Nikon Coolpix L120, S2500, L23
The Nikon Coolpix L120, S2500 and L23 are three new easy-to-use and stylish compact cameras. The L120 has a 21x zoom lens, 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, unique side control lever for zooming, and 3 inch 921k-dot high-resolution LCD monitor. The L120 retails for £249.99 / €290.00 / $279.95. The S2500 has a slim 20mm aluminum body, 4x wide-angle zoom lens and 12 megapixel image sensor, and costs £99.99 / €116.00. The L23 features a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD monitor, and takes regular AA batteries, costing £69.99 / €81.00. The Nikon Coolpix L120, S2500 and L23 are all available from 24th February.
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Nikon UK Press Release
Nikon enhances its COOLPIX lineup
New range of easy-to-use and stylish cameras get great results every time
COOLPIX S2500: £99.99 / €116.00, sales start date: 24th February 2011
COOLPIX L23: £69.99 / €81.00, sales start date: 24th February 2011
COOLPIX L120: £249.99 / €290.00, sales start date: 24th February 2011
Nikon UK, 9 Feb 2011 – Nikon has today added three new models to its fun and simple-to-use COOLPIX range. With a range of useful automatic features that make it easy to get the perfect photo, the S2500, L23 and L120 cameras offer something to suit every need.
“The new line-up has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for your first camera, or for something more advanced. Whichever you choose, you can be assured that all of these cameras provide the quality that Nikon is known for to help produce the best images as easily as possible” comments Sander van Velzen, Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon Europe.
Stylishly simple: the COOLPIX S2500
The stylish COOLPIX S2500 offers impressive value for such a top quality camera. Its high-design, slim (20mm) aluminum body houses an impressive range of features, making it fun and effortless to take pictures anytime, anywhere.
The S2500’s precision NIKKOR 4x wide-angle zoom lens and 12 megapixel image sensor combine to deliver incredibly detailed images that make superb poster-size enlargements. To make sure you get the best pictures of even the most camera-shy subjects, Nikon’s Smart Portrait system includes features such as Smile Timer, Blink Proof and Skin Softening, and its large 6.7 cm (2.7 in.) LCD monitor makes it easy to preview and review your photos.
As well as being easy to carry, it is also simple to use, with several automatic functions for effortless shooting. Easy Auto mode optimizes all camera settings according to the light you are shooting in, while Scene Auto Selector selects the optimum Scene mode for popular photographic situations. Whether you are on the beach, the slopes or out on the town, the camera’s wide range of scene modes will automatically optimize settings for up to 17 popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Subject Tracking Auto-Focus (AF) will keep the camera focused on a selected subject, even if it is moving around. Meanwhile, built-in anti-blur technology automatically counters blurred pictures in four different ways.
The COOLPIX S2500 is available in four colours: red, pink, black and silver.
A great way to start: the COOLPIX L23
A superb first camera for anyone just starting out in photography, the COOLPIX L23 makes it simple for every member of the family to take great pictures.
A host of automatic technology makes this camera perfect for effortless photography. Wherever you are and whatever you want to shoot, Easy Auto Mode optimizes all camera settings depending on what light you are in, ensuring your images are impressive. Built-in electronic Vibration Reduction and Motion Detection avoids camera shake and, along with the 10.1 megapixel resolution CCD image sensor, guarantees outstanding detailed images worthy of being turned into stunning enlargements. The Smart Portrait System houses features such as Smile Timer and Skin Softening, to ensure perfect portraits.
The L23’s 5x wide-angle zoom lens lets you capture everything from sharp close-ups to stunning group photos, and a large, 6.7 cm (2.7 in.) LCD monitor enables you to review pictures with ease. Hassle-free operation is ensured with large buttons and dedicated Shooting and Playback modes. The camera takes regular AA batteries, making it easy to power and ideal for taking anywhere.
The COOLPIX L23 is available in five colours: blue, red, black, pink and silver.
An impressive all-rounder: the COOLPIX L120
With a super-zoom lens and HD (720p) movie recording, the COOLPIX L120 offers great technology that is easy to use, to make sure you reliably capture all those important moments.
The wide angle 21x zoom NIKKOR lens gives outstanding precision and sharp resolution, with a range from 25mm wide-angle to 525mm super-telephoto coverage . A unique side control lever also enables smooth, steady zooming throughout the long zoom range when shooting photos or movies. A 14.1 megapixel CCD image sensor and four different automatic anti-blur functions ensure sharp images every time, whatever distance you are shooting from.
