Shooting portraits is a breeze, and the moment your subject begins to smile, the S30 automatically acquires the image because of the Smart Portrait Feature. No need to fret over blurry images because of shaky hands, as the
VR electronic Image Stabilizer diminishes motion blur for clearer, sharper photos. Use the Easy Auto mode during those times you just feel like relaxing and enjoying the moment, allowing the S30 do the behind the scenes work.
Waterproof down to a 9.8' depth and shock-proof for 2.6' drops, It can become your faithful companion for fun at the pool, beach or other outdoor endeavors. Simple scene modes optimize camera settings automatically for great results in a particular circumstance or add some creative flamboyance to your pictures. Modes include Underwater, Point and Shoot, Highlight Color, Interval Shooting, Diorama (miniature) Effect, Continuous, Food Mode, Soft Focus, and Closeups. Fun to explore and use pre-selectable in-camera special effects include Soft Focus, Miniature and Selective. Also, there are effects that can be
applied after your still image has been acquired, such as Selective Color Soft, Cross Screen, Miniature and Fisheye, Color options (sepia, black and white, vivid, cyanotype) and others! The S30 uses 2x AA batteries for power (and are included).
10.1 effective megapixel CCD image sensor plus EXPEED C2 processing engine provide superior image quality It includes a 3x optical Nikkor glass zoom lens featuring a 4.1 - 12.3mm (35mm equivalent 29.1 - 87.3mm) focal length for shooting wide angle or telephoto images. Move in as as near as 2.0" from your subject to acquire extreme close-up images. A 2.7" brilliant TFT LCD monitor containing 5-brightness adjustment levels helps you frame and playback. Records high (HD) 720p (720 x 1280) movies @ 30 frames per second at the click of a single button. Playback your movies using the LCD screen, or gather your family and friends around to see them on your HDTV or PC. The S30 has no integrated
HDMI port, although you can insert the SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card into any HDTV that features a SD / SDHC / SDXC
memory card slot for instant playback. Also, you can share by uploading to the
Internet. Other features include NTSC, video output: PAL Border, Crop, In-camera
editing, Rotate image, Filter Effects, Small Picture, Continuous, Interval
Timer, Continuous shooting options
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