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Nikon Coolpix S4


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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S4 has 6MP resolution, a 10x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and reintroduces the swivel lens design that made the 9xx series so popular. The versatile swivel lens allows easy capture of low angle and above-the-head shots.

The Nikon S4 features a shutter speed range of 2-1/1,000 sec., and has 16 Scene Modes to simplify shooting in a range of common situations. The LCD monitor is extra large at 2.5 in., and the camera runs on only 2 AA batteries.

Nikon's innovative D-Lighting function compensates for exposure problems by adding light and detail to dark areas of shots, while keeping brighter areas just as they are. Nikon's In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically does away with red eyes in-camera. And Nikon exclusive BSS (Best Shot Selector) selects and saves the best of a series of several shots.

The Nikon S4 incorporates the Nikon Face Priority AF* function that uses advanced biometric facial recognition technology to detect a person's face at typical portrait taking distances, then automatically focuses on the face area.

* Face recognition capability may be limited depending on the shooting conditions.

The Nikon Coolpix S4 should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers desiring a long zoom with a unique swivel lens design.

Nikon Coolpix S4
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix S4  
  Image Sensor 6.0 effective megapixels (2816 x 2112)
1/2.5 in. CCD
  Lens Zoom-Nikkor  
  Focal Length 6.3-63mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to 38-380mm);12 elements in 9 groups  
  Maximum Aperture Five-step; aperture values for the entire zoom range are: f/3.5, f/4.0, f/6.8/ and f/13.6  
  Optical Zoom 10x  
  Macro 6 cm / 2.5 in.  
  Auto Focus
Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator
Auto (5-area automatic focus selection) and center-focus area selection available
  Shutter Speed 2 - 1/1,000 sec.  
  Exposure Control Auto, Scene Modes  
  Shooting Modes

Still: Auto, Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait), Scene (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Voice Recording); BSS (Best Shot Selector); AE-BSS; Color Options; Blur Warning; Date Imprint; Self-timer (10 sec.);

Continuous: approx. 1.3fps, Multi-shot 16 (16 frames 1/16 in size);

Movie: With sound: TV movie (640) at 15fps; small size (320) at 15fps; smaller size (160) at 15fps; Without sound: Time-lapse movie at 15fps

  Exposure Compensation    
  Light Metering    
  White Balance    
  LCD 2.5-in. 110,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment
  ISO Sensitivity    
  Storage Media SD memory card (optional); 13.5MB internal memory equipped  

Two AA-size batteries (Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery EN-MH1-B2 with Battery Charger MH-71, LR6 alkaline batteries (supplied), ZR6 oxy-nickel batteries and FR6/L91 lithium batteries), AC Adapter EH-62B

Battery Life (approx.): Approx. 290 shots with EN-MH1-B2 Rechargeable Batteries, approx. 450 shots with lithium batteries, approx 160 shots with LR6 (AA-size alkaline batteries) (based on CIPA standard*)

  Included Accessories
No memory card included
2 AA-sized alkaline batteries
Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, USB Cable UC-E6
Strap (Neck); Lens cap
Software CD-ROM (PictureProject)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 111.5 x 68.5 x 37 mm /
4.4 x 2.7 x 1.4 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 205g / 7.2 oz.  
  MSRP US $399.95 / CDN $499.95  

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