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Nikon Coolpix S5


Nikon Coolpix S5
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S5 is a compact all-metal digital camera with a sleek and Wave Design that fits easily into a pocket or a purse. It has 6MP resolution, a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens, an extra large and bright 2.5-in. LCD monitor with a high 230,000 pixels resolution and 170 degree wide viewing angle.

The Nikon S5 accepts the Secure Digital (SD) card and has about 21MB of Internal Memory. New is a One-Touch Portrait Button that automatically activates In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF; it also automatically activates D-Lighting in Playback to eliminate overly dark pictures.

Also new is Pictmotion that creates in-camera slide shows with music. Included in the box is a rechargeable EN-EL8 battery (that takes up to 210 pictures on a single charge) and Docking Station. A Rotary Multi-Selector Button makes feature selection fast and easy.

The Nikon Coolpix S5 should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers desiring an easy-to-use compact digital camera -- available in Silver, Blue or Red.

For a wireless alternative, the Nikon Coolpix S6 is similar to the S5 but has a slightly larger 3.0-in. LCD and built-in WiFi capability for wireless transfer and printing -- no more messy wires.

Nikon Coolpix S5
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix S5  
  Image Sensor 6.0 effective megapixels
1/2.5-inch type (6.2 million total pixels)
  Lens Zoom-Nikkor ED  
  Focal Length 5.8-17.4mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to 35-105mm)
12 elements in 10 groups
  Maximum Aperture f/3.0-5.4  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Focus Range / Macro 30cm (12 in.) to infinity, 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity in Macro Mode  
  LCD monitor 2.5-inch type, 230,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment (170-degree wide viewing angle)  
  Storage media Internal memory: approx. 21MB, SD memory card  
  Shooting Modes

Auto, 4 modes with Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait), 11 Scene Modes (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), Exposure BSS, Color Options, Blur Warning, Date Imprint, Self-timer (3, 10 sec.)

  Movie With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps, Small size (320) at 30fps/15fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps, Pictmotion (320) at 15fps; Without sound: Time-lapse movie at 30fps, Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) available  
  Pictmotion 5 styles selectable to playback movies or up to 30 still images, 5 music files pre-installed, max. 3 music files loadable Via Picture Project (Windows only)  
  Capture modes 1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 2.2fps), 3) Multi-shot 16 (approx 2fps, only available at image size 6M), 4) Interval timer shooting  
  Built-in flash Range: 1 ft to 8 ft. 6 in/ 0.3-2.6m (W), 1 ft. to 4 ft. 7 in/0.3-1.4m/. (T); Flash modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Flash cancel, Anytime flash and Slow sync.  
  Interface USB, Audio Video output (via MV-14 COOLSTATION)
  Wireless capability N/A  
  Supported languages German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Dutch / Russian / Portuguese / Polish / Indonesian / Finnish / Norwegian / Czech selectable in menu display  

One EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (supplied), EH-64 AC Adapter (supplied);
Battery life (approx.): 210 shots with EN-EL8 (based on CIPA standard)

  Included Accessories
No memory card included
EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EH-64 AC Adapter
MV-14 COOLSTATION , PV-10 Dock Insert
UC-E10 USB Cable, EG-E5000 Audio Video Cable
PictureProject CD-ROM
  Optional Accessories MV-14 COOLSTATION (repl), UC-E10 USB Cable (repl), EG-E5000 Audio Video Cable (repl), EH-64 AC Adapter (repl), EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (repl), MH-62 Battery Charger, FJ-CP1 Field jacket  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 93 x 59 x 20mm /
3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 135g /
4.8 oz.
(without battery and memory card)
  MSRP US $349.95  

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