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February 10, 2009

Nikon Coolpix L20 Compact Camera

Combining the precision optic of a Nikkor lens with the image quality and performance benefits of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept, the COOLPIX L20 is a quality compact digital camera that combine performance with operating ease.

A variety of advanced functions simplifies picture-taking. Activated in Easy Auto Mode, Nikon's Scene Auto Selector makes capturing special moments as easy as turning on the camera and shooting without worrying about any settings. The handy functions of Nikon's Smart Portrait System aids in beautifully capturing precious smiles. Motion Detection, Nikon's BSS (Best Shot Selector) function and ISO 1600 capability help ensure sharper results in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects.

Controls are sized and placed to ensure intuitive operation. For example, dedicated buttons on the top of the body make it easy to switch between shooting and playback modes. Large high-resolution 3-in. LCD monitor offer a bright image that is a pleasure to view, even outdoors. And the contours of the large thumb rest and the body itself assure a solid grip.

The COOLPIX L20 make full use of it 10.0 effective megapixels of imaging power to capture true-to-life color with plenty of resolution for cropping more freely or to produce enlargements. The precision optics of a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens covers a practical focal range that can be used to capture everything from group shots to close-up portraits.

The COOLPIX L20 is available in Bright Silver, Deep Red, Navy Blue and Black Metallic.

Nikon COOLPIX L20 Feature Highlights

Intelligent automation contributes to carefree shooting - Easy Auto Mode simplifies photography by taking control of settings; just turn on the camera and shoot freely. Activated in Easy Auto Mode, Nikon's Scene Auto Selector eliminates the need to manually select a scene mode to match the shot, making it faster and easier to capture the moment in beautiful fashion. The COOLPIX L20 use this intelligent function to analyze the subject and its surrounding settings and automatically selects the most appropriate scene mode to achieve optimal results.

Nikon's exclusive Smart Portrait System - Automatically detecting as many as 12 faces in the shot, Face-priority AF helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Mode helps to faithfully record precious moments by automatically releasing the shutter when the subject smiles. Blink Warning displays an alert when it suspects that a subject has blinked. Now featuring faster processing speed, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

A trio of advanced image stabilizing features helps ensure sharper results - Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. ISO 1600 capability allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. And, Nikon's original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.

AA-size batteries for shoot-anywhere convenience - The COOLPIX L20 is powered by AA-size battery, for the added advantage of being able to pick up a new set in virtually any corner of the world. That means shooting with reassuring freedom from any worries about recharging or running out of power when a special shutter chance presents itself.

Nikon COOLPIX L20 Other Features

  • Macro shooting from as close as 5 cm (2 in.)
  • 16 handy scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • Food Mode D-Lighting
  • Active Zoom
  • Three movie modes with sound
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx. 20 MB of internal memory
  • Hi-Speed USB connectivity

Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.

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