New Range of Coolpix Digicams from Nikon

Nikon's Coolpix range is receiving a makeover with the launch of six new cameras.


Nikon's Coolpix line is receiving a makeover with the addition of six new cameras. Available in colors such as plum, cool blue and ruby red, these new cameras are powered by EXPEED, Nikon's imaging processing engine, to produce sharp photos with clarity.

Coolpix L18

 New Range of Coolpix Digicams from Nikon

The L18 has 8 effective megapixels, a 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Anti-Shake AE and 3.0-inch LCD screen. The camera is equipped with an Easy Auto Mode, allowing the user to enjoy shooting without having to adjust any settings or controls. Available from March at a price of $139.95, the COOLPIX L18 will be offered in navy and ruby red.

Coolpix S series
The cameras include the S210, S520, S550, and S600. At just 18mm, (less than 3/4-inch), the S210 offers 8 megapixel resolution, a 3x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens, Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization technology, and a quality-crafted aluminum body. The S210’s slim camera design comes in an array of color options such as plum, graphite black, cool blue, and brushed bronze.

The S520 boasts a streamlined profile, 8 effective megapixels, a 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, and a quality-crafted aluminum body. Additionally, the S520 adds the "Food Mode" to its existing scene modes. Food Mode allows for users to capture close-up images of food at high ISO settings in restaurants or other locations where flash photography is not permitted.

The S550 boasts 10 effective megapixels, a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, and Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization and two new modes that enhance portrait photography: Smile Mode, which automatically triggers the shutter when the subject smiles, as well as Blink Warning, which displays a warning message when the subject has blinked. The S550 will be available in an array of new colors – plum, cool blue, and graphite black.

The S600 features a fast startup time, advanced functions, and a slim and stylish body. Boasting 10 effective megapixels, a 4x wide-angle 28-112mm Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, it has an all-metal body and will be available in ultracool slate black. For capturing action shots or fast-moving kids, the S600 adds an Active Child Mode to the 14 existing scene modes that are standard in Coolpix cameras.

The new Coolpix S-Series cameras will be available from March 2008. The S210 will retail for $179.95, the S520 and S550 will retail for $229.95, and the S600 will retail for $299.95.

Coolpix P60

With 8.1 effective megapixels, and a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, the P60 delivers powerful resolution for sharp images. A first in the Coolpix line, the P60 offers an electronic viewfinder for consumers who like to compose a photo with the camera close to their eye. It has a functional body design and a defined hand grip for secure finger placement and easy operation. The camera’s mode dial includes two exposure modes – Programmed Auto and Manual – that offer creative control over pictures.

To ensure sharp and steady images when utilizing the camera’s 5x zoom, the P60 boasts sophisticated Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization technology, which helps overcome the effects of camera shake. The P60 also sports an extended light sensitivity range up to ISO 2000, which helps capture stunning pictures in low light settings. The P60 will be available from March 2008 at an MSRP of $229.95

"We understand that consumer electronics are now becoming fashion accessories, so we are excited to offer the new Coolpix cameras in exciting and ultracool colors," says Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, Coolpix, for Nikon Inc. "Not only do these cameras offer superior styling and elegant design, they also offer the extraordinary imaging abilities that are hallmarks of Nikon products."

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