Shopping for the right camera made easy with Nikon Canada's 2011 holiday
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - With the warmth of summer and the
treats of Halloween behind us, people are already thinking about their
holiday shopping. Nikon Canada today announced its 2011 holiday lineup
with something for everyone on your list.
"Showcasing the latest and most advanced in digital imaging technology,
this year's holiday lineup is one of the strongest in the company's
history," said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications
Manager, Nikon Canada. "Featuring a wide range of digital cameras to
match any skill level, lifestyle and budget, our digital SLRs, COOLPIX
and recently introduced Nikon 1 series of compact interchangeable-lens
cameras are sure to please everyone on your list, from the person who
has everything to the social butterfly to the photography enthusiast.
This lineup ensures that your gift shopping will be quick and easy."
New Nikon 1 Compact Interchangeable-Lens Cameras
Nikon 1 J1: For the Visual Storyteller
Photography is a channel of expression used by many to tell stories, and
the job of the visual storyteller is an important one. "A picture is
worth a thousand words," and photographs can evoke memories and
feelings that may otherwise be forgotten. This holiday season, surprise
the visual storyteller in your life with an advanced camera with
interchangeable lenses that opens the doors to a fresh way to capture
images and Full High Definition (HD) movies.
The revolutionary Nikon 1 camera system with interchangeable lenses was
built from the ground up with next-generation technology focused on
performance and simplicity. Redefining image quality, speed and
portability, the new Nikon 1 J1 comes equipped with a 10.1 megapixel
CX-format high speed AF CMOS sensor designed for incredible image
quality in a variety of lighting conditions with a native ISO range of
100-3200 with a boost to 6400 for maximum versatility. Nikon's new EXPEED 3TM image processing engine drives all the features of the camera for
high-speed performance and maximum battery efficiency.
The Nikon 1 J1 features the new advanced hybrid AF system, the world's
fastest autofocus1 with Phase detection AF for split-second response times when
photographing fast-moving subjects and contrast-detect AF to optimize
image results in low-light conditions. The camera also allows users to
produce Full HD 1080p movies at 30 fps or elevate the production with
additional 400 and 1200 fps modes for super slow motion effects.
Further showcasing its flexibility, the Nikon 1 can capture both Full
HD movies and high-resolution images simultaneously.
Certain snapshots from life stir emotions that cannot be retold with
merely a photograph. Remember the feelings you had when your children
took their first steps or when they opened that special gift? Motion
Snapshot, a unique new feature found only in the Nikon 1 series, brings
those moments alive with a single click. The technology unites a still
image with a slow-motion video clip set to a built-in audio soundtrack.
When played back, the Motion Snapshot comes to life and users can
re-live memories with real movement and depth included in the image.
We've all taken blurry or poorly lit photos, and wished we could rewind
to that moment to try again to capture the perfect image. With a single
touch, users can switch to Smart Photo Selector mode, which allows the
camera to rapidly capture 20 high-resolution images. It then analyzes
these images for exposure, focus and advanced facial recognition, saves
the top five and suggests the best one.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) (with 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm
f/3.5 - 5.6 VR lens): $649.95. Available in white, pink, red, silver
and black. There's also a pink model available in a special dual lens
kit (1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5 - 5.6 VR and 30-110mm f/3.8 - 5.6 VR) with
matching lens hoods, leather strap, and cloth. MSRP: $899.95.
Nikon 1 V1: For the Photography Aficionado
Designed for enthusiasts who value the versatility of interchangeable
lenses and desire a small form factor, the Nikon 1 V1 builds off the J1
and comes with added features to satiate the desire for creating superb
holiday images and movies. As the world's smallest and lightest digital
camera with interchangeable lenses and a built-in electronic viewfinder
(EVF)2, its small form factor makes it convenient to bring along to holiday
parties and gatherings and its advanced features make it the number one
choice for serious photographers who would like the option of packing
The advanced 1.44 million-dot high resolution EVF automatically
activates when users raise the camera to their eye. The high-speed
electronic shutter and high-performance mechanical shutter provide
quick response times and expanded shooting options. Additionally, the
Multi-Accessory Port offers users the ability to control their shots
with optional accessories like the SB-N5 compact speedlight and video
light, or the GP-N100 GPS module. The Nikon 1 V1 also comes with a
stereo microphone input for high-quality audio.
