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Nikon Coolpix S6900 Compact Camera Announced

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Nikon has announced the new Coolpix S6900 which is billed as the ultimate compact selfie camera.

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with Expeed C2 processor, and a 25-300mm (equiv) lens on the front – which is 12x optical zoom. There’s a vari-angle 3-inch 460k-dot display on the rear.

Nikon S6900 features a vari-angle LCD screen, two shutter-release buttons, and a built-in camera stand. There”s also built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, high-speed continuous shooting at up to 8fps and a special Glamour mode.

Nikon Coolpix S6900 Compact Camera Announced

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 will be available in black or white from September 23rd.

Share Best-Ever Selfies Simply with the Nikon COOLPIX S6900

London, UK, 12th September 2014 – Nikon today introduces the ultimate compact selfie camera, built for sharing perfect self-portraits every time: the 16-megapixel Nikon COOLPIX S6900.

Capturing the perfect pose is easy and fun with a vari-angle LCD screen and a built-in camera stand, while the most flattering portrait is guaranteed with Glamour mode effects that can be added during shooting. Sharing is made ultra-simple with built-in Wi-Fi1 and NFC2 technology that can transfer images by simply tapping the camera to a compatible smart device, allowing photos to be posted on social media as soon as they are taken.

Gesture Control makes it even easier to shoot photos and Full HD movies at the wave of a hand, and a powerful 12x optical zoom is extendable to 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom3 to get right to the heart of the action. Self-wide mode creates spectacular selfie-style group shots, by combining consecutive shots to create a single wide-angle image. With high ISO light sensitivity, Target finding AF and Blur Reduction, this pocket camera works as hard at parties as it does on the street, giving superb selfies and crisp shots indoors and out.

Hiro Sebata, Product Manager for COOLPIX at Nikon UK says: “The Nikon COOLPIX S6900 is the perfect model for the selfie generation with its vari-angle LCD screen that lets you get creative with framing, plus the built-in stand keeps your camera stable for both vertical and horizontal self-portraits. Great group photos are made easy too: simply set up your shot, use the camera stand to steady the camera and use Gesture Control to shoot when you’re ready. No more running into shot while the self-timer counts down! Stunning selfies can be uploaded on social networks instantly thanks to the fast sharing via Wi-Fi1 and NFC2 technology.”

Fabulous Framing, Hands-Free Shooting

Switch your point of view with ease and frame your photos creatively with the COOLPIX S6900. The large Clear Colour, 460-k dot, 7.5cm/3-in vari-angle touch-panel screen folds out so you can find your own unique angle on life. Use it to create the ideal framing for a selfie or group shot, or try the built-in camera stand for stability while you set up your perfect photo. Self-wide mode lets you take spectacular group shots, combining high-speed consecutive shots to create a single wide-angle image. You can even shoot Full HD movies or still images without even touching your camera, as Gesture Control lets you use hand movements to control the shutter release and movie recording.

Superb Selfies, Always Flattering

Capture the perfect facial expression with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 8 fps and use Glamour mode while you shoot, to make sure you always look your best. Select from four effects on the touch screen – Skin softening, Powder, Soft and Super vivid – and adjust the effect as you confirm the result. Speedy retouching while shooting means you can share your most flattering photos straight away. With Glamour Retouch in playback, you can soften skin tones, whiten teeth and even add make-up. Self-collage mode lets you have fun with a photo-booth effect, taking multiple shots with different expressions, all combined into one photo-montage.

Fast Sharing, Super Social

With instant connectivity, your selfies can go social as soon as you shoot them. A dedicated Wi-Fi1 button allows you direct access to Wi-Fi settings, while NFC2 support for compatible smart devices makes image transfer as simple as tapping your camera to your device. Pre-select the images or video so they are automatically transferred when you use an NFC connection. Or for a single shot, you can directly transfer the picture displayed in playback mode by pressing the Wi-Fi button. You can also use your smart device as a remote control for your camera and synchronise its GPS to add your shooting location to the transferred images.

Easy Operation, Exceptional Images

Enjoy wide-angle coverage (25-300mm) that’s perfect for group photos with the 12x NIKKOR optical zoom, extendable to 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom3, and try macro shooting to 2-cm/08-in for extreme close-ups. The sensitive back-illuminated 16-megapixel CMOS sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor and high ISO light sensitivity to ensure you always get crisp images – perfect for party photos and low light shots. Target finding AF automatically identifies and focuses on your subject, to ensure you get clear, well-focused images and 4-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) is highly-effective in countering camera shake and reducing blur while walking and shooting a movie. A choice of 20 scene modes makes optimising settings easy: just choose the scene that best suits your shooting conditions and your camera will do all the work for you, or let it run the show with Scene auto selector.

Fun Effects, Share Different Versions

Use the sensitive touch panel on the screen to create a stylish ‘bokeh’ effect by blurring the background so your subject really stands out with Selective softening. When you trace an area to be sharply focused on your image in playback, everything outside that area will be automatically blurred. With Quick effects mode you can add special effects like Soft portrait or Mirror effect, straight after shooting and at the touch of a button. Have fun enhancing your photos and share different versions with family and friends. You can also make your images come alive by experimenting with up to 33 different effects, ranging from Selective colour to Toy camera, Cross process, Painting or Nostalgic sepia. It’s easy to enhance your photos instantly in-camera before you share them.

Available in black and white.

Read more at nikon.com.