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Nikon Canada Introduces Five Autumn 2008 COOLPIX Models

Nikon Canada today introduced five new COOLPIX digital cameras to its popular compact camera line-up.

ďNikon Canada continues to advance the COOLPIX line-up of compact digital cameras with models that offer consumers greater convenience, sleek designs, stylish colours and more creative options,Ē said Gregory Flasch, Nikon Canadaís Manager of Advertising and Communications. ďOur new innovative touch-screen COOLPIX S60 adds a whole new dimension to the fun factor, while our P6000 --- the new flagship COOLPIX model - offers camera enthusiasts of all levels an array of personal controls and customizable features.Ē

I. Performance (P) Series

COOLPIX P6000
Innovative features and creative freedom with advanced, customizable shooting functions

The COOLPIX P6000, the new COOLPIX flagship model, is precision built with features inspired by Nikonís acclaimed digital SLR cameras, placing shooting control and optimized performance in the hands of camera enthusiasts of all levels of experience.

Class-leading imaging capability is a feature trait of the COOLPIX P6000 with its new 13.5 megapixel image sensor that captures fine details with sharp resolution. The 4x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with ED glass elements covers focal lengths from a wide 28mm to 112mm (35mm format equivalent) with clarity and precision throughout its range. Nikonís original EXPEEDô advanced digital image processing system technologies delivers quality results with faithful colour reproduction and subtle, natural tones.

The COOLPIX P6000 offers photographers added control with customizable features inspired by Nikonís acclaimed digital SLR cameras. Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A], and Manual [M] exposure modes, two user-defined settings (U1/U2) and automated scene modes are quickly accessed via the ergonomically placed Mode Dial. The Command dial and customizable function button let users quickly switch settings, and the shooting menu provides quick access to regularly used selections with an efficient new tabbed menu interface.

Nikonís original COOLPIX Picture Control System and NRW* (RAW) support are additional shooting options engineered to maximize image quality and offer greater control over final results. The COOLPIX Picture Control System features intuitive operation for in-camera finishing and conversion to JPEG format, allowing users to adjust images to their taste. Images shot in NRW* (RAW) format can also be opened and edited in ViewNX (Window version only) for increased flexibility.

The COOLPIX P6000 is designed to deliver innovative functions in addition to optimum image quality. Wired LAN support offers easy access to the Internet, while the new built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) unit can attach ďgeotagsĒ with information about latitude and longitude to each image file when the shot is taken.

The finely crafted body features a quality finish with a solid magnesium alloy (Mg) front panel, comfortable grip covered in grid-pattern rubber and logically placed controls to simplify and streamline camera operation. There is also an optical viewfinder to aid with composition, particularly in bright environments. System expandability is another major feature which supports the use of an external flash and converter lens components, furthering the photographic possibilities of the COOLPIX P6000.

* COOLPIX Picture Control NRW (RAW) files can only be processed in-camera. NRW (RAW) files are compatible for use in-camera, with ViewNX (Window version only) or with WIC based applications. Capture NX, Capture NX2 and NEF files are not compatible with NRW (RAW) images.

Nikon COOLPIX P6000 Feature Highlights

Superb image quality
Excellent imaging quality is a priority for the COOLPIX P6000, from the 13.5 effective megapixels of imaging power produced by its 1/1.7-inch RGB CCD and advanced digital image-processing system, to the clarity of its 4x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with ED lens elements and optical lens shift VR system.

COOLPIX Picture Control system for greater finishing flexibility
Inherited from Nikonís latest generation of professional digital SLR cameras, this advanced user-oriented technology makes it easy to apply adjustments to NRW* (RAW) image files for optimized results that match individual tastes or intended use.

* COOLPIX Picture Control NRW (RAW) files can only be processed in-camera. NRW (RAW) files are compatible for use in-camera, with ViewNX (Window version only) or with WIC based applications. Capture NX, Capture NX2 and NEF files are not compatible with NRW (RAW) images.

ISO 6400 capability provides extended shooting range
Extended light sensitivity range up to ISO 6400 adds the power to shoot sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions, or to capture fast-moving subjects with clarity. And the new image-processing engine produces clear results with minimal noise, even when shooting with high ISO settings.

* ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

System expandability adds creative options and greater convenience Nikon's new 0.76x Wide-angle Converter WC-E76 offers the option to use focal lengths as wide as 21mm (35mm format equivalent). The built-in accessory shoe supports the use of Nikonís advanced i-TTL flash control for external flashes. The commander function of the Speedlight SB-900 and Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800 also enables wireless control over one group of remote Speedlights*, while the Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 enables remote shutter release.

*Wireless Lighting is available only for group A and requires the use of SB-600 or SB-900 Speedlights as the remote units.

