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Nikon Coolpix S50


Nikon Coolpix S50
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S50 is a slim all-metal digital camera with a sleek and stylish Wave Design that fits easily into a pocket or a purse. It features 7.2MP resolution and a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens with optical vibration reduction.

The extra large and bright 3.0-in. LCD monitor has a high 230,000 pixels resolution and 170 degree wide angle of view. The One-Touch Portrait button provides direct access to a number of features: Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and D-Lighting.

The Nikon Coolpix S50 should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers desiring a compact digital camera with image stabilization.

For about US $50 more, the Nikon S50c features Wi-Fi connection.

[Nikon Canada offers an exclusive 2-year warranty for all COOLPIX and the D40, D50, D70s, D80 and D200 Digital SLR cameras purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer.]

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Nikon Coolpix S50
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix S50 US | CAN | UK | Coolpix  
  Image Sensor 7.2 effective megapixels (3072 x 2304)
1/2.5-inch type (7.41 million total pixels)

Zoom-Nikkor with optical Vibration Reduction

12 elements in 9 groups

  Focal Length 6.3-18.9mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 38-114mm)  
  Aperture Range f/3.3-4.2  
  Optical Zoom 3x; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 456mm)  
  Focus range / Macro

1 ft. (30cm) to infinity.

Macro close-up mode: 1.6 in. (4cm) to infinity

  Auto Focus ??  
  Vibration Reduction Optical lens shift VR  
  Shutter Speed ??  
  Shooting modes Automatic, High Sensitivity, 15 Scene Modes, Face-Priority AF with Portrait Scene Mode, One-Touch Portrait Button  
  Movie With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps, Pictmotion (640) at 10fps, small size (320) at 30fps, smaller size (160) at 15fps; without sound: time-lapse movie at 30fps, stop-motion movie (640) at 5, 10, 15fps, Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) available (except for time-lapse movie)  
  Capture modes Single, Multi Shot 16, Continuous, Stop Motion Movie, Interval Timer Shooting, Color Options: Standard -Vivid -Sepia -B&W -Cyanotype (Cool), Movie Mode w/Audio and Optical VR  
  Image size (pixels) 3072 x 2304 (High: 3072*/Normal: 3072), 2592 x 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 x 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 x 768 (PC: 1024), 640 x 480 (TV: 640), 3072 x 1728 (16:9)  
  Built-in flash Range: (W) 0.3 to 6.0m (12 in. to 19 ft. 8 in.), (T) 0.3 to 4.0 (12 in. to 13 ft. 1 in.)  

Hi-Speed USB

  Supported languages Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai  
  Viewfinder None  
  LCD monitor

3.0-in., 230,000-dot, wide 160-degree viewing angle, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating

  ISO Sensitivity ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto (auto gain ISO 100-800)  
  Light Metering 256-Segment Matrix, Center Weighted in digital zoom  
  Exposure Compensation Yes  
  White Balance

7 White Balance Options

  Storage media Internal memory (approx. 13 MB), SD/SDHC memory cards  
  Power sources

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-64 (optional)

  Battery life (approx.)

Approx. 130 shots with EN-EL8 battery (based on CIPA standard)


Supplied Accessories*

(*) Supplied accessories may differ by country or area

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8, Battery Charger MH-62, AV/USB Cable UC-E12, Strap, Printer Dock Accessory: Dock Insert PV-12, PictureProject CD-ROM  
  Optional Accessories AC Adapter EH-64, COOLPIX S-series Leather Case  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 92.5 x 59 x 21 mm (3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections  
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz.) without battery and SD memory card  
  MSRP US $299.95 / CDN $419.95  

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