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Press Release

Aug. 2006

Stylish digital compacts packing higher quality and innovative functionality into surprisingly slim dimensions.

Tokyo Ė Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8. Three slim, sophisticated digital compact cameras, they pack good looks and great performance into compact dimensions, while offering the advantage of vibration reduction and innovations for in-camera image improvement.

Combining 7.1 effective megapixels of imaging performance with a 35-105mm (35mm equivalent) Zoom-Nikkor ED lens, the COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 can capture everything from wide-open landscapes to tight portraits with outstanding clarity and true-to-life color. And because they each feature a large, bright LCD monitor with an unusually wide 170-degree viewing angle (COOLPIX S7c and S7: 3.0-inch, S8: 2.5-inch), they realize smoother composition and high-quality playback anywhere. Whatís more, each camera offers e-VR and other Vibration Reduction capabilities that can compensate for camera shake and unsteady subjects to realize sharper, clearer results. Anti-shake mode can automatically activate e-VR and BSS that selects the sharpest image from up to ten sequential shots, while also setting the optimal ISO for steady results. High-Sensitivity mode also makes the most of the camerasí exceptionally high light sensitivity by choosing the optimal setting up to ISO 1600 for the shooting of fast-moving subjects or clearer results in lower light.

Gloss SilverThe COOLPIX S7c offers the additional benefit of built-in IEEE 802.11b/g LAN support. With a Wi-Fi antenna set unobtrusively into its stylish body, it supports wireless image transfer that sends pictures to a computer on command, wireless shooting that sends each shot to a computer as soon as itís taken and wireless printing to PictBridge-compatible printers*. The COOLPIX S7c is also compatible with Nikonís all-new COOLPIX CONNECT service that lets users take pictures, then send them to friends across the world in mere seconds. Whatís more, itís absolutely free of charge! Just take the shots, select recipients from the in-camera address list and send them straight from the cameraís built-in Wi-Fi antenna to a local wireless network**.

Gloss SilverMaking it easier than ever to get great-looking pictures, the COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 each feature a handy One-touch portrait button that acts as a shortcut to three unique Nikon image innovations Ė with Face-priority AF*** automatically focusing on peopleís faces for satisfyingly sharp portraits, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix allowing photographers to compensate for unwanted red-eye effects in-camera, and D-Lighting rescuing underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight. Satisfying shooting is made easier still with a choice of 15 Scene modes.

Extending the enjoyment beyond shooting, the COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 offer the in-camera entertainment of Pictmotion Ė a function that lets users select their favorite images and movies as well as music and visual styles ready for the COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 to combine them automatically in-camera to produce audiovisual shows that can be enjoyed anywhere on the large built-in LCD. Each of the cameras also features a new Stop-motion movie function that lets users create professional-looking animated movies.

Nikon adds to the photographic versatility of the COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 by supplying the COOL-STATION MV-14 with the S8 and the COOL-STATION MV-15 with the COOLPIX S7c and S7. Handy cradles allowing the camera to be simply slipped in, they allow batteries to be recharged without them having to be removed from the camera. They also each feature a USB port and can easily be hooked up to a TV. Also included is a Dock Insert PV-10 with the COOLPIX S8 and a Dock Insert PV-11 with the COOLPIX S7c and S7, which add immediate direct print performance with ImageLink-compatible printers. And, like all COOLPIX cameras, the COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 come complete with Nikonís unique PictureProject software that makes it surprisingly easy to edit, organize and share images and is compatible with a range of available plug-ins for further functionality.

* Wireless printing requires optional Wireless Printer Adapter PD-10.
** COOLPIX CONNECT is compatible with domestic Wi-Fi access points throughout the world and with T-Mobile Hotspots in the U.S.A. T-Mobile Hotspots can be used free of charge for the first year.
*** Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.

