The S8100/S80 - Nikon's New Cooler COOLPIX

Nikon today unveils the latest compact camera to join the COOLPIX line-up. With an innovative, multi-touch, Organic LED (OLED) screen, 14.1 megapixels, 5x zoom NIKKOR lens and HD movie capability, the stylish COOLPIX S8100/S80 combines ease of use and great performance to guarantee stunning results and individual style. The S8100 is the US tradename and the S80 the European tradename, both are the same camera body.

Mark Pekelharing, Product Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe: “The S80 demonstrates Nikon’s commitment to lead the touch screen camera category. The chic, slim style and high-quality screen allows you to interact with your images with ease whilst its high-speed performance captures the perfect shot quickly and in clear definition. Providing substance as well as a unique sense of style, the S80 is the perfect camera for the fashionable photographer.”

Touch screen

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The S80’s Touch Shutter function allows you to focus and take a picture or video simply by touching the relevant area on the screen, making framing your shots quick and easy; whilst the high resolution (819K dots) OLED touch screen allows you to scroll through the images you have already taken and share them easily with friends and family. The magic of the touch screen is that it makes on-camera retouching simple. With built-in filters such as a fisheye lens, selective colour and a miniature effect you can get creative on the go without having to use a computer.

HD movies made easy

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Providing HD movie with stereo sound recording on the go, the COOLPIX S80 is the camera of choice for those looking for the latest in multi-format technology. It allows you to capture the moment as it happens – even zooming in and out while recording. If the large 8.7cm (3.5 inch) OLED screen is not large enough to share your memories, the HDMi connector enables you to instantly access your high-definition pictures and movies on a compatible TV.

Style and substance

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Alongside the stylish, dual-coloured design, the S80’s surprisingly thin size makes it conveniently portable while Easy Auto Mode ensures you can take great shots without having to worry about the technicalities. Behind the scenes, technologies such as 5 built-in anti-blur functions (including lens-VR (Vibration Reduction) and Motion Detection) will ensure you capture images exactly as you see them.

To further ensure consistently great results the camera processing engine is based on EXPEED C2, Nikon’s improved digital image processing engine. EXPEED C2 helps expand the possibilities of photography, offering improved levels of high image quality, fine detail and processing speed. Custom-optimized for the COOLPIX S80, the EXPEED C2 engine helps ensure beautiful photographs and videos of every scene you shoot.

ViewNX 2

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ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one software package that enables users to quickly and easily import, browse, edit and share still images and movies. Building on the highly successful ViewNX software, ViewNX 2 is a user-friendly suite that offers a huge range of features, going well beyond those supplied as part of a PC’s operating system. Newly-incorporated advanced movie-editing functions have been taken directly from Nikon’s award-winning DSLR range, enabling users to create stunning movie footage. ViewNX 2 is included with all Nikon digital cameras and is also available as a free download.

The COOLPIX S80 comes in two colours; black and red

US Price: $299 - European Price: 391 Euros - UK Price: £329.99

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