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    Nikon Coolpix P5100 Digital Camera - Press Release

    Intuitive operation, advanced functions and fine craftsmanship inspire with fun and flexible shooting

    TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX P5100, the new flagship model in the Nikon COOLPIX lineup tooled to satisfy photo and camera enthusiasts. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, The COOLPIX P5100 is built to realize optimum performance and maximum image quality.

    Class-leading imaging ability begins with a full 12.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution and new digital image processing engine that reproduce the finest details and subtlest tones with precision and clarity, even when taking advantage of sensitivity settings as high as ISO 3200*. It also includes the compositional freedom of the 3.5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens and compatibility with converter lens options that further extend wide-angle and telephoto reach.

    In addition to a variety of automated and scene modes, four advanced exposure modes offer learning and advanced photographers greater personal control over the camera. Providing easy access to these modes is the Mode dial, a good example of how the COOLPIX P5100's logically placed controls are designed to simplify and streamline camera operation.

    Optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization counteracts the effects of camera shake in lower light or when shooting unsteady subjects to help achieve sharper results. Active full time, it also stabilizes images displayed on the 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with wide 170-degree viewing angle for easier framing and more reassured shooting.

    As with any photographic tool, the COOLPIX P5100 really begins with a quality-crafted body that feels immediately familiar in the hand. Made of solid magnesium alloy (Mg), the body features a quality finish, a comfortable grip covered in grid-pattern rubber, as well as an optical viewfinder to aid composition, particularly in brightly lit conditions. The built-in accessory shoe adds support for Nikon Speedlights and advanced i-TTL flash control.

    * ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 5M (2592 x 1944) or smaller.

    Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.

    Nikon COOLPIX P5100 Feature Highlights

    Superb image quality
    Excellent imaging quality is a priority for the COOLPIX P5100, from the 12.1 effective megapixels of imaging power produced by its 1/1.72-inch RGB CCD and new digital image processing engine, to its powerful 3.5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens and optical lens shift VR.

    Shooting modes that give the user greater control
    Four exposure modes accessed via the Mode dial provide greater control over camera operation. Programmed Auto [P] mode automatically selects the optimal shutter and aperture settings. Shutter-priority Auto [S] lets the user select shutter speed, while the camera sets the optimal aperture. Aperture-priority Auto [A] offers 10-step manual control over the aperture setting to let the user decide depth of field, while the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed. Manual [M] exposure mode provides full control over both the aperture and shutter speed settings.

    Proven lens shift VR image stabilization
    Optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) is field proven technology originally developed for interchangeable lenses used in Nikon SLR camera systems. Providing the ability to shoot at shutter speeds as much as three steps slower without blurring the image along with a smoother viewfinder image that aids composition, Nikon's exclusive VR system yields sharper results when shooting in low light, when taking advantage of the reach of the 3.5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, or when reaching farther with an optional telephoto converter lens.

    ISO 3200 capability
    Extended light sensitivity range up to ISO 3200* adds the power to shoot more effectively in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity. And the new image processing engine produces clear results, even when shooting with high ISO settings.

    The convenience of system expandability
    Optional system components further expand the photographic possibilities of the COOLPIX P5100. Nikon's 0.67x wide-angle converter (WC-E67) and 3.0x tele-converter (TC-E3ED) lenses are available to extend the range of the attached 3.5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, while a built-in accessory shoe supports the use of Nikon’s advanced i-TTL flash control for external flashes, including the Speedlight SB-400, SB-600 and SB-800.

    *ISO 3200 is available only for image sizes of 5M (2592 x 1944) or smaller.

    Nikon COOLPIX P5100 Other Features
    • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations
    • Face-priority AF with improved speed and efficiency
    • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
    • D-Lighting
  2. Optimize image for shooting monochrome photographs using a choice of 4 different filters for creative effects, (yellow, orange, red and green)
  3. Continuous flash shooting helps capture the action by allowing a burst of consecutive flash shots without having to wait for the flash to recharge
  4. 1:1 size format allows photos to be shot using 1:1 (square) perspective
  5. Distortion control corrects for barrel distortion in images shot, and even displays the corrected image on the LCD in real time
  6. Macro shooting from as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.)
  7. 4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
  8. Improved menu interface, available in a choice of 23 languages
  9. Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  10. SDHC card compatibility
  11. Approx. 52 MB of internal memory
  12. PictBridge support

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    Nikon Coolpix P5100 Digital Camera - Specifications

    Nikon Digital Camera COOLPIX P5100 Specifications
    Effective pixels12.1 million
    Image sensor1/1.72-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 12.43 million
    Lens3.5x Zoom-NIKKOR; 7.5-26.3mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 35-123mm); f/2.7-5.3; 7 elements in 6 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 492mm)
    Focus range (from lens)30cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity (∞)
    Monitor2.5-in., 230,000-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
    Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 52MB), SD memory cards
    Image size (pixels)4000 x 3000 (12M), 3264 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1600 x 1200 (2M), 1280 x 960 (1M), 1024×768(PC), 640 x 480(TV), 3984 x 2656(3:2), 3968 x 2232 (16:9), 2992x 2992 (1:1)
    Vibration Reduction (VR)Optical lens shift VR
    ISO sensitivity ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 64-800)
    Interface USB
    Power sourcesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62A (optional)
    Battery lifeApprox. 240 shots with EN-EL5 battery (based on CIPA standard)
    Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 98 x 64.5 x 41 mm (3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.) excluding projections
    WeightApprox. 200 g (7.1 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
    Supplied accessories*USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5, Battery Charger MH-61, Strap AN-CP16, Software Suite CD-ROM
    Optional accessories*AC Adapter EH-62A, Wide-angle Converter WC-E67, Telephoto Converter TC-E3ED, Adapter Ring UR-E20, Speedlight SB-400, Speedlight SB-600, Speedlight SB-800

    *Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.
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    System Requirements
    OSMacintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9, 10.4.x
    Windows: Windows Vista (32bit), Windows XP Home Edition/Professional pre-installed models
    NoteCD-ROM drive required for installation. Only built-in USB ports are supported

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    Re: Nikon Coolpix P5100 Digital Camera - Press Release

    It seems a very nice model. It's closely the same as P5000.

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