November 2007

And another new Nikon: The S51c with WiFi
The 8.1 megapixel Coolpix S51c is an elegant, small and handy camera with a fully internal 3X zoom. It offers an interesting feature in its built-in wireless connection that lets you send and store pictures. It primarily connects to Nikon's own my Picturetown service, which limits choices. The camera is small enough to fit anywhere, yet has a very large and razor-sharp 3.0-inch LCD that remains quite readable outdoors thanks to an anti-reflection coating. The design is clean and uncluttered,and the camera offers full voice recording, VGA movies with sound, and active lens shift vibration reduction that eliminates most blur when you zoom. It also includes a slew of Nikon's in-camera goodies and technologies. [Read full description of the wireless Nikon Coolpix S51c] -- Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2007 by chb

Nikon Style: the Coolpix S510 and S700
Almost everyone now offers lots of megapixel and a slew of advanced features at very low cost, so manufacturers have been forced to differentiate low and high end cameras in different ways. The current approach is to have different "families" of cameras, with each appealing to a different group of customers. The new stainless steel 8.1 megapixel Coolpix S510 and brushed aluminum 12.1 megapixel S700, combine sophisticated elegance with advanced technology and speed. [Read our detailed description and specs of the Nikon Coolpix S510 and the Nikon Coolpix S700] -- Posted Monday, November 26, 2007 by chb

Nikon offers two new P-Series performance models
Those who want more power and versatility than point & shooters offer will be interested in two new "performance series" cameras from Nikon. The Coolpix P50 (US$229.95) is a small and handy 8.1 megapixel camera with some manual control, face recognition, red-eye reduction and electronic vibration reduction. The 12.1 megapixel Coolpix P5100 (US$379.95) offers full manual control, a high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD and true optical lens-shift image stabilization. Both have optical viewfinders to complement their LCDs, have 16 scene modes, and fit into most pockets in spite of their considerable power. [Read reviews of the Nikon Coolpix P50 and Nikon Coolpix P5100] -- Posted Friday, November 23, 2007 by chb

Two inexpensive Nikon Coolpix LIVE series cameras
For this holiday season, Nikon introduced two new members of its friendly, inexpensive "LIFE" series cameras. The Coolpix L14 (US$149.95) is a competent 7.1 megapixel camera with such advanced features as face recognition and internal red-eye reduction. Spend an extra US$30 and you can get the 8.9 megapixel Coolpix L15 that has a large, high-resolution 2.8-inch LCD and optical lens-shift image stabilization. Both are simple and easy to use, have 16 scene modes, fit into any pocket and, of course, carry the prestigious Nikon Coolpix name. [Read reviews of the Nikon Coolpix L14 and Nikon Coolpix L15] -- Posted Friday, November 23, 2007 by chb

Oprah uses Flip Video for her new YouTube channel
Oprah officially launched her own YouTube channel on her show. A big fan of the Flip Ultra Video Cam, she'll be using Flip to capture and share behind-the-scenes footage of celebrities and other guests that she'll feature on the channel, in addition to videos she made of herself backstage. Oprah's footage will be captured on her pocket-sized, Flip Ultra camcorder, a camcorder that allows easy and direct uploads of video content to YouTube and other content sites. On her November 6th show, her entire studio audience received a Flip Ultra as part of the debut. [Also see our review of the Flip Video] -- Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 by chb