Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 20) and I’m sure he’s not one to leave it to chance. Keep your ears open to the hints he’s dropping about his favorite digital camera.
Here are a couple of suggestions from Nikon for the perfect camera for Dad. It includes a selection of cameras for the Dad who just wants to take snapshots to the one who wants full control over his digital camera.
COOLPIX L110: Zoom in on the energy
Didn’t get those coveted front row seats at the big game? No problem. The user-friendly COOLPIX L110 is equipped and ready to capture all that life has to offer with its awe-inspiring zoom. Up close or far away, this camera takes every photo with stunning quality and clarity. The COOLPIX L110 features a 15x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens that covers a focal length from a wide 28mm to 420mm super-telephoto. Also equipped with Sport Continuous Mode, Dad can trust the L110 to capture all the intense and high-action plays from the stands and sidelines without compromising quality or accuracy. This power-efficient camera will allow Dad to shoot up to seven hours of HD video or take approximately 840 still images with a set of four AA Energizer®Ultimate Lithium batteries, included with the camera.
* 12.1-megapixel resolution
* 3.0-inch high-resolution 460,000-dot Clear Colour Display LCD
* HD movie (720p) with Optical Zoom and Auto Focus
* 5-way VR Image Stabilization System and Smart Portrait System
* Available in black and red
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): CAD$279.95
COOLPIX S8000: Creativity at your fingertips
The thinnest design in its class, the COOLPIX S8000 is a compact camera that gives Dad more opportunities than ever to capture special moments and take sharp, crisp images with its powerful 10x telephoto Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens. This model features the Creative Slider, a fun new way to apply effects when shooting in Auto Mode. Using the Rotary Multi Selector, Dad can adjust brightness, saturation and hue while watching a real-time preview on the camera’s LCD screen. The COOLPIX S8000 also features new functions to enhance the quality of images taken in darker settings. Nikon’s Advanced Flash Control uses higher ISO settings and faster shutter speeds to create a more natural-looking flash in low-light conditions perfect for late nights around a bonfire as cottage season approaches.
* 14.2 megapixels
* HD movie (720p) with built-in stereo sound recording
* 3.0-inch ultra-high resolution 921,000-dot Clear Colour Display LCD
* 4-way VR Image Stabilization System
* Subject Tracking
* Available in black, red and bronze
D300s: Don’t miss a moment
With the D300s, Dad can have more time for what really matters. This digital SLR camera combines professional-level performance with agility and enhanced D-Movie capabilities to deliver versatile and reliable photos every time. With a rapid startup time of only 130 milliseconds and a shutter release time lag of only 49 milliseconds, Dad won’t ever have to miss a moment. Nikon Picture Control will allow Dad to adjust sharpening, brightness, contrast, saturation and colour hue on the camera itself, eliminating the often tedious task of touching up pictures on a computer screen. He will also never have to miss getting the winning goal on video while trying to switch memory cards. Dual memory card slots make it possible for Dad to choose the one with the most available capacity, and also copy and paste files between cards. When using the included EN-EL3e Li-Ion rechargeable battery, approximately 950 shots can be taken under normal shooting conditions. Additionally, Dad can save time cleaning thanks to the D300s Integrated Dust Reduction System, which combats the accumulation of image degrading particles on the optical low-pass filter.
* 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor
* HD video (720p)
* 3-inch 920,000 dot LCD screen
* Integrated Dust Reduction System
* Dual Card Slots for CF/SD memory cards
* Face Detection System and Scene Recognition System
* Quiet Shutter Release Mode for candid and unobtrusive photo-taking
MSRP: CAD$1,719.95 (body only)