MSRP (with 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5 - 5.6 VR lens): $899.95. Available in
Nikon COOLPIX Cameras
COOLPIX P7100: For the Creative Expert
Creative autonomy is not easy to achieve, and for photographers of all
skill levels, it's often a barrier to true expression. This holiday
season, give the gift of artistic freedom and watch as the endless
As Nikon's flagship compact digital camera, the COOLPIX P7100 sports a
3-inch, high-resolution (921,000-dot) vari-angle LCD monitor, full
manual features and the ability to record HD 720p movies at 30
frames-per-second in stereo sound. The 10.1-megapixel COOLPIX P7100
empowers users with full creative control and the consistent
performance for which Nikon is known.
It comes equipped with a versatile 7.1x-wide-angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR
ED glass lens designed to achieve high-reproduction capability with
less chromatic aberration when capturing images and videos. Vibration
Reduction (VR) technology, the Low Noise Night Mode and Noise Reduction
Filter are used to achieve blur-free photos when shooting in low-light
conditions or photographing fast-moving subjects.
The COOLPIX P7100 offers new Special Effects and Filter Effects for
extra creative control. Whether users want to incorporate imaginative
colour tones, artful blurs, monochrome photos or a Fisheye effect, this
camera gives them the freedom to create and define their photography
MSRP: $499.95. Available in black.
COOLPIX P500: For the Action Photographer
How does one capture and convey motion in a still medium like
photography? You need to have a working knowledge of the activity being
photographed, a good sense of timing, a great point of view, adequate
lighting and superior equipment. For the action photographers in your
life, Nikon has exactly what they need to freeze time and immortalize
an important moment.
The COOLPIX P500 puts you in the centre of the action by allowing you to
shoot closer and wider than ever before with its incredible 36x zoom,
shattering the conventional zoom barrier and making it the longest zoom
ever integrated into a COOLPIX camera. Perfect for photo enthusiasts
who enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're a mountain climber or a
snowboarder, this camera ensures you never miss a shot. The COOLPIX
P500 is equipped with an EXPEED C2™ dual image processor and the
technology required for high-speed and highly detailed shooting in
less-than-ideal lighting conditions. From VR image stabilization to
Easy Panorama mode, this camera allows users to capture stunning images
at long focal lengths.
The COOLPIX P500 comes with a 3-inch high resolution (921,000-dot)
vari-angle monitor and a 12.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS
sensor that produces superior images in low-light conditions. Record
Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound at 30 fps with just a single
touch, and adjust recording speeds to create slow motion3 or high-speed special effects. Additionally, take advantage of the
COOLPIX P500's ability to capture still images while simultaneously
MSRP: $399.95. Available in red and black.
COOLPIX S9100: For the Sophisticated Explorer
The holidays are a great time to travel and spend time with loved ones,
and a digital camera is an absolute must when it comes time to pack.
With its 18x wide-angle zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens built into a sleek
body, the COOLPIX S9100 is the ideal travel companion. From wide-angle
(25mm) to super-telephoto (450mm), whether photographing sweeping
landscapes or distant subjects, this camera is packed with technology
and features to ensure you get that perfect shot.
The five-way, Hybrid VR Image Stabilization system minimizes the effects
of camera shake while the Motion Detection feature identifies moving
objects and automatically adjusts shutter speed and ISO to the
environment to ensure crisp, blur-free images. Full HD (1080p) movie
recording with stereo sound is enabled with one-touch operation, and
it's easy to capture still images during recording. Easy Panorama mode
makes it simple for users to create seamless panoramic images, and
Night Landscape mode shoots a series of consecutive shots and composes
them into a single, brilliant image. With the COOLPIX S9100, users can
be assured they will never miss great photo opportunities whether
they're travelling abroad or simply spending a day at the park.
MSRP: $329.95. Available in silver and black.
COOLPIX AW100: For the Serious Adventurer
At the extreme end of the travel spectrum is the thrill seeker
constantly on the lookout for the next adventure. Temperatures and
weather conditions can't damper their spirits, and they look forward to
a good challenge. Nikon has the perfect camera to fill their stockings.
The award-winning COOLPIX AW1004 is Nikon's first rugged compact digital camera. Waterproof to a depth
of 10 metres, shock resistant from a drop of 1.5 metres, and
weather-resistant down to -10∘C, this all-weather camera is designed to withstand extreme and harsh
environments. At 22.8mm thin and 180 grams light, it's the ideal
companion for the most adventurous users. For more information
regarding features and limitations of the waterproof, shockproof, and
freeze-proof features, please visit Nikon.ca/aw100info.
