CP+ 2011: Nikon has announced five Coolpix compacts. Top of the range is the S1600 with a 16MP sensor, a 460K dot 3.0" LCD and 7x (28-196mm equiv.) zoom lens. Next come the S4100 and S3100 with 14MP sensors and 5x (26-130mm equiv.) zoom lenses and 3.0" and 2.7" LCDs respectively. Last comes the 14MP L24 that is powered by AA batteries and offers a 37-134mm equiv zoom lens. All four can record 720p HD videos and offer SDXC compatibility. They will be available from next month at estimated retail prices of $199.95, $179.95, $139.95 and $119.95 (available late February 2011) respectively.

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NIKON’S NEWEST COOLPIX DIGITAL CAMERAS ARE THE EASY WAY TO AMAZING IMAGES, PRESERVING MEMORIES, CAPTURING HD VIDEO OR SHARING PHOTOS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY


Whether Shooting, Sharing, or as a Stylish Accessory, There is a Nikon COOLPIX for Every Occasion

MELVILLE, NY (Feb. 8, 2011) –Today, imaging leader Nikon continues to steer innovation to create models as diverse as the needs of users by announcing four new COOLPIX compact digital cameras. Whether it’s a weekend excursion with the COOLPIX S6100, posting photos and videos on social networks with the COOLPIX S3100 or S4100, or casually shooting life’s events with the COOLPIX L24, Nikon provides an enhanced user-experience with astounding imaging quality and point and shoot simplicity.

“The latest Nikon COOLPIX cameras reflect a shift in digital photography where more and more types of consumers are sharing social content at a rapid pace,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc.

 “With new, easy-to-use features such as HD video capability and mid-range zoom shooting capabilities, these COOLPIX cameras inspire consumers to shoot, record and share, while also serving as an expression of personal style.”

Great Photos and Video Made Easy with COOLPIX Technology
A hallmark of the COOLPIX brand, Nikon inspires fashion with its compact cameras in vibrant colors to match any personal style and budget. The new COOLPIX S6100, COOLPIX S3100, COOLPIX S4100, and COOLPIX L24 incorporate Nikon’s world-class NIKKOR lenses, delivering accurate detail and brilliant color, as well as Nikon’s EXPEED C2™ digital image processing engine, to help ensure high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. Additionally, all four COOLPIX cameras include Scene Auto Selector or Easy Auto mode, which automatically recognizes the shooting situation and adjusts camera settings accordingly for great pictures.

To capture flattering portraits, the Smart Portrait System incorporates a series of automatic functions including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix tm, Face-Priority AF, Face Priority AE, Smile Mode, Blink Warning and Skin Softening to flatter even the most camera-shy subject. The new COOLPIX S6100, COOLPIX S3100 and COOLPIX S4100 feature a new Pet Portrait mode that enables automatic recognition of users’ dog or cat by detecting the pet’s face.

COOLPIX S6100: Power and Performance in a Pocketable Package
Whether a user is a fashionista, foodie or fan of fun in the sun, the Nikon COOLPIX S6100 continues the Nikon commitment to stylish performance by offering weekend warriors and photographic trendsetters the versatility of a 7x optical zoom in a compact body. The COOLPIX S6100 features the highest resolution ever seen in a COOLPIX camera, 16-megapixels, allowing users to zoom and crop into their images and capture even the most minute details. Paired with a 7x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, the S6100 personifies the user who needs a multi-role camera for the ultimate in versatility.

The COOLPIX S6100 also features an enhanced touch-screen interface that utilizes tabs to open up screen space, making it easier than ever to capture exotic architecture from afar or a beautiful coastal sunset away from home. Users can share or compose images on the 3-inch high resolution (460,000-dot) Touchscreen, and take in the scenery or the people and places with confidence.

COOLPIX S4100 and S3100: Shooting to Sharing the Simple Way
The Nikon COOLPIX S4100 and S3100 are two stylish compacts that scream for self expression through a trendy exterior design and user-friendly operation. The Nikon COOLPIX S4100 features an intuitive touch screen interface for a user-friendly seamless operation that makes it easy to compose and share images. The S4100’s bright 3-inch high resolution (460,000-dot)Touch screen is perfect for showcasing images and HD video. Users can later upload their photos online to Nikon’s myPicturetown R photo hosting service or other social media websites via computer.

