Announcing the COOLPIX S51C/S51
RRP: S51c: £229.99/ €340
S51: Brown and Silver exclusive to Jessops
Sales start date: September 2007
Nikon is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S51C and COOLPIX S51, a pair of outstanding new compact digital cameras combining Nikon’s distinctive wave-surface design with advanced features that make it easier to take beautiful photos and to share them with friends and family. Built on a custom application of Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX S51C is built to realise optimum performance and maximum image quality.
The COOLPIX S51C and COOLPIX S51 team 8.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution with a new high-performance digital image processing engine and the precision optics of the built-in “right-angle” optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens to produce photos with clarity and true-to-life colour. Extended light sensitivity as high as ISO 1600 prevents blurred shots when shooting in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects.
Built-in Wi-Fi support brings Internet connectivity to the COOLPIX S51C for even greater fun and freedom. Upload shots directly from the camera to Nikon’s my Picturetown server for anytime access using Nikon’s Picture Bank function, upload them directly to a blog, or use Picture Mail to trigger an email notification to friends anywhere when new pictures are available to view and download. Both models include Pictmotion which allows users to create audiovisual shows anywhere by simply selecting favourite images and movies and adding music and visual styles.
The 3.0-inch LCD monitor offers a bright and large image that eases composition and viewing, even out in the sun. Control buttons and the user-friendly rotary multi selector are carefully positioned to provide intuitive operation. The smooth contours and refined finish of the aluminum face panel fit comfortably in the hand – both models feature a metallic finish with ultra-violet coating providing a brilliant outer sheen. The COOLPIX S51C will be available in Silver and Black while the COOLPIX S51 will be available in Silver, Black, Blue, Brown, Red and Vivid Magenta *.
* Colour availability may vary according to region.
Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.
Nikon COOLPIX S51c/S51 Feature Highlights
Proven optical lens shift VR image stabilisation
Field proven technology originally developed for interchangeable lenses used in Nikon SLR camera systems, optical lens shift VR image stabilisation provides the ability to shoot at shutter speeds as much as three steps slower without blurring the image, while also realising a smoother viewfinder image that aids composition. A thin VR unit was specially designed to fit the slim dimensions of the COOLPIX S51C and COOLPIX S51.
ISO 1600 capability for extended shooting range
Manual sensitivity settings as high as ISO 1600 make it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity, while the high-performance image processing engine preserves high image quality even when shooting with high ISO settings. Also available is AUTO ISO control, which automatically selects the optimal sensitivity for the shot across a range between ISO 100 and ISO 800, and up to ISO 1600 in High-Sensitivity mode.
my Picturetown for wireless sharing (COOLPIX S51C)
The Picture Mail button makes it easy to send shots directly from the camera to Nikon’s my Picturetown server, allowing instant sharing to friends anywhere. Utilise Picture bank to upload and save pictures with ease onto my Picturetown’s secure server.
Expansive 3.0-inch LCD monitor for quality viewing and menu operation
The bright, large 3.0-inch LCD monitor almost defying the compact body proportions features 230,000 dots of high resolution, a wide vertical and horizontal viewing angle of 160 degrees and anti-reflection coating for better display in bright situations, and a new acrylic panel that prevents scratches and fingerprints.
Nikon COOLPIX S51C/S51 Other Features
Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations
– Improved Face-priority AF
-In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
Light weight with highly compact dimensions
Macro shooting from as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.)
4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
Improved menu interface, available in a choice of 23 languages
Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
Approx. 13 MB of internal memory
SDHC card compatibility
Stop-Motion animation for more creative fun
Nikon Digital Camera COOLPIX S51C/S51 Specifications
Effective pixels: 8.1 million
Image sensor: 1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 8.28 millions
Lens: 3x Zoom- NIKKOR; 6.3-18.9mm (35mm  format picture angle: 38-114mm); f/3.3-4.2; 12 elements in 9 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm  format picture angle: 456mm)
Focus range (from lens): 30cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity (∞)
Monitor: 3.0-in., 230,000-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 13 MB), SD memory cards
Image size (pixels): 3264 x 2448 (High: 3264*/Normal: 3264), 2592 x 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 x 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 x 768 (PC: 1024), 640 x 480 (TV: 640), 3200 x 1800 (16:9)
Vibration Reduction (VR): Optical lens shift VR
ISO sensitivity: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto (auto gain ISO 100-800)
Interface: S51C: Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b/g, S51: Hi-Speed USB
Power sources: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-64 (S51C: supplied, S51: optional)
Battery life: Approx. 150 shots with EN-EL8 battery (based on CIPA standard)
Dimensions (WxHxD): S51C: Approx. 97.5 x 59 x 21 mm (3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections, S51: Approx. 92.5 x 59 x 21 mm (3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections
Weight: Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Supplied accessories*: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8, AC adapter EH-64 (S51C), Battery Charger MH-62 (S51), AV/USB Cable UC-E12, Strap, Printer Dock Accessory: Dock Insert PV-12, Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional accessories: AC Adapter EH-64, Battery Charger MH-62
* Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.
Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9, 10.4.x
Windows: Windows Vista (32bit), Windows XP Home Edition/Professional pre-installed models
Note: CD-ROM drive required for installation. Only built-in USB ports are supported
Microsoft®, Windows® and Windows VistaTM are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh®, Mac® OS and QuickTime® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The SDHC logo is a trademark. ImageLink and ImageLink print system logo are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company. PictBridge is a trademark. D-Lighting technology is provided by Apical Limited. The FotoNation logo is a trademark. The FotoConnect logo is a trademark. 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 2007 ©2007 NIKON CORPORATION