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Nikon Coolpix S560 Digital Camera (Graphite Black)

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Nikon Coolpix S560 Digital Camera (Graphite Black)
Key Features
  • 10 Megapixel
  • 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Lens
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
The Nikon Coolpix S560 Digital Camera packs high performance and advanced functions into an ultra-compact body. The S560 boasts 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution, and a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, along with a sensitivity equivalent to ISO 3200 to ensure that your photos will always look great - regardless of lighting conditions or subject movement. And all of these features are mediated by Nikon's innovative EXPEED image processing system which provides enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.

The Nikon S560 incorporates Nikon's user-friendly imaging innovations known as Nikon In-Camera Innovations. These include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images, and Face Priority AF which automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 people's faces within one frame, ensuring clear, crisp portraits. Furthermore, the S560 includes Nikon's Coolpix Software Suite for organizing, editing and sharing your photos. Two of the latest features to be incorporated into the Nikon S560 are the Smile Mode and the Blink Warning- both of these features help photographers to get the best possible portraits or group shots. The Smile mode automatically fires the shutter when the selected person smiles and the Blink Warning will display a warning message if the selected subject has blinked when the shot was taken. The Coolpix S560 also provides 15 innovative and helpful scene modes so you are assured to select the perfect settings for a variety of shooting situations.

The Coolpix S560 has a bright, high resolution 2.7-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and a wide viewing angle, thereby easing the composition and viewing of photos even in direct sunlight. Furthermore, the quality-crafted aluminum body has a streamlined profile and a slim, ergonomic design that Style-conscious photographers will love, plus the S560 is compatible with SDHC cards and utilizes the ultra-compact EN-EL11 rechargeable Li-ion battery so you'll have plenty of power and storage for a day of picture taking.

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Nikon S560 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210.0 Megapixel Resolution
  • 35x Zoom-NIKKOR Lens
  • 4Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • 5Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design
  • 6Movie and Voice Recording
  • 7Light Sensitivity up to ISO 3200
  • 815 Scene Modes
  • 9Scene Auto Selector
  • 10Smile Mode and Blink Warning
  • 11Nikon In-Camera Innovations
  • 12Built-in and Expandable Memory
  • 13Bright 2.7-inch LCD Display
  • 14Print or Show Pictures

The Nikon Coolpix S560 Digital Camera packs high performance and advanced functions into an ultra-compact body. The S560 boasts 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution, and a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, along with a sensitivity equivalent to ISO 3200 to ensure that your photos will always look great - regardless of lighting conditions or subject movement. And all of these features are mediated by Nikon's innovative EXPEED image processing system which provides enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.

The Nikon S560 incorporates Nikon's user-friendly imaging innovations known as Nikon In-Camera Innovations. These include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images, and Face Priority AF which automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 people's faces within one frame, ensuring clear, crisp portraits. Furthermore, the S560 includes Nikon's Coolpix Software Suite for organizing, editing and sharing your photos. Two of the latest features to be incorporated into the Nikon S560 are the Smile Mode and the Blink Warning- both of these features help photographers to get the best possible portraits or group shots. The Smile mode automatically fires the shutter when the selected person smiles and the Blink Warning will display a warning message if the selected subject has blinked when the shot was taken. The Coolpix S560 also provides 15 innovative and helpful scene modes so you are assured to select the perfect settings for a variety of shooting situations.

The Coolpix S560 has a bright, high resolution 2.7-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and a wide viewing angle, thereby easing the composition and viewing of photos even in direct sunlight. Furthermore, the quality-crafted aluminum body has a streamlined profile and a slim, ergonomic design that Style-conscious photographers will love, plus the S560 is compatible with SDHC cards and utilizes the ultra-compact EN-EL11 rechargeable Li-ion battery so you'll have plenty of power and storage for a day of picture taking.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution

With 10.0 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S550 can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to 30 x 40" without any loss of image quality. The camera also records images in the 16:9 wide format aspect ratio so your images are well proportioned to be viewed on an HD Video Display

