Nikon Coolpix S5200 Preview

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It's easy to see why Nikon calls its new Coolpix S5200 "the camera for staying connected." Despite its compact pocket size, the S5200 boasts a 16 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor capable of Full HD (1080p) video recording, a 6x optical zoom lens, target finding Auto Focus (AF), a number of in-camera effects, and built-in WiFi. The WiFi works in conjunction with Nikon's free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app (available for Android or iOS for your smartphone). 

In-camera effects and performance enhancements include: Target Finding AF (Auto Focus), which automatically tracks moving objects to ensure sharp images; Best Smile Selector,  a tool that selects the best shot for each subject; Glamor Retouch, which helps users brighten faces; and Quick Effects, which are various stylizations.

Nikon Coolpix S5200 Features
  • 16.0 megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor
  • 6x optical zoom lens (26-156mm equivalent)
  • 3.0-inch TFT LCD display
  • Target Finding AF
  • Best Smile Selector
  • Glamour Retouch
  • Quick Effects
  • pocket-sized
  • WiFi
With color choices including plum, red, blue, and black, the Nikon S5200 will be available in February (2013) with an MSRP of $179.95

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