With a dedicated movie-record button, the L120 gives you the freedom to switch easily between capturing beautiful images or crisp HD (720p) movies in stereo sound. Optical zoom with autofocus function is available during recording, and photos and movies can be conveniently viewed on the large 7.5 cm (3 inch) 921k-dot high-resolution LCD monitor. Also featured is a built-in HDMI mini connector, so you can connect your camera to a high definition HD television and view your movies at home with family and friends.
All this is powered by convenient AA batteries so you don’t have to worry about running out of power– whether you’re at home or travelling abroad.
The COOLPIX L120 comes in two colours: black and red.
ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one software package that enables users to quickly and easily import, browse, edit and share still images and movies. Building upon the highly successful ViewNX software, ViewNX 2 is a user-friendly suite that offers a huge range of features, going well beyond those supplied as part of a PC’s operating system. Newly-incorporated advanced movie-editing functions have been taken directly from Nikon’s award-winning DSLR range, enabling users to create stunning movie footage. ViewNX 2 is included with all Nikon digital cameras and is also available as a free download.
The original EXPEED image processing system incorporated all of the accumulated expertise and technologies developed throughout Nikon’s long history. Now, the latest evolution of Nikon’s renowned system, EXPEED C2, expands the possibilities of photography even further, with enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality. EXPEED C2 maximizes sensor performance for clear, life-like images that exhibit vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations for outstanding photos and movies.
Nikon my Picturetown
You can now back-up your images safely and securely using my Picturetown (www.mypicturetown.com), the free online digital photo storage and sharing service brought to you by Nikon. Easily share photo memories with friends and organise precious memories into online collections. You get 2GB of space free to use for storing thousands of memories and you can upgrade your membership to Gold Account at any time if you need to store more pictures.
COOLPIX S2500- Specifications
Effective pixels 12.0 million pixels
Image sensor Type: 1/2.3-in. type interline-transfer CCD; Color filter array: RGB filter; Total pixels: Approx. 12.39 million pixels; Recording pixels:Approx. 12.00 million pixels (4000 x 3000)
Lens Optical 4x zoom, NIKKOR lens; Focal length: 4.9-19.6mm (35mm  format equivalent to 27-108 mm); Aperture: f/3.2-5.9; Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
Focus range (from lens) Normal shooting: approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (at wide-angle setting), approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (at telephoto setting); Macro close-up mode: approx. 8 cm (3.2 in.) to infinity (at closest focus distance), approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
Monitor Size: 6.7. cm (2.7-in.); Number of dots: Approx. 230k-dot; Type:TFT LCD monitor; (Acrylic) cover: Anti-reflection coating, no protective cover
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 16 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card*1
Vibration Reduction (VR) Electronic type; Other blur-reduction functions: Motion Detection (conventional type), BSS (Best Shot Selector)
ISO sensitivity ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (4000 x 3000), Auto (ISO 80 to 1600), Fix range auto (ISO 80 to 400, ISO 80 to 800)
Interface Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power Sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (700 mAh), AC Adapter EH-62G (option)
Battery life Approx. 220 frames with EN-EL19
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 93.1 x 57.1 x 20.0 mm/3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 in. (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 117 g/4.2 oz. (including battery and SD memory card)
Movie VGA: 640 x 480 (30 fps), QVGA: 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap AN-CP19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 Charging AC Adapter EH-69P USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP14 ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Optional accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 Charging AC Adapter EH-69P Battery Charger MH-66 AC Adaptor EH-62G USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
COOLPIX L23- Specifications
Effective pixels 10.1 million pixels
Image sensor Type: 1/2.9-in. type interline-transfer CCD; Color filter array: RGB filter; Total pixels: Approx. 10.34 million pixels; Recording pixels: Approx. 98 million pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom; Focal length: 4.0-20.0 mm (nominal value); f/-number: f/2.7-6.8; Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups; Aspherical lens element (ASP): 3 elements, 5 surfaces
Focus range (from lens) Normal shooting: approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to infinity (at wide angle setting), approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting); Macro close-up mode: approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (at closest focus distance), approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
Monitor (LCD and OLED) Size: 6.7 cm (2.7-in.); Number of dots: Approx. 230k-dot; Type: TFT LCD monitor; (Acrylic) cover: Anti-glare coating
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 22 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card*1
Vibration Reduction (VR) Electronic type; Other blur-reduction functions: Motion Detection, BSS (Best Shot Selector)
ISO sensitivity Auto (ISO 80 to 1600)
Interface Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power Sources R6/AA-size battery x 2 (alkaline/lithium: optional), Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B2 (2 batteries: optional)
Battery life Approx. 220 frames
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 96.7 x 59.9 x 29.3 mm/3.9 x 2.4 x 1.2 in. (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 170 g/6.0 in. (including battery and SD memory card)
Movie VGA: 640 x 480 (30 fps), QVGA: 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap AN-CP19 R6/AA-size alkaline batteries x 2 USB Cable UC-E6 ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Optional accessories Battery Charger Set MH-72/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B2 Battery Charger Set MH-73/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 AC Adaptor EH-65A USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
COOLPIX L120- Specifications
Effective pixels 14.1 million pixels; Approx. 14.08 million pixels (4336 x 3248)
Image sensor Type: 1/2.3-in. type interline-transfer CCD; Color filter array: RGB filter; Total pixels: Approx. 14.48 million pixels; Recording pixels: Approx. 14.00 million pixels (4320 x 3240).
