Dennis Hissink : August 7th 2008 - 23:30 CET
Nikon Coolpix S560
Nikon Coolpix S560 : Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the Nikon S560, a stylish new camera that elegantly packs high performance and advanced functions into the smallest body in its class. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the Nikon Coolpix S560 brings new ease and fun to capturing smiling faces in the full beauty of special moments. The Nikon Coolpix S560 teams 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution and the high performance, faithful color reproduction and subtle tones of its optimized processing system with the enhanced compositional freedom of a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens. |
Nikon S560 camera - Macro shooting|
Employing four aspherical elements, this high-quality lens ably covers shooting from normal through super-telephoto focal ranges, and also allows macro shooting from as close as 10 cm (4 in.) to a subject. Unique functions for the Nikon S560 help make it easier to shoot beautiful portraits and faithfully record precious smiles. Smile Mode automatically releases the shutter when the selected subject smiles, helping to faithfully record precious smiles in the brief instants they appear. The Smile Indicator, activated via Portrait mode, displays a gauge that changes when a smile is detected.
Nikon Coolpix S560 - Quality and Controls
And Blink Warning displays a message when it detects that a subject has blinked, offers quick magnified visual confirmation, and allows the shot to be retaken immediately and get the desired results. Uncompromising quality extends to the build and exterior treatments of the Nikon Coolpix S560. Features include the distinctive contrast of beautiful curves and artistically sculpted lines of Nikon’s stylish design, as well as large controls and a comfortable thumb rest that provide a great fit and simplify operation. The Nikon Coolpix S560 will be available in a choice of Warm Silver, Blue, Pink, Red, and Black.
Coolpix S560 automated and optimized operating modes
Nikon’s new Scene Auto Selector enhances the carefree shooting experience by automatically distinguishing the setting and then selecting the scene mode appropriate to that situation. Food Mode makes it easy to capture delectable close-ups of cuisine at the dinner table, even allowing for white balance to be adjusted while shooting. Allowing complete image management, the new Auto Sort automatically categorizes images into folders for easy access. With Favorite Pictures Playback, selected images in the Favorite folders can be viewed as a show.
Nikon Coolpix S560 - VR image stabilization
Compensating for the effects of camera shake to realize sharper results and contribute to a more reassuring shooting experience, image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization frees you to enjoy capturing special moments without worrying about slight hand movements. This is particularly helpful when taking advantage of the 5x zoom lens' telephoto focal lengths, or when shooting in lower lighting conditions.
Nikon Coolpix S560 digital camera - Light sensitivity and Display
Light sensitivity can be manually set as high as ISO 3200, adding the power to shoot sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower lighting conditions or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity. And the new image-processing system produces clear results with minimal noise when shooting with high ISO settings. Auto ISO control is also available, with the camera automatically setting the optimal sensitivity across a range of ISO 64 -800. Practically defying the Nikon Coolpix S560’s compact proportions is a high quality 2.7-inch LCD monitor with improved shooting displays and revised icons. Features include approx. 230k-dots of high resolution, a wide-viewing angle of 160 degrees, and anti-reflection coating for better display in bright situations.
Nikon Coolpix S560 details
• Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations: Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
• 15 handy scene modes for optimized results in various shooting situations
• Macro shooting from as close as 10 cm (4 in.)
• 5x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
• Active Zoom
• Four movie modes with sound, plus time-lapse movie mode
• Distortion control corrects for barrel distortion
• Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
• SDHC card compatibility
• Approx. 44 MB of internal memory
• USB connectivity
• Price €240, availability 29 August 2008