Bright f/2.0 - 4.0 lens for brilliant quality images
The NIKKOR lens maintains high brightness throughout the 7.1x zoom range for superior low-light performance. Quality optics using ED glass faithfully capture even the "atmosphere" of any scene and contribute to an overall improvement in resolution. The seven-blade iris diaphragm enables beautifully de-focused backgrounds. Lens-shift VR image stabilization provides effective compensation for camera shake equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four stops. And there is a built-in ND filter that enables a three-stop decrease in shutter speed, helping enhance image quality in a variety of scenes.
Back-illuminated 1/1.7-inch CMOS image sensor goes the extra step
12.2 effective megapixels deliver pristine, high-resolution images. The Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor optimizes performance when shooting at night, for beautiful results with fine details. Also helping you nail every shot is high-speed continuous shooting at up to 8-fps (approx.) for full-resolution (4000 x 3000) images*.
Multiple manual settings for precise control
Turn the Mode dial to access the P/S/A/M exposure modes. Often used functions can be assigned to the Function button. Manual exposure control (in 1/3 EV steps within +/-3 EV) and AE/AF lock are also available.
Nikon Creative Lighting System for illuminating shots
You can use this camera's built-in flash as the "commander" to control compatible Speedlights*. This wireless, synchronized external flash operation enables creative lighting for clearer images or to achieve dramatic shadows.
* Compatible Speedlight models: SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, and SB-600
Movie custom setting with full HD support
Movie custom setting allows you to control shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, as well as COOLPIX Picture Control, so you can shoot movies with the exact visual effect you want. Plus, crisp and clear recordings are assured thanks to the full HD 1080p resolution with stereo sound, which can be enjoyed on new high definition TVs with HDMI connectivity*.
* HDMI cable available separately
Notes: Full HD refers to the ability to record movies in 1080p format. Images shown on this page are simulated.
Digital zoom magnification
Vibration Reduction (VR)
Image size (pixels)
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)*3
Battery life of still shooting*4
Dimensions (W x H x D)
*1All distances measured from center of front surface of lens.*2Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).*3Depending on the conditions, certain settings may not be configured.*4Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23?C (+/-3?C); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.*5Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-002-2012 guideline.*6Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.*7Speedlight used for remote flash. Attachment Ring SX-1 cannot be mounted on this camera. To use the SB-R200, it must be attached to the Speedlight Stand AS-20.
Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2012.
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Nice Little camera.
By Fabio T
from New York, NY
I love this little camera, I like the multitude of control it offers, appart from the slow when shooting RAW, I have no complains about it.Although it is not a light, pocketable camera. Not an issue for me.I use it when I don't want to carry a big and heavy DSLR. Or when I don't want to call much attention. :o)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Everything I need.
from Appleton, WI
Total package can be used as a replacement for DSLR most of the time.
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Good camera, with poor Nikon support
from So Cal
If you can live without fully articulating LCD screen and do not need long optical zoom, buy Canon G12. Same good quality pix, but with far better factory tech support.