Lens NIKKOR lens with 21x optical zoom; Focal length: 4.5-94.5 mm (35mm  format equivalent to 25-525 mm); f/-number: f/3.1-5.8; Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups; Aspherical lens element (ASP): 1 element glass mold), 1 surface 2 elements (plastic mold), 4 surfaces
Focus range (from lens) Normal shooting: approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to infinity (at wide angle setting), approx. 1.5 m (5 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting), Macro close-up mode: approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (at closest focus distance), approx. 1.5 m (5 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
Monitor Size: 7.5 cm (3-in.); Number of dots: Approx. 921k-dot; (Acrylic) cover: Anti-reflection coating on both sides
Storage media Internal memory (approx. Internal memory (approx. 102 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC/UHSC (ex. FAT/UHS compatible) memory card*
Vibration Reduction (VR) Method Still images: Image sensor shift and electronic vibration reduction; Method Movie: Electronic vibration reduction; Angular velocity sensor: Yes; Vibration reduction on/off: “On, Off Individual setup for movie recording and capture of still images possible”; Motion detection: Yes
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) Manual: “ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400” ; Auto (auto gain): ISO 80 to 800
Interface Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power Sources Battery: Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries; Battery performance: “Approx. 330 shots (LR6 batteries) Approx. 890 shots (FR6 batteries) Approx. 520 shots (EN-MH2)”; External power supply: AC Adapter AC Adapter EH-67 (optional)
Battery life Approx. 330 shots (LR6 batteries) Approx. 890 shots (FR6 batteries) Approx. 520 shots (EN-MH2)”;
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 109.9 x 76.5 x 78.4 mm (4.4 x 3.1 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (with battery and memory card) Approx. 431 g (15.3 oz.)
Movie HD 720p: 1280 x 720 (30 fps) iFrame 540: 960 × 540 (30 fps) VGA: 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Supplied accessories R6/AA-size alkaline batteries x 4 USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP16 Camera Strap AN-CP21 Lens Cap LC-CP22 ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Optional accessories Battery Charger Set MH-73 Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 AC Adapter EH-67 USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP16 Lens Cap LC-CP22
Founded in Japan in 1917, Nikon has grown to become the world leader in digital and precision optics technology with a strong presence in all four corners of the world.
Through its award-winning product line-up, including entry-level and professional digital SLR cameras, interchangeable NIKKOR lenses and the consumer COOLPIX range, Nikon regularly raises the standard in product design and performance. With over 90 years of engineering expertise, it is no wonder that Nikon is the top choice for photographers around the world.
In 2009, Nikon celebrated two key milestones in the lens category – the 50th anniversary of its legendary F-mount SLR lens-mounting system, making it the only manufacturer to sustain its original lens mount for such a long period, and has recently exceeded production of over 55 million NIKKOR lenses. Both highlight Nikon’s dedication to producing quality and functional products that can be used by photographers for years to come.
Nikon also produces equipment such as IC and LCD steppers and scanners, instruments such as microscopes and semiconductor inspection equipment. Other products include sports optics products such as binoculars, rangefinders and fieldscopes, ophthalmic lenses and surveying instruments. It is the only major optical company in the world that still controls and manufactures every aspect of its glass-making business, allowing it to finely tune Nikon lens specifications, quality and performance.
Nikon has consolidated net global sales of 785,499 million Japanese Yen (year ending 31 March, 2010) and Nikon Corporation is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
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