Nikon COOLPIX S80 14.1 Megapixel Compact Digital Camera Launched; Features 3.5-inch Electrostatic OLED Touch Panel

Nikon has announce the launch of its latest flagship model in the COOLPIX S-series the Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera, that incorporates advanced touch panel functions in a stylish design.

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Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera has the dual-texture design that combines a shiny aluminum coating with a silky rubber coating to give the camera an elegant look and feel.

The Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera features a widescreen 3.5-inch electrostatic OLED touch panel with a wide viewing angle. Compared to the approximately 288k-dot monitor built into its predecessor – the Nikon COOLPIX S70 digital camera, the Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera LCD display offers resolution increased to approximately 819k-dots.

In addition, the Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera is also equipped with a variety of Nikon technologies, including a monitor with an incorporated touch mechanism, which is an on-cell touch panel, and a thin right-angled optics zoom lens, which help to make the 16.5-mm (approx.) slim camera more compact and portable.

Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera offers effective pixel count of 14.1 million pixels and features a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens.

The Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera comes equipped with an approximately 819k-dot widescreen 3.5-inch OLED touch panel monitor with a wide viewing angle. The high-resolution full-wide VGA OLED monitor makes shooting, viewing and sharing photos more enjoyable.

The OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) monitor directly expresses the strength of lighting and clearly reproduces dark portions in photos of night landscapes and the like with high contrast and with a display gamut roughly 150% that of the sRGB color space, photo display is clear and vivid down to the finest details. In addition the 180° wide viewing angle enables clear viewing of the monitor display from nearly any angle.

Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera features a new integrated circuit (IC) for faster processing that allows the S80 to respond faster to touch panel operations than its predecessor, the S70.

The electrostatic touch panel keeps up with touch panel operations for a more natural and intuitive feel and just as with the predecessor Nikon S70 camera, the majority of Nikon COOLPIX S80 camera operations can be performed via the touch panel.

For example, the touch shutter function can be used to focus and set exposure with shooting, and two-finger operations can be used with image playback to zoom in or out on a photo or to scroll ahead several photos, enabling shooting, playback and image editing using simple touch panel operations.

The Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera incorporates a number of Nikon technologies that enable basic camera performance and natural operation in a 16.5-mm (approx) slim body with a stylish design.

The design of the Nikon COOLPIX S80 Compact Digital Camera has been simplified as much as possible by incorporating the power switch into the slide cover and reducing operational controls to the shutter-release button for a body that is extremely flat and even all around.

The COOLPIX S80 offers six filter effects and ‘Glamour retouch’, which applies adjustments to faces detected in images, and are available for editing images without using a computer.

These six filter includes: Color Options, Soft, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Fisheye that makes picture look as if it was taken with fisheye lens and Miniature effect that creates diorama effect by sharpening the center of the image and blurring portions at top and bottom of the image.

Images to which effects have been applied are stored separately from original images, enabling editing of the same image in a variety of ways.

The setting controls in Nikon COOLPIX S80 camera can be displayed by simply tapping tab graphics displayed in the monitor with shooting and playback. As information and important points are displayed, operation is smoother and function selection is simpler.

In addition, a new rating function allows users to rate pictures with up to five stars and sort pictures to folders according to their rating and when the camera is rotated for vertical shooting, display tabs and controls also automatically rotate 90° in the direction in which the camera was rotated for smoother shooting.

The highlighted feature of Nikon COOLPIX X80 camera is its ability to record 1280 x 720-pixel HD movies with stereo sound. In addition to up to 5x optical zoom capability during movie recording, the COOLPIX S80 digital camera has been equipped with an HDMI mini connector that enables high-resolution playback of still images and movies on large screen high-definition TVs.

Price and Availability

The Nikon COOLPIX S80 compact digital camera would come in Pink, Silver/Brown and Black colors and will retail for $329.95 or Rs. 14,450 in US market for now.

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