As phones get bigger, Nikon compact goes the other way

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S02_BL_front34l_loWith the onset of Phablets, larger screens, mini-tablets as phones, and the camera in your hands getting thin but large, Nikon went the other way.
Today they introduced the COOLPIX S02.

This tiny 13 mp CMOS sensor camera has it all built in, like smartphones. No batteries to change, no media cards to switch out.
2.7 in touch screen. with scene selectors, the whole shooting match.
When you empty your change, pens, and money clip at the airport, this will be the other pocketable item that goes through security.

This cool little camera will always be with you. .

A few years ago, I went to a meeting where the entire line of Nikon 1, and coming accessories were previewed. Now starting to see them come to market, and they are just as cleanly designed, as the camera itself.

Here comes this sweet LED light good for stills and video. Nikon LD-1000.

LD-1000_J3.

The head rotates and puts the light where you want it. perfect for closeup shots and as additional light for video.
Ain’t gonna lie here: it’s not a huge light, but sized for the camera it was designed for.
And the bracket it comes on, makes it a perfect companion to other cameras fro the same use.
Yes t will come in black.
For about $100. it loks to be a pretty good accessory for your compact or mirroless camera.

The official words

THE NEW NIKON COOLPIX S02 IS THE ULTRA-CHIC ANSWER FOR CAPTURING AMAZING IMAGES

The Perfect Accessory: The COOLPIX S02 is Super Compact, Stylish and Simple to Use

MELVILLE, N.Y. (September 5, 2013) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the tiny COOLPIX S02, a stylish, super-compact camera that proves great image quality can come in small packages. The new COOLPIX camera is ideal for those who seek easy-to-use features and speedy performance whether on-the-go or out on the town with friends. The S02 is a stylish, hip and inexpensive ultra-mini compact camera, and a great gift for the trendy individual.

The new COOLPIX S02 features an easy-navigable home screen and user interface with shortcut menus for quick operation, making it simple to acquire share-worthy images with incredible detail and sharpness. The S02 strikes a balance between style and size, making it a must-have accessory to have on hand at all times.

“The new COOLPIX S02 is Nikon’s latest super sleek offering to give consumers a simple way to achieve exceptional image quality with stylish flair,“ said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “The COOLPIX S02 is user-friendly, making it great for capturing memorable moments in an instant with ease.”

The COOLPIX S02’s ultra-compact design houses a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor to help users capture amazing image quality and Full HD 1080p video, even in challenging lighting conditions. The 3x zoom NIKKOR lens of the S02 helps produce truly exceptional images that only a camera with a zoom lens can help capture. Though astoundingly small, the S02 is easy to operate thanks to a highly responsive 2.7-inch touch screen, letting the user focus on capturing every precious moment.

In addition to its fashionable, compact design, the COOLPIX S02 also includes user-friendly features like Scene Auto Selector Mode which helps the user effortlessly capture high quality images. To help the user capture images in almost any scenario or lighting condition with ease and confidence, the ideal scene mode is automatically chosen based on the distinctive shooting situation (portrait, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, close-up and backlighting). The COOLPIX S02 also includes a hand-held night scene mode for improved low-light shots and backlit scene HDR for improved picture quality even in brightly lit situations. Additionally, a group of special effects can be used to give images a new fun, creative twist, including Mirror, Sepia, High Contrast Monochrome, High Key and Low Key.

Price and Availability
The Nikon COOLPIX S02 will be available in September 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $179.95* in a variety of trendy colors including silver, white, pink and blue. For more information about this COOLPIX camera and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.


Primary Features of the Nikon LD-1000 LED Movie Light:

• Diffusion Panel for Soft Light that Enables Natural Rendering
The built-in diffusion panel evenly diffuses light for clear and consistent soft illumination. It also enables natural rendering of textures with minimal glare. The movie light can be used as an additional light source when capturing close proximity photography of still subjects like food, or as an additional light source for HD video.

• Continuous Lighting, The Degree of Which Can be Confirmed During Shooting
As the movie light emits light continuously, rather than momentarily as a conventional camera flash does, the degree and effect of the light can be confirmed in the live view display as it strikes the subject while shooting.

• Removable Bracket for Lighting From Any Angle
The movie light can be separated from the camera bracket, allowing users to adjust direction and height, as well as the distance of the light from the subject to achieve an optimal lighting angle regardless of the camera’s position. Flexible control over the way a light strikes a subject makes natural rendering possible with a three-dimensional feel.

Price and Availability
The Nikon LD-1000 LED Movie Light will come in Black and White and will be available in October 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $99.95*. For more information on this new Nikon lighting accessory as well as other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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