Nikon COOLPIX S5100 12.1 Megapixel Compact Digital Camera Launched

Nikon has today introduced its new COOLPIX S5100 Compact Digital Camera into the Style Series, that features 12.1 megapixel sensor, ISO 3200 sensitivity and 720p HD video recording delivering versatile performance in a slim style design.

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Slotted between Nikon Coolpix S4000 featuring features 12 Megapixel sensor, 4X optical zoom and Coolpix S6000 features 14.2 Megapixel sensor, massive 7X optical zoom the new Nikon COOLPIX S5100 digital camera combines speedy performance with sleek design for a stylish, yet convenient accessory for wherever life leads.

Featuring a fast start-up time, a short shutter-release time and one-touch 720p HD movie recording at 30 fps, the new Nikon COOLPIX S5100 digital camera offers myriad of Nikon technologies used to capture beautiful nighttime and low-light shots with less blur and noise.

These features include image processing that results in less noise at high sensitivities, motion detection function, lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function and a new flash control system.

At the core of all new Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras are Nikon’s world-class NIKKOR lenses, delivering accurate detail, brilliant color and amazing clarity. For the first time, Nikon’s new EXPEED C2 high performance digital image processing engine is implemented and custom optimized for each COOLPIX model to ensure high?quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness.

The new S?Series Nokia COOLPIX camera model embrace the addition of High Definition (HD) video accessible via an ideally located video record button on the back of the camera and it features Scene Auto Selector or Easy Auto Mode, which automatically recognizes the shooting situation and adjusts camera settings accordingly for great pictures anywhere.

To help users create better portraits easier, the Smart Portrait System incorporates a series of automatic functions including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix TM, Improved Face-Priority AF, Face Priority AE, Smile Mode, Blink Warning and Skin Softening to flatter even the most camera-shy subject.

The Nikon COOLPIX S5100 digital camera includes 12.2 megapixel sensor and a wide-angle 5× optical zoom NIKKOR lens, and features a bright 2.7 inch LCD display, 5x Optical Zoom and a 4-way VR Image Stabilization System with ISO settings to 3200 at full resolution. It also adds a new tripod detection function found on premium NIKKOR Lenses that automatically detects handheld or tripod shooting and automatically selects the ideal exposure, ISO sensitivity and shutter speed in order to reduce image blur and ensure sharp photos.

The stylish design and vivid color options of the Nikon COOLPIX S5100 digital camera make the camera a perfect outlet to express one’s personality, while user?friendly features like 18 scene modes, Scene Auto Selector, Subject Tracking, and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System make the S5100 an easy?to?use tool for capturing remarkable photos virtually anywhere.

“As the first to introduce a built-in projector in a compact digital camera, our consumers have come to expect innovation from Nikon’s COOLPIX S-Series,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “In order to meet the evolving needs of our consumers, we have further advanced our award-winning technology, while delivering the high performance and shooting and sharing versatility they have come to trust.”

To further help users capture stunning photos easily, the Nikon COOLPIX 5100 Digital Camera also features 32-MB of internal memory and SD/SDHC memory card support for almost unlimited expandable memory and offers 17 scene modes, Subject Tracking, Easy Auto Mode and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System all packed into a colorful, compact design.

With global positioning as a standard model in the COOLPIX lineup, the COOLPIX S5100 offers features that will exceed user expectations in a slim body at a very reasonable price.

KEY FEATURES

Low noise at high sensitivities:
Optimization of the new image-processing engine, EXPEED C2, developed in accordance with Nikon’s own image-processing concept, offers support for high sensitivities. Superior noise-reduction processing technology reduces noise and ensures excellent image quality in pictures taken at sensitivities up to ISO 1600 with automatic ISO sensitivity adjustment, and up to ISO 3200 with manual ISO sensitivity specification

Motion detection
The camera detects camera shake and subject movement with shooting, and automatically compensates by controlling shutter speed and ISO sensitivity.

Lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function
Blurring caused by camera shake is reduced to a degree equivalent to a three-stop increase in shutter speed.

Hand-held/tripod night landscape detection function
When shooting night landscapes and other nighttime shots, the camera automatically distinguishes between hand-held shooting and shooting using a tripod, and then adjusts ISO sensitivity and shutter speed accordingly. This is the first Nikon camera equipped with the hand-held/tripod night landscape detection function, which enables capture of nighttime shots with less blur. This function makes it possible to capture beautiful photos, as intended, with shooting of nighttime scenes that, until now, have often been blurred.

High Defination Movie Recording
The COOLPIX S5100 is equipped with a high-definition (1280 × 720, 30 fps) movie recording function for preserving exciting and memorable experiences in full. A dedicated movie-record button enables quick and simple movie recording.

Price and Availability

The Nikon COOLPIX S5100 compact digital camera will be available in Pctober 2010 for $179.95 (Rs. 8,390 approx.) MSRP in a choice of colors including black, pink, purple and blue.

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