New Nikon Mini Coolpix – The Ultra-Compact Nikon Coolpix S01

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New Nikon Mini Coolpix – The Ultra-Compact Nikon Coolpix S01Looking for a smaller digital camera? Nikon has a new “Mini Coolpix” super compact point-and-shoot digital camera that’s smaller than a standard business card (excluding camera depth) so you can carry it in your pocket all the time. The Nikon Coolpix S01 has a 10-megapixel CCD sensor, a 3x 29-87mm optical zoom lens and it measures just 3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7 inches (78.7 x 53.3 x 17.8mm). In order to make the S01 so small, Nikon minimized the external controls with a 2.5-inch touchscreen LCD display and gave it a non-removable battery and memory.

Nikon's New Mini Coolpix - The S01

We’re all used to Smart Phones now and the Nikon S01’s user interface is based on a Smart Phone’s touchscreen controls. The only external controls are on-off switch, zoom lever, play button, shutter release and a Home button. Most controls are accessed via a “four-segment home screen” with “shortcut menus for quick operation.” And even though it has a shutter release button, you can also take pictures by simply touching your subject on the touchscreen display. When you tap your subject on the screen, the camera automatically focuses and takes the picture. The Coolpix S01 features Nikon’s Auto Easy Mode, which evaluates the scene in the frame and chooses the appropriate scene mode for best results.

The Nikon Coolpix S01 will be available next month (September, 2012) for US $179.95. It will be come in a variety of colors, including silver, pink, white and red.

Nikon Coolpix S01 Press Release >>

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