1. Incorporation of an 18x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a wide range of angles of view from wide-angle 25mm to super-telephoto 450mm (both equivalent in 35mm  format) without sacrificing a small body size
The camera is equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor with superior high-speed continuous shooting performance. In Night Portrait*, Backlighting and Night Landscape scene modes, multiple shots are captured in quick succession and then combined and recorded as a single image. A series of images with varying sensitivity and shutter speed are captured at high speed and then combined to accurately produce the intended results regardless of the lighting conditions.
- Night Portrait mode
Several shots are captured to reduce blur and noise in the background, and one shot using the flash is captured to ensure a bright portrait subject. These shots are then combined in a single photo with optimal exposure throughout. The portrait subject is brightly lit while the ambience of the background is preserved, enabling hand-held shooting of beautiful souvenir photos of a night at the amusement park or at a dimly lit indoor party with friends.
- Backlighting mode
When the HDR (high dynamic range) setting is enabled in Backlighting mode with shooting of high-contrast scenes, the camera captures multiple shots at varying exposure and combines them for a single photo with no loss of detail in highlights or shadows, and a broader range of tones.
- Night Landscape mode
In Night Landscape mode, a series of images are captured and then combined into a single image in which blur and noise has been suppressed. This allows users to immediately capture beautiful night landscapes on the spur of the moment with hand-held shooting and no prior preparation.
* In hand-held mode
The camera is equipped with a three-inch, approximately 921k-dot, wide-viewing angle Clear Color Display TFT LCD monitor. Monitor display is bright and clear, making shooting, viewing images and applying settings easy under sunny skies or in rooms where light is reflected in the monitor. In addition, the expanded color reproduction range covers a broader range of colors for reproduction of almost the entire sRGB gamut.
Full-HD movies with stereo sound and a frame size of 1920 x 1080 pixels can be recorded. In addition, optical zoom can be used during movie recording. What's more, dramatic movies recorded using the HS Movie function can be played back in slow motion at 1/8 ,1/4 or 1/2 the normal playback speed, or in fast motion at twice the normal playback speed for a comical effect.
Type of Camera
Compact digital camera
12.1 million pixels
Image Size (Pixels)
4,000x3,000 (12M High), 4,000x3,000 (12M), 3,264x2,448 (8M), 2,592x1,944 (5M), 2,048x1,536 (3M), 1,024x768 (PC), 640x480 (VGA), 3968x2232 (16:9)
18x Zoom; f=4.5-81.0mm / F3.5-5.9
Combination Image Sensor shift & Electronic VR
Up to 4x
Normal mode: 50cm, Macro: 4cm
3.0"; 921,000-dot, TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating
SD memory cards (SDHC and SDXC compliant;) and internal memory (approx. 74MB)
Compressed [JPEG (EXIF )], mono/wav file, MOV movie
Auto mode, Scene modes, Movie mode, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Backlit Scene HDR, Continous
Scene Auto Selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and White Copy, Panorama, Pet portrait
Single, Continuous H (approx. 9.5 fps up to 5 shots), Continuous L (approx. 1.8 fps up to 24 shots), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16 (16 frames with a single burst)
HD1080p High (1920x1080), HD1080p (1920x1080), HD720p (1280x720), iFrame 540 (960x540), VGA (640x480), HS 240 (320x240, 240fps), HS 120 (640x480, 120fps), HS 60 (1280x720, 60fps), HS 15 (1920x1080, 15fps)
Exposure Metering System
256-segment matrix metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Auto (auto gain ISO 160-800), Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400), High Speed continuous (ISO160-3200), Manual selection: ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
2 and 10 sec. duration
Flash Sync Modes
Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Off, Fill flash, Slow sync
Total of 26 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, AC Adapter EH-62F (optional)
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery)
Approx. 270 shots with EN-EL12 battery (based on CIPA standard); Movies: Approx. 1 h 20 min (HD 1080p)
Approx. 104.8 x 62.0 x 34.6 mm excluding projections
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area)
Camera Strap AN-CP19, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, View NX 2 CD
Weight (without batteries and memory card)
Approx. 214g (Weight with battery and memory card)