Both the COOLPIX S4100 and S3100 are sleek and colorful, compact cameras that feature 14 megapixel resolution with a 5x wide-angle Zoom NIKKOR glass lens. These trendy COOLPIX cameras come wrapped in a compact, go-anywhere package and are perfect tools for young users to generate content. For those seeking stylish portability, the super slim S3100 saves on space with a crisp 2.7-inch LCD screen and complements any style with seven available colors. 

COOLPIX L24 Digital Camera is Compact and Easy To Use at an Affordable Price
The COOLPIX L24 features premium styling for the Lifestyle-series class of COOLPIX cameras. The new COOLPIX L24 continues to empower users with more amazing features such as 14 megapixel resolution and 3.6x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens than its very reasonable price would suggest.

For the shooter who enjoys taking photos at an affordable price, the Nikon COOLPIX L24 is the ideal compact camera for any situation from birthday parties to the school play. The COOLPIX L24 also affords users the options to record video with sound to capture their memories to share for years.

Pricing and Availability
The S6100 will be available in March 2011, and will retail for $199.95* MSRP in silver, black, red, and violet. The S4100 will be available in late February, and retails for $179.95* MSRP in plum, silver, red and black. The S3100 will be available in late February 2011 and retails for $139.95* MSRP in a choice of colors, including silver, red, blue, purple, pink, yellow, and black. The L24 will be available in late February 2011, and retails for $119.95* MSRP in red, silver, and black.

* Estimated selling price listed is only an estimate. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

Nikon S6100, S4100, S3100 and L24 specifications

 
S6100
S4100
S3100
L24
Sensor • 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 16.0 million effective pixels
• 16.44 million total pixels
• 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 14.0 million effective pixels
• 14.48 million total pixels
Movie clips 1280 x 720
Lens • 28-196mm (35mm equiv)
• f = 5.0 - 35 mm
• 7x optical zoom
• F3.7-5.6
• 26-130mm (35mm equiv)
• f = 4.6 - 23 mm
• 5x optical zoom
• F3.2-6.5
• 37-134mm (35mm equiv)
• f = 6.7 - 24 mm
• 3.6x optical zoom
• F3.1-6.7
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus range • Wide: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm) to infinity Tele:: Approx. 3 ft. 8 in  (1.1 m) to infinity
• Macro mode: Approx. 1.2 in (3 cm)  to infinity (wide-angle position)
• Wide: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm) to infinity, Tele: Approx. 2 ft 8 in (80 cm) to infinity,
• Macro mode: Approx. 4 in (10 cm) to infinity (wide-angle position)
• Wide: Approx. 1 ft (30 cm) to infinity, Tele: Approx. 2 ft 4 in. (70 cm) to infinity
• Macro mode: Approx. 2.0 in (5 cm) to infinity (wide-angle position)
ISO sensitivity • Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 1600)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 80 to 400, 80 to 800)
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
LCD monitor • 3.0 inch touch LCD
• 460,000 dots
• 2.7 inch touch LCD
• 230,000 dots
• 3.0 inch touch LCD
• 230,000 dots
Storage • SD/SDHC/SDXC
• Internal memory 20MB
• SD/SDHC/SDXC
• Internal memory 45MB
• SD/SDHC/SDXC
• Internal memory 17MB
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
Power Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 2 x AA batteries
Battery • Still pictures: Approx. 210 shots
• Movies: Approx. 3 h 20 min
• Still pictures: Approx. 190 shots
• Movies: Approx. 1 h 30 min
• Still pictures: Approx. 220 shots
• Movies: Approx. 1 h 35 min
• Still pictures: Approx. 220 shots with alkaline
• Movies: Approx. 5 h 5 min
Weight (inc batt) 175g (6.2 oz.) approx 131g (4.7 oz.) approx 118g (4.2 oz.) approx 182g (6.5oz) approx
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 27mm 95 x 57 x 20mm 94 x 58 x 18mm 98 x 61 x 28mm

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