17 August 2010, Singapore - Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd announces the release of two COOLPIX models and a new image browsing & editing software.
Nikon COOLPIX S5100
An effective 12.2 megapixels compact camera with a wide-angle 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, the new COOLPIX S5100 has been developed to enable capturing of night shots as simple and blur-free as possible with lesser noise. The camera is equipped with a new function that enables the camera to automatically distinguish between hand-held shooting and shooting with a tripod. This function provides the optimum response to shooting conditions regardless of lighting levels giving a crisp and clear night shot that you never expect. COOLPIX S5100 is designed to capture beautiful night shots in dimly lit or dark surroundings with the aid of five different functions – high ISO sensitivity, motion detection, lens-shift vibration reduction, flash control and handheld/tripod night landscape detection function.
With a power-up time, auto-focusing time and shooting time lag of approximately 0.75 sec1, 0.222 sec and 0.3sec2 respectively, user will never miss the chance of once-in-a-lifetime shots! Some other features packed in this slim-shaped camera are the high-definition movie recording function and a wide variety of shooting functions such as Best Shot Selector (BBS), Smart Portrait System, subject tracking function and Scene Auto Selector. The COOLPIX S5100 offers a wide range of features that will exceed user expectations in a slim and agile body with five different colours – Champagne Silver, Black, Blue, Red, Pink and Purple.
Nikon COOLPIX S1100pj
With the release of the COOLPIX S1000pj, the world's first digital camera with a built-in projector, in October 2009, Nikon proposed new ways to enjoy a digital camera with the ability to project and share images captured with the camera. In August 2010, Nikon introduce the new COOLPIX S1100pj, an effective 14.1 megapixels compact camera with a wide-angle 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens which responds even better to the needs of users of projector-equipped digital cameras. By increasing projection brightness by 40% (as compared to COOLPIX S1000pj), projection become larger and clearer, up to a distance of 2.4m or a display size of 47-inch. In addition, adoption of a 3-inch TFT LCD resistive touch panel monitor enables intuitive camera operation. The coolest feature about the COOLPIX S1100pj is that it also supports projection of computer data when connected to a computer3, increasing the ways in which the built-in projector may be used for both personal and business application. New user interface with graphic tabs displays setting control information in the monitor to make functions selection simple.
Rating function also allows user to rate pictures with up to five stars and then sort and display pictures according to their rating. User are able to edit images, without using a computer, by applying the “Glamour retouch” using the 6 filter effects – color options, soft, selective color, cross screen, fisheye and miniature effect. With 3 background music options and 4 image effects, the camera offers a variety of slide show effects. Operation of the supplied remote control which has been improved can now be used to switch to projector mode or play a slide show. The New ViewNX 2 software is also bundled with the COOLPIX S1100pj. With its brighter and clearer projection, simpler operation and support for a broader range of applications, the COOLPIX S1100pj continues to offer the necessary camera functions for recording still images and movies. It is the one innovative model that proposes new ways to enjoy a digital camera with the ability to record and immediately share memories and lasting impressions anywhere and anytime.
Nikon ViewNX 2
ViewNX 2 is the comprehensive new version of Nikon’s image browsing and editing software, ViewNX. ViewNX 2 inherits the basic functions from ViewNX and offers improved operation and image editing and printing functions. The revamped user interface offers 3 different workspaces - Browser, GeoTag, Edit which are suited to common users of the application. ViewNX 2 also includes new editing functions for still images such as Crop, Auto Red-Eye, Straighten and Auto Lateral Color Aberration as well as new movie editing function that allows movie frames to be saved as still images. ViewNX 2 also offers greater control over print settings like date/time shot, background color, metadata and header/footer, making it a convenient image browsing and editing software application for all users of digital cameras, from beginners to advanced users. ViewNX 2 also provides greater collaboration with my Picturetown, Nikon’s image storage and sharing service, making image upload simpler. ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one software application for browsing, editing and sharing of still images and movies.