Nikon has also announced three new Coolpix S-series compact cameras. The Coolpix S70 is built around a 3.5 inch touch-sensitive OLED screen. New screen technologies can register multiple touchs and should make the camera more responsive, easier on batteries and easier to view than its predecessor. It features an optically stabilized 5x zoom lens (28-140mm equiv.), 12.1MP sensor and HD video recording. Next comes the S640 - the fastest Coolpix to date, which Nikon says offers 'DSLR-like focus speed.' It also features an 'air gapless' screen which fits the protective outer panel more closely to the LCD for improved contrast. Along with the less expensive S570, it features a 5x optically stabilized zoom lens starting at 28mm, 2.7 inch LCD and 12MP sensor. The S570 does without the S640's air gapless screen, fast AF and USB charger, helping keep its MSRP €50 lower.

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New technology revolutionises Nikon’s COOLPIX collection


Projector, multi-touch screen, speed & style contribute to compact digital camera range

Amsterdam, 4th August 2009Nikon Europe today announces the introduction of the world’s first camera with integrated projector as part of its brand new range of COOLPIX compact digital cameras. The innovative series also includes a camera with multi touch OLED screen, a compact shooter which is as fast as a D-SLR*1 and an elegantly stylish, yet simple to use colourful compact.

Whether you’re a gadget guru or simply a compact camera fan, the new COOLPIX range has something for everyone. It’s the COOLPIX S70 that boasts an innovative multi-touch 3.5 inch OLED display and the ability to record HD quality video, while the COOLPIX S640 is the fastest camera in the COOLPIX range – so you never miss a photo opportunity.

The COOLPIX S570 is stylish and designed to make sure that even the most novice photographer can capture quality photographs. But it’s the COOLPIX S1000pj where Nikon is set to shake-up the way that people share their photos and videos with a true world first – a compact digital camera with integrated projector. All four new models feature NIKKOR lenses, Nikon EXPEED digital image processing, and include legendary Nikon features designed to capture stunning pictures.

Mark Pekelharing, Product Line Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe B.V: “We are thrilled with our innovative new COOLPIX collection and, across the range, believe we have created a camera to suit everyone. Our multi touch and projector gadgetry will be sure to impress, but ultimately, all of the range offers sophisticated features to produce Nikon-quality images and bolsters our already impressive collection.”

The COOLPIX S1000pj – The world’s first camera with integrated projector
With a ground-breaking design incorporating an integrated projector to the compact device, the COOLPIX S1000pj offers a technological innovation at the forefront of the photographic industry. The projector enables users to share their photographs with friends and family like never before without the need for additional equipment or crowding round the camera LCD display.

The COOLPIX S1000PJ also features Scene Auto mode, whereby the camera automatically selects an appropriate scene mode based on the contents of your shot, allowing picture perfect images at the touch of a button. In addition, five functions to reduce image blur and the Smart Portrait System ensure crisp photographs at all times. With a 2.7 inch LCD screen, wide-angle 5x NIKKOR zoom lens, and offering 12.1 megapixels, the COOLPIX S1000pj represents a brand new take on sharing photographs.

The COOLPIX S1000pj will be available at an RRP of £389 / €429.*4

The COOLPIX S70 – Innovative Organic EL touch screen technology

With an innovative multi touch screen, the good looking COOLPIX S70 was designed with ease of use in mind. With the ability to pinch, pull and scroll through images in numerous ways on the high quality 3.5 inch Organic EL screen, this camera represents a first in the Nikon range for this upcoming technology.

In addition, the camera also features Touch Shutter - allowing you to focus and take a picture simply by touching the relevant area on the screen. Alongside the chic retro leather-effect exterior design, the high quality OLED screen reflects the superior performance of the camera. With 12.1 megapixels, wide angle 5x zoom NIKKOR lens and a clear and vivid display regardless of environmental conditions, simplicity of use is guaranteed.

Another high performance feature is the ability to record high quality HD movie clips to capture special moments on film. In addition, the ability to ‘leaf’ through pictures quickly and easily makes the COOLPIX S70 the camera of choice for those looking for the latest in photographic gadgetry.

The COOLPIX S70 will be available at an RRP of £339 / €379.

The COOLPIX S640 – the world’s fastest COOLPIX

As the fastest camera in the COOLPIX range, the COOLPIX S640 is ultra quick and easy to use, ensuring you never miss the moment you wanted to capture. With the fastest start up time*2 in the compact camera industry, the COOLPIX S640 also offers Autofocus as fast as a D-SLR*3 helping users take sharp, clean images at speed.

