The new 6 megapixel Nikon Coolpix L6 is announced today. Available in September 2006, the Nikon L6 is a Jessops exclusive.
Nikon UK Press Release
The Nikon Coolpix L6 digital compact camera is one of the latest additions to the range offering powerful imaging performance, easy operation and outstanding battery life. Housed in a slim, lightweight body, the Nikon L6 boasts 6.0 effective megapixels. The Nikon L6 also offers an optical 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 38-116mm (35mm equivalent), allowing users the flexibility to shoot a range of images from portraits to expansive landscapes with true-to-life colour and fine detail. The Nikon Coolpix L6 delivers the world’s longest battery life* – allowing the user to take up to 1,000 shots when using the supplied Energizer™ lithium AA-size batteries. The extended battery life is extremely convenient and is ideal when traveling or photographing important events where you can’t afford to run out of power.
The new model also offers light sensitivity beyond conventional compact digitals, with settings up to ISO 800. Users are able to shoot pictures in lower light without using a long exposure and are also able to select higher shutter speeds when shooting fast-moving subjects. Thanks to the large, easy-to-view 115,000-dot 2.5-inch LCD monitor users can enjoy image playback anywhere, at any time on the COOLPIX L6.
With a choice of 15 Scene modes, optimal results can be achieved in a wide range of common shooting conditions. Users simply select the most appropriate Scene mode for the scene and the COOLPIX L6 automatically sets the best setting to achieve top quality results. Four of these handy Scene modes also feature Scene assist, helping users to achieve better composition.
The COOLPIX L6 features three unique in-camera Nikon image innovations to ensure perfect images even in the most challenging conditions. These include Face Priority AF** which automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on a person’s face wherever they are in the frame. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically overcomes red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash, and Nikon’s D-Lighting rescues underexposed images or shots taken with too much back light.
The COOLPIX L6 additionally features approximately 23MB of internal memory, which allows users to go on shooting even without external memory media. The new model also offers the added advantage of convenient printing – allowing users to connect the camera direct to PictBridge-compatible printers to produce beautiful photos without the need for a computer.
* Best performance in 3x zoom compact class as of June 2006.
** Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.
Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.
Nikon COOLPIX L6 Feature Highlights
High image quality based on Nikon technologies
The COOLPIX L6 puts high-quality imaging within reach of users of all experience levels. Offering the imaging performance of 6.0 effective megapixels and an optical 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a 38-116mm range (35mm equivalent), the COOLPIX L6 gives users the compositional freedom to capture everything from expansive landscapes to tight portraits with high clarity, fine detail and true-to-life colour.
World’s best battery life in 3x zoom compact class*
The COOLPIX L6 gives photographers the longest battery life in the world. Offering the ability to take up to an impressive 1,000 shots with the supplied pair of Energizer™ lithium AA-size batteries, it enables users to go on shooting long after other compacts have run out of power. The COOLPIX L6 also enables up to 400 shots to be taken when using alkaline AA-size batteries
* As of June 2006.
Three image innovations for more satisfying shots
Three unique Nikon image innovations make it easier to achieve great-looking results. Face-priority AF* automatically detects and then achieves accurate focus on people’s faces, no matter where they are in the frame. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix can automatically detect the annoying red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash and compensate for it in-camera. The D-Lighting function can rescue underexposed images or shots with too much backlight by creating a copy of the image but with light and detail added where necessary and well-exposed areas left exactly as they were.
* Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.
Nikon COOLPIX L6 Other Features
Highly compact dimensions of (W x H x D) 91 x 60.5 x 26mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.) excluding projections
Take-anywhere light weight of approx. 125g (4.4 oz.) (without battery and SD memory card)
Energizer™ lithium AA-batteries included
Date Counter visually records the countdown of days to a special occasion or number of days since an event
Slide show function adds fun to image viewing anytime
Menu available in a choice of 20 languages
BSS (Best Shot Selector) identifies and saves the sharpest image automatically from ten sequential shots
Macro mode allows shooting from as close as 10cm (3.9 in.)
Colour Options add fun to shooting with 5 different colour effects
Blur Warning alerts when an image is blurred, allowing the user to shoot again before leaving the scene
USB connectivity enables fast data transfer to computers and other peripherals
Small picture function creates image with smaller data for easy email attachment
Trimming function makes it easy to improve composition after shooting
Time zone function enables the camera clock to be set to local time, anywhere in the world
4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
Choice of White Balance
Auto with TTL control, 7-mode manual (Direct sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Shade, Flash and White Bal. Preset)
Nikon’s PictureProject software supplied
Nikon Digital Camera COOLPIX L6 Specifications
1/2.5-inch type (6.18 million total pixels)
High (2816*), Normal (2816), Normal (2048), PC (1024), TV (640)
Lens 3x Zoom-Nikkor; 6.3-19.2mm (35mm  format equivalent to approx. 38-116mm); f/3.2-5.3; 5 elements in 5 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x
Focus range (approx.)
30cm (11.8 in.) to infinity (8), 10cm (3.9 in.) to infinity (8) in Macro mode
2.5-inch type, 115,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment
Internal memory (approx. 23MB), SD memory card
Auto, 4 modes with Scene assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait), 11 Scene modes (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist), Voice Recording, BSS (Best Shot Selector), Colour Options, Blur Warning, Date Imprint, Self-timer (10 sec.)
Movie: With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps/15fps, Small size (320) at 30fps/15fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps
1) Single 2) Continuous (approx. 1.7fps) 3) Multi-shot 16 (approx. 2fps, only available at image size 6M)
Number of frames(w/ internal memory)
6M: High (2816*) approx. 7, Normal (2816) approx. 15, 3M: Normal (2048) approx. 28
Range: approx. 0.3-5.0m /11.8 in. – 16 ft. 4.9 in. (W), approx. 0.3 - 3.0m/ 11.8 in. – 9 ft. 10.1 in. (T); Flash modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash and Slow sync.
USB, Audio Video output
Total of 20 languages:
Swedish/Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/
Norwegian/Czech selectable in menu display
Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery EN-MH1 x 2, AA-size battery (LR6 alkaline, ZR6 oxyride, or lithium) x 2, AC Adapter EH-65A (optional)
Battery life (approx.)
1,000 shots with lithium, 400 shots with alkaline, or 540 shots with EN-MH1 (based on CIPA standard)
Approx. 91 x 60.5 x 26mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.) excluding projections
Approx. 125g (4.4 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Two lithium batteries, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap, PictureProject CD-ROM
Battery Charger MH-71, Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery EN-MH1 (EN-MH1-B2), AC Adapter EH-65A
* Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.
PictureProject System Requirements
OS Macintosh: Mac® OS X version 10.3.9 or later / Windows: Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional, Windows® 2000 Professional pre-installed models
Note CD-ROM drive required for installation
Only built-in USB ports are supported
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