Tuesday, 8 January 2013

COOLPIX S6500 Press Announcement at CES


Nikon Introduces COOLPIX S6500 with Built-in Wi-Fi Capability and High-power Zoom, and S2700 with Wide-angle Zoom and Advanced Performance

Las Vegas, CES Booth #8643, January 7, 2013 – Today, Nikon Canada announced two stylish COOLPIX S-series models that feature advanced functions to inspire creativity while capturing all of life’s important moments.

The COOLPIX S6500 is a wide-angle, high-power zoom model equipped with a 16.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS image sensor, a 12x optical zoom-NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of view from wide-angle 25mm to 300mm (equivalent in 35-mm [135] format), all in a slim and stylish body. With built-in Wi-Fi® capability, users can transfer high-quality photos and movies from the camera to a smart device for direct upload to social networking sites. The S6500 provides an extensive feature set that lets users get creative with their photos after they have been taken. It also features five new Glamour Retouch effects, including Brighten Faces, which enhances skin tones, and Whiten Teeth, which brightens every smile.
 
“By expanding our COOLPIX family, Nikon is offering a wider range of cameras to cater to users of varying skill sets and needs,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications at Nikon Canada. “Built to emphasize style, portability and creativity, the S6500 and S2700 assist photographers in capturing vivid images and memorable
videos.”
 
COOLPIX S6500 Primary Features
 
A 12x optical zoom-NIKKOR lens covering a broad range of angles of view from wide-angle 25mm to 300mm (equivalent in 35-mm [135] format) The COOLPIX S6500 is equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.1-million and a high-powered zoom-NIKKOR lens with lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, all in a stylish and slim body. With the S6500’s high level of portability, users will enjoy capturing a great variety of scenes, from wide-angle landscape shots to close-ups of people's expressions using the zoom or macro close-up shooting (up to about 8 cm from the front of the lens).
 
Wi-Fi® compatibility expands the enjoyment of connecting through easy communications with smart devices With built-in Wi-Fi®, users can easily transfer photos and movies to smart devices such as smartphones and tablets1 and from there, they can share high-quality images and videos by uploading directly to social networking sites. Users can also use smart devices to remotely shoot pictures, convenient for group photos.
 
Eight Glamour Retouch effects, including five new effects Five new Glamour Retouch effects are available on the COOLPIX S6500, including Brighten Faces to enhance skin tones, Hide Eye Bags to reduce the effects of bags and darkening under the eyes, Whiten Eyes to make the whites of eyes appear whiter, Whiten Teeth to brighten smiles, and Redden Cheeks to apply a blush effect to the cheeks for a lively look (orange, red, blue-pink and yellow-pink colours can be selected).
Previously released Glamour effects are also included (Skin Softening, Small Face and Big Eyes). With eight effects, users can adjust photos to create memorable portraits that really bring out the beauty and expressions of their subjects.
 
A wide variety of shooting functions for capturing decisive moments The COOLPIX S6500 features Smile Timer Continuous, with which the camera captures up to five images continuously and saves all, and Best Shot Selector (BSS), which captures up to five images continuously and saves the one that best captured the smile. The camera also comes equipped with advanced basic performance including Target Finding AF, which instructs the camera to automatically focus on the most suitable subject just by pointing the camera at it, Scene Auto Selector, which automatically sets the optimal scene mode, and Face Priority AF, which automatically detects and focuses on human faces. The COOLPIX S6500 features an extensive array of functions to ensure that users will be able to capture their special moments.
 
High-quality Full-HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound at the press of a button Full-HD 1920 x 1080/30 fps movies with stereo sound and superior picture quality can be recorded with a simple press of a button on the back of the camera. The COOLPIX S6500 also features a function that allows for pausing movie recording. By saving multiple scenes recorded intermittently to eliminate unwanted portions as a single file, users can enjoy playing back one continuous movie.  Users can also edit movies to trim selected scenes from the footage.
 
Price and Availability
The Nikon COOLPIX S6500 is scheduled to be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in February 2013 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $229.95. Available in red and black.
   
Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty for all COOLPIX digital cameras purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer.
Consumer’s investment is protected by Nikon Canada’s warranties with in-Canada service.
 
About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the ImageTM, is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment.
Nikon Canada distributes consumer and professional digital SLR and HD-SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and System Accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system. In 2012, production of NIKKOR lenses surpassed 75 million, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. At the heart of every Nikon camera is Nikon's exclusive EXPEED, EXPEED 2 or EXPEED 3 advanced digital image processing system technologies. All Nikon Canada products are sold through a network of Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers. For more information on Nikon Canada and its products and services or to find an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer, visit www.nikon.ca .