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

Nikon COOLPIX S7c/S7/S8 Feature Highlights

Vibration Reduction
The COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 feature electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) capability that allows users to overcome the effects of camera shake to produce satisfyingly sharp images. Taking data from a built-in angular velocity sensor, the system applies in-camera image processing to turn blurred images into beautifully sharp results. The COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 also offer new Anti-Shake and High-Sensitivity modes for clearer, more stable images in diverse situations.

Built-in Wi-Fi capability
With a built-in Wi-Fi antenna that complements the overall attraction of the wave-surface design, the COOLPIX S7c offers the freedom and flexibility of Wireless LAN support (IEEE 802.11b/g). With Wireless transfer, it enables photographers to send pictures from memory to a computer on demand. With Wireless shooting, it lets users transfer each image to the computer as soon as itís shot. Wireless printing sends images straight through the air for printing on a PictBridge-compatible printer*. And with Nikonís exciting new COOLPIX CONNECT service, users can wirelessly upload pictures to the Nikon COOLPIX CONNECT server**. Completely free to use, the service enables a total of up to 50MB of images to be sent to the server and stored there for up to two weeks. It also sends an email to each specified recipient with a link to the page, allowing users to invite friends and family members to view the images right away, download them to their own computer or enjoy them as a slideshow.
* Requires optionally available Wireless Printer Adapter PD-10.
** COOLPIX CONNECT is compatible with domestic Wi-Fi access points throughout the world and with T-Mobile Hotspots in the U.S.A. T-Mobile Hotspots can be used free of charge for the first year.

Pictmotion and Stop-motion movie
Much more than a slideshow, Pictmotion makes it easy to share the joy of photography with others. Offering entertainment in-camera, it allows users to choose up to 30 images or movies, select one of five soundtracks already in the camera or load new ones to match the mood*, then select a visual style. The camera then produces a show automatically in-camera Ė with pace and transitions set in harmony with the music and style. Thereís also a new Stop-motion movie function that lets users create professional-looking animated movies. Users simply select objects or models they wish to animate, shoot them, move them, then shoot again. The COOLPIX S7c, S7 and S8 then automatically create an impressive animated film in-camera.
* Via PictureProject for Windows only; each file up to 3 minutes long.

Nikon image innovations
The One-touch portrait button makes it easier than ever to take great-looking photographs by offering direct access to three Nikon image innovations Ė Face-priority AF* that automatically finds and focuses on peopleís faces in the frame, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix that detects and compensates for the unwanted red-eye effect sometimes encountered with flash, and Nikonís powerful D-Lighting that can improve underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by creating a copy of the unsatisfactory shot with light and detail automatically added wherever necessary and well-exposed areas left exactly as they are.
* Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.

Nikon COOLPIX S7c/S7/S8 Other Features

-Highly compact dimensions, carry-anywhere light weight
-Swift start-up of approx. 1.1 second
-Ample 14MB (approx.) of internal memory, SD Card compatibility
-AE-BSS (Auto Exposure Best Shot Selector) identifies and saves the image with best exposure from ten sequential shots
-Rotary multi-selector smoothes operation, enables scrolling playback at up to 10fps
-Improved Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easier navigation
-Help button displays explanations for functions on the main menu
-Calendar function visually sorts images according to date for easy finding
-Date Search function makes it easy to locate a desired shot
-Date Counter visually records countdown of days to or since a special occasion
-Menu available in a choice of 20 languages
German/ English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ Dutch/ Swedish/ Japanese/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese/ Korean/ Russian/ Thai/ Portuguese/ Polish/ Indonesian/ Finnish/ Danish/ Norwegian/ Czech
-Auto image rotation turns photos taken in vertical orientation for optimal playback in the LCD monitor
-5 movie modes with sound at up to 30fps
-Time-lapse movie mode speeds slow-moving action, to produce movies of flowers blooming, -Time zone function enables the camera clock to be set to local time, anywhere in the world
-4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
-Continuous shooting at up to 1.4fps
Choice of White Balance
-Auto with TTL control, 6-mode manual (Direct sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash and White Bal. Preset)

