Nikon introduce the new COOLPIX L1 and L101

Nikon UK is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX L1 (silver model) and the L101 (black model).

The COOLPIX L1 is a lightweight and compact digital camera with a 5x optical zoom. As with all Nikon compacts, the COOLPIX L1 has a powerful 38-190mm Zoom-Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent), affording users the freedom to compose a selection of different shots; zooming in for tight portraits and zooming out to capture wide-open scenery.

The COOLPIX L1 also features a CCD that has been specially designed to deliver higher performance within smaller dimensions, packing in an impressive 6.2 effective megapixels that ensure superb clarity. ; The camera also features a large, bright, easy-to-view 2.5-inch LCD monitor which makes composition and play-back easy. Design wise, the COOLPIX L1 is simple, streamlined and attractive. Its curved grip is stylish, whilst enabling comfortable, stable shooting. (Press release)

The multi-selector button and a Graphic User Interface (GUI) enable the user to select functions by name or icon, whilst the handy HELP button offers simple explanations for main menu functions.

Unique Nikon capabilities enable automatic in-camera improvements; D-Lighting automatically compensates pictures taken with excessive backlight or insufficient flash, adding light and detail to darker areas, while leaving areas with desirable exposure exactly as they are. The Face Priority AF function has the ability to detect human faces in the frame and then provides optimal automatic focus for sharper, more satisfying portraits. Another handy feature is the Blur Warning function which lets the user know when an image has been compromised by camera shake, enabling re-composition for better results.

The In-Camera Red-Eye Fix function detects the red-eye effect that can sometimes be caused by flash, then automatically corrects it in-camera for consistently better portraits in low light.

With a choice of 15 Scene Modes, the COOLPIX L1 is well equipped to tackle a wide range of situations whilst ensuring excellent results. The Scene Assist function (available to a select number of Scene Modes) offers the additional benefit of automatic composition, enabling the user to take better images.

The COOLPIX L1 features 10MB of internal memory and is compatible with all widely available SD memory cards. The COOLPIX L1 offers movie-shooting capability with sound at up to 30fps, with a choice of TV-size, small-size and smaller size shooting.

PictBridge enables the camera to be connected to a compatible printer for printing without the need for a computer, while USB connectivity makes it easy to transfer data to computers and other peripherals. The COOLPIX L1 also comes complete with Nikon’s PictureProject software, which offers simplified image editing, organizing and sharing with a range of user-friendly functions.

Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.


Nikon COOLPIX L1 Feature Highlights

Higher performance from a smaller CCD
Specially designed to realize smaller dimensions that assist in facilitating the compact size of the COOLPIX L1, the 1/2.5-inch CCD offers the added advantage of even higher performance. Packing an impressive 6.2 effective megapixels, it enables the shooting of sharp, clear images that retain their quality even when significantly enlarged.

5x zoom capability in a compact body
Despite its compact dimensions, the COOLPIX L1 features a powerful 38-190mm Zoom-Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent) that gives you the freedom of 5x zoom. Delivering greater compositional freedom than the average compact digital camera, it allows you to zoom in for closely composed portraits or zoom way out for expansive landscapes, for example.

Features for simple shooting. Features that improve images in-camera
A range of 15 Scene Modes makes it easy to achieve pleasing images in a range of common shooting circumstances. There is also a range of unique Nikon functions that gives the photographer the power to actually improve images in-camera. Available in Playback Mode, the D-Lighting function lets users select images with insufficient flash or excessive back light. D-Lighting then automatically creates a copy of the selected image, but with added light and detail wherever necessary. Face-priority AF, available in Portrait Mode, has the ability to detect the presence of a human face in the frame, achieving crisp focus on it automatically for satisfyingly sharp portraits — regardless of where the subject is located in the frame. There’s also In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which automatically detects the red eye effect that can be caused by flash and corrects it to produce better portraits in low light.

AA-size battery compatibility
Compatible with AA-size batteries, which are widely available around the world in lithium, rechargeable and other forms, the COOLPIX L1 makes it easy to keep on shooting virtually wherever you travel.

