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Nikon S550 Digital Camera

Nikon S550 Digital Camera - Nikon have today announced the release of the Coolpix S550 digital camera.

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Press Release: Nikon Coolpix S550

Nikon UK is pleased to announce the introduction of the Coolpix S550, a stylish new camera that elegantly packs high performance and advanced functions into the smallest body in its class. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative Expeed digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a Nikkor lens, the Coolpix S550 brings new ease and fun to capturing smiling faces in the full beauty of special moments.

The 10Mp Coolpix S550 boasts quick response and maintains image quality whilst taking advantage of sensitivity settings as high as ISO2000. Enhancing compositional freedom is a 5x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a range that is suitable for scenes ranging from buildings and group pictures to close-up portraits.

Unique new functions for the Coolpix S550 make it easier to shoot striking portraits and to faithfully record nuances in facial expressions. Smile mode displays a gauge that indicates when the selected subject smiles, enabling the user to capture just the right moment. Blink warning displays a message when it detects that a subject has blinked, offers quick magnified visual confirmation, and allows the shot to be retaken immediately. The Coolpix S550 will be available in a choice of Titanium Silver, Urban Black, Blue, or Purple body colours.

Feature highlights:

VR image stabilisation
Compensating for the effects of camera shake to realise sharper results, electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation frees you to enjoy capturing special moments without worrying about slight hand movements, particularly in lower light conditions.

ISO2000 capability provides extended shooting range
Extended light sensitivity range with manual settings up to ISO2000 makes it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions, or to capture moving subjects with outstanding clarity. Automatic sensitivity control is also available, freeing you to concentrate on the shot while the camera selects the optimal setting across a range between ISO64 and ISO800. And High-Sensitivity mode minimises blur by automatically selecting optimal light sensitivity.

Large 2.5in LCD monitor for quality viewing and menu operation
The Coolpix S550 is equipped with a quality 2.5in LCD monitor that features 230k-dots of high resolution, a wide 170-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle, anti-reflection coating for better display in bright situations, and an acrylic panel that prevents scratches and fingerprints. Improved shooting displays with revised icons and information feedback help make framing and shooting easier.

Other features:

  • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations - Improved Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
  • Active Zoom allows smoother zooming for close-ups
  • Macro shooting from as close as 10cm (4 in)
  • Three movie modes with sound, plus time-lapse movie mode
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • SDHC card compatibility
  • Approx. 50Mb of internal memory
  • USB connectivity
  • PictBridge support

The Nikon Coolpix S550 will be available from March 2008 at a RRP of £199.99. For more information please visit the Nikon website


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