Nikon Coolpix L5 Digital Camera

The Nikon Coolpix L5 is 7.2 megapixel camera with a 5x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD and features vibration reduction technology, 15 scene modes, ‘D-Lighting’ exposure correction, face-priority auto focus, 8MB of internal memory and a macro mode that focuses down as close as 1.6 inches. The Nikon Coolpix L5 is expected to be available for the retail price of $300 (USD) and in the stores from September of 2006.

Nikon Coolpix L5 Press Release:

The new nikon Coolpix l5 adds vibration reduction to a 5x zoom-nikkor glass lens for compact versatility. User-friendly design and function offers consumers an enhanced and steady shooting experience.

Nikon is pleased to introduce the Coolpix L5, a new addition to its Life series of digital cameras. Compact and user-friendly, the L5 is the ideal camera for the family snap-shooter that wants a capable, well-featured camera at an affordable price. The L5 has 7.2 megapixels for generating superior quality prints, a 5x zoom lens for creative compositional freedom, an incredible, bright 2.5-inch LCD screen that is easy to view in any condition, and Vibration Reduction, an in-camera stabilization that compensates for shaky hands or vibrations.

The Coolpix L5 represents the perfect balance of simple, intuitive design and innovative, useful technology,

Says Bill Giordano, General Manager of Marketing Coolpix for Nikon, Inc.

Building on the success of previous L series cameras, the L5 includes new technology designed to enhance the experience of the point and shoot consumer. The L5 is equipped with a high-powered 5x zoom lens for creative control and freedom in a variety of settings from intimate personal portraits to large or wide outdoor scenes. To help consumers utilize the camera’s long zoom capabilities, the L5 features Vibration Reduction, an innovation that minimizes the probability of blurry images by compensating for various levels of camera shake.

For composing and displaying images, the L5 is equipped with an incredible, bright 2.5-inch LCD screen. The LCD displays the Scene Modes menu with 15 Scene Modes, 4 with Scene Assist that automatically program the camera for optimum performance in a variety of shooting conditions.

Nikon’s In-Camera Image Innovations add to the convenience of the L5 by giving users the power to automatically improve images in-camera. For ease of use, the Coolpix L5 is equipped with a One-Touch Portrait Button, which activates Nikon’s In-Camera Innovations. This system includes Face-priority AF*, which automatically finds and focuses on a subject’s face, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which automatically corrects red-eye, and D-Lighting, an innovation that automatically corrects images with insufficient light. The L5 is equipped with Blur Warning, which alerts the user when an image is blurred and Best Shot Selector, a feature that identifies and saves the sharpest image from a series automatically.

In addition, the Coolpix L5 offers TV quality movie recording with sound in modes ideal to be played on televisions and computers.

Compact and easy-to-carry with a smooth and elegant design, the L5 packs an incredible amount of technology into a palm-sized camera. The L5 is compatible with AA-size batteries in alkaline, lithium, oxy-nickel and rechargeable batteries to keep you shooting while on the move. For storage, the camera has 8 MB of internal memory and is compatible with an array of SD memory cards.

The Coolpix L5 even simplifies printing with PictBridge, and is USB compatible for transferring pictures to computers and other peripherals. A complimentary copy of PictureProject is included with the L5 for importing, editing and organizing images.

The Coolpix L5 will be available in stores September 2006 with an MSRP of $299.95. For more information about the L5 and the full line of Coolpix cameras, please visit www.nikondigital.com.

* Face-recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.

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