Additional Nikon COOLPIX L1 Features

 Highly portable dimensions of 89.5 x 60.5 x 47mm (3.5 x 2.4 x 1.9 in.) (W x H x D)
 Light weight of approximately 180g (6.3 oz) (without battery and memory card)
 BSS (Best Shot Selector) identifies and saves the best exposure automatically from ten ; ; ; sequential shots
 Time zone function enables local time to be set regardless of where you are in the world
 4x digital zoom takes you even closer
 Single AF and Continuous AF selectable in Movie Mode
 Choice of White Balance: Auto with TTL control, 5-mode manual (Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy and Flash) and Preset
 Playback options: Single, 4- and 9-segment thumbnail, Slideshow
 Built-in flash: features settings for Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Off, Fill Flash and Slow sync.
 Noise reduction ensures better colour reproduction during Dusk/Dawn and Night landscape modes

Nikon Digital Camera COOLPIX L1 Specifications

Type: Compact digital camera
Effective pixels: 6.2 million
CCD: 1/2.5-inch type (6.37 million total pixels)
Image modes: High (2816*), Normal (2816), Normal (2048), PC (1024), TV (640)
Lens: 5x Zoom-Nikkor; 6.3-31.4mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to 38-190mm); f/2.9-5.0; 9 elements in 7 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x
Focus range: 50cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (∞), 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity (∞) in Macro Mode
LCD monitor: 2.5-inch type, 115,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment
Storage media: Internal memory: approx. 10MB, SD memory card
Shooting modes: Auto, Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait), Scene (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Colour Options, Blur Warning, Date Imprint, Self-timer (10 sec.)
Movie: With sound: TV movie (640) at 15fps, Small size (320) at 30fps, Smaller size (160) at 30fps
Capture modes: 1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 0.7fps), 3) Multi-shot 16 (16 frames 1/16 in size)
Number of frames (w/ Internal memory): High (2816*) approx. 3, Normal (2816) approx. 6
Built-in flash: Range: 0.5-3.5m/ 1 ft. 8 in. – 11ft. 6 in. (W), 0.5-2m/ 1 ft. 8 in. – 6 ft. 7 in. (T); Flash modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Off, Fill flash and Slow sync.
Interface: USB Supported Languages: German/English/Spanish/French/Italian/Dutch/Swedish/Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Russian selectable in menu display
Power requirements: Two AA-size batteries (Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery EN-MH1-B2 with Battery Charger MH-71, LR6 alkaline batteries, ZR6 oxy-nickel batteries and FR6/L91 lithium batteries), AC Adapter EH-62B
Battery life (approx.): Approx. 100 shots with alkaline, 400 shots with lithium, or 230 shots with EN-MH1-B2 Batteries (based on CIPA standard*)
Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 89.5 x 60.5 x 47mm (3.5 x 2.4 x 1.9 in.)
Weight: Approx. 180g (6.3 oz.) (without battery and memory card)
Supplied accessories:** Strap, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery EN-MH1-B2 or two LR6 (AA-size alkaline) batteries,** Battery Charger MH-71, PictureProject CD-ROM
Optional accessories: AC Adapter EH-62B

*Industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 25°C (77°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
**Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.

PictureProject System Requirements

OS Macintosh: Mac® OS X version 10.1.5 or later (version 10.2.8 or later required for Burn Disc option) / Windows: Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional, Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows® Me, Windows® 98SE pre-installed models
RAM Macintosh: 64MB or more recommended/ Windows: 64MB or more recommended (128MB with movie option)
Hard disk 60MB required for installation
Display 800 x 600 or more with 16-bit colour (full colour recommended)
Others CD-ROM drive required for installation
Only built-in USB ports are supported

Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh® and QuickTime® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The FotoNation logo is a trademark. The SD logo is a trademark. PictBridge is a trademark. D-Lighting technology is provided by Apical Limited. Face-priority AF technology is provided by Identix®. Products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2005 ©2005 NIKON CORPORATION
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