Nikon Coolpix S9 Digital Camera

The Nikon Coolpix S9 is a 6.1 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom lens and 2.5 inch LCD screen. The S9 from Nikon also provides 24 megabytes of internal memory, ‘D-Lighting’ exposure control, in camera red-eye reduction, one touch portrait shooting, SD card and an array of shooting modes. The Nikon Coolpix S9 is expected to be available from September 2006.

Here’s more about the Nikon Coolpix S9:

Nikon redefines ‘Slim compact digital camera’ with the introduction of the Coolpix S9. New compact camera delivers style and substance in an ultra portable package at an affordable price

Nikon is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its Style series of digital cameras, the Coolpix S9. The embodiment of fun, function and fashion, the S9 boasts 6.1 megapixels, an easy-to-use camera in a slim, stylish body. The camera is equipped with a 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens ensuring sharpness with creative freedom, and a 2.5 inch LCD screen for effortless image composition and display. In addition, Nikon’s In-Camera Image Innovations ease the picture-taking process.

Aimed at the style-savvy consumer who wants a fashionable camera at an exceptional price, the S9 blends beautiful aesthetic attributes and advanced imaging technology

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

Available for the first time in a Coolpix camera, the S9 offers a Stop-Motion feature for creating fun, stop-motion animated video shorts. To use the feature, the consumer simply needs to pose an object they want to animate, take a picture, re-position the object and photograph again. Opaque versions of previous shots are shown on the camera’s LCD to assist users when positioning and repositioning their object. Once shooting is completed, the S9 automatically creates a Quicktime video of the object’s movement in-camera.

For ease of use, the Coolpix S9 is equipped with a One-Touch Portrait Button, which activates Nikon’s 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 S9 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.

Similar to other Coolpix cameras, the S9 has 15 scene modes, 4 with scene assist that automatically program cameras settings such as flash and focus for great pictures in a variety of locations and situations.

The S9 features a Date Counter, which provides a visual in-camera countdown to a special occasion as well as a Time Zone function that allows the setting of multiple time zones for easy image sorting after traveling.

The Coolpix S9 successfully packs all of these features into an ultra-slim, compact metal body. The camera’s wave surface body is pleasing to the hand as well as to the eyes as it is comfortable to hold and ultra-portable.

For transferring pictures to computers and other peripherals, the S9 is USB compatible. The camera utilizes a rechargeable EN-EL8 Li-on battery and can take up to 190 shots on a single charge. For storage, the S9 has 24MB of internal memory and is SD memory card-compatible. The S9 comes with Nikon’s PictureProject Software for the importing, editing and organization of images.

The Coolpix S9 will be available in stores, September 2006 with an MSRP of $249.95 (USD). For more information about the S9 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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