Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX P60

January 29, 2008

Solid photographic performance, functional styling and an advanced feature set for excellent photo

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX P60. Delivering reliability and familiarity within its orthodox design, the COOLPIX P60 satisfies the traditional camera enthusiast. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX P60 realizes optimum performance and maximum image quality.

An impressive effective megapixel count of 8.1 enhances the potential of the high performance digital image-processing engine for outstanding image quality, while an improved 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens delivers yet more flexibility by ably covering a range from panoramic landscapes to close-up portraits.

Image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for camera shake or movement by unsteady subjects to realize yet sharper results. And extended light sensitivity up to ISO 2000 further helps prevent blurred shots in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects. The COOLPIX P60 also offers Programmed Auto [P] and Manual [M] exposure modes, enabling the user to enjoy shooting in a variety of styles.

A functional body design with a defined grip for secure finger placement allows for intuitive operation including the use of the Mode dial. Compositional versatility, even in bright sunlight, is achieved thanks to its electronic viewfinder and a 2.5-inch LCD monitor.

Power is supplied by readily available AA-size batteries, which means the COOLPIX P60 can be used in virtually any location without worrying about recharging or running out of power.

Nikon COOLPIX P60 Feature Highlights

Intuitive access to a wealth of practical shooting modes

The handy Mode dial includes settings for two exposure modes that provide greater personal control over camera operation. Programmed Auto [P] mode automatically selects the optimal shutter and aperture settings, while Manual [M] exposure mode provides full control over both the aperture and shutter speed settings. In addition, the COOLPIX P60 is equipped with a selection of 15 scene-optimized modes and four different movie modes.

Image sensor shift VR image stabilization for sharp images

The COOLPIX P60 features the image stabilizing performance of image sensor shift VR capability. The system applies in-camera image processing to help overcome the effects of camera shake and produce satisfyingly crisp results, while also contributing to a reassuring shooting experience.

ISO 2000 capability for better pictures in lower light

With an extended light sensitivity range from ISO 80 all the way up to ISO 2000, the COOLPIX P60 makes it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast moving subjects with impressive clarity.

AA-size batteries for shoot-anywhere convenience

Experience the convenience of an AA-size battery compatible compact digital camera. Thanks to the advantage of being able to pick up a new set of batteries in virtually any corner of the world, users can shoot with reassurance, free of any worries about recharging batteries or running out of power when a special shutter chance arises.

Nikon COOLPIX P60 Other Features

Nikon Digital Camera COOLPIX P50 Specifications

Effective pixels 8.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 8.5 million
Lens 5x Zoom-NIKKOR; 6.4-32.0mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 36-180mm); f/3.6-4.5; 9 elements in 7 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 720mm)
Focus range (from lens) 40cm (1 ft. 4 in.) to infinity (∞); Macro close-up mode: 10cm (4 in.) to infinity (∞)
Monitor 2.5-in., approx. 153k-dot, TFT LCD
Electronic Viewfinder 0.2-in., approx. 201k-dot, equivalent
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 12 MB), SD memory cards
Image size (pixels) 3264 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1600 x 1200 (2M), 1280 x 960 (1M), 1024 x 768 (PC), 640 x 480 (TV), 3264 x 2176 (3:2), 3264 x 1836 (16:9)
Vibration Reduction (VR) Image sensor shift VR
ISO sensitivity ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, Auto (auto gain ISO 80-800)
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Power sources Two AA alkaline (supplied), lithium or oxyride batteries, two EN-MH1 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (optional), AC Adapter EH-65A (optional)
Battery life Approx. 190 shots with alkaline, 230 shots with oxyride, 650 shots with lithium or 350 shots with EN-MH1
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 95.5 x 63.5 x 36 mm (3.8 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.) excluding projections
Weight Approx. 160 g (5.6 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Supplied accessories* Two 1.5V LR6 AA-size alkaline batteries, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP17, Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-71, Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery EN-MH1-B2 (set of two batteries), AC Adapter EH-65

System Requirements

OS Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9, 10.4.x
Windows: Windows Vista (32bit), Windows XP Home Edition/Professional pre-installed models
Note CD-ROM drive required for installation. Only built-in USB ports are supported.
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  • *Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. January 2008

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.