Nikon Digital Camera COOLPIX S7c/S7/S8 Specifications
Type Compact digital camera
Effective pixels 7.1 million
CCD 1/2.5-inch type (Approx. 7.41 million total pixels)
Image modes High (3072*), Normal (3072), Normal (2592), Normal (2048), PC (1024), TV (640)
Lens 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED; 5.8-17.4mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 35-105mm); f/2.8-5.0; 12 elements in 10 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x
Focus range (approx.) 30cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞), 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity (∞) in Macro mode
LCD monitor S7c and S7: 3.0-inch type, 230,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment (170-degree wide viewing angle)
S8: 2.5-inch type, 230,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment (170-degree wide viewing angle)
Storage media SD memory card and internal memory (approx. 14MB)
Shooting modes Auto, 2 modes for vibration reduction (Anti-Shake, High-Sensitivity), 4 modes with Scene assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait), 11 Scene modes (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama assist), Voice Recording, BSS (Best Shot Selector), AE-BSS, Color Options, Date Imprint, Self-timer (3, 10 sec.)
Movie With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps, Small size (320) at 30fps/15fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps, Pictmotion (320) at 15fps; Without sound: Time-lapse movie at 30fps, Stop-motion movie at 15fps, Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) available-motion movie at specified speed available
Vibration Reduction (VR) Electronic VR
ISO sensitivity 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto (ISO 50-800 equivalent)
Pictmotion 5 styles selectable to playback movies or up to 30 still images, 5 music files pre-installed, max. 5 music files loadable*
Capture modes 1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 1.4fps), 3) Multi-shot 16 (approx. 1.6fps, only available at image size 5M), 4) Interval timer shooting
Number of frames (w/ internal memory) 7M: High (3072*) approx. 4, Normal (3072) approx. 8, 5M: Normal (2592) approx. 11, 3M: Normal (2048) approx. 17
Built-in flash
Range: approx. 0.3-7.5m /1 ft. – 24 ft. 7 in. (W), approx. 0.3-4.0m/ 1 ft. – 13 ft. 1 in. (T); Flash modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash and Slow sync.
Interface S7c: IEEE 802.11b/g, USB, Audio Video output (via COOL-STATION MV-15),
S7: USB, Audio Video output (via COOL-STATION MV-15)
S8: USB, Audio Video output (via COOL-STATION MV-14)
Wireless capability S7c: IEEE 802.11b/g, wireless range up to 20m (depending on environment)
Supported languages Total of 20 languages:
German/ English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ Dutch/ Russian/ Swedish/ Japanese/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese/ Korean/ Thai/ Portuguese/ Polish/ Indonesian/ Finnish/ Danish/ Norwegian/ Czech selectable in menu display
Power requirements Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-64 (supplied)
Battery life (approx.) S7c and S7: 200 shots with EN-EL8 (based on CIPA standard)
S8: 210 shots with EN-EL8 (based on CIPA standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) S7c and S7: Approx. 100.5 x 60 x 21mm (4.0 x 2.4 x 0.8 in.),
S8: Approx. 93 x 59 x 20mm (3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections
Weight (approx.) S7c: 140g (4.9 oz.) without battery and SD memory card,
S7: 135g (4.8 oz.) without battery and SD memory card,
S8: 135g (4.7 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Supplied accessories* Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8, AC Adapter EH-64, COOL-STATION MV-14 (S8) /MV-15 (S7c/S7) USB Cable UC-E10, Audio Video Cable EG-E5000, Strap, Dock Insert PV-10 (S7c) /PV-11 (S7c/S7), PictureProject CD-ROM
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-62, Wireless Printer Adapter PD-10 (S7c only)

* Via PictureProject for Windows only; each file up to 3 minutes long.
** Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.


PictureProject System Requirements
OS Macintosh: Mac® OS X version 10.3.9 or later
Windows: Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional, Windows® 2000 Professional pre-installed models
Note 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®. Pictmotion contains patented technologies provided by muvee Technologies Pte. Ltd. ImageLink and the ImageLink print system logo are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company. 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 2006

©2006 NIKON CORPORATION



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