Tokyo - Nikon Corporation announced two exciting new cameras - the COOLPIX S5 and S6 on April 26th. The stylish models have been built with the sharing and enjoyment of digital photography in mind, combining high-quality imaging performance with a striking wave-surface design, the ability to improve images in-camera, outstandingly large LCDs and a powerful new Pictmotion function that allows users to create entertaining in-camera shows.
The brand new Pictmotion function lets users create much more than just a slideshow - indeed it enables a radically new form of in-camera entertainment. This allows users to select favourite images and movie files, pick a style, and then select a music file from one of the five pre-installed files in the camera - or even add their own music via PictureProject for Windows only - to suit the show. Pictmotion then automatically analyses all these elements to produce highly entertaining shows that are coupled with pace and transition selected to match the chosen music and style.
With the COOLPIX S5 and S6, image quality is a top priority. They also feature a high-quality 3x Zoom that gives the photographer the flexibility to zoom out for beautiful landscapes, zoom in for tightly-composed portraits, and enjoy macro photography from as close as 4cm.
Both the COOLPIX S5 and S6 have been specially designed to be visually appealing as well as easy to use. The eye-catching wave-surface designs are more than just about great styling - their thin, compact dimensions and form make the COOLPIX S5 and S6 really comfortable to hold.
In terms of control, the cameras feature a new Rotary multi-selector that allows fast circular scrolling for speedy image browsing at up to 10 frames per second. The COOLPIX S5 and S6 also boast a new One-touch portrait button, conveniently located at the top of the camera body, making it much simpler to take better quality pictures by offering easy access to Nikon's unique Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting functions.
The COOLPIX S6 delivers the additional advantage of Wi-Fi capability.The COOLPIX S6 also supports cable-free printing.
A selection of 15 Scene modes - 4 with Scene assist - allows COOLPIX S5 and S6 users achieve satisfying results, aided by clear focus and optimal exposure in diverse situations. All the user has to do is select the most appropriate Scene mode best for the scene and compose the shot. Three movie modes with sound are also available for capturing action at up to 30 frames per second.
On a final note, the COOLPIX S5 and S6 help speed up the user's search for recorded images thanks to a Calendar function that automatically sorts images according to the date they were taken.