Nikon Canada Inc. announces two truly revolutionary compact digital cameras, the new wireless COOLPIX P1 and COOLPIX P2. With Wi-Fi capability, excellent imaging performance and an array of advanced features that improve images in-camera, the new models make the digital shooting experience more fun and more versatile than ever.

Wireless shooting brings unprecedented convenience and freedom to a host of desktop publishing, reporting and recreational applications. Built-in Wi-Fi LAN support (IEEE802.11b/g) lets you send pictures directly from camera to computer or printer, without wires and cables. You can send pictures from the camera’s memory card or from the ample internal memory (32MB for the COOLPIX P1, 16 MB for the COOLPIX P2). Wireless printing lets you print your images cable-free on printers supported by Wireless PictBridge. All of the aforementioned functions are virtually effortless to set up and operate, while such wireless capability adds outstanding flexibility to the entire digital photography experience.

COOLPIX P1/P2 Features

The COOLPIX P1 and COOLPIX P2 excel in the area of image quality. With 8.0 and 5.1 effective megapixels respectively, resolution is more than adequate for beautiful enlargements, as well as giving you plenty of room for creative cropping. The COOLPIX P1 and COOLPIX P2 give you even greater creative and compositional freedom with 3.5x zoom capability provided by a 36-126mm Zoom-Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent); zoom in for tight close-ups, zoom out for landscapes or group shots.

Nikon’s 16 popular, easy-to-use Scene Modes help you get the best results in a wide range of common situations. Select the one best suited to the scene and the camera automatically selects the optimal settings for great-looking pictures. New Advanced Scene Modes are added for 11 of the Scene Modes. Advanced Scene Modes comprise three different effects (Normal, Effect 1 and Effect 2). They let you enhance your images by manipulating the colour to suit your personal preference. And for even greater creative control, a new Aperture Priority mode gives you 10-step manual control over aperture settings in 1/3EV increments.

Nikon’s many unique in-camera features make digital photography with the COOLPIX P1 and COOLPIX P2 both fun and rewarding. The D-Lighting function improves images by automatically adding light and detail where necessary, but leaving properly exposed areas as they are. The clever Face-priority AF function detects a human face in the frame and automatically focuses on it, so you get great portraits effortlessly. Handy In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects those picture-spoiling red eyes, and Blur Warning alerts you when a shot has been compromised by camera shake, so you can recompose and shoot again for better results.

The COOLPIX P1 and COOLPIX P2 are highly responsive – start-up time is a swift 1.2 seconds and you can shoot continuously at up to 2.3 frames per second. Searching for recorded images is speedy too. The practical new Date Search function lets you confirm images shot on specific days, mark individual images for wireless transfer and even allocate print settings.

Switch from stills to shooting high-quality movies with seven movie modes, six with sound and one time-lapse mode. The recording rate is a smooth 30 fps.

In addition to all these impressive advantages, the COOLPIX P1 and COOLPIX P2 offer USB connectivity for easy data transfer to computers and other peripherals. Taking digital enjoyment even further, they come complete with Nikon’s proprietary PictureProject software which makes it simple to edit, organize and share images with an array of easy-to-use functions, updated to complement the new wireless capabilities.

All in the Box

The new COOLPIX P1 and COOLPIX P2 are ready to go right out of the box, including all essential accessories, such as rechargeable batteries and charger, A/V and USB cables, and Nikon’s latest release of its comprehensive PictureProject software for organizing and editing photos.

Exclusive Canadian Warranty

Nikon Canada offers an exclusive 2-year warranty for all COOLPIX and Digital SLR cameras purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer. Consumers can feel comfort knowing their investment in protected by Nikon Canada’s 2-Year Warranty with in-Canada service.

Pricing and Availability

The COOLPIX P1 and COOLPIX P2 will be available in middle to late September 2005, with an MSRP of $649.95 and $529.95 respectively.