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Nikon Coolpix L18 and L18 digital camera

Nikon Coolpix L18 and L18 digital camera - Nikon have announced the release of two new digital compacts - the Coolpix L16 and L18.

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Press Release: Nikon Coolpix L18

Nikon UK is pleased to announce the introduction of the Coolpix L16 and L18, quality compact digital cameras that combine high performance with operating ease.

The Coolpix L18 and L16 offer simple operational functionality and are equipped with Nikon’s innovative Expeed digital image processing concept and a Nikkor lens. Dedicated buttons on the top of the body make it easy to switch between shooting and playback modes. The large 3.0in (L18) and 2.8in (L16) LCD monitors offer a bright image that is a pleasure to view, even outdoors. The intuitive design assures a solid grip with a balance of flowing surfaces contrasted by sharp edge lines.

The Coolpix L18 and L16 make full use of their respective 8.0 and 7.1Mp capturing true-to-life colour and gives users the freedom to crop or produce enlargements. The precision optics of a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens covers a practical range from 35-105mm (35mm format equivalent) to capture everything from group shots to close-up portraits. Extended light sensitivity as high as ISO1600 prevents blurred shots in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects.

The Coolpix L18 and L16 feature Easy Auto mode where users can turn on the camera and shoot without worrying about getting the settings right. Automatically enabled D-Lighting and Anti-shake AE compensate for lighting and camera movement, enabling users to shoot great pictures without difficult operation. The Coolpix L18 and Coolpix L16 will both be available in Silver and Matte Black.

Feature Highlights

Easy auto mode and scene modes for carefree shooting
Easy auto mode makes it easier to turn on the camera and shoot without worrying about settings. Easy access to 14 different scene modes and three movie modes also ensures shooting that is tuned to give the best results to match the moment.

Anti-shake AE for great pictures at great ease
The new models allow photographers to take better images with the Coolpix L18 and L16 with new Anti-shake AE. It detects subject movement and camera shake, and automatically overcomes blur by adjusting to high shutter speeds and higher ISO sensitivity.

Three unique Nikon image innovations
The Coolpix L18 and L16 feature a selection of three innovative functions that improves the quality of images within the camera. Face-priority AF automatically finds, then focuses on people’s faces for crisp, clear results time after time. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically compensates to help eradicate traces of the annoying red-eye effect that can sometimes be encountered during flash photography. D-Lighting can be applied to improve underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically creating a copy of the image with detail added where necessary, but with well-exposed areas left completely untouched.

ISO1600 capability for better pictures in lower light
Making it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast-moving subjects with outstanding clarity, the Coolpix L18 and L16 accurately measure available light to automatically select the optimal sensitivity setting for the shot between the range of ISO64 to as high as ISO1600.

Other Features

  • Light weight with highly compact dimensions
  • Face Zoom-in zooms right in on the subject’s face at playback
  • Macro shooting from as close as 15 cm (5.9in.)
  • 4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx. 21 Mb of internal memory
  • USB connectivity
  • PictBridge support
Pricing and availability:

The L16 and L18 will be available from March 2008 

Coolpix L16 RRP: exclusive
Coolpix L18 RRP: £99.99


For more information, please visit the Nikon website.



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