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    Nikon Coolpix S51c and Coolpix S51 Digital Cameras - Press Release

    Advanced performance and sophisticated style for photo enjoyment that makes sharing even more exciting

    TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S51c and COOLPIX S51, a pair of outstanding new compact digital cameras combining Nikon's distinctive wave-surface design with advanced features that make it easier to take beautiful photos, and to share those photos with those who matter. 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 S51c is built to realize optimum performance and maximum image quality.

    The COOLPIX S51c and COOLPIX S51 team 8.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution with a new high-performance digital image processing engine and the precision optics of the built-in “right-angle” optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens to produce photos with clarity and true-to-life color. Extended light sensitivity as high as ISO 1600 prevents blurred shots when shooting in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects.

    Built-in Wi-Fi support brings Internet connectivity to the COOLPIX S51c for even greater fun and freedom. Upload shots to directly from the camera to Nikon's my Picturetown server for anytime access using Nikon's Picture Bank function, upload them directly to a blog, or use Picture Mail to trigger an email notification to friends anywhere when new pictures are available to view and download. And both models include Pictmotion, which lets users create entertaining audiovisual shows for enjoyment anywhere by simply selecting favorite images and movies, then combining them with music and visual styles.

    The 3.0-inch LCD monitor offers a bright and large image that makes it a pleasure to use for composition and viewing, even out in the sun. Control buttons and the user-friendly rotary multi selector are carefully positioned to provide intuitive operation. And the smooth contours and refined finish of the aluminum face panel fit comfortably in the hand. Both models feature a metallic finish with ultra-violet coating providing a brilliant outer sheen. The COOLPIX S51c will be available in Silver and Black while the COOLPIX S51 will be available in Silver, Black, Blue, Brown, Red and Vivid Magenta*.

    *Color availability may vary according to region.

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

    Nikon COOLPIX S51c/S51 Feature Highlights

    Proven optical lens shift VR image stabilization
    Field proven technology originally developed for interchangeable lenses used in Nikon SLR camera systems, optical lens shift VR image stabilization provides the ability to shoot at shutter speeds as much as three steps slower without blurring the image, while also realizing a smoother viewfinder image that aids composition. A thin VR unit was specially designed to fit the slim dimensions of the COOLPIX S51c and COOLPIX S51.

    ISO 1600 capability for extended shooting range
    Manual sensitivity settings as high as ISO 1600 make it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity, while the high-performance image processing engine preserves high image quality even when shooting with high ISO settings. Also available is AUTO ISO control, which automatically selects the optimal sensitivity for the shot across a range between ISO 100 and ISO 800, and up to ISO 1600 in High-Sensitivity mode.

    my Picturetown for wireless sharing (COOLPIX S51c)
    The Picture Mail button makes it easy to send shots directly from the camera to Nikon’s my Picturetown server, allowing instant sharing to friends anywhere. Utilize Picture bank to upload and save pictures with ease onto my Picturetown’s secure server.

    Expansive 3.0-inch LCD monitor for quality viewing and menu operation
    The bright, large 3.0-inch LCD monitor almost defying the compact body proportions features 230,000 dots of high resolution, a wide vertical and horizontal viewing angle of 160 degrees and anti-reflection coating for better display in bright situations, and a new acrylic panel that prevents scratches and fingerprints.

    Nikon COOLPIX S51c/S51 Other Features
    • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations
    • – Improved Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and D-Lighting
    • Light weight with highly compact dimensions
    • Macro shooting from as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.)
    • 4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
    • Improved menu interface, available in a choice of 23 languages
    • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
    • Approx. 13 MB of internal memory
    • SDHC card compatibility
    • USB connectivity
    • PictBridge compatibility
    • Stop-Motion animation for more creative fun

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    Nikon Coolpix S51c and Coolpix S51 Digital Cameras - Specifications

    Nikon Digital Camera COOLPIX S51c/S51 Specifications
    Effective pixels8.1 million
    Image sensor1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 8.28 millions
    Lens3x Zoom- NIKKOR; 6.3-18.9mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 38-114mm); f/3.3-4.2; 12 elements in 9 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 456mm)
    Focus range (from lens)30cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity (∞)
    Monitor3.0-in., 230,000-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
    Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 13 MB), SD memory cards
    Image size (pixels)3246 x 2448 (High: 3264*/Normal: 3264), 2592 x 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 x 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 x 768 (PC: 1024), 640 x 480 (TV: 640), 3200 x 1800 (16:9)
    Vibration Reduction (VR)Optical lens shift VR
    ISO sensitivity ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto (auto gain ISO 100-800)
    Interface S51c: Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b/g
    S51: Hi-Speed USB
    Power sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-64 (S51c: supplied, S51: optional)
    Battery lifeApprox. 150 shots with EN-EL8 battery (based on CIPA standard)
    Dimensions (W x H x D)S51c: Approx. 97.5 x 59 x 21 mm (3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections,
    S51: Approx. 92.5 x 59 x 21 mm (3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections
    WeightApprox. 125 g (4.4 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
    Supplied accessories*Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8, AC adapter EH-64 (S51c), Battery Charger MH-62 (S51), AV/USB Cable UC-E12, Strap, Printer Dock Accessory: Dock Insert PV-12, Software Suite CD-ROM
    Optional accessories*AC Adapter EH-64, Battery Charger MH-62

    *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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