish and a front panel constructed of solid Magnesium alloy, as well as a comfortable grip and well-placed controls for streamlined performance. The new P6000 camera is compatible with new high-capacity SDHC cards, and utilizes a Nikon EN-EL5 rechargeable Li-ion battery. It also comes bundled with the COOLPIX Software Suite for editing, organizing and sharing images.
The Nikon COOLPIX P6000 will be available nationwide beginning September 2008 at a MSRP of $499.95.
The COOLPIX S710 masters the ease-of-use a compact camera and also successfully incorporates many of the functions creative photographers demand from their traditional SLR cameras like Program, Aperture, Manual and Shutter priority modes. Further expanding the Style series of COOLPIX cameras, the S710 features 14.5 megapixels of ultra-sharp resolution, the precision optics of a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle glass lens and the contours and fine finish of a stainless steel body.
The Nikon COOLPIX S710 will be available nationwide beginning September 2008 at a MSRP of $379.95.
The COOLPIX S610 blends elegant design and quality construction with high performance and intuitive controls and features. With 10 effective megapixels, a 4x Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle lens, Optical VR Image Stabilization technology and automated modes like Active Child Mode, the COOLPIX S610 is perfect for consumers looking for a quality camera equipped with powerful photographic tools.
The Nikon COOLPIX S610 will be available nationwide beginning September 2008 with an MSRP of $279.95.
The COOLPIX S610c is the sixth generation of Wi-Fi enabled cameras from Nikon. Nikon continues to streamline the photo-sharing process through wireless technology, making it easier than ever to share and send pictures without the confines of wires, cables or computers. New to this generation of Wi-Fi cameras, the S610c's wireless service is provided by WayportÂ®, allowing consumers to share their images and videos from over 10,000 locations nationwide including over 9,700 participating McDonald'sÂ® restaurants and major hotel chains. As with previous generations of Nikon Wi-Fi cameras, the COOLPIX S610c can also take advantage of users' home wireless networks to email and store pictures on my Picturetown, Nikon's photo storage and sharing service.
The COOLPIX S610c digital camera will be available in Midnight Black nationwide beginning September 2008 with an MSRP of $329.95.
The COOLPIX S560,offers 10 effective megapixels, a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization technology, and 15 user-friendly scene modes, the COOLPIX S560 is the perfect camera for photographers looking for a compact, lightweight camera that is user-friendly with great creative power.
The COOLPIX S560 will be available nationwide beginning September 2008 at a MSRP of $249.95
The COOLPIX S60 introduces an entirely new, 3.5-inch TOUCH-SCREEN LCD and a new graphic user interface that places shooting and playback controls at the user's fingertips.
The COOLPIX S60 will be available nationwide in September 2008 at an MSRP of $349.95.
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