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Nikon S550 Intro

The Nikon Coolpix S-series are slim, stylish digicams that come complete with the latest Nikon technology such as Face-Priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting.

Nikon S550 Features

The Nikon Coolpix S550 has a 10 megapixel imager, 5x optical zoom lens and a 2.5" LCD display. While not optically stabilized like the S600, the S550 offers less effective "Electronic VR Image Stabilization". The S550 derives its power from a custom Li-ion battery, and images are stored on SD cards plus 50MB of built-in memory.

Additional Nikon S550 features and details (adapted from the press release):

The Coolpix S550 elegantly packs high performance and advanced functions into an ultra-compact body. The S550 boasts 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution, a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, and Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization and two new modes that enhance portrait photography: Smile Mode, which automatically triggers the shutter when the subject smiles, as well as Blink Warning, which displays a warning message when the subject has blinked.

The Coolpix S550 will be available in an array of new colors - plum, cool blue and graphite black - allowing consumers to not only express themselves with their photos, but with their cameras as well.

Nikon S550 Pricing and Availability

Priced at US$230, the Nikon Coolpix S550 goes on sale from March 2008.