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Travel Gear – June 2013

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Stylish new cameras that make you look cool — check them out!

Okay, not all of us can be great photographers. But with today’s camera technology there’s no reason why we cannot be more creative and shoot photographs that we can be proud to show anybody. Nikon recommends five new digital cameras that exhibit superiority in areas such as innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology, and durability as proven by their latest “red dot award: product design 2013”: Nikon D4, Nikon 1 V2, Nikon 1 J3, Nikon 1 S1, and COOLPIX S01. They are now available at all leading accredited camera shops.

Nikon D4

Nikon D4Nikon’s flagship digital SLR camera offers an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels, equipped with a Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor. It also equipped with the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, which is specifically optimized for high-spec digital SLR cameras for superior image quality rich in detail along with excellent high-speed performance. It offers superior image quality under a broad range of lighting conditions with its image sensor that supports sensitivities as low as ISO 50 with expansion as high as ISO 204800. In addition to its superior functions and performance, the D4 offers the ultimate in operation and reliability with reflection of requests for improvement received from professional photographers as they work.

Nikon 1 V2, Nikon 1 J3, Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 V2 black_resizeThe Nikon 1, advanced camera with interchangeable lenses, proposes new forms of imaging expression. Nikon 1 V2 is the world’s smallest and lightest camera equipped with a number of functions that enable better image quality and greater speed, including a new super high-speed AF CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 14.25-million pixels and high-speed AF offering 73 focus points with focal-plane phase-detection AF and 135 focus points with contrast-detect AF, as well as the new EXPEED 3A image-processing engine. The V2 is perfect for those who primarily use a digital SLR but want a very small, yet reliable, camera that is more portable than a D-SLR

Nikon 1 J3 is the world’s smallest camera and it supports high-speed continuous shooting. Its continuous shooting rate with focus locked and recording of full-resolution images is approximately 60 fps. With AF tracking enabled for continuous auto-focusing during shooting, the J3 also supports the world’s fastest high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 15 fps. Designed with a metal front cover, the J3 has a very elegant appearance. Nikon 1 S1 is the first camera in a new Nikon 1 series developed for those new to advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses. It offers the same high-speed performance and variety of functions that enable certain capture of the perfect moment as other Nikon 1 cameras, as well as a GUI designed for simple, intuitive operation. The S1 and its kit lens are available in five distinct colors, including khaki, to suit a wide variety of personalities and preferences.

COOLPIX S01

Nikon S01_low resThe S01 is the smallest and lightest digital camera in the Nikon COOLPIX history. Smaller in width and height than the average business card, and weighing approximately 96g, the S01 easily fits in the palm of the hand. Nikon was very particular in the design and materials used for the camera. It has an incredibly smooth form when viewed from any angle. It is made of stainless steel that helps to keep it slim yet durable, and also enables a beautiful surface finish. In addition, great care in the development of the user interface with intuitive touch panel operation ensures that the S01 is so easy and fun to use that owners will want to take it with them wherever they go.

(The ‘red dot award: product design’ is a world-class award sponsored by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and presented to products released over the past two years.)