Date:23 April 2012
Looking for a stylish compact camera to take along on your travels, to sports events or music concerts? Then Nikon’s latest compact high-zoom snapper, the Coolpix S9300, is certainly worth a look. Hidden inside its slimline body (it measures 30,6 mm at its widest part) is a 16 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a Nikkor 18x optical zoom lens (35 mm equivalent: 25-450 mm), full HD video capture, and lens-shift image stabilisation.
An innovative recording function allows you to shoot movie clips, pause, then continue filming, and the camera creates a single movie file for smooth playback. A built-in GPS allows you to geotag images or track your route when not taking photos. Auto HDR mode combines two shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release to create an image with wide dynamic range and rich colour gradation. It also shoots up to seven shots at a fast six frames per second.
Other features include a 7,5 cm high resolution LCD screen, a 360/180 degree panorama mode, retouch menu, and the ability to wirelessly transfer still images directly to your phone or PC when using an Eye-Fi X2 card. Price: about R4 000. Contact Nikon on 0861 164 566 or visit www.nikon.co.za