Nikon COOLPIX P6000 Additional Features

  • Nikonís Three Unique Image Innovations: Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
  • Active D-Lighting
  • Distortion control corrects for barrel distortion
  • Macro shooting from as close as 2 cm
  • Manual focus
  • New tab-format menu interface adapted from Nikon digital SLR cameras
  • 1:1 size (square) format with a choice of three black border options
  • 15 handy scene modes for optimized results in various shooting situations
  • Five movie modes with sound, plus time-lapse movie mode
  • SDHC card compatibility (1)
  • Approx. 48 MB of internal memory
  • USB (Hi-Speed) connectivity

II. Style (S) Series

COOLPIX S60
New intuitive touch-screen operation and stylish design

The 10.0 megapixel COOLPIX S60 with new touch-screen operation offers intuitive fingertip shooting control and a range of exciting playback options on the huge 3.5-inch LCD monitor with 16:9 widescreen display. In fact, the only physical button to press is the shutter release and even that is not necessary with the new Smile Timer mode.

The COOLPIX S60ís optimized touch-screen interface offers a choice of three HOME screens with large icons that make fingertip operation and control easy and accurate. Advanced features include the ability to lock autofocus and exposure on a subject by selecting the option on the screen. The camera follows the subjectís movement until the shutter is pressed. When used in conjunction with the new Portrait One-Touch Zoom function available in Portrait or Night Portrait scene modes, one more touch of the screen commands the camera to automatically zoom in and capture the subject with just the right amount of framing.

Auto image rotation on the touch-screen makes it easy to view pictures and touch control provides fingertip scrolling, quick switching between views, instant image selection and playback zoom. The supplied stylus can be used for a variety of functions including Draw Function, which allows handwritten memos to be stored as JPEG files, and Paint Function, which lets users add memos and frames to images. All new HD Pictmotion function makes high-quality playback and slide shows possible on an HDTV.

Nikonís EXPEEDô advanced digital image processing system technologies deliver quality results with faithful colour reproduction and subtle tones, even at sensitivity settings as high as ISO 3200in low light conditions or when shooting fast-moving subjects. And the 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens provides enhanced compositional freedom with a focal length of 33-165mm.

The COOLPIX S60 with its compact, yet stylish wave-surface design will be available in purplish black and burgundy (2).

ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 5M (2592 x 1944) or smaller.

Nikon COOLPIX S60 Feature Highlights

All-new 3.5-inch wide LCD monitor featuring touch-screen control
The 3.5-inch widescreen LCD newly developed for the COOLPIX S60 is a delight to both the eyes and the fingers. Its large size, high resolution, 16:9 widescreen display and 160į wide-angle viewing make picture-taking and playback easier than ever. But itís the breakthrough excitement of the new optimized touch screen interface that makes the experience magical. From the user-friendly HOME screen display choices to the easy-to-read and easy-to-understand menu and setup displays, all operations are quick, intuitive and fun. The screen features a hard-coated finish that protects against damage and wear, and features an anti-reflection coating for better display in bright environments.

Automated and optimized shooting modes
Nikonís new Scene Auto Selector helps enhance the shooting experience by automatically distinguishing the type of setting in which you are shooting and then selecting the scene mode appropriate to that situation. The Smile Timer function automatically releases the shutter when the camera detects a smile on the face of the subject, which means always capturing those precious smiles in the brief instants they appear. And Blink Warning displays a message when it detects that a subject has blinked, offers quick magnified visual confirmation and allows the shot to be retaken immediately.

VR image stabilization for sharper results
Image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization frees users to enjoy capturing special moments without worrying about slight hand movements by compensating for the effects of camera shake to realize sharper results. This is particularly helpful when taking advantage of the 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lensí telephoto focal lengths, or when shooting in lower light conditions.

ISO 3200 capability provides extended shooting range
Light sensitivity can be manually set as high as ISO 3200*, adding the power to shoot sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions or to capture fast-moving subjects with outstanding clarity. And the new image-processing system produces clear results with minimal noise when shooting with high ISO settings. Auto ISO control is also available, with the camera automatically setting the optimal sensitivity across a range of ISO 64-800.

ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 5M (2592 x 1944) or smaller.

Nikon COOLPIX S60 Additional Features

  • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations: Face-priority, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
  • A broad selection of scene modes for optimized results in various shooting situations
  • Macro shooting from as close as 9 cm (3.5 in.)
  • 5x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
  • Active Zoom
  • Three movie modes with sound, plus time-lapse movie mode
  • Distortion control corrects for barrel distortion
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • SDHC card compatibility (1)
  • Approx. 20 MB of internal memory
  • USB (Hi-Speed) and mini HDMI connectivity

COOLPIX S560
High performance, advanced functions and stylish elegance

The 10.0 megapixel COOLPIX S560 with 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens is a stylish new camera, elegantly packing high performance and advanced functionality into an ultra-compact design. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEEDô advanced digital image processing system technologies, the COOLPIX S560 offers the added advantage of capturing precious smiles with new and unique functions.

