Nikon is pleased to announce the COOLPIX L15
Silver exclusive to DSG
Black exclusive to Jessops
Sales start date: September 2007
Nikon is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX L15, a quality compact digital camera that combines high performance with operating ease and the support of advanced features, including optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation. 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 L15 is built to realise optimum performance and maximum image quality.
Offering the full imaging potential of 8.0 effective megapixels, the COOLPIX L15 captures true-to-life colour with enough fine details to leave plenty of creative freedom to crop or produce beautiful enlargements. The precision optics of a 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens covers the highly practical range of 35-105mm (35mm equivalent) ensuring capture of various scenes, from panoramic vistas to close-up portraits.
Optical lens shift VR image stabilisation counteracts the effects of camera shake in lower light or when shooting unsteady subjects to help achieve sharper results. Active full time, VR also stabilises images displayed on the 2.8-inch high-resolution LCD monitor for easier framing and more reassured shooting.
Intuitive operation and dedicated controls ensure faultless command over the performance features of the COOLPIX L15. This includes the dedicated buttons on the top of the body for switching between shooting and playback modes. The expansive 2.8-inch high-resolution LCD monitor offers a bright and large image that makes it a pleasure to view, even out in the sun. And the no-nonsense design of the body itself assures a solid grip combined with the inviting balance of flowing surfaces contrasted by sharp edge lines. The COOLPIX L15 will be available in three body colours*: Silver, Black and Pink.
*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 L15 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, whilst also producing a smoother image when shooting.
New Easy Auto mode and scene modes for carefree shooting
Easy Auto mode makes it easier to turn on the camera and shoot without worrying about settings. Easy access to 15 different scene modes and three movie modes also ensures shooting that is tuned to give the best results to match the moment.
Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations
The COOLPIX L15 features a selection of three innovative functions that provide the ability to actually improve the quality of images within the camera. Face-priority AF* automatically finds, then focuses on people’s faces for crisp, clear results time after time. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically compensates to help eradicate traces of the annoying red-eye effect that can sometimes be encountered during flash photography. And D-Lighting can be applied to improve underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight. D-Lighting automatically creates a copy of the image with detail added where necessary, but with well-exposed areas left completely untouched.
* Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.
AA-size batteries for carefree shooting, anywhere
The COOLPIX L15 runs on AA-size batteries, a standard battery size available in virtually every corner of the world. This means carefree shooting anywhere, free of any worries about running out of power or needing to recharge when that special moment arises.
ISO 1000 capability for better pictures in lower light
Making it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity, the COOLPIX L15 accurately measures available light to automatically select the optimal sensitivity setting for the shot between the range of ISO 64 to as high as ISO 1000.
Nikon COOLPIX L15 Other Features
Light weight with highly compact dimensions
Macro shooting from as close as 15 cm (5.9 in.)
4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
Improved Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Improved menu interface, available in a choice of 23 languages
Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
Approx. 23 MB of internal memory
SDHC card compatibility
PictBridge and ImageLink compatibility
Nikon COOLPIX L15 Specifications
Effective pixels: 8.0 million
Image sensor: 1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 8.29 million
Lens: 3x Zoom-NIKKOR; 5.7-17.1mm (35mm  format picture angle: 35-105mm); f/2.8-4.7; 5 elements in 5 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm  format picture angle: 420mm)
Focus range (from lens): 50cm (1 ft. 7.7 in.) to infinity (∞); Macro close-up mode: 15cm (5.9 in.) to infinity (∞)
Monitor: 2.8-in., 230,000-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 23 MB), SD memory cards
Image size (pixels): 3264 × 2448 (High: 3264*, Normal: 3264), 2592 × 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 × 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 × 768 (PC screen: 1024), 640 × 480 (TV screen: 640), 3264 × 1836 (16:9)
Vibration Reduction (VR): Optical lens shift VR
ISO sensitivity: Auto (auto gain ISO 64-1000)
Power sources: Two AA alkaline (supplied), oxyride or lithium batteries, two EN-MH1 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (optional), EH-65A AC adapter EH-65A (optional)
Battery life: Approx. 160 shots with alkaline, 580 shots with lithium or 330 shots with EN-MH1 (based on CIPA standard)
Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 91 x 61 x 29.5 mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) excluding projections
Weight: Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Supplied accessories*: Two 1.5V LR6 AA-size alkaline batteries, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP14, Dock Insert PV-15, Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional accessories: Battery Charger MH-71, Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery EN-MH1, AC adapter EH-65A
* 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. 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