Nikon COOLPIX L6
The press department have been quite busy too. 7, or was it 8?, new Nikon COOLPIX models. Let us start with the 6.0 megapixel Nikon COOLPIX L6 that is capable of shooting 1000 photos on one battery charge.
Full press release from Nikon:
The quality, compact digital camera with simple operation and world-leading* 1,000-shot performance
Tokyo – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX L6. A digital compact camera offering powerful imaging performance, easy operation and outstanding battery life, the COOLPIX L6 lets users shoot with greater confidence for better-looking results.
Created with a slim, lightweight design, the COOLPIX L6 offers the imaging performance of 6.0 effective megapixels. It also has an optical 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 38-116mm (35mm equivalent) – making it a cinch to capture everything from pleasing portraits to expansive landscapes with true-to-life color and fine detail. Furthermore, the COOLPIX L6 delivers the world’s longest battery life* – being able to shoot up to an incredible 1,000 images when using the supplied Energizer™ lithium AA-size batteries! Highly convenient, such extended battery life is ideally suited to travel or when capturing important events, such as a wedding, where you can’t afford to run out of power.
The COOLPIX L6 offers light sensitivity beyond conventional compact digitals, too, with settings up to ISO 800. This means users can shoot pictures in lower light without having to use a long exposure. It also allows users to select higher shutter speeds for the capture of fast-moving subjects. And because the COOLPIX L6 has a large, easy-to-view 115,000-dot 2.5-inch LCD monitor, it supports smooth composition as well as enjoyable image playback anywhere.
A choice of 15 Scene modes makes it easy to achieve optimal results in a wide range of common shooting conditions. Simply select the Scene mode most closely corresponding to the scene at hand and the COOLPIX L6 automatically chooses the best settings for pleasing results. Four of these handy Scene modes also feature Scene assist, which helps users to achieve better composition.
The COOLPIX L6 also makes it especially easy to get great-looking results in challenging conditions by featuring three unique in-camera Nikon image innovations – Face Priority AF** that automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people’s faces wherever they are in the frame, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix that can automatically overcome the red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash, and Nikon’s D-Lighting that can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much back light.
The COOLPIX L6 additionally features approximately 23MB of internal memory, which allows users to go on shooting even without external memory media. It’s also compatible with SD cards, which are widely available around the world. What’s more, the COOLPIX L6 even adds convenience to printing – allowing users to connect the camera direct to PictBridge-compatible printers to produce beautiful photos without the need for a computer.
* Best performance in 3x zoom compact class as of June 2006.
** Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.
Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.
Nikon COOLPIX L6 Feature Highlights
High image quality based on Nikon technologies
The COOLPIX L6 puts high-quality imaging within reach of users of all experience levels. Offering the imaging performance of 6.0 effective megapixels and an optical 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a 38-116mm range (35mm equivalent), the COOLPIX L6 gives users the compositional freedom to capture everything from expansive landscapes to tight portraits with high clarity, fine detail and true-to-life color.
World’s best battery life in 3x zoom compact class*
The COOLPIX L6 gives photographers the longest battery life in the world! Offering the ability to take up to an impressive 1,000 shots with the supplied pair of Energizer™ lithium AA-size batteries, it enables users to go on shooting long after other compacts have run out of power. The COOLPIX L6 also enables up to 400 shots to be taken when using alkaline AA-size batteries
* As of June 2006.
Three image innovations for more satisfying shots
Three unique Nikon image innovations make it easier to achieve great-looking results. Face-priority AF* can automatically detect then achieve accurate focus on people’s faces, no matter where they are in the frame. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix can automatically detect the annoying red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash and compensate for it in-camera. And the D-Lighting function can rescue underexposed images or shots with too much backlight by creating a copy of the image but with light and detail added where necessary and well-exposed areas left exactly as they were.
* Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.
Nikon COOLPIX L6 Other Features
Highly compact dimensions of (W x H x D) 91 x 60.5 x 26mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.) excluding projections
Take-anywhere light weight of approx. 125g (4.4 oz.) (without battery and SD memory card)
Energizer™ lithium AA-batteries included
Date Counter visually records the countdown of days to a special occasion or number of days since an event
Slide show function adds fun to image viewing anytime
Menu available in a choice of 20 languages
BSS (Best Shot Selector) identifies and saves the sharpest image automatically from ten sequential shots
Macro mode allows shooting from as close as 10cm (3.9 in.)
Color Options add fun to shooting with 5 different color effects
Blur Warning alerts when an image is blurred, allowing the user to shoot again before leaving the scene
USB connectivity enables fast data transfer to computers and other peripherals
Small picture function creates image with smaller data for easy email attachment
Trimming function makes it easy to improve composition after shooting
Time zone function enables the camera clock to be set to local time, anywhere in the world
4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
Choice of White Balance
Auto with TTL control, 7-mode manual (Direct sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Shade, Flash and White Bal. Preset)
Nikon’s PictureProject software supplied