07-08-2008

NEW - COOLPIX S560

Nikon UK is pleased to announce the COOLPIX S560. The world’s smallest camera in its class and with superior portability, a 5x zoom lens and advanced features such as Smile Mode, the COOLPIX S560 is the perfect family choice.

The S560 is an attractively-priced yet high-quality compact digital camera with 10 effective megapixels, 5x NIKKOR zoom lens and a large 2.7-inch wide-viewing angle TFT monitor. Designed with ease of use in mind, the camera offers numerous features to make life easier. Thanks to its high sensitivity it can be used in almost any situation. Scene Auto Selector does the work by automatically choosing the appropriate settings whether shooting a portrait, landscape or fast action. In Smile Mode, the camera detects the subject’s face, focuses on it, and automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles. It even includes a blink warning for when a subject has blinked during exposure. The high-quality aluminium body comes in three colours: Warm Silver, Sakura Pink and Black.

Automated and optimised operating modes

Nikon’s new Scene Auto Selector enhances the carefree shooting experience by automatically distinguishing the setting and then selecting the scene mode appropriate to that situation. Food Mode makes it easy to capture delectable close-ups of cuisine and even allows white balance to be adjusted while shooting. For complete image management, the new Auto Sort automatically categorizes images into folders for easy access. With Favorite Pictures Playback, selected images in the Favorite folders can be viewed as a show.

VR image stabilisation for sharper results

Compensating for the effects of camera shake to realise sharper results, image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation allows 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 lighting conditions.

Large 2.7-inch LCD monitor for quality viewing and menu operation

Practically defying the COOLPIX S560’s compact proportions is a high quality 2.7-inch LCD monitor with improved shooting displays and revised icons. Features include approx. 230k-dots of high resolution, a wide-viewing angle of 160 degrees, and anti-reflection coating for better display in bright situations.

Light sensitivity can be manually set as high as ISO 3200*, adding the power to shoot sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower lighting 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 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

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