Nikon Coolpix S10 Digital Camera

The Nikon Coolpix S10 is a 6.0 megapixel camera with a large 10x optical zoom lens (38-380mm). An updated version of the popular Nikon Coolpix S4, the S10 also includes a 2.5 inch LCD screen, swivel body design and 16MB of internal memory.

Here’s more from the Nikon Coolpix S10 Press Release:

The new Nikon Coolpix S10 adds vibration reduction to a powerful 10X optical zoom for impressive Pictures from any angle

Nikon’s popular compact unique body design, enhanced image quality and picture sharing features makes the Coolpix S10 a great camera for parents, travellers, concert and sporting enthusiasts.

Nikon announced today the addition of a 10x zoom camera with image stabilization to the Coolpix Style series line-up. The new Coolpix S10 features an incredible 10x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, Vibration Reduction (VR), 6.0 effective megapixels, a 2.5″ LCD and an innovative, compact swivel design allowing the long-zoom camera to fit into a shirt pocket. The 10x powerful, optical zoom combined with Nikon’s VR and innovative body design gives digital photographers unprecedented freedom and creativity with the ability to take pictures from a wide range of angles such as overhead, from the hip and even self portraits.

With a distinctive wave-surface design and a high-quality finish, the Coolpix S10 is as attractive as the images it captures. But even more impressive, the Coolpix S10 features 6.0 effective megapixel image resolution as well as a built-in 38-380mm (35mm equivalent) 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens – making it easy to compose everything from close portraits to wide-open scenery with fine detail and vivid colour. The S10 provokes creativity with the camera’s swivel body design an incredible, bright 2.5-inch LCD allows users to frame shots with accuracy.

The Coolpix S10 features a handy One-Touch Portrait Button that provides direct access to three unique Nikon In-Camera Image Innovations to fix common photo problems 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 S10 is equipped with Blur Warning, which alerts the user when an image is blurred and Best Shot Selector, a feature that automatically identifies and saves the sharpest image from a series. Taking convenience even further, the Coolpix S10 with its supplied rechargeable lithium-ion battery, can take up to 300 shots on a single charge. The Coolpix S10 is PictBridge compatible so there’s no need to use a computer at all when printing ” just connect the camera straight to a PictBridge-compatible printer and print directly easily and without delay.

With the advantage of Vibration Reduction (VR) capability, the Coolpix S10 allows users to overcome camera shake to take sharper, more stable pictures in a range of shooting situations. Since the camera offers increased light sensitivity, up to an impressive ISO 800, users can get great-looking results in lower light without the need for an extended exposure.

An ample choice of Scene modes makes operation even easier in a wide range of common shooting situations. Simply select the most appropriate mode and the Coolpix S10 automatically determines and sets the optimum combination of settings. In all, there are 15 Scene modes to choose from and 4 of them feature Scene assist, which helps users to achieve more attractive composition. The Coolpix S10 adds new entertainment to photography with Nikon’s Pictmotion function that lets users combine images, movies, music and visual styles for automatically produced audiovisual shows, in-camera. And because the LCD of the Coolpix S10 has an impressively wide viewing angle of 170 degrees, it’s easy for everyone to gather round and watch Pictmotion shows together.

Simply select any favourite movies and images, decide on a visual style, and then pick one of 5 music files pre-installed in the camera or load up to 3** of your own to complement the mood. The Coolpix S10 then automatically combines these elements to produce a polished production with transitions between images and movies synchronized to the choice of music.

The S10 includes 16 MB of internal memory and operates on an EN-EL5 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and charger.

The S10 will be available at retail nationwide in September 2006 with an MSRP of $399.95(USD).

* Without Battery or memory card, ** Via PictureProject for Windows only.

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