12/09/2014

Share Best-Ever Selfies Simply with the Nikon COOLPIX S6900

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 12 September 2014 – Nikon today introduces the ultimate compact selfie camera, built for sharing perfect self-portraits every time: the 16-megapixel Nikon COOLPIX S6900.

Capturing the perfect pose is easy and fun with a vari-angle LCD screen and a built-in camera stand, while the most flattering portrait is guaranteed with Glamour mode effects that can be added during shooting. Sharing is made ultra-simple with built-in Wi-Fi¹ and NFC² technology that can transfer images by simply tapping the camera to a compatible smart device, allowing photos to be posted on social media as soon as they are taken.

Gesture Control makes it even easier to shoot photos and Full HD movies at the wave of a hand, and a powerful 12x optical zoom is extendable to 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom³ to get right to the heart of the action. Self-wide mode creates spectacular selfie-style group shots, by combining consecutive shots to create a single wide-angle image. With high ISO light sensitivity, Target finding AF and Blur Reduction, this pocket camera works as hard at parties as it does on the street, giving superb selfies and crisp shots indoors and out.

Ines Bernardes, Product Manager for COOLPIX at Nikon Europe says: “All you need for the perfect social selfie is now in the palm of your hand. The vari-angle LCD screen lets you get creative with framing, plus the built-in stand keeps your camera stable for both vertical and horizontal selfies. Great group photos are made easy too: set up your shot with the camera stand and use Gesture Control to shoot when you’re ready. No more running into shot while the self-timer counts down! With fast sharing via Wi-Fi¹ and NFC² technology, your best-ever selfie can be uploaded on social networks instantly.”

Switch your point of view with ease and frame your photos creatively with the COOLPIX S6900. The large Clear Color, 460-k dot, 7.5cm/3-in vari-angle touch-panel screen folds out so you can find your own unique angle on life. Use it to create the ideal framing for a selfie or group shot, or try the built-in camera stand for stability while you set up your perfect photo. Self-wide mode lets you take spectacular group shots, combining high-speed consecutive shots to create a single wide-angle image. You can even shoot Full HD movies or still images without even touching your camera, as Gesture Control lets you use hand movements to control the shutter release and movie recording.

Capture the perfect facial expression with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 8 fps and use Glamour mode while you shoot, to make sure you always look your best. Select from four effects on the touch screen – Skin softening, Powder, Soft and Super vivid – and adjust the effect as you confirm the result. Speedy retouching while shooting means you can share your most flattering photos straight away. With Glamour Retouch in playback, you can soften skin tones, whiten teeth and even add make-up. Self-collage mode lets you have fun with a photo-booth effect, taking multiple shots with different expressions, all combined into one photo-montage.

With instant connectivity, your selfies can go social as soon as you shoot them. A dedicated Wi-Fi¹ button allows you direct access to Wi-Fi settings, while NFC² support for compatible smart devices makes image transfer as simple as tapping your camera to your device. Pre-select the images or video so they are automatically transferred when you use an NFC connection. Or for a single shot, you can directly transfer the picture displayed in playback mode by pressing the Wi-Fi button. You can also use your smart device as a remote control for your camera and synchronise its GPS to add your shooting location to the transferred images.

Enjoy wide-angle coverage (25-300mm) that’s perfect for group photos with the 12x NIKKOR optical zoom, extendable to 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom³, and try macro shooting to 2-cm/08-in for extreme close-ups. The sensitive back-illuminated 16-megapixel CMOS sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor and high ISO light sensitivity to ensure you always get crisp images – perfect for party photos and low light shots. Target finding AF automatically identifies and focuses on your subject, to ensure you get clear, well-focused images and 4-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) is highly-effective in countering camera shake and reducing blur while walking and shooting a movie. A choice of 20 scene modes makes optimising settings easy: just choose the scene that best suits your shooting conditions and your camera will do all the work for you, or let it run the show with Scene auto selector.

