Nikon cameras make it easier than ever to express your creative vision—both with still photography and HD/Full HD video—so you can tell better stories. Whether you're using a Nikon D-SLR, the new Nikon 1 interchangeable lens cameras or COOLPIX models, there are numerous fun features and creative modes available to you, to personalize your photographs and videos.

Motion Snapshots

One of the cool features of the Nikon 1 J1 and V1 interchangeable lens digital cameras is the Motion Snapshot mode. It combines one second of video and a still image together for a unique new way to view your memories. You can even choose themed music for playback in the camera, and save the files to your computer. The video is actually recorded by the camera just before and after you "snap" the picture. To share the Motion Snapshots, you assemble the downloaded files together using Nikon View NX2 software, for sharing or posting on the web.

Slow-Motion and Time-Lapse

Certain Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras as well as the Nikon 1 incorporate a slow motion feature that allows you to capture and playback video in slow motion. By adding slow motion footage to your HD video, you can create the kind of look that was once only possible in Hollywood movies. Many Nikon D-SLRs as well as the Nikon 1 J1 and V1, and COOLPIX models also let you shoot in timed intervals. You can assemble the individual images together to create a time-lapse video. Time-Lapse videos are popular ways to showcase the movement of the stars in the sky, or the sun across the sky from sunrise to sunset. Check your camera's manual to see exactly how these