Beautiful portraits and accurately captured smiles are easy with the S560. Smile Mode automatically releases the shutter when a selected subject smiles, while Smile Indicator, activated via Portrait mode, displays a gauge that changes when a smile is detected. And Blink Warning displays a message when it detects a subject has blinked, offering a quick magnified visual confirmation that allows the shot to be retaken immediately for the desired results.

The stylish COOLPIX S560 features a distinctive contrast of beautiful curves and artistically sculpted lines, as well as large controls and a comfortable thumb rest for a comfortable feel and simplified operation. The COOLPIX S560 will be available in blue and black (2).

Nikon COOLPIX S560 Feature Highlights

Automated and optimized operating modes
Nikonís new Scene Auto Selector enhances the carefree shooting experience by automatically distinguishing the setting and then selecting the scene mode appropriate to that situation. The Food Mode makes it easy to capture delectable close-ups of cuisine at the dinner table, even allowing for white balance to be adjusted while shooting. Complete image management is possible with the new Auto Sort that automatically categorizes images into folders for easy access. With Favourite Pictures Playback, selected images in the Favourite folders can be viewed as a show.

VR image stabilization for sharper results
Compensating for the effects of camera shake to achieve sharper results and contribute to a more reassuring shooting experience, image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization frees you to enjoy capturing special moments without worrying about slight hand movements. This is particularly helpful when taking advantage of the 5x zoom lens' telephoto focal lengths, or when shooting in lower light conditions.

ISO 3200 capability provides extended shooting range
Light sensitivity can be manually set as high as ISO 3200*, adding the power to shoot sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions or to capture fast-moving subjects with outstanding clarity. The new image-processing system produces clear results with minimal noise when shooting with high ISO settings. Auto ISO control is also available, with the camera automatically setting the optimal sensitivity across a range of ISO 64-800.

ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

Large 2.7-inch LCD monitor for quality viewing and menu operation A high quality, high resolution (230k-dot) 2.7-inch LCD monitor with wide-angle viewing of 160 degrees, and anti-reflection coating for better display in bright environments also features improved shooting displays and new icons.

Nikon COOLPIX S560 Additional Features

  • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations: Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
  • 15 handy scene modes for optimized results in various shooting situations
  • Macro shooting from as close as 10 cm (4 in.)
  • 5x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
  • Active Zoom
  • Four movie modes with sound, plus time-lapse movie mode
  • Distortion control corrects for barrel distortion
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • SDHC card compatibility (1)
  • Approx. 44 MB of internal memory
  • USB connectivity

Nikon COOLPIX S610
Ultra compact with ultra fast start-up

The elegantly designed COOLPIX S610 - with 10 megapixels of sharp resolution and 4x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with optical VR image stabilization capable of 28mm wide-angle shooting (35mm format equivalent) - features an ultra fast start-up time of a mere 0.7 seconds, making it easier to capture special moments as they happen.

The COOLPIX S610 features a huge 3.0-inch LCD monitor with wide-angle viewing of 170 degrees and anti-reflection coating for easier viewing in bright sunlight. ISO 3200 support adds the power to shoot sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions and to capture fast-moving subjects with outstanding clarity.

Capturing beautiful pictures is even easier with automated shooting modes. Active Child Mode automatically tracks the movement of subjects such as children and pets to ensure that they are in clear focus. And Nikonís new Scene Auto Selector automatically distinguishes the setting type in which the user is shooting and then selects the scene mode most appropriate to the situation.

The COOLPIX S610 will be available in silver (2).

Nikon COOLPIX S610 Feature Highlights

Automated and optimized shooting modes Along with Active Child Mode and Nikonís new Scene Auto Selector, Smile Mode also helps enhance the carefree shooting experience by accurately recording precious smiles in the brief instants they appear. The Food Mode makes it easy to capture delectable close-ups of cuisine at the dinner table.

Optical VR image stabilization for clearer results Optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) is field-proven technology originally developed for Nikon SLR camera lenses. It counteracts the effects of camera shake in lower light conditions or when shooting unsteady subjects to help achieve sharper results and allow shooting at shutter speeds as much as three stops slower without blurring the image.

Motion Detection helps ensure clearer results The COOLPIX S610 automatically selects a higher ISO sensitivity setting to enable the use of faster shutter speeds when it detects camera shake or subject movement while shooting. This reduces the possibility of image blur to help provide sharper pictures.

