Pre-Photokina 2006: Last but not least we have Nikon's final camera announcement of the day, the entry-level Coolpix L6. Featuring 6 million pixels, a 3x zoom and sensitivity up to ISO 800.

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Nikon releases the COOLPIX L6: a quality, compact digital camera with simple operation and world-leading 1,000-shot performance

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX L6. A digital compact camera offering powerful imaging performance, easy operation and outstanding battery life, the COOLPIX L6 allows users to shoot with greater confidence for better-looking results.

The latest addition to Nikon’s COOLPIX range is a slim, lightweight model with an impressive imaging performance of 6.0 megapixels. This is a truly dynamic camera; a focal range of 38 – 116mm makes it possible to accurately capture the detail and colour of both the smallest nature shot and the widest landscape panorama.

The COOLPIX L6 is set apart from industry competitors by its capacity to shoot an incredible 1,000 images when using the supplied Energiser lithium AA sized batteries, the longest battery life provided by any camera manufacturer, making this model the perfect companion for situations where you can’t afford to be let down by your camera.

The COOLPIX L6 is a flexible tool, delivering excellent performance under any set of demands. The ISO sensitivity with settings up to ISO 800 makes it possible for the photographer to shoot pictures in lower light without having to use a long exposure.

The camera is able to intelligently adjust images in order to achieve optimal results in any set of conditions. By simply selecting one of 15 Scene Modes most closely corresponding to the scene at hand, the COOLPIX L6 is able to automatically choose the best settings for the optimum results. Four of these handy Scene Modes also feature a Scene assist, which helps users to achieve better composition.

The COOLPIX L6 makes it simple to get great-looking results in challenging situations. Three unique in-camera Nikon image innovations adjust the image, detecting and correcting imperfections: Face Priority AF** automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people’s faces wherever they are in the frame; In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically overcomes the red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash; and D-Lighting makes it possible to rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much back-light.

Also included is a function which allows the user to connect the camera directly to PictBridge-compatible printers to produce beautiful photos without the need for a computer.

The COOLPIX L6’s intelligent functions ensures that the camera does all the hard work; you simply have to find your subject, and enjoy your perfect photos.

Nikon Coolpix L6 specifications


• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 6.18 million pixels total
• 6.0 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2816 x 2112
• 2048 x 1536
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480 @ 15/30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 15/30fps
• 160 x 120 @ 15fps
• with sound
Lens • 38-116mm (35mm equiv)
• F3.2/5.3
• 3x zoom
Image stabilization No
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus Auto
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance • 30cm-infinity
• Macro: 10cm-infinity
Metering n/a
ISO sensitivity up to ISO 800
Exposure compensation n/a
Shuttter speed n/a
Aperture F3.2/5.3
Modes • Auto
• 4 modes with Scene Assist
• 11 Scene modes
• BSS (Best Shot Selector)
• Single
• Continuous
• Multi-shot 16 (approx 2fps)
Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night Portrait
• Party/indoor
• Beach/snow
• Sunset
• Dusk/dawn
• Night landscape
• Close up
• Museum
• Fireworks show
• Copy
• Panorama assist
White balance • Auto with TTL control
• 7-mode manual (Direct Sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Shade, Flash and White Bal. preset)
Self timer 10 sec
Continuous shooting approx 1.7fps
Image parameters Color options
Flash • Auto
• Auto with red-eye reduction
• Flash cancel
• Anytime flash
• Slow sync
• Range: 0.3-5.0m (wide) / 0.3 - 3.0m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.5-inch
• 115,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• AV out
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • 23 MB internal memory
• SD card compatible
Power • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery EN-MH1 or 2xAA
• Optional AC adapter
Weight (no batt) 125 g (4.4 oz)
Dimensions 91 x 60.5 x 26 mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0 in)

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