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Nikon Coolpix S6 and Coolpix S5

Two exciting digital compacts packing new photo-sharing
entertainment into attractive wave-surface designs.

Nikon Coolpix S6

Nikon Coolpix S5






Feb 21st, 2006.

Nikon has today introduced the slim wave design Nikon Coolpix S5 and Coolpix S6 digital cameras, featuring 6.0 megapixel resolution, a 3x optical (35-105mm in 35mm terms) Nikkor ED zoom lens, and a large 2.5-inch (Coolpix S5) and 3.0-inch (Coolpix S6) LCD monitor.

Pictmotion with high-quality music
Nikon's new Pictmotion is much more than a simple slideshow function. Incorporated for the first time in the Nikon Coolpix S5 and Coolpix S6, it allows you to select your favorite images and movie files, then pick a style and add a music file of your choice from among 5 pre-installed ones, or load your own choice of music* to suit the images. The Nikon Coolpix S5 and S6 then automatically analyze each element to produce an entertaining show with pace and transitions determined by music and style for in-camera viewing.

Only the Nikon Coolpix S6 (black) will be available in Canada. The Nikon Coolpix S5 will not be distributed by Nikon Canada Inc.

Nikon Coolpix S6 Back

Nikon Coolpix S5 and S6
Major Features

Nikon Coolpix S6 Top
Nikon Coolpix S6 Top

  • 6.0 effective megapixel resolution

  • 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens (equivalent to 35mm-105mm in 35mm [135] format)
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD (S5) and 3.0-inch (S6) LCD viewing monitor with 230,000 pixels, 170 degree viewing angle and 5 step brightness adjustment

  • Point-and-shoot convenience: 15 user friendly Scene modes including four with Scene Assistance function - Scene modes with Scene Assist function (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait); Other Scene modes (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, Underwater, Sound Recording)

  • One-touch portrait function
    A standalone One-touch portrait button is conveniently located on the top of the Nikon Coolpix S6 and Coolpix S5, giving direct access to three innovative Nikon features for in-camera improvement.

    1. Face-priority AF automatically finds and then focuses on people's faces no matter where they are in the frame for pleasingly sharp portraits time after time.

      Face-priority AF function on the Nikon Coolpix 7600

    2. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix can automatically detect the annoying red-eye effect that sometimes occurs in flash photography, then compensate for it in-camera to give natural-looking portraits.

    3. D-Lighting can improve underexposed images or shots taken with too much back light by creating a copy with light and detail added wherever necessary and well-exposed areas kept exactly as they are.

Image Taken in Back Light Situation
Image After D-Lighting Fix In Camera

  • Auto Image Rotation, which detects pictures that have been taken with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates them to suit in-camera LCD playback.

  • Approx. 20MB of internal memory enables the storing of images without use of an SD memory card

  • Nikon's exclusive BSS (Best Shot Selector) automatically selects and saves the best exposure from ten sequential shots.

  • One EN-EL8 Li-Ion rechargeable battery is supplied with the S6 and the S5. The Nikon Coolpix S5 also comes supplied with the Nikon Cool-station MV-14, a docking cradle which provides USB, Audio Video output and charges the battery. The Nikon Coolpix S6 comes supplied with the Cool-station MV-14, a docking cradle which provides IEEE 802.11b/g, USB connections, Audio Video output, and charges the EN-EL8 battery.

Nikon Coolstation MV-14 Camera Docking Station
Supplied with Nikon Coolpix S6

  • Nikon PictureProject software (included) features a user-friendly interface and versatile functions for organizing and performing basic edits on your photos


Nikon Coolpix S5 and S6

Nikon Coolpix S5 and S6 Digital Cameras

Effective pixels

6.0 million

Image size

Approx. 5.95 million (2816 x 2112 pixels)

Total pixels

Approx. 6.18 million

ISO speed

ISO 50

Auto gain up

Yes (ISO50-ISO200)

Manual sensitivity settings

Yes (ISO50/100/200/400)

Lens Zoom magnifying power


Focal length


35mm[135] camera-format equivalent




Lens construction

12 elements in 10 groups

Focus range

30cm (12 in.) to infinity

Focus range in macro mode

4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity (middle zoom position)

Digital zoom

Up to 4 x (0.2 x step)

LCD monitor Size

3.0””inch type Coolpix S6. 2.5-inch on the Coolpix S5

Type of LCD

170 degree wide viewing angle Low-temperature polysilicon TFT-LCD

LCD Resolution

230,000 pixels


LED, 5 steps Brightness adjustment

Shutter speed


Exposure Metering mode

256-segment matrix, Center-weighted, Center-spot, Spot AF area metering

Exposure compensation

-2”«+2EV in 1/3EV steps

Built-in speedlight Shooting range (Wideangle)

Approx. 0.3-2.6m

Shooting range (Telephoto)

Approx. 0.3-1.4m

Built-in speedlight Mode

Auto, Red-eye reduction, Flash cancel, Anytime flash, Slow sync.

