Nikon unveiled the new 6 megapixel Coolpix L1 digital camera which is equipped with 5x optical zoom and a 2.5-inch LCD display.
For creative freedom to compose shots, the 5x optical, 38-190mm Zoom
Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent) lets users zoom in for tight portraits or zoom
out to capture wide-open scenery. A newly designed 1/2.5-inch CCD delivers
high 6-megapixel performance within smaller dimensions -- contributing to the
highly portable and compact dimensions of the camera.
True to the entire Coolpix line for 2005, the L1 gives users the power to
improve and fix recorded images in-camera with ease using Nikon's exclusive
suite of technology. To compensate for insufficient flash or excessive
backlighting with the touch of a button, the D-Lighting function will add
detail and brighten the image where necessary. The Face-Priority AF function
is able to automatically detect the location of a human face within the frame,
providing sharp focus on it to produce sharp, clear portraits wherever the
subject is positioned in the frame. The In-Camera Red-Eye Fix technology
automatically detects and corrects red eyes in an image while Blur Warning
will alert the user that a shot has been compromised allowing for it to be
retaken before leaving the scene.
The newly-designed GUI (Graphic User Interface) enables users to select
functions either by name or icon. And, the Help button can be pressed to
display simple explanations for functions in the main menu.
With a choice of 15 Scene Modes, the L1 gives users the ability to achieve
crisp, clear images in a variety of situations such as Beach/Snow, Fireworks,
Museum, Party/Indoor and more. Four of the Scene Modes offer Scene Assist to
help compose shots for optimal results. To capture moving memories, Movie
Mode will record at up to 30 fps with sound.
The Coolpix L1 features a curved grip for comfortable, stable shooting and
is highly portable -- measuring just 3.5 x 2.4 x 1.9 inches and weighing just
over six ounces* -- making it the ideal travel companion for consumers on the
go. The L1 also includes a large, bright 2.5-inch LCD for easy viewing in a
variety of lighting conditions.
Additionally, the L1 includes handy features such as Best Shot Selector
(BSS), 4x digital zoom, Single and Continuous AF, Choice of White Balance and
Noise reduction to ensure better color reproduction in darker lighting
conditions. Consumers can record images to an SD Card or onto the 10 MB of
internal memory. For added convenience, the L1 uses two AA-size batteries and
comes included with PictureProject Software.
The L1 will be available in September 2005 with an MSRP of $349.95.