Nikon has introduced a new Coolpix compact camera, called S6900, which continues the legacy of the Coolpix S6600, the company’s first S-series camera with an articulated display.
The selfie craze is taking over the world and Nikon is jumping on the bandwagon with a new compact camera that has been designed to capture self-portraits.
It is called Nikon Coolpix S6900 and it comes packed with an articulated screen and camera stand. Both will help users to capture high-quality selfies, which can be later transferred to a mobile device via WiFi or NFC.
Nikon unveils a Coolpix compact camera only for selfie fanatics
Almost everyone is posting selfies on the internet. Nikon is inviting photographers to capture more expressive and more appealing selfies with the brand new Coolpix S6900.
This compact camera features a 3-inch 460K-dot LCD touchscreen and a new stand. Users will have to place the shooter horizontally or vertically using the stand, then to extend the display to compose the photo and to capture the photo eventually.
Gesture Control is a nice feature that allows users to control the camera with hand gestures. Simply align your hand with an icon on the camera’s display and then the camera will automatically get to the wide-angle end of the lens to make sure that you fit properly into the scene.
Nikon Coolpix S6900 offers a myriad of effects to feed your selfie addiction
There are plenty of other selfie-centric features in the Nikon Coolpix S6900. The list includes some shooting modes, such as Glamour and Selective Softening. The former enhances a human face, while the latter can be used to blur the surroundings of an in-focus subject.
Furthermore, a secondary shutter button has been placed in front of the camera, allowing users to capture a self-portrait with ease.
Lately, selfie-collages have also become very popular. Nikon knows this and it is offering a Self-Collage feature, which consists of four to nine photos, depending on users’ preferences.
Capture a selfie and then send it to a smartphone or tablet via WiFi or NFC
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 employs a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type BSI CMOS sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens offering a 35mm equivalent between 25mm and 300mm with a maximum aperture of f/3.3-6.3.
An extra 2x of digital zoom takes the camera’s zooming capabilities to 24x. Things could get really shaky at the telephoto end, so this is why the company has put a lens-shift vibration reduction technology into the S6900, which will keep everything steady.
Capturing a selfie and not sharing it with friends or family could be pointless. As a result, the S6900 comes with built-in WiFi and NFC. This way, the photos can be transferred to a mobile device and uploaded on the web.
The S6900 is also capable of shooting full HD movies at 60i frame rate with stereo audio support. Nikon has not revealed any availability details, but they should become official soon, so stay tuned!