Whilst other compact cameras take longer to focus, the COOLPIX S640 ensures images are taken almost instantaneously, so you capture what you see. In addition, you are able to produce crisp images even in low light conditions, without having to use a flash using the ISO 6400 capability. With a sleek design and a choice of black, silver or white, the COOLPIX S640 offers style and performance. With 12 megapixels, a wide angle 5x zoom NIKKOR lens and a 2.7 inch LCD, this camera is responsive and reliable as well as featuring unmatched speed in the compact camera market.

COOLPIX S640 FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

Four advanced image stabilising features help ensure sharper results
Nikon's optical lens shift VR image stabilisation compensates for the effects of camera shake. High ISO 6400 capability at any image size up to its maximum of 4000 x 3000 pixels allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. And, Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.

High-quality 2.7-in. Clear Colour Display provides a wider, clearer view
The high-quality 2.7-in. Clear Colour Display for the COOLPIX S640 features an ultra wide-viewing angle, anti-reflection coating, antifouling and water repellent layer, and screen brightness boost function. Automatic colour correction and contrast adjustment at playback optimise image quality to match the viewing conditions, while also maximising power savings. The monitor’s new structure greatly reduces reflection and improves visibility outdoors.

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
As part of Nikon's Smart Portrait System, a series of advanced functions help produce consistently great portraits. The new Skin Softening function automatically detects and analyses your subject's skin and then adjusts smoothness for enhanced results. Automatically detecting as many as 12 faces in the shot, Face-priority AF helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the priority subject smiles while the Blink Proof function automatically shoots two sequential frames and saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are wide open. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

Subject Tracking with auto lock-on
Subject tracking with its new auto lock-on capability automatically detects a human face and then continues to track and focus on that subject. Particularly useful when capturing children as they move naturally, Subject Tracking even functions if the subject moves out of the frame and returns within three seconds.

Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch adds the right finishing touch to your photos by automatically creating a retouched copy with the best balance of contrast and saturation.

Nikon COOLPIX S640 Other Features

  • Macro shooting from as close as 2 cm (0.8 in.)
  • 16 handy scene modes for optimised shooting in various settings
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • D-Lighting
  • Active Zoom
  • Auto Sort function
  • Two movie modes with sound
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx. 45 MB of internal memory
  • Hi-Speed USB connectivity with USB charging via Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) or PC

The COOLPIX S640 will be available at an RRP of £239 / €269.*4

COOLPIX S570 – elegantly simple for the fashion conscious

Elegantly stylish and simple, the new COOLIX S570 allows even those with no photography experience to capture special moments. A camera that’s perfect for parties, nights out, holidays and more, this camera is so easy to use all you have to do is push the shutter button and the COOLPIX S570 automatically selects an appropriate mode to use based on distance, brightness and the positions of faces within your shot.

With a 2.7 inch LCD screen, wide angle 5x zoom NIKKOR lens and ISO 3200 at full image mode, this camera has great features at a remarkable price. Available in Pink, Red, Blue, Black or Warm Silver, the 12 megapixel COOLPIX S570 has a slim and elegant design, creating a practical yet fashionable compact camera.

The COOLPIX S570 also boasts a Smart Portrait System to capture ‘red carpet smiles’ every time with its ‘blink proof’ technology – the camera automatically takes two sequential shots when the subject smiles, saving only the one in which the subject’s eyes are wide open. An additional feature to get that A-list look is the airbrush technique, enabling you to ‘airbrush’ someone’s face using the Skin Softening function to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

COOLPIX S570 FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

Intelligent automation contributes to carefree shooting
Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector eliminates the need to manually select a scene mode to match the shot, making it faster and easier to capture the moment. The COOLPIX S570 uses this intelligent function to analyse the subject and surrounding setting and automatically selects the most appropriate of the following six scene modes to achieve optimal results — Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, or Backlight.

Four advanced image stabilising features help ensure sharper results
Nikon's electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation compensates for the effects of camera shake. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. ISO 3200 capability at any image size up to its maximum of 4000 x 3000 pixels allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.

Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch adds the right finishing touch to your photos by automatically creating a retouched copy with the best balance of contrast and saturation.

Nikon COOLPIX S570 Other Features

  • 16 handy scene modes for optimised shooting in various settings
  • D-Lighting
  • Active Zoom
  • Auto Sort and Favorite Pictures functions
  • Four movie modes with sound
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx. 47 MB of internal memory
  • Hi-Speed USB connectivity

The COOLPIX S570 will be available at an RRP £199 / €209.*4

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*1 Auto-focus speed is comparable to Nikon D40

*2 Among compact cameras equipped with 28mm zoom lens and optical vibration reduction as of July 10, 2009 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation)

*3 Focus speed is comparable to Nikon D40

*4 Availability dates can vary from region to region. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2009 ©2009 Nikon Corporation.

