has demonstrated its innovative credentials with the introduction
of the COOLPIX S4, one of the new “S series” of highly
portable COOLPIX cameras.
A stylish camera
designed for active people, the COOLPIX S4 packs a high megapixel
count, a large LCD monitor and zoom capability into a swiveling
body that allows independent movement of the lens and LCD sections.
The COOLPIX S4 features
a 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens whose versatility in composition takes
it beyond other cameras in its class. Its outstanding 38-380mm
performance (35mm equivalent) gives the user the freedom to capture
everything from extreme close-ups to architecture and landscapes,
with the added advantage of being swivel mounted so pictures can
be taken from imaginative and exciting angles.
The swivel capability
means you can shoot from the waist or overhead, and is great for
composing high quality self-portraits. The COOLPIX S4 delivers
the imaging capability of 6.0 effective megapixels too, producing
quality shots that remain impressive even when considerably enlarged.
such stunning imaging performance, the COOLPIX S4 is designed
to fit comfortably in the hand, with the swiveling section neatly
enclosing and protecting the powerful zoom lens and a zoom lever
located on the top of the body for easy operation.
The COOLPIX S4 also
features a new grip design that boosts the user’s confidence
when shooting. A large, bright 2.5-inch LCD makes it easy to compose
pictures and simple to play back the results on the spot. The
S4 is designed to be highly portable, with a slim 37mm depth and
a light weight of 205g.
The COOLPIX S4 makes
it possible to improve recorded images in-camera with a range
of unique Nikon functions. Available in Playback Mode, the ingenious
D-Lighting function enables the user to ‘rescue’ shots
taken with insufficient flash or excessive backlight. The user
simply has to select the image in question and D-Lighting automatically
creates a copy, but with enhanced detail and lighting wherever
In Portrait Mode,
the COOLPIX S4 offers the handy Face-priority AF function, which
can detect the presence of a human face in the shot. Once detected,
Face-priority automatically achieves sharp focus on the face,
producing pleasing portraits no matter where the subject was positioned
in the shot.
the benefit of In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which automatically detects
the unfortunate red-eye effect that can occur when taking portraits
with flash, resulting in better quality portraits and more confident
use of flash. The COOLPIX S4 is equipped with a useful Blur Warning
function, too. Alerting the user whenever a shot may have been
compromised by camera shake, it provides a chance to take another
image before the opportunity passes.
Taking fun and convenience
further, the COOLPIX S4 can be powered with a pair of AA-size
batteries, which are widely available around the world in alkaline,
lithium or other forms, making the camera well suited to travel.
There’s also a selection of four Movie Modes offering up
to 15 frames per second performance. Three of these modes also
record sound, while the fourth is a Time-lapse movie function
that allows the capture of action taking place over extended periods.
A choice of 16 Scene
Modes simplifies shooting in a wide range of common situations,
allowing the user to select the icon that most closely matches
the desired shot, then let the COOLPIX S4 select the optimal settings
automatically for pleasing results. Four of these Scene Modes
come with the added advantage of Scene Assist, which helps the
user to achieve better composition. There’s also the Voice
Recording Mode, which is highly useful in meetings and lectures
(as well as a range of other circumstances) and can record up
to 5 hours of sound when used with a 256MB SD card.
The COOLPIX S4 makes
printing easy, too, thanks to its PictBridge compatibility, which
allows the camera to be connected directly to compatible printers
to produce photographs without the need for a computer. The camera
offers USB connectivity, making it swift and easy to transfer
data to computers and other peripherals. Furthermore, the COOLPIX
S4 comes complete with Nikon’s versatile PictureProject
software so images can be edited, organized and shared simply
using a wide range of easy-to-use functions.