5x Zoom-NIKKOR Lens

The 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens of the Coolpix S560 delivers excellent telephoto reach for a compact camera with a focal length equivalent to 35-175mm, and the high quality optics provides for exceptional image quality

Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

The Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization system utilizes a sensor-shift mechanism to compensate for camera shake while the cameras automatically controlled high sensitivity of up to ISO 3200 allows for sharper images when shooting under low light conditions

Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design

With a slim, sophisticated design this ultra-compact digital camera easily slips right into your shirt pocket or purse, and its good looks are complemented by incredible durability due to the all-metal casing

Movie and Voice Recording

Shoot Broadcast quality QuickTime movies with sound with VGA resolution at 30 frames per second at a length that is only limited by the available space on the internal memory or your SD memory card

Light Sensitivity up to ISO 3200

High light sensitivity up to ISO 3200 allows you to tackle scenes and situations that many compact cameras cannot, with the power to capture fast-moving objects with outstanding clarity and gives you great exposures in lower light

15 Scene Modes

The Coolpix S560 incorporates 15 scene modes that cover some of the more common difficult shooting situations to maximize the image quality. The scene modes automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and other settings to make getting a good exposure easy

Scene Auto Selector

The camera can automatically recognize the type of scene that you are shooting and will automatically adjust the camera settings for the best possible results

Smile Mode and Blink Warning

The combination of the Smile Mode and a Blink Warning helps to faithfully record precious smiles in the brief instants they appear. The Smile Mode automatically releases the shutter when the selected subject smiles, helping to ensure smiles on the faces of loved ones plus a smile indicator, activated via Portrait Mode, displays a gauge that changes when a smile is detected. The innovative Blink Warning alerts you when a subject has blinked during the photo, so you can immediately retake the shot, while your subject or subjects are still in position

Nikon In-Camera Innovations

The Coolpix S560 features a selection of three innovative functions that provide the ability to actually improve the quality of images within the camera - these include Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting.

  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
    This Feature automatically fixes most instances of red-eye - right in the camera. Red-eye is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera.
  • Improved Face-Priority AF
    The Nikon Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits - and now it focuses on faces faster than ever. The feature can find and focus on up to 12 faces to ensure superb group portraits.
  • Nikon D-Lighting
    The Nikon D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically creating a copy of the image, then brightening the dark areas in the picture, while the well-exposed areas are left completely untouched

Built-in and Expandable Memory

The camera includes 44MB of built-in memory so you can begin taking shots immediately without having to purchase a memory card, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure Digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards

Bright 2.7-inch LCD Display

The Coolpix S560 is equipped with a bright 2.7" LCD that is great for viewing images anywhere, anytime; plus the with an anti-reflection coating and an impressive 170 degree wide viewing angle, it is easy to see the screen from any angle, even under bright lighting conditions

Print or Show Pictures

You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge and USB Direct Print compatible printers, or connect directly to your TV for family slide shows and presentations