White Balance Control

Auto £÷£é£ō£č TTL control: Auto, White bal. Preset, Manual: 5-mode manual (Daylight, Incandescent,Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash)

Autofocus Type

Contrast-detect TTL AF, with AF-assist illuminator

AF area

Center, Manual select : 99 points

AF mode

Single AF, Continuous AF(in Macro mode)

Face-Priority AF


AF assist illuminator


Shooting Mode

Still : Auto modes, scene modes Movie : Movie with sound modes, Time lapse -movie mode,

Auto mode

Single, Continuous (approx.2.2fps), Multi-shot 16 (approx. 2fps, Interval timer shooting

Scene assist mode

Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait

Scene mode

Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama assist,

Pictmotion 5 styles selectable to playback movies or up to 30 still images, 5 music files pre-installed, max. 3 music files loadable

Movie mode

Movie with sound, TV movie 640 (640X480/30fps), Small size 320 (320X240/30fps or 15fps), Smaller size 160 (160X120/15fps),Time-lapse movie,


10s, 3s

Best Shot Selector (BSS)


Color Options

Standard color, Vivid color, Black and White, Sepia, Cyanotype

Advanced Red-Eye reduction




One-touch portrait button

In camera red-eye fix, Face-priority AF, Portrait effect (Normal, Brighter, Softer), D-Lighting are applied at the simple touch of a button

Image size/quality

6M* High:2816X2112/Fine
6M Normal:2816x2112/Normal
3M 2048x1536/Normal

PC screen:1024x768/Normal

TV screen:640x480/Normal


Internal memory, Optional Secure Digital (SD) memory card

Internal memory size

Approx. 20MB

Voice memo Recording

Rec. time 20sec.(appended to picture)

Voice recording mode



20 languages

Name of language

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, Indonesian, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, Thai, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean

Via supplied COOL-STATION dock

USB (2.0 Full-speed),””Audio/Video out, EH-64 AC adapter and ImageLink print system

Multi connector

Coolpix S6 features Dedicated terminal for MV-15 COOL-STATION, EH-64 AC adapter and ImageLink print system


EN-EL8 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery x1 supplied


EH-64 AC adapter


100.5 x 60 x 21.1mm


140g (without battery and memory card)

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Standards Only applies for Coolpix S6

IEEE802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)

Wi-Fi Range (line of sight)

Approx. 20m

Wi-Fi Access protocols


Direct print


Other Features

Image copy between internal memory and SD memory card, Blur Warning, Help menu, One-touch portrait button

Supplied accessories for Nikon Coolpix S6

EN-EL8 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery EH-64 AC adapter, MV-15 COOL-STATION, USB cable, Audio and Video cable, Strap, PictureProject CD-ROM, PV-11 Dock Insert.

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Nikon Canada Coolpix S6
Press Release


Press Release - Mississauga, ON, February 21, 2006 - Nikon Canada Inc. today announced the Coolpix S6; an exciting, attractively styled camera built for sharing your digital photographic enjoyment with others. With a brand new, super-slim, wave-surface design, Coolpix S6 looks as good as it performs.

The Coolpix S6 provides 6.0 megapixel resolution, 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with a range of 35-105mm (35mm equivalent), in-camera image improvements, and the exciting new Pictmotion™ technology.

Available for the first time, the imaginative Pictmotion™ function lets users create so much more than a slideshow, offering totally new in-camera entertainment. Users can select favourite images, movie files and styles, and then select one of five pre-installed music files, or even add their own music (via PictureProject for Windows® only). Pictmotion™ automatically analyzes all elements to produce highly entertaining shows with pace and transition designed to match music and style. These shows can be played back anywhere, anytime, on the large 3.0-inch LCD monitor. As the monitor offers a surprisingly wide viewing angle of 170”ć (both horizontal and vertical), such in-camera entertainment can be enjoyed by everyone at the same time.

The Nikon Coolpix S6 also features Auto Image Rotation, which detects pictures that have been taken with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates them to suit in-camera LCD playback.

The conveniently placed new One-touch Portrait button gives you direct access to Nikon's three unique in-camera image improvements. Face-priority AF* automatically detects human faces anywhere in the frame, helping you get sharply focused portraits. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix corrects the red-eye effect that often spoils flash photography, while D-Lighting corrects improperly exposed shots by adding light and detail where necessary.

The Nikon Coolpix S6 delivers the additional advantage of Wi-Fi capability. With IEEE 802.11b/g support, it allows users to send images wirelessly to a computer as soon as they are taken or to transfer all images stored in memory to computer in one step. The Coolpix S6 even supports cable-free printing**, enabling images to be sent directly to PictBridge-compatible printers without using a computer at all.

A selection of 15 Scene Modes, four with Scene Assist, lets you achieve pleasing results with clear focus and optimal exposure in diverse situations. All you have to do is select the Scene Mode best suited to the scene and compose the shot, while the camera automatically selects the most appropriate settings.

Finding and browsing your stored images is easy. The handy Calendar function automatically sorts images according to the date they were taken while the convenient new Rotary multi selector lets you scroll and view pictures at up to 10 frames per second. Three movie modes with sound let you capture action at up to 30 frames per second and the Time-lapse feature gives you yet another creative tool.

The Nikon Coolpix S6 comes complete with the Coolstation MV-15 that lets you recharge your batteries while still in the camera, offers USB connectivity, and direct connection for TV display. It comes bundled with Nikon's complimentary PictureProject software, now featuring special Wi-Fi functions.

All in the Box
The new Coolpix S6 is ready to go right out of the box, including all essential accessories, such as rechargeable batteries and charger, A/V and USB cables, and Nikon's latest release of its comprehensive PictureProject software for organizing and editing photos.

Exclusive Canadian Warranty
Nikon Canada offers an exclusive 2-year warranty for all Coolpix and the D70s and D50 Digital SLR cameras purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer. Consumers can feel comfort knowing their investment in protected by Nikon Canada's 2-Year Warranty with in-Canada service.

Pricing and Availability
The Nikon Coolpix S6 will be available in March 2006. Pricing to be announced at a later date.


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