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Nikon has announced two new stylish and slender Coolpix cameras.
The S9700 and S9600 are high performance compact cameras built with sharing photos easily at the core. Both feature a back illuminated CMOS sensor and 5-axis Hybrid VR (Vibration Reduction). The S9700 has a 30x optical zoom, while the S9600 has a 22x optical zoom.
Both cameras will be available in black, red and white, and will be on sale from 27 February 2014. The S9700 will retail for £329.99, and the S9600 for £249.99.
The Nikon Coolpix S9700 – The slimline camera that packs a punch
For those who want to have fun with photography, the slender Coolpix S9700 combines performance with ease of use.
Its 30x optical zoom lens with an incredible 25-750 mm range – extendable to 60x with Dynamic Fine Zoom – puts you where the action is, so you’ll be able to capture every detail. When snapping people, Nikon’s Smart Portrait System (with features including Smile Timer, Blink Proof and Red-Eye Fix) helps achieve perfect portraits and reviewing images is easy on the 3inch 921k dots OLED screen. Once you have the shot you want, you can enhance your subjects using the extensive retouch menu, adding fun effects or by applying Glamour Retouch. Early subject detection means you’re always ready to shoot whilst Pre-AF shortens the autofocus time and get crisp results even at full zoom or in low light.
Built-in Wi-Fi opens up further fun possibilities. You can connect to your smart device to use it as a remote control to achieve ideal self-portraits without getting your own arm in shot. Or you can use the smart device connection to upload and instantly share photos with family and friends via email or social media networks.
The camera’s GPS and GLONASS functions mean that detailed location information can be recorded on each photo. Your travel routes can even be logged via the world map function so you’ll never forget where you took that incredible photo. Scene Auto Selector optimises camera settings, leaving you to focus on framing your fabulous photos, while Lens Shift VR counters the effect of camera shake for sharper images.
Its back-illuminated 16MP CMOS system allows for sharply detailed photos and the high-definition display offers clear visibility of both menu and images during shooting and playback. Set manual exposure modes (P/S/A/M) and scene modes with the simple turn of a dial and switch to shooting Full HD video with stereo sound quality with the press of a button. The Easy Panorama function gives stunning scenery the attention it deserves and the high-speed continuous shooting mode enables you to catch fast-moving action or the perfect smile or facial expression that will make the moment.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments: “Smart, sharp and stylish, the Coolpix S9700 is a fun, high-performance camera that’s great for people looking to capture high quality image of their world and share with friends and family. Manual control gives you the option to get creative with your photography, whilst the built in Wi-Fi, GPS and world maps means you can share and track your journeys with everyone who matters.”
The Nikon Coolpix S9600 – Picture perfect
The high-zoom Coolpix S9600 delivers flawless photos from its slim, lightweight body. This Wi-Fi enabled, wide angle 22x optical zoom camera (extendable to 44x with Dynamic fine zoom) ensures photos and movies are crisp, clear, and always worth sharing.
The sensitive CMOS image sensor ensures your photos are sharp and perfectly detailed – even those taken in low light conditions such as a nighttime concert or sporting event. Built in Wi-Fi allows you to transfer photos easily to a smart device to share them instantly on social networks or via email. Alternatively, use it to turn your smart device into a remote control, and impress friends with your perfect portraits.
Capture steady shots and movie clips using the Hybrid VR (vibration reduction) which combines Lens Shift and Electronic VR for highly effective countering of camera shake, reducing blur and creating sharper images, even when shooting a movie while walking. The 7.5cm LCD screen helps with framing the perfect shot, and reviewing pictures is easy in playback on the large LCD display, with anti-reflection coating for clear visibility in bright sunlight.
Pause and record the action as a still image while shooting movies in crisp Full HD with the advanced movie function mode. Meanwhile, face priority identifies your subject automatically, resulting in clear and accurate focus. Your willing subjects will always look fabulous with Advanced Glamour Retouch, where you can whiten teeth, brighten eyes or even add make-up. The Easy Panorama and High Speed continuous shooting offer a great range of shooting variations and the Smart Portrait System ensures your pictures feature the best smiles, and are free from red eye.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments: “With a stylish, slim design and range of features including the 22x Optical Zoom, Advanced Glamour Retouch and built in Wi-Fi, the Coolpix S9600 is an easy to use camera that will help you capture impressive pictures that you can share instantly with your friends and followers.”
For more information, take a look at the Nikon website.