Nikon S560 Specs

Camera TypeUltra-compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Imaging
Resolution10.0 Megapixel
Sensor1/2.33" 10.7 Megapixel CCD
Bit Depth24-bit RGB
File FormatsJPEG
File Size3.2MB at highest image quality
Color SpacesNormal, Vivid, Portrait, Black-and-White, Sepia, Cool
Image StabilizationOptical VR Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift type)
Crop FactorNot Applicable
Optics
LensZoom-NIKKOR Lens (8 elements in 6 groups; f/3.5-5.6)
Zoom5x (6.3-31.5mm/34.8-174mm equivalent)
Lens MountNot Applicable
Focus TypeContrast-detect TTL AF (9-area automatic, 99-area manual selection) with AF-assist illuminator
Focus RangeNormal: 13.8" (35cm) - infinity
Macro: 3.9" (10cm) - infinity
Accessory Lens/Filter MountNo
Shooting Controls
SensitivityAuto/Selectable ISO (64-1600)
Shutter SpeedsNot Specified by Manufacturer
MeteringNot Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure ModesAuto, Scene, Exposure Compensation (±2.0EV in 1/3EV increments)
White BalanceDaylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Preset
Mirror Lock-UpDaylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Preset
Burst Capability1.4 fps Continuous/Multishot 16
Self Timer10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval RecordingTime Lapse Movie
Remote ControlNo
Flash
Built-in FlashYes
Effective Flash RangeNot Specified by Manufacturer
External Flash ConnectionNo
Dedicated Flash SystemNot Applicable
Max Sync SpeedNot Specified by Manufacturer
Memory
Built-in Memory44MB
Memory Card TypeSecure Digital (SD/SDHC)
Still Images per GBSecure Digital (SD/SDHC)
A/V Recording
Video RecordingAVI Motion JPEG with Sound
Video ResolutionTV movie (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)
Small size (320 x 240 @ 30 or 15 fps)
Time-lapse movie (30fps playback without sound)
Video Clip LengthClip length limited only by available memory
Audio RecordingWAV Format up to 20 seconds voice memo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder TypeLCD Display as viewfinder
Viewfinder CoverageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Display2.7" TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels) with Wide Viewing Angle
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 High Speed
Composite Video Out (NTSC & PAL)
System & Software RequirementsMicrosoft Windows (2000, XP, Vista)
Macintosh OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature32- 104°F (0-40°C)
WeatherproofingNo
DurabilityNot Specified by Manufacturer
Power
Battery TypeEN-EL11 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power AdapterEH-62E AC Adapter (optional)
Physical
Dimensions3.5 x 2.1 x 0.9" (93 x 55 x 24mm)

Nikon S560 Reviews

Best Value!!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-06-07

This is the BEST point and shot we've ever owned.... to use on hospital photo's of our 1st grandchild. We've had soooo many comments on the pic quality from friends. Easy to use, functional design and excellent features. Love the rechargeable battery, it holds charge a long time.

So far so good...

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2009-07-27

I've had this camera for a month or so and so far I think it's great. My Cannon died after a few months after the lens got stuck and to fix it would have cost as much as a new camera. I opted for the Coolpix S560 and so far I've been very happy. The pictures are about what you would expect for a point-and-shoot of this price range, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of pictures in low light conditions (ie. inside with no flash). My complaints are that the battery does not seem to last as long as the Cannon, although it charges quickly and that there is no viewfinder. Otherwise I highly recommend this compact little camera.

Best cameri i have ever used

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-07-16

I take pictures for fun with my friends, and these always come out sharp, even if people are moving. the various settings work exceptionally, especially the firework setting.

I would stay with this camera for ever

By Mafu
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-06-24

I like very much the size it has, it lets you take it everywhere easily. Im from Argentina, and it was very useful that it brings instructions in Spanish. The quality of the pictures is very good. A good thing of it is that it takes the photo in the moment you pres the shutter button.

Quality Nikon product

By Craig
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2009-09-04

I purchasd this camera for my wife so that she didn't need to carry her DSLR everywhere when just needing to take point and shoot pictures. We had great success with her other Nikon that we decided to give this model a try. we were not disappointed it is upto the usual quality you expect from Nikon and has all the features you could want in a low priced point-and-shoot, the pictures quality is great, the menu is fast and easy to navigate, the view screen is clear and vibrant with great playback options and it has a solid look and feel of a more expensive camera. The only negative comment I have towards the camera is that the shoot time from when you depress the button through the auto focus step to the completion of the picture is slightly slower than expected, other than this it is a great camera especially when you consider the price.

Great Buy

By Mavman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-08-16

This is a very easy to use camera. Fits in my pocket very comfortably. Great image quality and large screen to view pics. I am very happy with it and reccomend it any day. Great price too!

Great!! Easy to use for a beginner!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-08-11

This camera was great for someone like me. I love to take pictures of fishing and outdoor pictures, as well as family and friend get-togethers. Easy to toggle between options for scenes and action pictures. Plenty of options, but easy to use for a simple picture taker like me!!

Great Little Camera!

By Sharon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-07-28

This is the perfect camera for those times that you need something pocket-size. The resolution is very powerful for such a petite camera.

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