Nikon Jumps into the Selfie-Cam Fad with New Coolpix S6900

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With a name like the Coolpix S6900, you know you’re not buying a pro camera — but not everyone’s in the market for such. Some people just want to have fun, capturing the evidence of their wacky exploits on digital format.

Nikon Coolpix S6900The Coolpix S6900 lets you do just that, and comes with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens with a wide-angle coverage range of 25-300mm. Taking a cue from other recent selfie-cams, the camera also brings a three-inch “vari-angle” LCD monitor that swings out to capture a variety of angles.

Nikon also included a tiny stand on the back of the camera that enables users to set it up in vertical or horizontal orientation, and gesture controls which allow the user to control the shutter simply by moving their hand. Traditional hand-held operation is facilitated through a front shutter-release button.

Working under the knowledge that no selfie-camera would be complete without a number of beautifying modes, the S6900 also puts forth various effects that soften skin and blur certain areas the photographer deems unflattering. Self-collage brings a welcome added dimension to the selfie, allowing for the automatic creation of multi-pic collages.

Naturally, the camera comes with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support for easy transferring of images and rapid social media sharing. The Coolpix S6900 appears to be set to hit the European market in late September at a price equivalent of about $320, or €249. No information yet as to stateside availability.

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