The built-in GPS function and internal map display allows COOLPIX
AW100's images to be displayed via location information, and saves
latitude and longitude coordinates in the image data. Using Nikon
ViewNX2 software or Google EarthTM, users can shoot and track their route. The camera can also track
users' locations while not in use so it can display an accurate map of
their travels. Additionally, the E-compass built into the COOLPIX AW100
allows users to orientate via the LCD screen.
The COOLPIX AW100 features a 16.0-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS
sensor for optimal picture quality and Full HD (1080p) recording with
stereo sound even in challenging low-light conditions. Vibration
Reduction technology is used to minimize the effects of camera-shake to
ensure sharp images and HD movies.
MSRP: $379.95. Available in orange, black and blue.
COOLPIX S6200: For the Everyday Trekker
Raising the standard for pocketable super zooms, the COOLPIX S6200 packs
a highly versatile 10x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens into a super
slim body (approximately 25mm thin). Utilizing precision NIKKOR optics
and VR image stabilization, holiday shots taken on the go are captured
with stunning detail and sharpness. Perfect for anyone on your list,
the COOLPIX S6200 offers a 16.0-megapixel resolution, HD (720p) movie
capture in stereo sound and a 2.7-inch bright LCD display.
The high-performance zoom combined with myriad features such as Best
Shot Selector (which takes up to 10 shots and automatically selects and
saves only the sharpest image), Smart Portrait System with Skin
Softening and Face-Priority AF, and motion detector (to track moving
subjects) work together harmoniously to make the COOLPIX S6200 anyone's
ideal partner for fun, simple and enjoyable photography.
MSRP: $229.95. Available in red, blue and black.
COOLPIX L120: For the Family-Oriented
Featuring a 21x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens with side zoom
control, the 14.1-megapixel COOLPIX L120 makes capturing holiday
moments fun and simple. The Easy Auto mode aids users by selecting the
most appropriate scene mode for the environment. The hybrid VR image
stabilization system and high sensitivity up to ISO 6400 ensure crisp
images and great low-light performance.
The COOLPIX L120 features a one-touch control button for HD video (720p)
in stereo sound, making it easy to capture those memorable extended
family gatherings. A variety of features aid users in capturing the
most beautiful images including Smile Timer, which detects when a
subject smiles and automatically takes the photo; Pet Portrait Mode,
which detects a pet's face so users can capture those priceless
expressions and actions of their furry friends; and Blink Warning,
which identifies when a subject may have blinked and signals you to
retake the shot.
MSRP: $229.95. Available in red, bronze and black.
Looking for additional ideas?
Nikon has a new series of stylish cases and bags in a variety of sizes
and colours. There's even a new messenger-style bag for those who would
appreciate a trendy and spacious alternative to the typical camera bag.
There are many other accessories that may be perfect for the
photographer on your list, like a GPS unit to geotag images, a wireless
transmitter for cable-free image transfer, or a stereo microphone for
improved sound quality when recording movies, among others. Visit Nikon.ca to see the complete selection of accessories and their compatibility.
Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty for all Nikon 1
CX-format digital cameras, COOLPIX digital cameras and select digital
SLR cameras purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer.
Additionally, all NIKKOR and 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses are backed
by a five-year warranty when purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada
Nikon, At the Heart of the ImageTM, is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo
imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards
in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and
professional photographic equipment. Nikon Canada distributes consumer
and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and
System Accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products
and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the new Nikon 1 J1
and V1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system. At the heart
of every Nikon camera is Nikon's Exclusive EXPEED, EXPEED 2 or EXPEED 3 advanced digital image processing system technologies. All Nikon Canada
products are sold through a network of Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers.
For more information on Nikon Canada and its products and services or
to find an Authorized Canada Dealer, visit www.nikon.ca.
Photos are available upon request.
Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories and
release schedule may differ by country or area. Pricing is subject to
change. Refer to www.nikon.ca for the latest pricing.
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CX-format cameras, COOLPIX and digital SLR cameras. Should you wish to
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1 Based on performance with shooting using a standard zoom lens (10-33mm)
at the maximum wide-angle position with AF-area mode set to
Single-point (results based on Nikon test conditions, as of September
2 Among compact digital camera systems with interchangeable lenses with a
built-in Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), as of September 5, 2011.
3 Slow motion playback is achieved by recording at a higher frame rate
and reducing the frame size.
4 In November 2011, the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 was one of five Nikon
products to be awarded the 2012 iF Product Design Award. The iF Design
Award is a global recognition sponsored by the International Forum
Design GmbH of Hanover, Germany.
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