Use the sensitive touch panel on the screen to create a stylish ‘bokeh’ effect by blurring the background so your subject really stands out with Selective softening. When you trace an area to be sharply focused on your image in playback, everything outside that area will be automatically blurred. With Quick effects mode you can add special effects like Soft portrait or Mirror effect, straight after shooting and at the touch of a button. Have fun enhancing your photos and share different versions with family and friends. You can also make your images come alive by experimenting with up to 33 different effects, ranging from Selective colour to Toy camera, Cross process, Painting or Nostalgic sepia. It’s easy to enhance your photos instantly in-camera before you share them.

- Vari-angle LCD screen: Clear Color, 460k-dot, 7.5-cm/3-in, vari-angle touch-panel screen folds out to give a unique angle for framing.
- Built-in Wi-Fi: transfer photos to a smart device¹ easily with a dedicated Wi-Fi¹ button.
- NFC (Near Field Communication) Support: Share images and movies to an NFC-enabled smart device² with a simple tap on your camera.
- Back-illuminated 16 MP CMOS sensor: the sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor to give clear images in any light.
- 12x NIKKOR optical zoom lens: wide-angle coverage (25-300mm) that’s perfect for group photos, extendable to 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom³.
- Built-in camera stand: keep your camera stable for both horizontal and vertical shots and set up perfect framing for selfies or group photos.
- Gesture Control: use hand movements to control when you take a picture or shoot a movie, choosing between two screen icons.
- Full HD Movies: capture all the fun of parties or memorable moments with friends and family on video at 1080/60i, with optical zoom and stereo sound.
- Quick effects mode: have fun enhancing photos by adding special effects like Soft portrait or Mirror effect, straight after shooting, at the touch of a button.
- 33 types of effects: make images come alive with up to 33 different effects from Selective colour to Toy camera, Cross process, Painting or Nostalgic sepia.
- Self-wide mode: take amazing group shots in this mode, as high-speed consecutive shots are combined to create a single wide-angle photo, equivalent to using a 20mm ultra wide-angle lens.
- Self-Collage mode: try a fun photo-booth effect, taking up to 9 shots with different expressions, all combined into one photo-montage.
- Selective softening: make a subject stand out with a ‘bokeh’ effect, by tracing an area for sharp focus so the background is automatically blurred.
- Target finding AF: fast and precise autofocus automatically identifies and focuses on your subject to give you clear, sharp images instantly.
- 20 scene modes: let your camera automatically optimise the settings for your chosen scene mode or let it run the show with Scene auto selector.
- Glamour Retouch: edit your photos in playback to soften skin tones, whiten teeth and even add make-up, so everyone always looks great.
- Glamour mode: apply up to 4 effects while shooting – Skin softening, Powder, Soft and Super vivid – and adjust the effect as you confirm the result.
- Blur reduction: 4-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) is highly effective in countering camera shake, so you’ll always get smooth, sharp movies.
- High ISO (125-6400) light sensitivity: great results are guaranteed when shooting fast-moving subjects or taking party pictures in low light.
- Easy panorama 360°/180°: never miss out on an amazing landscape when you can tilt vertically or pan horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
- High-speed continuous shooting: capture fast-changing facial expressions effortlessly with speedy shooting rates of up to 8 fps.
- High-speed USB charging: it’s quick and easy to keep your battery fully charged with fast charging via USB, so you’re always ready to shoot.
- EXPEED C2: Nikon’s powerful image processing system guarantees high-speed operation, high sensitivity performance and exceptional image quality.
- Nikon Image Space: Nikon users enjoy 20 GB of free online cloud storage with our dedicated Nikon image-sharing site, www.nikonimagespace.com.


¹Requires installation of the Nikon ‘Wireless Mobile Utility’ application (iOS and AndroidTM compatible) on your smart device.
²Near Field Communication (NFC) works with compatible AndroidTM smartphones and tablets. Requires installation of the Nikon ‘Wireless Mobile Utility’ application and image-transfer setting prior to use.
³Dynamic Fine Zoom can zoom 2x further than the longest optical telephoto range, while maintaining maximum image resolution.