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Smart Portrait System

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions,…

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Taking Great Portraits with COOLPIX Cameras

See how COOLPIX technologies let you take great portraits

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Motion Detection

Motion Detection helps you take sharper pictures

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Virtual Horizon
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Virtual Horizon

Electronic Virtual Horizon will help ensure level horizons in your images.

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Vari-angle LCD

An LCD monitor that folds out from the camera body, making it easier for the user to compose, record and…

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Subject Tracking

Subject Tracking enhances your shooting experience by automatically adjusting focus as it follows the…

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51-Point Autofocus System

The 51-point AF system positions 51 points of focus within the frame to allow photographers to…

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VR Image Stabilization

VR image stabilization technology detects vertical and horizontal movement and offsets it by…

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Action Control

Swing camera in the air to control settings.

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Scene Auto Selector

A COOLPIX feature that recognizes the type of scene or setting and automatically selects the…

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CX Format Image Sensor

Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor.

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Extra-low Dispersion Glass

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass is the result of an alternative glass manufacturing technology…

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Exposure Compensation When Using i-TTL Gets Easier with the D4/D4s

Exposure compensation and flash compensation can be…

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Built-in World Maps

Track where you've been shooting; locate Points of Interest.

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Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)

Nikon's RAW file format contains all the image information captured by the camera's sensor.

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3D Focus Tracking

3D focus tracking automatically shifts the focus point to follow the movement of the subject. With the…

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Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote…

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AF Area Modes
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AF Area Modes

Nikon’s three AF area modes—single point AF, dynamic area AF and auto area AF—are designed to handle any…

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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

Zoom lenses can have either a fixed maximum aperture or a…

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The DX and FX Formats

Understand the differences between the formats to determine which is the one for you.

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Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Revolutionary camera system designed for today’s picture taker.

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Wired and Wireless File Transfer

Wired or wireless options lets you transfer image files from the camera to computer when…

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ISO Control

For digital photography, ISO refers to the sensitivity of the camera's sensor. The ISO setting is one of…

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GPS

Embed GPS data in your images and track where you've been.

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Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

Call for entries opens September 15, 2014

The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images. Call for entries is open from September 15 through December 15, 2014.