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The 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S9700 is a slimline camera with 30x optical zoom, manual shooting modes and a 3-in, 921k dot OLED screen. You can set manual and automatic exposure modes (P/S/A/M) and scene modes with the simple turn of a dial and switch to shooting Full HD video with stereo sound quality with the press of a button. Early subject detection means you’re always ready to shoot whilst Pre-AF shortens the autofocus time. Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS round off the features list. On sale from 27 February 2014, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 will be available in black, red, and white, priced at £329.99 / €399.00 / $349.95.
Nikon Press Release
The Nikon COOLPIX S9700 – The slimline camera that packs a punch
For those who want to have fun with photography, the slender COOLPIX S9700 combines performance with ease of use.
Its 30x optical zoom lens with an incredible 25-750 mm range – extendable to 60x with Dynamic Fine Zoom* – puts you where the action is, so you’ll be able to capture every detail. When snapping people, Nikon’s Smart Portrait System (with features including Smile Timer, Blink Proof and Red-Eye Fix) helps achieve perfect portraits and reviewing images is easy on the 3inch 921k dots OLED screen. Once you have the shot you want, you can enhance your subjects using the extensive retouch menu, adding fun effects or by applying Glamour Retouch. Early subject detection means you’re always ready to shoot whilst Pre-AF shortens the autofocus time and get crisp results even at full zoom or in low light.
Built-in Wi-Fi opens up further fun possibilities. You can connect to your smart device to use it as a remote control to achieve ideal self-portraits without getting your own arm in shot. Or you can use the smart device connection to upload and instantly share photos with family and friends via email or social media networks.
The camera’s GPS and GLONASS functions mean that detailed location information can be recorded on each photo. Your travel routes can even be logged via the world map function so you’ll never forget where you took that incredible photo. Scene Auto Selector optimises camera settings, leaving you to focus on framing your fabulous photos, while Lens Shift VR counters the effect of camera shake for sharper images.
Its back-illuminated 16MP CMOS system allows for sharply detailed photos and the high-definition display offers clear visibility of both menu and images during shooting and playback. Set manual exposure modes (P/S/A/M) and scene modes with the simple turn of a dial and switch to shooting Full HD video with stereo sound quality with the press of a button. The Easy Panorama function gives stunning scenery the attention it deserves and the high-speed continuous shooting mode enables you to catch fast-moving action or the perfect smile or facial expression that will make the moment.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments: “Smart, sharp and stylish, the COOLPIX S9700 is a fun, high-performance camera that’s great for people looking to capture high quality image of their world and share with friends and family. Manual control gives you the option to get creative with your photography, whilst the built in WiFi, GPS and world maps means you can share and track your journeys with everyone who matters.”
The COOLPIX S9700 will be available in black, red, and white.
On sale from 27th February 2014
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