Nikon COOLPIX S610 Additional Features

  • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations: Face-priority, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
  • 16 handy scene modes for optimized results in various shooting situations
  • Macro shooting from as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.)
  • 4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
  • Active Zoom
  • Motion Detection
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • SDHC card compatibility (1)
  • Approx. 45 MB of internal memory
  • USB (Hi-Speed) connectivity

Nikon COOLPIX S710 High performance and advanced features combined within ultra compact design

The COOLPIX S710 with 14.5 megapixels of sharp resolution from a new 1/1.72-inch CCD image sensor and the precision optics of a new 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens blends elegant design and quality construction with advanced features and high performance to deliver photographic performance that exceeds expectations of its ultra-compact dimensions.

The new 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with optical lens shift VR image stabilization supports true wide-angle through medium-telephoto shooting with a focal range of 28-101mm (35mm format equivalent). Image processing based on Nikon's innovative EXPEEDô advanced digital image processing system technologies yields high-resolution photos with clarity and true-to-life colour, all at a high speed that contributes to efficient and easy camera operation.

The S710 features a huge 3.0-inch LCD monitor that offers a large, clear and bright image, making it a pleasure to use, even in the sun. The surrounding large control buttons and the user-friendly Rotary Multi Selector are carefully positioned to provide convenient access and intuitive operation.

The stylish contours and fine finish of the COOLPIX S710's stainless steel body conceal the heart of a true high-performance camera. Designed to allow users to capture special moments at will, the COOLPIX S710 delivers the control that photographers want for creative enjoyment and freedom, including Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] exposure modes.

The COOLPIX S710 will be available in black (2).

Nikon COOLPIX S710 Feature Highlights

Exposure modes that offer greater creative freedom
Four exposure modes accessed via the Rotary Multi Selector provide greater control over results. Programmed Auto [P] mode automatically selects shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure. Shutter-priority Auto [S] lets the user select shutter speed while the camera sets the optimal aperture. Aperture-priority Auto [A] offers 10-step manual control over the aperture setting to let the user decide depth of field. And Manual [M] exposure mode provides full control over both the shutter speed and aperture settings.

Advanced shooting modes
The COOLPIX S710ís new Scene Auto Selector provides carefree shooting in a variety of scenes by automatically distinguishing the setting and then selecting the scene mode appropriate to the setting. New Smile Mode helps to accurately record precious smiles in the brief instants they appear.

Optical VR image stabilization helps ensure clearer results
Optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) is field-proven technology originally developed for Nikon SLR camera lenses. It counteracts the effects of camera shake in lower light conditions or when shooting unsteady subjects to help achieve sharper results and allow shooting at shutter speeds as much as three stops slower without blurring the image. Active full time, it stabilizes images displayed on the 3.0-inch LCD monitor for easier framing and more reassured shooting.

Motion Detection helps ensure clearer results
The COOLPIX S710 automatically selects a higher ISO sensitivity setting to enable the use of faster shutter speeds when it detects camera shake or subject movement while shooting. This reduces the possibility of image blur to help provide sharper pictures.

ISO 12,800 capability provides extended shooting range for clearer results Light sensitivity can be manually set as high as ISO 12,800*. In Auto Mode, ISO control automatically selects the optimal sensitivity setting for the shot across a range up to ISO 1600. High ISO Sensitivity Auto is also available across a range of ISO 100 to ISO 3200.

ISO 6400 and 12,800 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor for quality viewing and menu operation The COOLPIX S710 features a high quality 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 230k-dots of high resolution, a wide-viewing angle of 170 degrees, a protective acrylic panel to prevent scratches and fingerprints, and anti-reflection coating for better display in bright environments.

Nikon COOLPIX S710 Additional Features

  • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations: Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
  • Macro shooting from as close as 10 cm (4 in.)
  • 3.6x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
  • 16 handy scene modes for optimized results in various shooting situations
  • Four movie modes with sound
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Light weight and highly compact
  • SDHC card compatibility (1)
  • Approx. 42 MB of internal memory
  • USB (Hi-Speed) connectivity

(1) Not compatible with Multi Media Card (MMC).
(2) Colour selection may vary by country or region.

Pricing and Availability

The latest COOLPIX models will be available from Nikon Canada Authorized Dealers in Autumn 2008. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

EXPEEDô - The New State-of-the-Art Image-Processing System technologies, only from Nikon

Built on Nikonís innovative EXPEEDô advanced digital image processing system technologies and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the latest Nikon cameras continue the longstanding tradition of industry-leading photographic performance, superior image quality, advanced functionality and ease-of-use.

All in the Box
The new COOLPIX models are ready to go right out of the box, including essential accessories, such as rechargeable batteries and battery chargers, A/V and USB cables, and Nikonís software suite for transferring and organizing photos.

Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty for all COOLPIX and the D40, D40x, D50, D60, D80, D200, D300 and D700 digital SLR cameras, and a five-year warranty for all NIKKOR lenses purchased from a Nikon Canada authorized dealer. Consumerís investment is protected by Nikon Canadaís warranties with in-Canada service.

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