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Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera Preview

Nikon Coolpix 5600 digital camera preview : It wasn't possible yet to publish a complete Nikon Coolpix 5600 digital camera review, while there is no full production sample available so far, however; the next preview gives you a first impression of the new Nikon 5600. The Nikon Coolpix 5600 is the bigger brother of the Nikon Coolpix 4600. Both cameras aim at beginning photographers and are packed with many useful and improved features  in order to make photographing even easier than it is now. The Nikon 5600 is extremely compact and light as a feather. This makes it your favourite travel companion that you can carry with you wherever you go.

Nikon Coolpix 4600 and Nikon Coolpix 5600
The Nikon Coolpix 5600 has a comfortable hand grip which makes the camera easy to hold despite its small dimensions. Activating the camera shows a fast response, in fact the camera is ready to shoot when turning it on. The fully automatic programs like preset scenes and a newly developed Graphic User Interface (GUI) make the Nikon Coolpix 5600 a very user-friendly digital camera.
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The menu is well organized and allows the user to select a function through text or an icon. Very useful is the fact that a Dutch menu is also available. The Help-function explains every menu function shortly but surely. The menu is brightly rendered on the 1.8-inch sized monitor. A large monitor makes framing the images a lot easier and is a lot more enjoyable for reviewing photos with family and friends. Besides user-friendliness Nikon also pleasantly reduced the energy consumption of the Nikon 5600. The new Nikon Coolpix 5600 features a CCD sensor with 5.1 effective Megapixel resolution. It enables the camera to take high-quality photo-realistic images. The Nikon 5600 is equipped with a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens. A typical fine Nikon feature is the Macro function. Which of course is also found on the Nikon 5600; the camera is capable of focussing as close as 4cm from the subject.

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Features that distinguish Nikon from most of its competitors are a number of functions that improve ease of use. An fine example of one of these features is the D-Lighting function. This function can be activated for example in play back mode, to automatically improve a photo when too much backlighting or insufficient flash light is the case, in order to get a correct exposure as an end result. Nikon has more surprises for you in store. Just like the D-Lighting function also more attention is paid to the internal software of the camera. Nikon's advanced red-eye reduction is one typical example of this kind of software. This function recognizes the red-eye in most situations and automatically corrects this phenomenon, a perfect demonstration of intelligent software! Another user-friendly feature is the failure warning when an unclear picture is taken. It warns the user when camera jitter caused a failure image.   

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Returning to a subject we spoke of before: the preset scenes. The Nikon Coolpix 5600 features 16 of these preset scenes, amongst them a new one: the Underwater recording mode. In this mode the beautiful colours from the underwater world are captured vividly and true-to-life. A mode like this wouldn't be of any use if you didn't have an underwater housing with it. Therefore Nikon provides you with an optional Nikon WP-CP3 underwater housing to use the Nikon 5600 during snorkelling of deep sea diving. The other preset scenes are the well-known ones like Landscape, Sunset, Action etc. Four scenes even feature a useful composition assistance which enables every photographer to take perfect  compositions.

Images made by the Nikon Coolpix 5600 are stored on the 14MB internal memory of the camera or on a Secure Digital memory card. Besides still images the Nikon 5600 is also capable of recording movies with sound. The camera has three different movie settings and when the camera is connected to a television set, the end results can be shared on a large screen with family and friends. Printing is possible directly from the camera without interference of a pc enabled by PictBridge support. The camera is delivered with Nikon's own PictureProject software. This software is extremely user-friendly and offers a wide range of versatile functions.