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This Nikon 12.2MP Digital Camera will pick up all sorts of details. Even the ones you don’t want picked up.

Hi All,

I’m emailing because, quite frankly, I’m very disappointed with some of the messages I’ve seen going around the office.

First of all, I only decided to send out photos of my recent vacation because people expressed an interest in seeing them. Rather predictably (considering it was a beach vacation and I did do quite a bit of sunbathing), I appeared in many without a shirt on. So, as not to offend anyone, I cropped them so they only show me from the neck up, enlarged them for added detail – which is easy enough considering my Nikon S5100 Coolpix Digital Camera takes 12.2MP pictures – and sent those around.

How it happened, I’m not sure – maybe it was how I laid, or the angle of the sun, or where I had the umbrella – but my chin managed to tan differently than the rest of my face. In fact, there’s a pretty clear color line; I could even see it on the 2.7” LCD right after they were taken thanks to the TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment.

Now, to take something like that – something that could happen to anyone – and infer that I had, while in St. Lucia, gotten a “black market chin implant” (or “chinplant,” as I’ve heard it called) is ridiculous enough. But what really bugs me are all the images going around. Some I don’t mind because they’re meant to be motivational – like the “hang in there” kitty with my chin Photoshopped onto it, saying “Keep your chin up.” But others – like the one where my chin has been superimposed onto a flower that’s being picked by a monkey, with the caption “Chin-Pansy” – are just rude (not to mention, a bit of a stretch, pun-wise).

For the record, I won’t be going on a witch hunt here to find who made each and every graphic in order to report them to HR. I just want to stress that we should all be sensitive when discussing someone’s personal appearance. You never know how it will affect him.

Terry Rickman

P.s. Just to be clear, I updated my profile picture on the intranet simply because the other was outdated, not because I was afraid of “chin-to-chin comparisons” as I’ve heard has been suggested.

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  • 12.2-megapixel CCD sensor for stunning image quality
  • 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens. Versatile 28-140mm lens ranges wide to capture landscapes, zooms in to get close to the action. In the Nikkor tradition of precision optics, the high-quality glass lens delivers superb color and razor-sharp results
  • 2.7-inch Bright (230,000-dot) Display with anti-reflective coating for still images and movies that come alive with rich detail and improved contrast
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization by lens shift minimizes the effect of camera shake
  • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO to compensate for camera shake and subject movement
  • Nikon’s Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to ten shots while the shutter is pressed, then selects and saves the sharpest image
Effective Pixels: 12.2MP
CCD: 1/2.3-in CCD; Total pixels: Approx 12.39 million
Image Size: 12M (High image quality) [4000x3000]
12M [4000 x 3000]
8M [3264 x 2448]
5M [2592 x 1944]
3M [2048 x 1536]
PC [1024 x 768]
VGA [640 x 480]
16:9 [3968 x 2232]
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto (auto gain from ISO 100 - 1600)
Fixed Range Auto (ISO 100 to 400, 100 to 800)
Lens: 5x Optical Zoom - NIKKOR Lens
Focal Length: F= 5.0 - 25.0 mm (approx. 35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent: 28-140mm)
f/-number: f/ 2.7- 6.6
Construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
Digital Zoom: Up to 2x (35mm [135] camera-format equivalent: 280mm)
Vibration Reduction: Lens Shift
Auto Focus: Contrast-detect AF
Focus Range: 1 ft 6in - ∞ (W)
2ft 4in - ∞ (T)
Macro close-up mode: 0.8in [wide angle zoom position] - ∞
Focus-Area Selection: Face Priority, Auto (9 area automtic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, center
LCD Monitor: 2.7", with Anti-Reflection Coating, Approximately 230K-dot, TFT LCD, 5-level brightness adjustment
Storage Media: Internal: approx 23MB
External: SDHC (up to 32GB
File System: DCF, Exif 2.2, and DPOF Compliant
File Formats: Still Pictures: JPEG
Sound Files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Exposure Metering System: 224 - segment matrix, center-weighted
Exposure Control: -2.0 - +2.0EV in steps of ⅓ EV
Shutter: Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
Speed: 1/1500 - 8s ; 4s (when ISO Sensitivity is set to 100, 200, 400)
1/1500 - 2s ; 4s (when ISO Sensitivity is set to 800)
1/1500 - 8s ; 4s (when ISO Sensitivity is set to Auto, 1600, 3200)
4s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture Range: f/2.7 - f/7.6 [W]
Interface: Hi Speed USB
Battery: EN-EL10 Rechargeable Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Dimensions: 3.9"(W) x 2.3"(H) x 0.9"(D)
Weight: 4.7 oz (including battery and SD Card)


In the box:

  • Nikon S5100 12.2MP Digital Camera
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Strap
  • CD-ROM Software


Nikon COOLPIX S5100 Digital Camera, 12.2MP, 5x Optical Zoom, NIKKOR Lens, 2.7” LCD, miniHDMI, SDHC

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