Additional images (Nikon Coolpix S70)

Sensor

• 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 12.1 million effective pixels
• 12.39 million total pixels

Image sizes

• 4000 x 3000
• 3264 x 2448
• 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1024×768
• 640 x 480
• 3968 x 2232 (16:9)

Lens • 5x Zoom-Nikkor (28-140mm equiv.)
• f=5.0-25.0mm
• f/3.9-5.8
Optical image stabilization Lens-shift VR
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focus distance • 30cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞)
• Macro close-up mode: 3cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (∞)
ISO sensitivity • ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000
• ISO 3200 (3M or smaller)
• ISO 6400 (3M or smaller)
• Auto (auto gain ISO 80-800)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 80-200, 80-400)
Aperture f/3.9 - f/5.8
Flash • Built-in
LCD monitor • 3.5-in wide-viewing angle OLED
• 288,000-dot
• Touch screen control and anti-reflection coating
Connectivity

• USB
• AV out

Storage • SD / SDHC card (optional)
• Approx 20MB internal memory
Power • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
• AC Adapter EH-62F (optional)
Battery Life

Approx. 200 shots with EN-EL12 battery

Weight (no batt) Approx.140 g (4.9 oz.)
Dimensions Approx. 96.5 x 60.5 x 20 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections
Supplied accessories • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
• Battery Charger MH-65
• USB Cable UC-E6
• Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
• Strap AN-CP19
• Projector Stand ET-2
• Remote Control ML-L4
• Software Suite CD-ROM

Optional accessories      

• AC Adapter EH-62F
• Battery Charger MH-65

Additional images (Nikon Coolpix S640)

Sensor

• 1/2.33" Type CCD
• 12.2 million effective pixels
• 12.39 million total pixels

Image sizes

• 4000 x 3000
• 3264 x 2448
• 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1024×768
• 640 x 480
• 3968 x 2232 (16:9)

Lens • 5x Zoom-Nikkor (28-140mm equiv.)
• f=5.0-25.0mm
• f/2.8-6.6
Optical image stabilization Lens-shift VR
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focus distance • 45cm (1 ft. 6 in) to infinity (∞)
• Macro close-up mode: 2cm (0.8 in.) to infinity (∞)
ISO sensitivity • ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400
• Auto (auto gain ISO 100-1600)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 100-400, 100-800)
Aperture f/2.7-6.6
Flash • Built-in
LCD monitor • 2.7-in TFT LCD
• 230,000-dot
• With anti-reflection coating, antifouling and water repellent layer
Connectivity

• USB
• AV out

Storage • SD / SDHC card (optional)
• Approx 45MB internal memory
Power • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
• Charging AC Adapter EH-68P
• AC Adapter EH-62F (optional)
• Battery Charger MH-65
Battery Life

Approx. 270 shots with EN-EL12 battery

Weight (no batt) Approx.110 g (3.9 oz.)
Dimensions Approx. 91 x 55 x 20.5 mm (3.6 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections
Supplied accessories • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
• Charging AC Adapter EH-68P
• USB Cable UC-E6
• Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
• Strap AN-CP19
• Software Suite CD-ROM

Optional accessories      

• AC Adapter EH-62F
• Battery Charger MH-65

Additional images (Nikon Coolpix S570)

Sensor

• 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 12 million effective pixels
• 12.39 million total pixels

Image sizes

• 4000 x 3000
• 3264 x 2448
• 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1024×768
• 640 x 480
• 3968 x 2232 (16:9)

Lens • 5x Zoom-Nikkor (28-140mm equiv.)
• f=5.0-25.0mm
• f/2.7-6.6
Optical image stabilization No
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focus distance • 45cm (1 ft. 6 in) to infinity (∞)
• Macro close-up mode: 3cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (∞)
ISO sensitivity • ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000
• ISO 3200
• Auto (auto gain ISO 80-800)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 80-200, 80-400)
Aperture f/2.7-6.6
Flash • Built-in
LCD monitor • 2.7-in TFT LCD
• 230,000-dot
• With anti-reflection coating
Connectivity

• USB
• AV out

Storage • SD / SDHC card (optional)
• Approx 47MB internal memory
Power • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied)
• AC Adapter EH-62D (optional)
Battery Life

Approx. 220 shots with EN-EL12 battery

Weight (no batt) Approx.120 g (4.2 oz.)
Dimensions Approx. 92 x 56.5 x 21.5 mm (3.6 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections
Supplied accessories • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10
• Battery Charger MH-63
• USB Cable UC-E6
• Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
• Strap AN-CP19
• Software Suite CD-ROM

Optional accessories      

• AC Adapter EH-62D