October 24, 2013

Nikon Canada’s 2013 Holiday Camera Lineup Features Creativity, Intuitive Controls and Performance

From budding photographers to pros, Nikon has gifts to suit everyone on your list

Mississauga, ON – This holiday season, Nikon Canada has the perfect camera for everyone on your list. Whether you’re shopping for a fashionista, busy family member, creative free spirit, photography enthusiast or memory keeper, Nikon simplifies the holidays with its diverse lineup of imaging gifts.


“This holiday season we’re giving users the tools for creative freedom, easy-to-use functions, and the power to take beautiful images,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager, Nikon Canada. “Equipped with features including Full HD (1080p) video recording, built-in Creative Modes and Wi-Fi compatibility, these cameras are designed for users who want superior imaging power in the palm of their hands.”


Nikon COOLPIX Cameras


COOLPIX S02: The Pocket-sized Traveller
If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate stocking stuffer, the COOLPIX S02 is the perfect fit. The S02 packs a ton of punch in a stylish, ultra-compact frame. Weighing in at just 100 grams (3.5 ounces), and measuring 77.1mm x 51.3mm x 17.5mm, the S02 is equipped with a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3x zoom and 2.7” LCD touch screen. The S02 features Full HD (1080p) video, handy for preserving dynamic moments like the all-important New Year’s countdown. Built-in Scene Modes (including Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up and Backlighting) and retouch effects help users shoot with confidence and effortlessly capture beautiful images.


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $149.95. Available in silver and white.

COOLPIX S31: The Family-friendly Warrior

Now everyone can help preserve family memories! There’s a lot going on during the holidays, and children are a part of it all. Hand them a camera to see the holidays through their eyes, and you’ll be amazed at what they discover. The S31’s oversized buttons are perfect for tiny hands, and its tough shell makes it durable enough to be used by every member of the family. Housed in a compact, durable body that’s waterproof (up to 5m or 16 ft), shockproof (up to 1.2m or 3.9ft), and dustproof, this camera takes the worry out of photography. Its 2.7-inch LCD display supports an enhanced, easy and intuitive graphic user interface (GUI) that allows for simple navigation and several shooting and playback modes.

MSRP: $119.95. Available in white, pink and blue.



COOLPIX P7800: The Refined Companion
This camera is perfect for users seeking superior image quality in a portable, compact body. The latest addition to Nikon’s Advanced Performance COOLPIX lineup, the P7800 boasts optical excellence and high performance. The P7800 is packed with features including a large 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, 7.1x zoom, fast maximum aperture f/2.0 lens and new electronic viewfinder, resulting in detailed images, quick captures and comfortable shooting. Ideal for shooting landscapes, family vacations or holiday revelry, the P7800 captures stunning images and Full HD (1080p) videos. The camera’s intuitive menu makes it easy to navigate and control with ease.

MSRP: $549.95. Available in black.


COOLPIX A: The Photography Enthusiast’s Dream
This 16.2-megapixel camera is the ultimate gift for photography enthusiasts. The COOLPIX A is unlike any COOLPIX camera that has come before it. It’s equipped with a DX-format CMOS sensor, much like those found in Nikon’s HD-SLRs, housed in a convenient, compact frame. The built-in all-glass 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) prime lens has an f/2.8 aperture, allowing users to achieve professional-looking images by blurring backgrounds. For those interested in evolving their photography skills, the COOLPIX A offers advanced settings to provide users with the creative control to adapt to any shooting conditions.


MSRP: $1,149.95. Available in black and silver.

Nikon 1

Nikon 1 S1: The Creative Type

A member of Nikon’s ever-growing Nikon 1 advanced interchangeable lens system, the S1 is designed for users wanting the compact size and portability of a point-and-shoot camera with the creative control normally reserved for digital SLRs. The S1 sports a 10.1-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and Nikon’s EXPEED 3A image-processing engine, which together deliver stunning high-quality images and Full HD (1080p) videos. With Nikon’s lightning-fast Advanced Hybrid Autofocus (AF) system, users can shoot up to 22 frames per second (fps) and capture crisp and detailed action shots. The S1 has a host of features designed to make capturing memories a breeze, including a wide and bright 3-inch LCD screen, and unique shooting modes like Auto, Creative, Advanced Movie, Motion Snapshot and Best Moment Capture. Jazz up this year’s holiday photos with built-in Creative Modes like Black & White, Selective Colour and Easy Panorama.


MSRP: $399.95. Available in red, white, black, pink and khaki.


Nikon HD-SLR


D5200: The Ultimate Memory Keeper  

The perfect gift for those wanting to preserve life’s memories, the D5200 has an easy-to-use interface, in-camera Special Effects, creative modes and Wi-Fi capability, encouraging users to continue snapping and sharing. The 24.1-megapixel D5200 is loaded with the latest technology including EXPEED 3 processor, Full HD (1080p) video and 39-point Autofocus (AF) system. Whether photographing gifts under a tree or the star perched atop it, the D5200’s high-resolution Vari-Angle LCD screen makes for comfortable shooting at any angle. With the optional WU-1a1 Wireless Mobile Adapter, users can quickly and easily share their precious images with friends and family by wirelessly transferring them to a smartphone or tablet2.


MSRP: $699.95 body only. Available in black, red and bronze.


The D5200 kit with AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens is available at an MSRP of $829.95.


The optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is sold separately and available at an MSRP of $69.95.


Exclusive Canadian Warranty

Nikon Canada offers an exclusive two-year warranty with in-Canada service for all COOLPIX digital cameras, Nikon 1 CX-format cameras, and select DSLR cameras purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer. Additionally, all NIKKOR and 1 NIKKOR interchangeable lenses are backed by a five-year warranty with in-Canada service when purchased from an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer.


About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™, is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Canada distributes consumer and professional digital SLR and HD-SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and System Accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system. In 2013, Nikon Corporation celebrates the 80th anniversary of the launch of its NIKKOR brand of photographic lenses. In the same year, production of NIKKOR lenses surpassed 80 million, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. At the heart of every Nikon camera is Nikon's exclusive EXPEED, EXPEED 2, EXPEED 3 or EXPEED 4 advanced digital image processing system technologies. All Nikon Canada products are sold through a network of Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers. For more information on Nikon Canada and its products and services or to find an Authorized Nikon Canada Dealer, visit www.nikon.ca.


Photos are available upon request and can be accessed in the Nikon Canada press room: http://en.nikon.ca/about-nikon/press-room/index.page.


Note: Pricing is subject to change. Refer to www.nikon.ca for the latest pricing.


1 The Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is sold separately. Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility Application must be installed on the smart device before it can be used with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter connected to the Nikon D5200. The application can be downloaded free of charge on Google PlayTM for use with an Android smartphone (2.3 series or later) and tablet (3.0 series or later). For the iOS mobile platform, the application can be downloaded free of charge from the iTunes® online store for use with iOS versions up to 6.0.1


2 Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on a compatible smart device before it can be used with a Nikon camera having built-in Wi-Fi. The application can be downloaded free of charge on Google Play™ on your Android device running Android 2.3 or later (smartphone) or Android 3.0 or later (tablet). For the iOS mobile platform, the application can be downloaded free of charge from the iTunes® online store for use with iOS version 6.0 or later.


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