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Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX L610

A high zoom-ratio model equipped with a 14x optical zoom lens covering the 25- to 350mm range of focal lengths and offering simple operation

August 9, 2012

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the L610, a 14x optical zoom model for the COOLPIX L series, which places emphasis on simple operation and functions that make digital photography fun.


The L610 is the latest model in the L-series lineup. It is equipped with a 14x optical zoom lens and is very easy to use. It offers a number of features and functions that allow users to capture their subjects with simple operations. The backside illumination CMOS sensor of the L610 contains 16 million pixels that achieves superior image quality, even at high ISO sensitivities. The camera is also equipped with lens-shift vibration reduction (VR), Target Finding AF (the camera automatically identifies and focuses on the subject) and full-HD video recording.




COOLPIX L610 Primary Features

1. A 14x optical zoom NIKKOR lens covering focal lengths from 25-350mm (35mm format equivalent)

The camera is equipped with a high-performance NIKKOR lens, which includes a built-in lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function. This enables hand-held shooting of a wide variety of everyday scenes, from wide-angle landscapes and group shots to telephoto shooting that brings subjects closer. The camera and lens also support macro photography for capturing close-up photos.

2. The backside illumination CMOS sensor has 16 million pixels and noise reduction for night landscapes and indoor photos with dim lighting

With the superior image quality of 16 million pixels and the high-speed processing capability of the backside illumination CMOS sensor, it enables high-speed capture of multiple exposures that are then combined into a single image. This ensures that users will be able to capture their desired images regardless of dark or dimly lit surroundings.

3. Target Finding AF, with which the user simply points the camera at the subject, and the camera automatically focuses on the optimal subject

The L610 is equipped with Target Finding AF, a technology that identifies photographic subjects, developed exclusively by Nikon. This technology is based on an incredibly large number of simulations as well as ergonomics to analyze conditions that make it easy for the camera to identify human subjects. By simply pointing the camera at the subject, the camera instantly predicts where to focus. As the active focus area is automatically specified in accordance with the size of the subject, the resulting images will be incredibly clear. In addition, Target Finding AF not only works with subjects positioned at the center of the frame, but with off-center subjects as well. This capability is not only effective with human subjects, but also with smaller objects such as flowers, food, etc.

4. Equipped with a function for recording high-resolution full-HD (1920 x 1080p/30 fps) movies with stereo sound

By simply pressing a button on the back of the camera, users can record 1920 x 1080p/30-fps full-HD movies with stereo sound. The L610 is equipped with an HDMI mini connector, which allows users to watch their movies with family and friends with high-definition picture quality by simply connecting the camera to a high-definition TV using a standard third-party HDMI cable.

5. A compact body designed with large buttons for simple operation

The camera is easy to use with a grip, shape and texture that offers a firm hold. Its large buttons and controls enhance the easy operation. The metal-tone accents on the camera give it an elegant appearance. The L610 will be available in three colours: black, red, and silver.

6. A variety of shooting functions to capture your desired photos

In the Easy Auto mode, users can simply point the camera at the subject and the camera will automatically identify the scene and shooting conditions to apply the optimal scene mode.The L610 also lets users apply special effects before or after the photo is taken.

Easy auto mode: 6 scenes
Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, Backlighting
Special effects: 4 effects
Soft, High Key, Low Key, Selective Colour
Filter effects: 5 filters
Soft, Selective Colour, Cross Screen, Miniature Effect, Painting

7. Uses AA batteries readily available anywhere

The L610 supports both AA alkaline and lithium batteries. When using the camera away from home, support for these batteries that may be purchased anywhere enables worry-free shooting.


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

August 2012